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May22 23:36 [23:19] in three dozen years of using Es (okay, three dozen years minus one hour), I'm convinced Es is INDEPENDENT of the solar cycle N8NU (
May22 23:31 Es 55.240 SE de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May22 23:27 This cycle has been a VHF DX killer, not a VHF DX enhancer. (
May22 23:26 In active Solar years, Es can actually be FAI. Very unique and a lot of fun. It;s been over 12 years since I worked that. de ka5dwi/7 (
May22 23:19 Now that we are in the declining years of the Solar Cycle, it should improve. Es hate an active Sun. (
May22 23:16 First half 2005, Centered at Solstice 2008, and very even 2006-07. 2006 and 2007 were outstanding years. de ka5dwi/7 (
May22 23:13 On 10 Meters the first half was more active in 2012-2014, active last half 2011, Centered at Solstice 2009-10 de ka5dwi/7 (
May22 23:06 It is a lot of old equipment. I believe in using things till they don't work anymore. de ka5dwi/7 (
May22 23:04 Tim, in Phoenix I had a good season or two that didn't really get rolling till after June 10 but had blockbuser July DX. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May22 22:59 RE: 21:39 - I'm jealous, that's like the ultra DX command center - Dn64 (
May22 22:48 I had 5 minutes of weak Es last week and maybe 30 seconds a week before that.. It can open up any time now-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May22 22:08 after I clean it up, i'll have to snap a pic of my "command center" JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May22 22:07 but I was using the IC-R3 and a crappy desktop RS scanner, both with disc. taps in unison with unitrunker and about a wiring mess :) JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May22 22:06 honestly what i've found the SDRs most useful for is TV carriers. And decoding digital comms JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May22 22:04 I have el cheapo SDRs also. They all only get you so far. Sharply directional seperate VHF and FM antennas would be great too JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May22 22:03 Very well equipped! Wish I had a decent Comms. receiver. I made a mistake buying the IC-R3. JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May22 21:39 My Shack here in Arizona de ka5dwi/7 DM34un NC AZ (
May22 21:25 Today it is all southern latitudes. As I said earlier, TE is real strong today on 10M. PY, LU, CX and OA de dwi (
May22 21:22 I am still seeing occasional spurts of Es on CH 2 & 3 here. de dwi (
May22 21:21 10 meter Es have steadily declined since 2009. Each following year is less. 2015 better not be!! But wondering if it will. Still being patient. de dwi (
May22 21:20 40 mins of Es so far this year, all on May 14th. - de Jon in FN03 (
May22 21:18 One thing for sure.. it is hard to have 2 years be the same. de dm34un (
May22 21:18 Last year had less Es than your 2002 here. - de Jon in FN03 (
May22 21:09 then there was 2002 ... - de WA5IYX (
May22 21:05 Trans Equitoral is still very good and running kind of late. That could be a culprit to our grief right now. de dm34un (
May22 21:03 The formation of the noctilucent clouds is a good sign. de dm34un (
May22 21:02 I've already logged 4 New Stations by Es this season…..and that was a 20 Minute small opening…de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May22 21:01 Flux is declining, we just need some quiet solar winds. Still a little a little disturbed now. (
May22 21:01 Just gotta make sure you're home when it happens….de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May22 21:01 Don't worry guys…it will break loose eventually….always does. de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May22 21:00 It is still early in the season. Some years it never got going until June 1. It takes patience. The Sun has been a bit of a witch this season. (
May22 20:58 2015 Es here 15 minutes in March and 15 minutes in May so far -de Jeff VA3NN (
May22 20:53 Jan 2015 FM Es: 4 days, 155 min - which is a few times more than May 2015 has had here so far - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May22 20:52 I had a feeling today would be a bust. Losing hope for this season. Tim EM86 (
May22 20:10 95.1 HD off, but bmg west 95.3 on Airspy has KSTX 89.1 there with its RDS PI :< - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May22 19:59 OK, hitting pause and start does it - de WA5IYX (
May22 19:57 getting tired of having a bogus PI of 94EE on there - de WA5IYX (
May22 19:55 Is there anyway to clear the last RDS text decode from the Airspy display w/o restarting it ? - de WA5IYX (
May22 19:51 still an occasional 55.25 spurt on the Airspy display - most must be overshooting here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May22 19:45 Es TV-4 SW Canal Cinco Mike-La (
May22 19:22 Es XEWO-2 Guadalajara-Masvision logo (957 mi) Mike-La (
May22 19:06 Es Ch 3 SpongeBob agn. Canal 5 Televisa de ka5dwi/7 Dm34un (
May22 18:47 Es Ch 2 SE Mexico Canal 7 Strong then poof! de ka5dwi dm34un NCAZ (
May22 18:32 Es or MS 92.1 brief English and Ch 2 SpBob was Canal Televisa de DM34un NCAZ (
May22 18:32 Es weakish reaching 83 MHz, prob from Mexico - kw4rz em60 (
May22 18:29 Es TV-2 south weak Mike-La (
May22 18:24 amazed at how tiny a blip on 59.750 that the Airspy is able to recover WFM audio on - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May22 18:22 UNID brief SS on 92.1, clip posted at WTFDA - DN64 (
May22 18:20 Getting lots of S. America TE on 10 Meters right now de ka5dwi/7 (
May22 18:14 Es 55.240/250/260 And audio (spanish) ed n5jeh dm65rd (
May22 18:13 Es Ch 2 SE Sponge Bob de ka5dwi/7 DM34un NC AZ (
May22 17:45 Es 67.250 and 61.250 on Airspy - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May22 17:41 Noctilucent cloud formation is a good sign, but still far away from doing any significant good. Still nice they have shown up. Thank the Sun for that (
May22 17:39 Es 55.25 w or sw - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May22 17:36 Es 6 Meters EL05>DM34 XE2 Beacon, Ch 2 Light in/out SE de ka5dwi/7 DM34 NC AZ (
May22 16:42 Current 10-Meter openings US PropNET de ka5dwi/7 the yellow "L" balloon¢er=US&last=2&call=&maptype=G3&geo=&zoom=1 (
May22 16:26 15:35 - Low power local WANN has a ton of subchannels. I don't get the station here but I received it bringing a portable TV to downtown and it was a LOT. -- Dan EM73QX (
May22 16:16 That S/B DM34>EM32 Shreveport LA (
May22 16:15 Es Light for the past 45 minutes on 10 Meters across the US. DM34>EM12 Come on MUF de ka5dwi/7 DM34un Prescott AZ (
May22 15:39 this market's station with the most subs - de WA5IYX (
May22 15:35 Actually Dan, here in LA KCAL9 only has one, while on another extreme, an RF 46 has at least 16 (
May22 15:13 Only one station in Atlanta's digital market has no subchannels and all but 3 stations have 3 or more now. WAGA just got a 3rd subchannel. -- Dan EM73QX (
May22 13:39 However, 6m band is currently open from Florida to Portugal, weak and much QSB as reported by ops there de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May22 13:37 Agree with Pat, it's an automated spot and likely bogus de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May22 13:15 avoid using non-DX cluster spots - de WA5IYX (
May22 13:08 DXMAPS List - Asia: KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 13:08 [12:40] beats trying to type on 3"x5" index cards for each station like I did 1972-2000 - de WA5IYX (
May22 13:06 where do you see that spot ? - de WA5IYX (
May22 13:04 I was just explaining to a coworker what I do with all my radios LOL JJ in EN82 / Romulus Mi (
May22 12:52 Odd because the center point time zone is 3:30 am local - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 12:52 From 6M DXMAPS: 1230 UTC - Multihop Es (5x) reported from Golete, Ca (DM04bk) to Takayama, Japan (PM86od) at 5,481 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 12:40 my by-channel FM log history thru 2014 - de WA5IYX (
May22 12:32 Multihop end point moving into Plantation, Fl (EL96ud) to southern Portugal at 1218 UTC on 6M - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 12:19 From 6M DXMAPS: 1159 UTC - Multihop Es (4x) reported from Port Saint Lucie, FL (EL79tg) to Cabo Sardao, Port, Portugal (IM57no) at 4,130 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 11:23 Tr - WPCJ-91.1 Pittsford, MI -- fair with religion. Wx 4cst and ID at :15. New catch and much wanted; only 270 watts! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May22 10:48 NLC over Arctic Ocean: KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 10:44 NASA AIM (UoC) imagery shows Noctilucent Clouds (NLC) at the edege of the Arctic Ocean between Franz Josef Land and Severaya Zemlya, RU on May 19 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 05:14 divr = dive. No more beer ... Mike (
May22 05:14 Looks like took a divr. N3TUQ still showing Es from Mexico into western US ... Mike (
May22 05:11 Well, there's still beer but little interest in drinking more. No skip either. Oh well ... Mike (
May22 03:54 [03:45] I found an old Armitron watch in a box that I threw in there back in 1985. Its 4 minutes slow, but that battery is still running the thing 30 years later ... Mike (
May22 03:47 KSOH 89.5 off the air completely; 97.9/107.9 LPFMs dead air. Power went out very briefly. > Yakima CN96 (
May22 03:47 luckily I had a fresh 9v one or else I'd have had to "borrow" one from something else - de WA5IYX (
May22 03:45 It's the first time that I've had to do that since I got it last August - de WA5IYX (
May22 03:39 Pat: Change your PRO-2004's memory battery! ... Mike :) (
May22 03:38 Just a word of advice: don't go to dine-in restaurants if they close in one hour or less on a weekday. Just spent 2 hours to get a simple meal -- Dan EM73QX (
May22 03:15 my PRO-2004 is beeping at me to change its memory battery - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May22 03:10 Of course, Es is not caused by severe WX...but I would love to have those paths move up 500-600 miles...I KNOW I KNOW disclaimer I already had fun last Sunday. > Yakima CN96 (
May22 03:09 Yuma CO 88.3 was the only logging, and I wasn't sure at the time if it was weak Es or weak Troposcatter - Saul ON (
May22 03:08 Going trhu last year's unIDs tonight. One soled as K202EK 88.3 YUMA CO at 113 watts, //KUNC (solid but weak ID - Saul ON (
May22 03:07 Rain? Thunder? Lightning? I want some of that too. We don't get any of those here ... Mike (
May22 03:06 storm is heading straight East. > Yakima (
May22 03:06 Bit by bit, the lines are moving closer to me. Gotta finish my beer so I can go outside and listen soon I hope I hope I hope ... Mike/cm87 (
May22 03:06 Torrential DOWNPOUR here...a couple loud bangs. Storm is in Wiley City, about 2 miles SW of me. Ahtanum Ridge xmitters (all TV stations, KSOH-89.5, KATS-94.5 and 104.5/106.1/106.9 xlators) may be knocked off the air. > Yakima CN96 (
May22 03:05 Yakima CN96: Any hail falling at your location yet? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 02:52 Lots of T-storms right Es or lightning scatter to report. 1280 KIT getting knocked off periodically and 89.5 KSOH losing its signal. No one knocked off... yet > Yakima CN96 (
May22 02:42 It was 7 years during the solar minimum collecting 10 Meter PropNET PSK31 formatted packets 2005-2011 de ka5dwi (
May22 02:41 If you guys missed it earlier, this is the data I keep quoting from de ka5dwi (
May22 02:35 Es A2- boxing match, video freq. 55.23993 N8NU in EN81fs se MI (
May22 02:28 July 28-29 have been good days and are like May 22. It will less active days around it. (
May22 02:22 You have to take all of July off- usually a big opening during the last week in July- Es goes out with a bang John DE (
May22 02:22 Nice to have been a college student and then a teacher for the past 10 years. de ka5dwi (
May22 02:21 Then a 2 week vacation from June 28 until July 11. (
May22 02:19 I think anyone into this part of the hobby should get a 3 week vacation from June 1 thru June 21 (
May22 02:17 On June 1 1990, I worked 6 states (midwest & northeast) and about 25 grid squares on 2 Meter SSB from DFW TX running 25 watts in a 4-element Yagi attached to the daughter's swing set, fed with RG58 de ka5dwi (
May22 02:12 The Sun is fairly quiet right now. So as long as we get the annual spark (meteors) we could see something. At least I hope :) de ka5dwi (
May22 02:10 Nice work Mike.. de ka5dwi (
May22 02:09 GACTVDX website is mine - Mike KA3JAW FN20jq (
May22 02:09 Pat, like I said... Throw in the sun all bets are off. Once the solar cycle got revved up it is almost impossible to predict anything. de dwi (
May22 02:08 Hard to think of skip when the high temp was only 59 degrees here in Delaware today John DE (
May22 02:06 Nice collection. Who is GACTVFM? (
May22 02:03 May 22 is noted for being much more active that a number of day before and after. 7 years of documenting 2005-2011 de ka5dwi/7 (
May22 02:01 John - May 22 is the 2nd "big day" of the season. Around May 30 into June 6 activity will occur at a higher rate. de ka5dwi (
May22 01:50 [01:03] May 22, 2011 FMDX via Es: (
May22 01:49 June 1 is better- Es in 2009 2012 2013 and 2014 John DE (
May22 01:42 Last year 5-25 was a good Es date for me. 108 MUF to NM/TX for a couple hours - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
May22 01:37 June 1st looks like a good day, several years in a row here I had skip - Dn64 (
May22 01:36 I had Oklahoma that day, some good skip John DE (
May22 01:35 It's also the day the front end of my car decided to give out, stranding us in Gillette for four+ hours - Dn64 (
May22 01:35 5-25-14 was the day I was on the road back to Dn64, and getting massive skip to Texas. (cont) -Dn64 (
May22 01:33 I seem to remember May 22, 1981, while tornadoes were whipping around OKC, we were having waves of action-and-that next day, which was Saturday May 23 was rather good, I was in Inglewood, CA, on the phone much of that time with N6KCR (
May22 01:29 Ditto here John, last time I had skip on May 22nd was 2011, mostly to California - Dn64 (
May22 01:25 The only skip I had on May 22 was in 2011 John DE (
May22 01:23 Living in the past is a wonderful thing. Keeps you from thinking about today ... Mike (
May22 01:22 but it can also be a bust on 88-108 MHz like the last few years here - de WA5IYX (
May22 01:19 I WILL be recording tomorrow when I'm at work. Hoping for a 5/22/11-level opening. That opening 4 years ago was 108 MUF to CA. > Yakima CN96 (
May22 01:03 Reminder again. May 22 historically is a good day for Es. Keep your fingers and the coax crossed de dwi (
May22 00:02 Es Ch2 trying to show up. Faint in/out de Art KA5DWI/7 DM34un Prescott AZ (
May21 22:35 Es TV CH-2 55.250 starting to poke above the noise floor here ed n5jeh dm65rd (
May21 21:03 I want to see if my antenna system still works despite only being up for another two weeks. It can receive Ms, so I'm sure it can hear skip - Dn64 (
May21 20:57 Dn64 be patient... It will get here at shut us up... de dm34un (
May21 20:43 I came here looking for e-skip, guess I got the wrong address. Sorry, I'll go look nextdoor - Dn64 (
May21 20:10 that video almost fills a T-120 at SP - I should have dumped it over to a DVD by now - de WA5IYX (
May21 20:07 I would like to go to CO this year, but might be moving the daughter to back to DFW (
May21 20:06 I made 1987, 2001, 2003 and 2011 de ka5dwi (
May21 20:05 I would like to see that video if you ever post it (
May21 20:04 He named each tube and said what they were used for and its power rating. FROM 6 FEET AWAY!!! (
May21 20:03 You speak of nerds.. There was one fellow that looked at some power tubes at a surplus place in SW Ft Worth (
May21 20:02 used to get to a lot of them 1971,76,79,80,81,82,83,85,87,92,07 - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:59 Clip of Radio Abaco 93.5 received Tuesday 1:11PM local Mark FM29 (
May21 19:59 K5ZMS took a lot of VHS video at the 1987 one - I've a dub of it here - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:58 In 2001 I took the group to Euless' world famous BBQ place. North Main BBQ (
May21 19:57 Hey Pat, in 2011 I was the first presenter, followed by Jim Kennedy K6MIO. I moderated/hosted the second day. de ka5dwi (
May21 19:56 in 1987 the SMIRK group went to some Cajun restaurant (Jambalya) past Arlington Field - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:56 I affectionately call the CSVHF Society the worlds largest Nerd Club. (
May21 19:54 You want hot.. Field Day in 1980... 113 degrees in Arlington out on an old Farm (
May21 19:52 Dick Hansen K5AND was one of them. I took them to many of the surplus joints we had in DFW (
May21 19:52 well 96F anyway according to this - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:52 I chauffeured some of the who's who of VHF DX'ing. These are some of the brightest minds in Ham Radio (
May21 19:50 Now you can't shut me up.... hi hi de dwi (
May21 19:50 I was going thru a Divorce and wasn't very talkative back then. (
May21 19:48 I remember seeing you at the 1987 one. Gerald WA5DBY (now W5DBY) pointed you out but didn't get a chance to introduce me to you. (
May21 19:46 19:43- Wow! that could meant alot of things :) Mike-La (
May21 19:46 2001 was lot's of fun. I chauffeured some of the nicest weak-signal guys around the Electronic hotspots in DFW (
May21 19:46 was at the Irving CSVHFS in 1979 and the one in Arlington in 1987 - might have been 106F at Sioux Falls in 1971 - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:44 19:40- TGV-3 logo morphing into a "59 anos" Mike-La (
May21 19:43 I took a photo of that door number - room had a fire spinkler over bed - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:43 2001 south of he DFW airport wasn't much ka5dwi (
May21 19:42 You should have been in Irving TX in 2011. Like a blow torch out there. de dwi (
May21 19:42 Room 1313? Yikes! Mike-La (
May21 19:42 Room 1313? Yikes! Mike-La (
May21 19:41 and the NOLA early morning skies looked like silver in 1985 - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:40 Es TGV-3 Guatemala (1097 mi) Mike-La (
May21 19:38 only ventured outside the Sheraton Inn (Room 1313 !) abt 10 min at a time at the CSVHFS meet there - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:37 19:36- was in enjoyable Pat? :) Mike-La (
May21 19:36 Nicaragua trying to come nack in-very weak Mike-La (
May21 19:36 experienced Baton Rouge and NOLA humidity during Jul/Aug 1982 and 1985 trips there - de WA5IYX (
May21 19:33 hy I moved to AZ from DFW and before Houston de Art ka5dwi/7 (
May21 19:30 19:16- Humid is a very accurate description here lately Mike-La (
May21 19:26 When Ol' Sol is active, all bets are off. (
May21 19:25 The data was collected 3 years prior to a 3 years after and 1 including the bottom of the solar cycle. (
May21 19:23 May 21 is at 75%, May 23 is at 100%. Seasom is 6 weeks prior to and 6 weeks after the Summer Solstice (
May21 19:22 Sorry ... I meant MAY 22 (
May21 19:21 May 21 UTC runs 190% of an average day during the Spring/Summer Es season de ka5dwi (
May21 19:20 A UTC hour tracking of 10M Es 5/21-23 7-years on PropNET de ka5dwi (
May21 19:16 Thataway Mike!. An advantage to living in Humidityland. de ka5dwi (
May21 19:09 (13:41) I bet you've gotten most of the big FMs from Michigan - Christian EN63 mobile (
May21 18:58 Es YSWR-2 El Salvador (1173 mi) Mike-La (
May21 18:52 Ch 2 Nicaragua earlier Mike-La (
May21 18:41 thunderstorms approaching-may have to unplug soon Mike-La (
May21 18:29 18:20- Think I saw the Vica logo Honduras in there also but not sure Mike-La (
May21 18:25 Es TV-3 south unID Mike-La (
May21 18:20 Es YNFA 302 Managua, Nicaragua (1331 mi) Mike-La (
May21 18:13 No clue on direction but pointing due south seems to be best. Will wait a bit to see if it gets stronger. -- Dan EM73QX (
May21 18:06 Es UnID up to at least 4 . Checking right now for direction I just noticed. I got a feeling this may be a good opening -- Dan EM73QX (
May21 17:42 Es TV-2 west very weak Mike-La (
May21 16:29 Es Ch 2 faint SE de ka5dwi/7 DM34un Prescott AZ (
May21 16:28 6 Meters open between N central AZ and E. Oklahoma de ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
May21 16:26 Ch2 XHFA w/ cci - de kb7wox cn85 (
May21 16:25 onw of the poorest Mays here for me so far - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May21 16:21 Last week of school here for most of the Atlanta area, hopefully we can get some ES coming! -- Dan EM73QX (
May21 16:19 Ch 4 XHHSS in/out - de kb7wox cn85 (
May21 16:18 whyever - de WA5IYX (
May21 16:11 May 22 has had an historical repetition of Es... probably sparked my a Meteor Shower the evening before (
May21 16:10 In the immortal words of Little Orphan Annie... tomorrow tomorrow Es should show up tomorrow it will be a bright day... de ka5dwi/7 (
May21 15:57 I suppose I should start paying attention again to Es, given that it's late May > Dave CN94 (
May21 15:35 Ch2 XEPM fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
May21 14:56 [14:07] Wow! 4306 FM loggings! Not much happening dx-wise while here in Kissimmee FL during a week vacation, fortunately....Fred N - SC (
May21 14:43 Yakima, if you please, since you seem best at this kind of research, can you please inform if this 95.1 Christian Spanish station with an 818-607 number is a pirate or what? Sometimes KFRG will blow it away-and-hopefully if we ever have E here in Sherman Oaks, it would be listenable over the top of 95.1. Thanks so much in advance (
May21 14:07 a year ago those posted FM statistics were only updated thru 2010 - de WA5IYX (
May21 13:41 completed - de WA5IYX (
May21 13:31 I can usually get one K-Love (90.5 WPFF) but can get three more with tropo (88.9 WCRR, 89.1 WLKB, and 105.3 WLVE) - Christian EN63 mobile (
May21 13:21 **Multiple smile fm and FLR JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May21 13:20 our K-Love transmitters in metro detroit are 100-250w....there are about four of them listenable, as well as Smile FM and Family Life Radio JJ in EN82 Romulus MI (
May21 04:48 I'll send you all the 10w transmitters I can find if you pay for the box ... Mike (
May21 04:32 K-Love reminds me of a great Es log last June...before KOLU fired up 88.9 here, I received KLLU-88.9 Gallup (a KLOVE station) with 600W on 6/29/14. Impressive! Still have a tape. > Yakima CN96 (
May21 04:00 I am in the land of FLNs here. - de Jon in FN03 (
May21 03:52 [02:58] Twin Falls is definitely listed in TOH ID. I have more K-Loves here than I can shake a stick at ... Mike (
May21 03:42 Thanks for the info Mike. Their 10 watt signal is very strong here. de ka5dwi Prescott AZ (
May21 03:36 We have K-LOVE here. 103.1 KYKV Selah, plus 93.3 KRKL Walla Walla and 107.9 K300AP Sunnyside (which I can only hear in some parts of town due to a local LPFM). > Yakima CN96 (
May21 03:33 [02:58] Their 9-watt (like I really believe that) signal in Los Gatos is crystal clear 40 miles away. Its rare when I can get a much higher-powered Sacramento station to even interfere with them ... Mike (
May21 03:32 We have one on Mingus Mt. 12 miles away from me too. (
May21 03:31 Calvary and K-Love are everywhere on the west coast. They suck ... Mike (
May21 03:29 Glad I moved to AZ. Monsoons start in 20 days though. de ka5dwi (
May21 03:23 T-storm nw of here (Hunt, TX) with 60,000 ft tops - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May21 03:19 Yes, their ID still says "KAWZ Twin Falls." We have KAWZ on 91.5, 92.5, and 103.7! Back in Seattle it was everywhere as well...mainly on 89.1, where there is a chain of KAWZ translators from Port Townsend down to Olympia. Also one on 105.7 and another on 107.3... > Yakima CN96 (
May21 03:11 and also 106.3 ... - de WA5IYX (
May21 03:07 we have them on 88.7 here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May21 02:58 KAWZ has several transmitters in CA on 88.1 MHz. However, they are flea powered 9 watts in Los Gatos, for instance. I wonder if their station ID still lists Twin Falls...Crooner in Escondido, CA (
May21 02:53 Not sure if KAWZ was Es or Tropo. Clearly heard ID at 7:00 PM PST. Completely obliterated 88.1 KJAZZ in Long Beach. Very Stable Reception on my car radio. Crooner in Escondido, CA (
May21 02:40 Es KAWZ 88.1 TwiN Falls Idaho. Crooner in Escondido CA (
May21 02:37 My Wouxun handheld hears FMBC as good as my Sony ICF de dwi (
May21 02:36 Pat ... Show off....hi hi de dwi (
May21 01:58 Tr WNCI 97.9 Columbus, OH in like a local.Rob Cincinnati (
May20 23:57 another updated graph - de WA5IYX (
May20 22:47 ID'ed by a fellow at KNYE 95.1 as KACP FM Pahrump NV. They signed on about 6 months ago, have no website, no mention of "Ace Country" anywhere. Big DX tip for anyone who gets Vegas via E's. NEW for me!! > Yakima CN96 (
May20 22:46 DX TIP - Es 95.9 "Ace Country" from last Sunday was IDe' (
May20 22:39 Eric nice katch getting WNIR from my old neck of the woods. I used to live in the cleveland area and my dads friend works for Kest State. Rob Cincinnati (
May20 20:38 Tr - WNIR-100.1 Kent, OH - Fair with talk show, WSWR Shelby, OH occasionally poking in. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 20:09 Tr S 105.1 WQXK Salem, OH- weak with country. Blake Shelton and song/webstream match- 88kw 228 miles- EN71 S. Michigan (
May20 15:40 Off to eye doctor appointment. Be back later (
May20 15:39 Nice to be 90 miles from nowhere. Why I retired here. (
May20 15:37 Good enhancement out here in AZ. PHX all good here. Might be seeing some faint Es toward Mexico on Ch 2 & 3. de ka5dwi/7 dm34un Prescott AZ (
May20 15:34 that guy in Poland who has done so much to advance the RDS options on the Sony might be one to contact - de WA5IYX (
May20 15:21 Pat, problem is manufacturers wouldn't see a cost benefit in putting it into radios. Even the couple of blindness-oriented HD radios didn't include RDS. (they weren't great radios anyway.) - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May20 15:17 this is my first FM DX involving the use of RDS - de WA5IYX (
May20 15:15 I've noted that the FM band around DET is pretty TRASHED with FM IBOC, xltrs, etc. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 15:13 Despite APRS showing otherwise, FM kinda blah around here this morning. Out of the ordianry: WBNI-94.1 Roanoke, IN weak with Classical mx. Best I can do! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 15:10 even the raw hexadecimal Pl value is just four characters in length - RDS text fields can go on forever - de WA5IYX (
May20 15:06 after all, it's only four characters long and is sent 11 times per second - de WA5IYX (
May20 15:03 there must be someone out there with enuf smarts to turn the RDS PI field decode into a verbal message - de WA5IYX (
May20 15:01 That being said, obviously we all use whatever tools we have. If I had the tools, I'm sure I'd use them. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May20 15:01 when I first began using RDS heavily in 2000 it was jaw-dropping - all those 88-92s suddenly had idents ! - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May20 14:59 You folks are spoiled. Being blind, I know of no way to use RDS. I have to DX the same way I always have, except stations don't ID as much as they did years ago. Best I could do, if accurate, would be to use an iPhone to take a picture of the display in hopes that someone else could read it. Not likely! However, I do enjoy _listening_ to DX. RDS seems almost like cheating, like getting a picture of an animal instead of hunting it. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May20 14:52 My wish is that ALL FMs use RDS to ID themselves! Even portables like my Grundig G3 have RDS. --Fred in Morgantown, WV FM09 (
May20 14:37 DWI, I almost got spoiled last year when dashboarding it while my tuner was in the shop --- that RDS is such a great tool! I was able to log a few I otherwise wouldn't have gotten from that! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 14:01 I wish I had a FM receiver with RDS. Got to do it the old fashioned way. Getting lazy in old age de dwi (
May20 13:59 All I can say is, let's hope the meteor shower shows up. To reoccur, that is the spark. (
May20 13:56 In fact out number until June 17. It is just a excellent day. (
May20 13:55 My 5/22 10 Meter PropNET captures averaged 3 times higher than several adjacent days. (
May20 13:53 I'm ready for more logs...just give me a shipment of MUFs. > Yakima CN96 (
May20 13:53 For the first time in over a week, we should be in a quiet period from the Sun. Es usually love a stable Sun. de dwi (
May20 13:49 5/22/11 was a very active Es day for as close as KHOP 95.1 Modesto, CA (690mi) from my old place in Bothell WA. MUF to 108 to CA...also hit AZ and NM and NV > Yakima CN96 (
May20 13:48 It will be good during the morning into the evening (5/23 UTC). Friday could be fun. Looks like the sun will be quiet. de ka5dwi/7 dm34un (
May20 13:46 BTW - My 7 year Es study has shown that 5/22 UTC is a very active Es day. Probably sparked by a meteor shower. (
May20 13:45 SF Bay in the mid 50s, KPIX-5 had Captain Fortune (Sat morn), Deputy Dave; KRON-4 had Fireman Frank - de WA5IYX (
May20 13:43 Testing memory, huh. Mine was Captain Don and Kiterick (catwoman) on Ch 13 in Houston TX de ka5dwi/7 (
May20 13:14 Seattle was a different story - the late Chris Wedes dressed up for J.P. Patches...airing on KIRO-7 from its inception in 1958 to the early 1980s. Huge audience. Also in the 50s and 60s was KING-5's Stan Boreson (still alive at age 90), KOMO-4's Captain Puget, and KING-5's preschool show Wunda Wunda...which aired at noon each weekday. > Yakima CN96 (
May20 13:13 Here in Yakima, we had one children's show that EVERY CHILD IN THE VALLEY WATCHED - Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse. It was on KIMA-29 at around 4 or 4:30 in the afternoon from the mid 50s up to the late 70s or early 80s. James Nolan hosted the show, who also worked in the radio business before TV came to Yakima. > Yakima CN96 (
May20 13:00 Tr 92.5 WBKR Owensboro, KY making it in this morning at 261 miles. Been a while since last heard. Tim EM86 Tri TN/VA (
May20 11:23 Good luck for any possible ES! I'll be home around noon today so let's get some ES going! -- Dan EM73QX (
May20 10:28 I remember 62 even had a local music video show (Soul Beat) and even a local dance show (New Dance Show.) Those were on into the early to mid 1990s, anyway, as I remember watching both late at night as a teen. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 10:25 WGPR-62 was a treasure trove of local stuff before CBS bought it in 1994; the Auction Movie was that -- Fred Merle would show junk up for bids between commercials, and viewers could phone in and bid while the movie played; those movies were almost always crappy low-budget films with bad audio. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 10:23 Bill Kennedy At the Movies was a riot, though; people would call in, and you could almost always hear glasses clinking in the background, and they'd start with "Yeah, just to settle a little argument here..." de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 10:21 Sometimes I wish they still had locally produced programming -- that was why skip was so interesting, seeing what other areas offered. Now it's all homogenized, and if you've seen one, you've seen them all. :-( de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 10:20 And of course, WJBK-2 had Sir Graves Ghastly on Saturdays, and the Ghoul was originally here also, but I don't remember much about either one. de Eric B (
May20 10:19 And WXYZ-7 had a local talk show, Kelly & Company, until the mid-1990s. John Kelly retired and was replaced, and the new hostess didn't click with the viewers, so it was ultimately cancelled. de Eric B (
May20 10:17 That was hosted by Bill Kennedy, until he retired around 1983 or so. Then it was taken over by weatherman Sonny Elliot, until it was cancelled about a year or two later. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 10:17 I'm a little young to remember local children's hosts, but Detroit had an afternoon movie up to about the mid-1980s on WKBD-50. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May20 06:21 Shock Theater Fri nites after the 10pm news on KENS - also hosted by Joe Alston - de WA5IYX (
May20 04:50 When I moved to Houston in 1960, it was "Weird" Also scared me. Loved those movies. de dwi (
May20 04:48 I also remember Shock Theater on 5. Many a Frankenstein movie scaring the hell out of me. de dwi (
May20 04:44 Captain Gus is who I was thinking of..thanks. de dwi (
May20 04:32 that version has over 3300 files amounting to 368M on it - de WA5IYX (
May20 04:29 I also manage to peddle of a few of those CDs at our High School Reunions ($5 off since I don't have to ship it) - de WA5IYX (
May20 04:21 that Jul 1960 TVG was scanned (all of it) in 2004 for inclusion on this - de WA5IYX (
May20 04:17 And no TV weather radar here until the early 70s though both Waco TV stations had b/w radar scopes...Jack, Austin TX (
May20 04:14 Uncle Jay and Packer Jack show for the kids afternoon show on KTBC-7 here in Austin...Jack, Austin TX (
May20 04:13 I've a near-complete set of TVGs for here from 1960-2000+, threw away most of SF Bay ones 1955-57 - de WA5IYX (
May20 04:11 Captain Gus had the Ch 5 Popeye Show here - Google him for a lot more - de WA5IYX (
May20 04:09 earliest TVG from SF Bay Apr 1955 (Fess Parker & Buddy Ebsen on cover) - de WA5IYX (
May20 04:02 I used to watch. Played Popeye a lot (
May20 04:01 Pat you did not list a weekday afternoon. cant remember the kids program on KENS 5 i (
May20 03:55 I have a good load of TV May 1955-Sep 2004. The May 1955 issue is Western Washington. I only have two from my area (Eastern Washington Edition), one 1968, one 2002. > Yakima CN96 (
May20 03:44 weekday morning TV here back then - de WA5IYX (
May20 03:42 ditto - WA5IYX (
May20 03:40 also from that same TVG issue - de WA5IYX (
May20 03:34 from our Jul 1960 TVGuide - de WA5IYX (
May20 03:09 and 2 together with that one de dwi (
May20 03:09 The local station radars in DFW were wimpy or colorful. I do remember Ch 2 KPRC would show their radar before sign on and the news b4 sign off. Started putting 2 (
May20 03:05 it was sited downtown so it had a pretty good ring of ground clutter from the high-rise buildings there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May20 03:02 WOAI-4 hr got its wx radar in the summer of 1960 - they'd show it svrl times a day regardless of any echoes - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May20 03:00 the radars then also interfered with one another - you could see these odd curving traces coming from area military bases - de WA5IYX (
May20 02:57 back in the 60s when TV wx radar display was just a b&w PPI scope they'd mention the :"anomolous" echoes - de WA5IYX (
May20 02:56 Es were tough to tape from the VHS tuner, direct video input from TV tuner was best. I had a Sylvania 19" with the outputs. Tropo was great. Lots of Gulf Coast stuff on UHF and some VHF. de dwi (
May20 02:43 I had maybe 12 hours of radar feeds taped : ( (
May20 02:42 Local TV channel radars filter out False echoes, NWS radars do not. Best Tropo ID there is. (
May20 02:40 You are not the only one. The big upset is showing the NWS radar feeds on Cable identifying the major Tropo openings, something many don't do to ID them de dwi (
May20 02:38 So I am using a 4" B&W TV and my 32" Vizio for watching. The Vizio HD did better than I expected. (
May20 02:37 The Magnavox 13" I would use for Es is being used in-line for the conversion project. (
May20 02:36 Everything Daytona and Indy or other races I attended are currently being converted to DVD de dwi (
May20 02:35 Darn! I would have loved to look at the samples of Es/Tr that you taped. Lots of rare stuff on those tapes I suppose. > Yakima CN(6 (
May20 02:34 All of my Tropo and Es VHS tapes were thrown away when I moved to AZ. Big mistake.. (
May20 02:34 Yakima, I have Daytona 500 and Indy 500 from 1987-2010, plus a few other big races starting 1994. de art ka5dwi (
May20 02:08 I meant Channel 6 TV or FM BC station. YL likes to break the chain of thought... de Art dwi (
May20 02:05 There have been several occasions that the first Es TV or FM station I would identify would be the location of the 2 Meter opening de ka5dwi/7 (
May20 01:06 W0EYE/W0PW used to keep track of KMEG-14 from Iowa as tropo indicator for 432-MHz band - de WA5IYX (
May20 01:03 the Ch 5 from Cheyenne cud be a pest and the hi-VHFs from Colorado Springs were usually noticeable - de WA5IYX (
May20 01:01 in Colorado Jun-Sep 1971 had Denver 2,4,6 (edu in summer s/on afternoons) - de WA5IYX (
May20 00:30 I spent an E season in Albany NY in 1977, similar to Houston, much of the VHF lo dial was free but still nothing here in Sherman Oaks (
May20 00:16 after all of these years, and Time Warner leaving Bakersfield (now Bright House), KUVI is still on cable 4! > Yakima CN96 (
May20 00:14 also found some late 90s/early 2000s cartoons, shows like Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, the animated Sabrina, and the Disney cartoon "Recess." All with original ads, and 99% of them from KUVI 45. > Yakima CN96 (
May20 00:12 In that VHS lot, I received a ton of Star Trek: Voyager (some from 1996, but most from 1999-2001), lots of Entertainment Tonight episodes 1999-2002, Crossing Jordan, Sabrina the Teenage Witch reruns, X-Files reruns, Charmed, etc etc. A few movies as well, one from KICU and the other from KBHK > Yakima CN96 (
May20 00:11 After watching so many tapes, I have that ID stuck in my head "UPN 45...cable 4!" > Yakima CN96 (
May20 00:09 Interesting, Yak. Actually ch45 was owned by Buck Owens' sister Dorothy, but that was just a technicality. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May20 00:04 The Atlanta, GA market has had 4 of the 6 VHF stations open for use. Pre transition 2 and 5 were taken, now post transition it is 4 and 6. This is our last ES season with analogue TV, though. -- Dan EM73QX (
May19 23:59 and the North American version map - de WA5IYX (
May19 23:55 [2344] By the way, I got a lot of about 30 VHS tapes with recorded TV from the Bakersfield and SF markets, circa 1995-2007. Majority are UPN shows from KUVI-45. Used to be KUZZ and owned by Buck Owens. > Yakima CN96 (
May19 23:54 Had we been living pre-DTV, 3-6 would have been free. KUNW-CA was on ch 2 with Univision, repeating KUNS in Seattle. UHF island here. > Yakima CN96 (
May19 23:48 Could set NFM TV offsets in scanner for DX alerts. Not as practical for FM. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May19 23:46 Also had 2-6 free in The Dalles OR. Much more DX in Phoenix, but only 2, - and + 4, and -6 to work with. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May19 23:44 Started DXing in Bakersfield with channels 2-6 open. Could get 2 in L.a. and 3 in Santa Barbara, but Es could easily override them. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May19 23:42 On unattended rec on 92.7 from about 3:15 today I found WHIZ South Zanesville Ohio at 221 miles! new. Tim EM86, TRI TN/VA (
May19 23:33 In Houstoh there was Ch 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 open. That was fun back then in 1970-77. de ka5dwi (
May19 23:31 I was TV first in order to predict 2-Meter openings, then KERA activated an old license on Ch 2 making Ch 2,4,5 active in DFW. Started more FM then. de ka5dwi/7 dm34un now Prescott AZ (
May19 23:10 [23:07] Same here, but did enjoy getting new ones. Primarily used TV to prepare for Es on FM. Saul (
May19 23:07 [22:39] I've always preferred FM, but the TV DX used to keep me busy while waiting for it. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May19 22:55 teaser statistics map for 2014 FM Es - de WA5IYX (
May19 22:39 in the old analog TV days we'd all typically have logged a 2-5 opening... many of these in any DX season, recall some lasting hours and never climbing into FM. Saul (
May19 22:33 103 Mhz spot over Lake Michigan, probably a valid spot, but too close to me I reckon de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May19 22:28 Had a burst of Es into FM, didn't last long - Saul ON (
May19 22:13 (20:27) I remember having Es to Atlantic Canada last July on a day where it was in the 50s - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
May19 22:01 Figures, you're getting skip to right where I'm going to be on June 6th. Can has one more opening before I move? - Dn64 (
May19 21:28 Re a previous discussion of using grid squares or not: I may switch from EM86 to TRI TN/VA .. thinking abt it. Tim EM86 (
May19 21:26 Nuthin here all day. Waiting for it to reach a peak this evening- I'm hoping, anyway. Tim EM86 (Tri-Cities, TN/VA) (
May19 21:16 Es flaring on low VHF analogue -- Dan EM73QX (
May19 21:06 spotty opening...KOSP just came up strong briefly...hopefully picks up Mark FM29 (
May19 21:01 yeah, not hearing anything your direction, turned the yagi about 45 min ago to the NE de JimT/MO EM37 (
May19 20:58 Spin your beam over towards Joisey JimT...but our stations are mostly low powered Mark FM29 (
May19 20:51 Alright Mark, with you hearing KOSP, you're getting signals from my backyard! de JimT/MO EM37 (
May19 20:50 Welcome back to the TV/FM Skip log, Richard! -- Dan EM73QX (
May19 20:49 Es 92.9 KOSP Ozark MO Mark FM29 (
May19 20:48 Barely anything in Delaware all day John DE (
May19 20:42 Still nothing on FM here... - de Jon in FN03 (
May19 20:31 N8UUP…see 19:48 Post re: Cloud HAHAHA de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 20:28 It was about 83 Degrees yesterday and below 50 Today!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 20:27's 54 Degrees F here right was below 50 earlier on…..supposed to be FROST tomorrow night!! de ROB VA3SAW EN92 (
May19 20:26 Es Ch2 CHBX-TV Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Quick Burst with a Tim Horton's commercial -- Richard KG4EFQ EM73ox (
May19 20:23 Cloud firmly in place over my head....again de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May19 20:19 No ES noted recording 94.7 pointing 295 today. -- Dan EM73QX (
May19 20:09 Es 93.1 KATO New Ulm, MN (993 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 20:08 I find it very hard to believe it's still cold anywhere… it's been in the 80s and 90s 4 weeks now -- Dan EM73QX (
May19 19:52 Well Saul…2 Flare ups are better than 1, I always say…de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 19:50 Yup..that's the cloud Jim!! But it's too cold here to rain….probably would snow!! HAHHAHA de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 19:50 Had a brief flare up at same time, Rob, so cloud is potentially good for us. Saul (
May19 19:49 Es 88.5 UNID Spanish Fader no idea what direction?? Pointing S/W de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 19:48 This kind of cloud Rob? de JimT/MO EM37 (
May19 19:44 Finally starts building and the Cloud is almost right over me…….de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 19:41 Monitoring for Es here.. Unstable 88.9 right now-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May19 19:39 Es 89.3 KRSW Worthington, MN (1076 mi) RDS 'MPR' with classical format - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 19:38 Es 90.5 KNGA St Peter MN, NEW. LM/FM29 (
May19 19:03 Es 92.3 KKHQ Oelwein, IA (866 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 18:54 Es 92.9 WBLX Mobile AL Mark FM29 (
May19 18:52 Es 92.9 KKIA Ida Grove, IA (1038 mi) RDS - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 18:37 pretty sketchy stuff...Bahamas and Miami were so-so for a while...maybe we'll get a run later Mark FM29 (
May19 18:36 Not a peep of Es in Indianapolis. Randy EM69wq (
May19 18:36 Hopefully my unattended recordings will reveal something! I'll find out in an hour and a half. -- Dan EM74 mobile (
May19 18:31 No sign of Es for me. Rob Cincinnati (
May19 18:18 Good to see someone getting something out of this!! Not working for us here in the Great Lakes…de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 18:09 Es 88.1 KBBG Waterloo IA Mark FM29 (
May19 18:04 Es 90.9 KUNI Cedar Falls, IA (863 mi) audio and HD calls decoded, new log - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 18:03 current 50MHz map reveals 3 distinct Es clouds - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 18:02 Have a strong semi local on 88.1 plus Toronto so no go there, but thanks. Saul (
May19 18:01 Tr WYSU Youngstown OH, in pretty solid on 88.5 JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May19 17:58 current 50MHz map reveals 3 distinct Es clouds - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 17:58 cool catch Saul!! FM is really unstable here right now, the semi locals are fighting in directions they usually don't, 88.1 and 88.3 are a mess. try for WSDP 881. Plymouth and WSHJ in Southfield JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May19 17:50 Tr 89.5 WAHS MI Auburn Hills - NEW while checking for Es, only 100 watts! ID mentioned WBFF-WAHS Auburn Hills... Saul Burnt River ON FN04 (
May19 17:46 I've had brief 5-10 seconds of Es spikes into low FM here also, but nothing stable today de JimT/MO EM37 (
May19 17:44 fm sort of unsettled here, but nothing more JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May19 17:06 yikes Bahamas on 107.9 Mark FM29 (
May19 17:05 Bahamas on 96.1 and 88.3 too Mark FM29 (
May19 16:59 Es 89.9 Another Fade with Cajun type Music and Cajun French Vocals Louisiana??? Who Knows de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 16:57 Nothing at all on FM here. - de Jon in FN03 (
May19 16:52 I had one weak fade up on 88.9 with Classic music this morning and that was it! Same time Steve in PA heard New Orleans on 90.7- John DE (
May19 16:52 Fade-ups here too. My guess is a few more days till it gets going. Saul ON (
May19 16:52 Es 94.9 More FM Bahamas Mark FM29 (
May19 16:48 This Es is just dinking around!!! just can't get over that FM Threshold….de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 16:38 Es 88.5 Religious Fade Up…Preacher with a Scottish Accent to the S/W?? de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 15:42 Eric I know that but it faded in fast then went out and has not come back. I know that very well because I get WIBC all the time most of the time its in but weak almost 24/7. Rob Cincinnati (
May19 15:38 Rob, you could also have WIBC Indianapolis, IN or perhaps WWSR Lima, OH which is sports. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May19 15:25 Es UNID 93.1 with some talk show Rob Cincinnati (
May19 15:09 Sau = Saul…de ROB VA3SW (
May19 15:09 Sau…Do an Es Dance…….I need to get get into some Es to test this gear out……de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 15:08 Es 90.7 WWOZ New Orleans, LA (1097 mi) //stream match - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 15:05 that'll involve cut-n-pasting some 50 lines of the html coding with Notepad - de WA5IYX (
May19 15:04 [15:03] At Burnt River ON. Saul (
May19 15:03 Nothing yet on FM either. It's still on the cusp of reaching the early part of the season, so expectations not huge but have two channels on in adjacent rooms so I hear if MUF reaches FM. (
May19 14:48 I'll try to redo my 2013 FM-DX log online to shift the HDT-1x LCD RDS/HD image links from the call letters - de WA5IYX (
May19 14:36 Nothing on FM here either. - de Jon in FN03 (
May19 14:32 50 MHz map looks good, nothing heard in FM here yet - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May19 14:26 Sounds like Es to me, long slow fades, but still hearing a lot of pings JJ in EN82 (
May19 14:25 60.31 very active as well JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May19 14:24 Have the New ELAD SDR and a 4 TB Hard Drive all ready to record some Es….Just need some to happen! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 14:24 Wonder if this is gonna go this morning??? MUFs building south of me… ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May19 14:02 55.26 is alive with pings JJ in EN82 (
May19 13:59 hearing a lot of pings too! first few minutes i've had to hit the radios since thurs JJ in EN82 (
May19 13:59 JJ in EN82 / Romulus (
May19 13:58 hearing something on 55.24 (at times 2 different carriers) and 55.25, pointed SE, but could be coming from anywhere? (
May19 13:16 Oh good grief, Yakima. I was tired. You know what I meant. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May19 11:43 Tr 107.3 CITE Montreal 242 miles jpb Spfld MA (
May19 11:21 Tr 107.5 WFNK Maine and 107.9 WVPS Vermont both 168 miles jpb Spfld MA (
May19 06:26 Tr Tr new log WNRW - 98.9 Radio Now Prospect, KY in like a local was always too weak in the past to get and I finally got it. Rob Cincinnati (
May19 06:19 Tr WAMZ - 97.5 FM Louisville, KY in like a local. Rob Cincinnati (
May19 05:10 Good to hear I'll get at least some Tr. I swear, the last three weeks i'm in Sheridan, I am working harder than I normally do, what gives - Dn64 (
May19 05:07 KBBN?? That's 95.3 Broken Bow NE. The new 91.7 calls are KYFQ...formerly KXOT > Yakima CN96 (
May19 03:55 Incorrect report Sat. The OC on 91.7 was not KBBN. It was my neighbor's reactivated part 15 transmitter. 91.7 is still clear--just no longer clear for me. Wish he'd give it up. Someday soon his "station" will get wiped out again. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May19 03:16 [01:44] Cascadia is probably a bigger risk than Rainier. Last time it let go, it wiped out Japan coast ... Mike (
May19 02:22 Tr WXKU-FM - FM 92.7 - Austin, IN Rob Cincinnati (
May19 02:15 Tr WROU-FM - FM 92.1 - West Carrollton City, OH in like a local and I dont get this one very offen anymore with ClassX now on 92.1. Rob Cincinnati (
May19 02:12 Tr WCBE - FM 90.5 - Columbus, OH Rob Cincinnati (
May19 02:09 Tr WTFX-FM - 93.1 The Fox Rocks Clarksville, IN Rob Cincinnati (
May19 02:07 [1926] My FedEx truck already delivered my skip yesterday. Maybe I'll get several more "shipments" before the season is over. The road to 500 FMs continues! > Yakima CN96 (
May19 01:46 at that distance from Seattle only the long-period waves affected us - "floor moving like a snake" - de WA5IYX (
May19 01:44 the only natural disaster I had there was the 1949 quake (don't remember it, my Mom said we were in the barber shop) - de WA5IYX (
May19 01:31 Mt. Rainier (14410 ft) is also a large volcano...that is why there are lahar drills in Orting/Puyallup/Enumclaw/Eatonville etc. schools. One eruption could cause thousands of tragedies...because the lava flow and ash would destroy miles of Pierce County. > Yakima CN96 (
May19 01:30 Seattle was definitely spared from the St. Helens eruption. Trace ash in South King County and Pierce County, more and more down in Cowlitz County and toward hwy 504 > Yakima CN96 (
May19 00:54 I had that National Geographic. Don't know if I still have it now. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 23:49 National Geographics later had a cover pix of the ash cloud from Ephrata - 5 mi from where I lived 1949-52 - de WA5IYX (
May18 23:49 I remember driving in NE Oklahoma and SW Missouri on my way to the "500" and the ash haze was real thick de ka5dwi/7 (
May18 23:41 35 years ago we would have had 6 inches of ash on the ground. Mt. St Helens blew its top around 8:30 in the morning on 5/18/1980. You can dig down 1.5 inches and still find ash on the ground. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 23:40 Aurora opening up on 6 meters...Great Lakes region (east central Ontario to MN area). Check those very open frequencies! > Yakima CN96 (
May18 23:32 most of it (on whip antenna) was well into MN - de WA5IYX (
May18 23:29 In late Aug 1971 when I went to the CSVHFS Conference in Sioux Falls it was nice to hear some tropo on FM set after being in arid Boulder, CO - de WA5IYX (
May18 23:01 22:50 - I got a Minneapolis station during a good tropo opening last year during the late July opening. Got MN once or twice through ES as well. -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 22:56 Central Minnesota should be good for Tr. I've gotten Central MN from my location, but it's been about four years now :-( EN71 S. Michigan (
May18 22:50 I will get good Tr in central Minnesota, won't I? - Dn64 (
May18 21:53 Third round of strong storms coming to hit in a few minute. Probably the 20th downpour today, and our chimney cap is off... -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 21:38 (19:26) I hope they don't come at the same time LOL - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
May18 20:35 Went through another strong thunderstorm since typing that, our chimney cap may have just blown off -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 20:05 Classic summer setup with thunderstorms one mile east and blue skies one mile west with rain falling once an hour. -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 19:26 Excuse me, I have one Fedex truck and one UPS truck at the unloading docks, one full with E-skip and the other ready to unload a bunch of tropo de JimT/MO EM37 (
May18 18:40 OK, now on to the spreadsheets for the station statistics - de WA5IYX (
May18 17:19 75F dewpoint making for a 92F heat index here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 17:12 luckily those image files have date/time stamps on them - de WA5IYX (
May18 17:10 I've actually found a few 2014 FM logging HDT-1x LCD pixes that weren't noted in the raw paper log - de WA5IYX (
May18 14:49 In fact what happens sparks FAI on 2 Meters. The last one I worked was very similar to this around 12 years ago. 73 Art ka5dwi (
May18 14:47 I have seen this multiple times over the years. It influences early and late season events. de ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
May18 14:45 Note an minor disturbance of Winds and Density around 00:00 UTC. That sparked the Es last night (
May18 14:44 View this chart of Solar Winds de ka5dwi (
May18 14:44 Good morning. No Es allowed. I have a busy day planned :) de ka5dwi/7 (
May18 13:13 Tr 103.1 CFHK Saint Thomas, ON- Maroon 5 and 'Fresh Radio' and London mentions- EN71 S. Michigan (
May18 13:06 Tr 93.5 CBCL London, ON- FAIR with The Current on CBC Radio One- EN71 S. Michigan (
May18 11:39 Tr 98.7 WLZW Rome NY 171 miles jpb Spfld Ma. (
May18 11:39 Not much coming up here this morning, Bill-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May18 11:04 Tr 100.5 WWKI Kokomo, IN 176 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May18 11:04 Tr 92.1 WROI Rochester, IN RDS ID - 160 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May18 05:19 I'll never know for sure, but I'm betting my 89.5 classical was Portales NM. Its nice to pick up Es right over the top of a local. Pueblo definitely surprised me ... Mike/cm87 (
May18 04:07 had = not have > Yakima (
May18 04:07 I do believe 4 leaf clovers create miracles. 3 hours after picking the one at the park today, I have MUF of 102 mhz. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 03:56 Tr WHOP-FM - Lite 98.7 Hopkinsville, KY 274.50 miles Rob Cincinnati (
May18 03:50 in Jul 2002 water crested the spillway of its dam and some concerns re it holding (built c. 1913) - de WA5IYX (
May18 03:49 we're 6" ahead of normal this year but nearby Medina Lake is still ike 85' below normal - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 03:42 Two stations is barely ending a drought, just like two inches of rain is barely ending a severe California drought...90+% of the state still in "severe" drought cx. Desalinate now! > Yakima CN96 (
May18 03:36 I'd like to know who the 89.5 classical is who keeps owning the freq ... mike (
May18 03:33 Two stations is barely ending a drought. I used to get 15-20 at a time ... mike (
May18 03:31 they ought to offer a heat sink/cooling fan for that Airspy - de WA5IYX (
May18 03:26 Es 54.310 - may as well beam north with the DTT901 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 03:25 Mike, I'm glad your DX drought is over. The prior northern California ionospheric restrictions have been lifted. You can now use all of the available skip. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May18 02:59 Es KXRI 91.9 Amarillo ... mike/cm87 (
May18 02:58 no n6kcr, you are not alone, have basicly heard nothing here in Sherman Oaks (
May18 02:49 I guess the 59.750 is a soccer match Vera Cruz vs Queretaro - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 02:49 stale Es - looks like I had a playlist match on 93.3 KDKB Mesa, AZ w/ "Safe and Sound" Capital Cities around 625pm, relog > Yakima (
May18 02:46 6 Meters is pretty good here. Occasional FM spurts here to the NE. de ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
May18 02:45 Es XHG-4 Guadalajara (957 mi) Mike-La (
May18 02:43 Looks like I'm the odd man out on tonight's skip. It'll happen tomorrow when I'm elsewhere volunteering. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May18 02:40 Es XHQ-2 Guamuchil Sinaloa Grupo Pacifico "3" logo (1014 mi) Mike-La (
May18 02:30 Es 59.750 SS (Cuban ?) US baseball game with faint EE of it in background - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 02:29 Took a dive after I posted confirmed de ka5dwi (
May18 02:25 UNID 95.5 from earlier had "Flying High Again" Ozzy Osbourne. With 96.3 being C/W, I think it was still El Paso > Yakima (
May18 02:24 my 59.750 SS audio is swapping between sports and a drama - de WA5IYX (
May18 02:23 DWI - 89.5 LifeTalk, 90.3 NWPR, 91.1 Positive life Radio also possible... > Yakima (
May18 02:22 Thank you log-periodic. Turnstile won't do... :) de dwi (
May18 02:22 Thank you log-periodic. Turnstile won't do... :) de dwi (
May18 02:22 been a while 95.1 CA SAN BERNARDINO KFRG 10-14-1993 1817 - de WA5IYX (
May18 02:21 Lots of tape to be posted online to WTFDA and Radio well as those unids on 88.7 and 95.9. > yakima (
May18 02:20 Congrats Art on KDNA. I still have an MUF below 88 > Yakima (
May18 02:20 Es 61.25 on Airspy display - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 02:20 Think The Frog is CBS owned, as is - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May18 02:20 90.5 KUAT-FM Tucson AZ fade up - de kb7wox cn85 (
May18 02:20 My pest from Pueblo is KPHT always comes in when Es booms to CO > Yakima (
May18 02:19 Mike has Es! Congrats bud! > Yakima CN96 (
May18 02:19 Es KTSC 89.5 Pueblo CO right thru KPOO/SF!!! ... mike/cm87 (
May18 02:17 Darn it. Wish you could have some too. I was up to 101.7 at the highest peak. Made it to Window Rock AZ to the east, but couldn't go over the mountains to Gallup and ABQ. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 02:16 KDNA Yakima confirmed live stream de ka5dwi DM34un (
May18 02:14 (
May18 02:12 skip did not get to Los Angeles...but it would have been nice. Need several. KCBS, KXOS, KLAX, KAMP, etc > Yakima CN96 (
May18 02:11 Of course I did, and already logged it. But I mistaken the content. I thought it mentioned the website, but it mentioned " app" and "keep it here on K-Frog". > Yakima CN96 (
May18 02:11 Earlier KDNA was playing Eagles "Hotel California" and some other EE classic hits... > Yakima CN96 (
May18 02:11 Yakima, wonder if you had Riverside CA ON 51.1. - rick N6KCR Seattle (
May18 02:10 Mike/cm87 - any FM? DN40 to CM95 path now > Yakima CN96 (
May18 02:10 Es 54.310 - noticed on the Airspy display - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 02:10 I think 91.9 SS KDNA is in/out here de ka5dwi dm34un (
May18 02:08 Es 59.750 mni mentions of Vera Cruz - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 02:02 OK...95.1 didn't mention website, but said "Keep it here on K-Frog" > Yakima CN96 (
May18 02:02 Es 55.25 on Airspy peaking s.e. - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 02:00 Nothing heard here. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May18 01:58 Sorry N5JEH...couldn't make it to Albuquerque tonight! > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:58 If MUF roars back to FM, I could be going into CO or KS next based off paths > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:57 Es Looks like Spanish audio now. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
May18 01:54 Checking the unid 95.9, most likely was KACP Pahrump NV. But will get some more help from others. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:53 Highest MUF this entire opening was 101.7...UNID // KQFM with REO Speedwagon. Prob KQAZ Springerville, which is a relog also from 2011. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:52 NICE on the xltr, Yakima! Saul ON (
May18 01:46 Also check 95.3 for KXLE; and Seattle stns (92.5, 93.3, 94.1, 94.9, 95.7, 96.5) > Yakima (
May18 01:46 DWI: 94.5, 100.9, 92.9, 91.9 (SS), 89.5 (LifeTalk), 96.9 (more SS) > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:45 Out of FM now. Will check in a few min > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:45 Ch 4 XHHSS w/ id - de kb7wox cn85 (
May18 01:44 Nothing in Austin at the moment except for area enhancement...Jack, Austin TX (
May18 01:43 Yakima: 93.3 KOB is my favorite ABQ FM via Es. Tim EM86 (
May18 01:42 Yakima: try for 102.1 KAHM ez listening from Prescott AZ. Tim EM86 (
May18 01:42 Yakima - What's a good freq. to check de dwi (
May18 01:40 Almost time to go and hunt for ABQs! > Yakima (
May18 01:40 Es 96.5 unid with "Steal My Sunshine" Len. KRFM? > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:40 Es 96.1 KWRK Window Rock, AZ "Capitol Country 96.1" relog, not heard since 7/02/11 > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:36 New radio station serving Rome, GA (NW) area 103.1 "Radio M" W276CL 250W -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 01:32 Es 95.7 KWKM St. Johns, AZ "Show Low's Best Hit Music, Power 95.7" NEW!! > YAkima CN96 (
May18 01:29 Es 96.5 with Hot AC... > Yakima (
May18 01:29 Es 93.9 "The Mountain" KMGN Flagstaff, AZ. NEW!! > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:28 as the Austin plot on this agrees - de WA5IYX (
May18 01:26 Congratulations, Yakima! Hopefully you'll get some lower watt ones this year. My lowest power one was 3kW I think. Shattered mine by a long shot. -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 01:26 KA5DWI...check FM! > Yakima (
May18 01:25 Es 93.9 unid with Yes "Owner of a Lonely Heart." KMGN? > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:25 DXMaps awoken - looks like Es patch over me - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 01:24 A good number of low power stations in the mountains are coming in that I haven't received since 2013 -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 01:23 Es 95.5 w/ Tears for Fears, and faded. UNID 95.9 Chicago "Saturday in the Park" > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:23 Es ... I am shaking in excitement. 96.3 K242BV St. George UT. "96X Rocks" 195 WATTS!!! Lowest powered FM ever on Es! Beats KDBN-101.1 CO 6/22/11 NEW!! > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:20 May 17 17:19 (My Norfolk, VA report) going over my recording, it was NOT correct. It was indeed WNGU, a GPB affiliate. My bad -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 01:19 Es 100.5 KXNT-FM Henderson, NV w/ Robert Sidell "Success and the Law" talk show; matches program sked. NEW!! 100.5 is the MUF. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:19 Es 98.5 KLUC Las Vegas NV w/ local ad. Not heard since 2011 > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:18 Es 96.3 KKLZ Las Vegas, NV w/ "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Rod Stewart and ID "96.3 KKLZ". NEW!! > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:17 95.7 mixing - de kb7wox cn85 (
May18 01:16 UnID on 92.5 playing religious music. FMlist providing not a clue. -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 01:13 Es 95.9 UNID..."95.9 Ace Country"? Trace Adkins "Million Dollar View" > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:12 DX maps is definately a no go Mike-La (
May18 01:11 Es 95.9 with Trace Adkins... >Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:11 Es 95.1 KTTI Yuma, AZ w/ ID...huge. Mixed briefly with 60s oldies > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:11 Gala TV alien earlier Mike-La (
May18 01:11 1:03 my own post: forgot to link it, my bad! Link right on the page -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 01:10 Ch 2 SW UT translator fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
May18 01:06 95.1 WJRB Young Harris, GA in first time in over a year 200 watts 77 miles away. -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 01:06 92.9 KAFF fade up w/RDS - de kb7wox cn85 (
May18 01:04 Checked for any Las Vegas...none, and KNPR may have been possible w/o KOLU's translator on. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:03 The new local WXJR 102.1 in the mountains now has a live stream, playing 60s-70s music mostly. -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 01:03 Also heard - (most likely on both of them) 88.3 KSDS w/ jazz, 94.1 KMYI w/ Hot AC music...around 1735-40 PT > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:02 Es 95.3 XHHIT faded up just in time for a TOH ID...and then gone. NOTHING else from Tijuana/SD > Yakima CN96 (
May18 01:01 Looks like an ATL-Montréal path forming for me right now -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 00:58 92.9 KAFF fade up - de kb7wox cn85 (
May18 00:56 No sign of ANYTHING else via Es. Just KNYE booming in like it's 5 miles away... .> Yakima CN96 (
May18 00:56 Es 95.1 KNYE Pahrump, NV "KNYE 95.1 The Big Voice of the Valley" NEW!! 6KW. Getting shorter. > Yakima CN96 (
May18 00:53 Es 97.3 KSON San Diego ad for Toyota of Escondido at 1745 > Yakima CN96 (
May18 00:53 Es 96.5 KYXY San Diego CA w/ local ads 1737 PT > Yakima CN96 (
May18 00:53 Es reached 98.1 briefly, likely was KIFM San Diego > Yakima CN96 (
May18 00:52 Es 95.3 XHHIT Tecate, BCN w/ "La Caliente" ID; regional Mexican music at 1743 PT. NEW!! 12KW (
May18 00:51 Es 95.1 KFRG San Bernandino, CA mentioned "K-Frog.Com" at 1735 PT NEW!! > Yakima CN96 (
May18 00:50 DXMaps on siesta since 0030z - de WA5IYX (
May18 00:47 Es XHCH-2 Chihuahua, Chih. (830 mi) finally a text ID on this one Mike-La (
May18 00:45 DTV 2/21 KVMY lv nv w/ subs - de kb7wox cn85 (
May18 00:39 Es TV2 west Gala coming in for about an hour - more than likely XHHMA-2 Hermosio, Sonora-but can't positively ID Mike-La (
May18 00:39 is WA6URY really in DM03 today ? - de WA5IYX (
May18 00:39 unkn SS 88.5 fade up - de kb7wox cn85 (
May18 00:38 [00:21] Dan, I'm sure you'd have much more skip in TX. But selfishly, since I can get skip here from CO, I like to know what's happening there. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May18 00:32 especially adding the links to HDT-1x LCD screen shots (already online) - de WA5IYX (
May18 00:30 still trying to finalize the html-ing of my 2014 FM DX Log - over 100k file takes a while using Notepad - de WA5IYX (
May18 00:28 the PRO-2004 was stopping on 55.25 but in/out so fast cud not check it on other items - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May18 00:21 23:28 - Next year, I might move out to southern CO or (SW Texas) for a few years depending on circumstances. -- Dan EM73QX (
May18 00:19 Sadly Es have dropped out. My first good Es opening for TV here de Art ka5dwi/7 (
May18 00:18 Surprising that worked, I was being blocked for awhile and couldn't post anything! de JimT/MO EM37 (
May18 00:18 Can't post on here now? de JimT/MO EM37 (
May18 00:12 I hope the skip goes into the FM band. Rob Cincinnati (
May18 00:06 Short Skip on 50 Mhz from the NE US to Great Lakes de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May18 00:03 23:57- ok it's a program about the Roswell crash 1947 Mike-La (
May17 23:57 Es TV-2 SW Gala logo program showing photos of what looks like aliens :) Mike-La (
May17 23:52 Oopps N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 23:52 50 Mhz Es - Hearing UT1FG/mm who is currently FM68 off the East coast (
May17 23:52 dn64 have a bowl of Chicken and Wild Rice soup for me. de dwi (
May17 23:51 Es CH2 Gala Network here de ka5dwi DM34un Z (
May17 23:47 Tr 92.1 WROI Rochester, IN w/ ID and Rochester Ads 160 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 23:43 And SLC before that - Dn64 (
May17 23:42 We had Jim Thomas before he moved to Springfield MO. Also a DXer named Craig would post on here often years ago from DM79/Denver. And of course, Justin in DN64 and previously, DN51. > Yakima CN96 (
May17 23:40 I will be in St. Cloud, Minnesota... wish me luck getting a job there. Had an interview with KCLD/KNSI but haven't heard from them in a few weeks - Dn64 (
May17 23:39 There's a reason for that Rick. I've been here four years, it grows old pretty fast - Dn64 (
May17 23:28 Now we'll need someone to step up and post from CO/WY on this board. Our reliable correspondents from that region move away! - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May17 23:25 Ch2 XHFA in local w/ cci - de kb7wox cn85 (
May17 23:24 Ch 4 was trece and probably Chihuahua XHIT de ka5dwi/7 AZ DM34un (
May17 23:22 June 1 is always a good day. Take a portable and rabbit ears. (
May17 23:18 Justin, good luck on your move. Hope you find lots of opportunities--and lots of skip! - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May17 23:13 Sad to see you leave Sheridan, WY. Will be listening for KZZS and KLGT via Es this summer. > Yakima CN96 (
May17 23:10 Skip will happen the first week of June when I move out to Minnesota. It's happening!!! - Dn64 (
May17 23:10 Es Ch 2 - 4 SE to Mexico de ka5di/7 AZ dm34un (
May17 23:09 Ch2 snowy fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
May17 23:00 TR KNTU is 88.1! doh (
May17 23:00 Tr 99.1 KNTU McKinney/Dallas TX @ 346 miles (relog) de JimT/MO EM37 (
May17 22:57 Es Ch 3 Atlas vs. Guadalajara de dwi (
May17 22:48 Es New CH 3 Mexico, futbol de ka5dwi/7 DM34un AZ (
May17 22:38 Same programming now CH4 Mexico de dwi AZ DM34un (
May17 22:35 Es TV-2 SW with trece logo UR weak Mike-La (
May17 22:27 It definitely was Canal 5. Matched the symbol. (
May17 22:25 Best guess is XHZMT Zamora, Michoacan. Is in and out, gud at times. de KA5DWI/7 AZ DM34un (
May17 22:24 DWI, did you see a *bug* on the screen with the signal? de JimT/MO EM37 (
May17 22:24 Seems like the past few years there's been E-skip up here on Memorial Day weekend - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
May17 22:18 Actually CH 3 (
May17 22:17 What Mexico Channel 2 is actually lists Channel 5? de dwi (
May17 22:00 Ch 2 in/out SE and 10 Meters just woke up. Lots of 4's (mostly FL) , CO's etc de ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
May17 21:38 Ms 89.1 KWFC Springfield, MO RDS 745 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
May17 21:22 I think the DX gods planted me a 4 leaf clover while I was walking at our local park 3 blocks away. Expect Es this week! > Yakima CN96 (
May17 20:12 Probably no ES today, spring storms growing overhead. First time getting more than a trace of rain this month -- Dan EM73QX (
May17 19:59 some have had a better May so far than here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May17 19:40 [19:38] Same here - Christian EN64 (in EN72 right now) (
May17 19:38 [1920] Story of my life, LM! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May17 19:23 Tr Scatter 92.9 WLXX Lexington, KY - Auto Plaza USA ad and KY ments in ad - 291 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 19:20 I can already tell I am going to be so far out of the loop for Eskip as I am working a lot. LM/FM29 (
May17 18:32 V carrier is 55.26007 =/- 10 Hz N* (
May17 18:31 Es TV A2- weak video buzz possibly CMAK first Es since the spark-gap era here (LOL) N8NU in EN81 fs (MI n/of Toledo) (
May17 18:28 JimT - yes have had Florida in and out on 50Mhz for about an hour. No sign of things improving yet de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 18:20 No sign of Es yet for me. Rob Cincinnati (
May17 18:19 Es definite 89.3 but UNID w.standards John DE (
May17 18:18 Yea!! Seeing my first Ch 2 to my SE. Faint & In/Out de Art ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
May17 18:18 Something on 89.3, sounds like standards, band quite unstable John DE (
May17 18:16 Bill, qso's from MI to south FL going on now de JimT/MO EM37 (
May17 18:09 Strong surge on 55.240 to the SE, back to near nil and now coming back. Cant tell if it is Es or Tr from Canada attm de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 17:58 Es Looks like Spanish audio now. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
May17 17:56 Es TV CH-2 55.260 in. No audio yet. ?? ed n5jeh dm65rd (
May17 17:53 I'll keep that in mind for if I go up to FM29 (Towson, MD) this summer. -- Dan EM73QX (
May17 17:51 that's too bad Dan...94.9 is a money frequency here...mostly clear sailing Mark Fm29 (
May17 17:47 17:39 - Unfortunately, 94.9 here is occupied by a full power local WUBL "The Bull" 94.9, and the chances of receiving ZFB while pointing only 30 degrees away from that transmitter in Atlanta are very low. It sure could happen! -- Dan EM73QX (
May17 17:39 ZFB 94.9 is the best Bermuda target here Mark FM29 (
May17 17:35 quiet now...maybe it will set up later Mark FM29 (
May17 17:32 Shooting for the 98.3 in Bermuda. Probably one of my few chances I'll get for it this season Dan EM73QX (
May17 17:27 Just a few flare-ups here. Must be getting coastal LI? -- Dan EM73QX (
May17 17:26 John DE (
May17 17:26 Still nothing, might be too far south Hohn (
May17 17:26 dropped back down for the moment looks like Mark FM29 (
May17 17:21 Es 95.3 WOLZ Fort Myers FL The River Mark Fm29 (
May17 17:19 Es 92.9 WIKX Port Charlotte FL Mark FM29 (
May17 17:19 Tr 89.5 WHRV Norfolk, VA 496 miles new! Program match. One of longest TRs ever here -- Dan EM73QX (
May17 17:12 Es 89.5 WFIT Melbourne FL Mark FM29 (
May17 17:12 Playing "Toy Gun" and mixing with religious station -- Dan EM73QX (
May17 17:11 Es flaring to at least 98 MHz here towards NE (45) -- Dan EM73QX (
May17 17:09 Es 88.7 WNPS Fort Myers FL Mark FM29 (
May17 16:58 atta boy, Mark. de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 16:57 yea John...needs to gain some traction...Way Fm came up loud on 88.1 briefly Mark FM29 (
May17 16:55 Es. is weak here, something trying on 89.3 John DE (
May17 16:50 some Way FM fade ups...we'll see where this goes Mark FM29 (
May17 16:44 Es into FL here Mark FM29 (
May17 16:44 Re 15:53 - I started dxing in 1971 (15 years old) and the worst Es seasons have been just the last several years. I will be glad when we get out of this Solar cycle low period! de JimT/MO EM37 (
May17 16:43 WA5IYX de N8UUP - have had that happen on more than one occasion on my HDT-1x as well (
May17 16:42 50 Mhz Es now starting over on the east coast de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 16:40 But it is strange that the lack of Es coincides with the *winter-like* weather patterns here in May de JimT/MO EM37 (
May17 16:39 Yakima CN96, have you noticed much of the central US continues to have *winter-like* weather? Very little tropo and yes, very little Es to date. I realize the weather doesn't effect Es de JimT/MO EM37 (
May17 16:37 earlier power dips from lightning glitched the HDT-1x's audio - had to re-power it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May17 16:06 Tr Scatter 92.1 WFGF Wapakoneta, OH "The Frog" and Lima Ohio ments de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 15:53 (cont) and only 2012 has seen NO Es for me in May. But that was my worst of the six years I've done Es DX. > Yakima CN96 (
May17 15:53 50mhz DXmaps looks like March right now. Would like at least one Es opening in May! Started Es DXing late June 2009 (plus one log in 2007 (
May17 15:24 Bad data on the APRS map de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May17 14:49 There is a nice Upper Air ridge from FL to IN ahead of a long line of T-storms. Good chance de dwi (
May17 14:45 Ms 88.9 KNGM Guymon, OKLAHOMA 1156 Miles @ 25 KW Christian Mx and "KJIL Radio For life" ID @ 1032 EDT de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
May17 14:42 Looks like there was an Indianapolis-Orlando tropo duct according to the aprs map Dan EM73QX (
May17 14:18 Forgot .. make a strawberry pie. The YL is an OCD slave driver de dwi (
May17 14:16 oops and do some yard work. Es will occur de ka5dwi dm34un prescott arizona (
May17 14:15 I am going to plant zuchini ans (
May17 14:00 Tr S - WOLW-91.1 Cadillac, MI - Poor, fadeups over WFUM. Webcast match. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May17 13:47 Looks like it's shaping up nicely for another day of nothing. ( Using reverse psychology, maybe that will work ) Tim EM86 (
May17 13:38 Dan, I had quite a bit earlier but didn't have a real good chance to sit down and listen. Time to join the Airspy crowd, I think. RobSC em93va (
May17 13:25 All of last night's recordings were done with the amplifier unplugged… no wonder my radio seemed so dead last night. Dan EM73QX (
May17 13:11 Tr 100.5 WSSL under local WNNX Gray Court, SC 148 miles Dan EM73QX (
May17 13:08 Tr all logs from yesterday as well Dan EM73QX (
May17 13:06 Good luck! Are you getting any of the coastal tropo? I'm finally getting a little bit for once Dan EM73QX (
May17 13:05 Everyone get ready for plenty of Es today while I work on my pool. RobSC (
May17 12:47 Another ES dream last night… somehow I was DXing with my computer in a coffee shop, no radio to be seen. Dan EM73QX (
May17 06:56 Tr WITZ 104.7 Jasper, IN 204.42 miles in like a local.Rob Cincinnati (
May17 06:47 Tr WKTG - Power Rock 93-9 KTG 93.9 FM Madisonville, KY 269.57 miles Rob Cincinnati (
May17 06:43 95.7 is fading like crazy with tropo. It will be in with WQMF like a local then fade out then come back every 2 or 3 minutes ad sometimes every few seconds. Rob Cincinnati (
May17 06:27 Tr WSTO - Hot 96 FM 96.1 FM Owensboro, KY 218.92 miles in like a local. Rob Cincinnati (
May17 03:54 I didn't include the 87.9 Cayman Islands from May 26 in that - de WA5IYX (
May17 03:50 my FM thru 2014 - 4304, 3546 Es, 852 tropo, 120 ms - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May17 03:28 I have noticed several locals off the air at various times. 92.9, 94.5, 96.9, 105.7, 107.3 > Yakima CN96 (
May17 00:54 I've only noticed one radio station off the air, WWWQ(?) 99.7 and a 99.7 from Dothan, AL took its place over. Dan EM73QX (
May17 00:26 Tr 88.7 KUWK Kaycee, WY about 60 miles, not new here just normally don't hear it on the home radio- Dn64 (
May17 00:20 Hmm... nvm. This is someone's XM transmitter, but why is it fading. Same as the 88.5 I rx last week - Dn64 (
May17 00:18 It is playing rock music, and sounds like it might be KCWC but the streams don't match - Dn64 (
May17 00:18 T storm knocked several stations off the air. I have an UNID 88.1 in place of the local that would have been there - Dn64 (
May16 23:12 Tr 98.7 UNID with NASCAR coverage. No 98.7's mentioned anywhere on the affiliate listings! EN71 S. Michigan (
May16 22:17 deluge at the Preakness race site - got 2.25" here in the backyard rain gauge this week - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May16 20:54 Tr 89.9 WCGF Cambridge Springs, PA- weak fade-up over local WRRO with Cont. Christian and webstream match- 25kw 248 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May16 20:23 Looks like its going to be a great night for tropo. I am already getting in and Louisville 90.5 and 95.7 are already in like locals. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 20:17 Tr 88.5 WTMK Lowell, IN- weak with Cont. Christian 'Shine dot FM' //WONU 89.7- EN71 S. Michigan (
May16 20:08 Tr 88.5 WBNH Pekin, IL- weak/poor with religious program and webstream match, SRN News, 48kw 253 miles-- LOCAL WGNC OFF-AIR! EN71 S. Michigan (
May16 18:46 I could use a camcorder or webcam of the screen but that might introduce shutter artifacts - de WA5IYX (
May16 18:31 the Win7 desktop "stuuters" a little with Airspy and the vid capture software running - de WA5IYX (
May16 17:40 A few 6M paths to CO WY from Seattle area. > Yakima CN96 (
May16 17:39 another big day in EU...MUF not 2m yet but FM paths everywhere on DX Maps > Yakima CN96 (
May16 17:38 Neat! Hopefully I'll make it to working on a radio station. Dan EM73QX (
May16 17:28 (17:12) Dan - I worked at WCIB from 2000-2003. It was my favorite station to work at that I wasn't PD/OM for. :) Randy EM69wq (
May16 17:28 got some AVI files of Airspy KOTA-DT-2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May16 17:22 Es back and fluctuating in strength to 91 MHz with STRONG local TV station interference. Dan EM73QX (
May16 17:21 17:12 Randy - WCIB was a neat station to listen to on ES here last year and on tropo when I was in NY. I wish we had something like that here! Dan EM73QX (
May16 17:21 Jim - Ha! Nicely played. Randy EM69wq (
May16 17:20 Muf for ES keeps going between 2 and 6 Dan EM73QX (
May16 17:19 It was nice having 91.7 free since Feb. Might not have logged Fruitland NM Thursday if smilocal had been on. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May16 17:17 OC 91.7 Tacoma starting sometime between 7 and 10 AM PDT. Bet they'll hook up that satellite and be broadcasting religion today. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May16 17:13 One of my neice's in KC was Paula Cole before she got married :-P (not the same one) de JimT/MO EM37 (
May16 17:12 That's why I do this show - Dn64 (
May16 17:12 Well there you go (
May16 17:12 (15:09) I haven't heard Paula Cole on radio since I worked at WCIB on Cape Cod. Randy EM69wq (
May16 17:09 Now not a trace of es anywhere with analog but I might be getting digital channel 2 strong Dan EM73QX (
May16 17:08 Es KOTA-DT-2 SD Rapid City (1039 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May16 17:05 Es 54.310 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May16 17:02 Es fading in low FM 89 MHz -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 17:01 No sign of ES yet. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 17:01 Somebody's using an appliance that's causing very strong interference with the ES. Barely making it through a weird static on the screen Dan EM73QX (
May16 16:59 16:56 - Giving an ad for a show. No clue what it read Dan EM73QX (
May16 16:58 Es UnID 4, 5, 6 strong interference with locals 4 and 6 Dan EM73QX (
May16 16:56 Activa Network is in Bolivia, someone showing one of their programs? de JimT/MO EM37 (
May16 16:45 Es UnID 2 Activa network SS Dan EM73QX (
May16 16:43 Es 60.310 spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May16 16:39 Es multiple channel 2s coming in now strong interference FM flare ups to 104 Dan EM73QX (
May16 16:35 Just worked central Kansas on 6 Meters from NC Arizona de KA5DWI/7 DM34un (
May16 16:32 Ch2 snowy fade ins - de kb7wox cn85 (
May16 16:27 Es growing westwards bringing in UnIDs on analogue be on the lookout Dan EM73QX (
May16 16:17 see I neglected to put the local 104.9 xltor (K285EU) in my 2013 log ... - de WA5IYX (
May16 16:09 Judging by the maps it looks like there is at least potential for Es in FM today.. Still waiting for my first of 2015 here. The other morning didn't count- just a few minutes of unids. Tim EM86 (
May16 16:06 Es TV-2 west very weak Mike-La (
May16 16:04 Es CH-2/3 videp/audio Spanish ed n5jeh dm65rd (
May16 15:09 I'm starting the stream early. The show won't start for another 40 minutes. Moved it over to my stream for better quality - Dn64 (
May16 15:03 Local WUPA "CW 69" 69.1 now has a subchannel, "Decades" 69.2 Dan EM73QX (
May16 14:10 DXMAPS appears to be working completely fine now with a lot of the ES gone from earlier Dan EM73QX (
May16 14:03 Tr 101.1 WROQ Anderson, SC 141 miles interfering with semi-local 101.1 Dan EM73QX (
May16 14:01 Tr 88.5 WMUB Oxford, OH good legal ID 327 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
May16 14:00 Tr UnID playing Electric Avenue mixing with 2 other country stations Dan EM73QX (
May16 13:50 Coming in best pointed 90 degrees Dan EM73QX (
May16 13:48 Ms 88.5 KLHV Cotton Valley, LA RDS 998 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
May16 13:46 It was frozen for over an hour earlier. I think the site is having trouble loading new data. - de Jon in FN03 (
May16 13:45 My channel 2 has a logo on the top right and I think they're playing ice hockey -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 13:45 Just got it to update to 13:42 and refreshed the amount of *skip* data on the map, maybe it is working - JimT/MO EM37 (
May16 13:43 Is the DxMaps site working? Shows skip but doesn't seem to be updating. Time stamp at 13:33 de JimT/MO EM37 (
May16 13:41 Tr 93.5 translator for WALR-FM 104.1 unknown location or ID. -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 13:32 Es noted here too but weak on analogue VHF 2 Dan EM73QX (
May16 13:19 Es UNID-2z south strong signal - Mickey Mouse Cartoon - no logos -likely Cuba de Fred SC FM03af (
May16 13:15 Nothing noted on FM here. - de Jon in FN03 (
May16 13:08 oops...nevermind...I had my Airspy setup to playback from Mark FM29 (
May16 13:08 Nice Mark! Nothing here yet de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May16 13:06 Es into MS, LA here Mark FM29 (
May16 13:03 DXMaps is frozen again... - de Jon in FN03 (
May16 12:54 Jeff….They'd get a lot less QRM on 66.1 Mhz…HAHAHA de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May16 12:48 WUWF on 88.1 sri (
May16 12:47 Ms 66.1 WUWF Pensacola, FL RDS 906 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
May16 12:37 Ms 88.5 WBOJ Lumpkin, GA RDS 823 mi and KEOM Mesquite, TX RDS 1108 mi on same burst -de Jeff VA3NN (
May16 12:33 Ms 88.9 CKMW Winkler, MB RDS PS: Country 88 875 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
May16 04:14 I agree. Conditions look good with a better sun. GN KA5DWI/7 DM34un Prescott area Arizona 77 miles slightly west of north from Phoenix..EXPECTING SOME SNOW TONITE. 73 (
May16 03:48 No ES to note here. I'm going to bed in hopes of a good midday opening tomorrow. Goodnight! -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 03:40 Boulder CO digisonde is showing the build up too, but FL declining a bit. Maybe look west de dwi (
May16 03:31 Looks like it to me also. Might be too close for me to get any Es. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 03:23 Eastern half of the US is having a nice 6 Meter opening. (
May16 03:22 Rob, looks like the higher MUF is at the KY and WV border de ka5dwi/7 (
May16 03:16 XHMZI 91.1 SS tropo of back of antennas - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May16 03:13 EglinAFB FLA Digisonde is showing a sudden rise in the critical frequency of the E layer (
May16 03:08 Maybe Es is not over yet mufs are rebuilding again. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 03:03 Looks like Es went as quick as the showed up. The nearest Digisonde to me (Boulder) is showing no reflections at the E layer. (
May16 03:03 It sounded like country and when I get tropo I get air1, npr, or classical music. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 03:00 Rob, are you sure it's Es.NWS radar mosaic is showing a lot of inversions. It could be Tropo scattering. de dwi (
May16 02:58 I hope so too. The Sun has been screwing things up again. Looks like Ol Sol is starting to get more quiet. de ka5dwi (
May16 02:57 So far I have only had 1 fade up on 90.5. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 02:54 It hasn't reached FM here. - de Jon in FN03 (
May16 02:48 I hope tomorrow will be a good day for Es. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 02:44 Saul…it's bubbling on the bottom end, but just can't get going!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May16 02:31 Just set up radio in dowtown Toronto. I stalled over dinner on way home in suburbs waiting for MUF to climb, but gave up. Saul ON (
May16 02:14 Es 88.5 Several Fade Ups here the last couple of minutes… the SOUTH de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May16 01:32 I did have some UNID FF on 89.1 @ 0100z mixing with others from the NE RobSC em93va (
May16 01:24 Would any of you know what software for the airspy would be best for the Macbook Pro using OSX 10.7.5? Thanks -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 01:21 a long way to go with midpoints 1100-1200 mi from here ... - de WA5IYX (
May16 01:12 Not a remote trace of ES currently. -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 01:09 Es - UNID-2+ on 55260 (LIKELY CJCH5), DTV pilot sig on 55310 (likely WLBZ) & 6m hams in New England - fadey signals de Fred SC FM03af (
May16 01:08 It's my internet router, how weird. Using my cell phone's LTE it works fine. Thanks for letting me know the website didn't disappear or anything -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 01:06 Very weird… I get a white screen and despite how long I wait it never comes up anymore. Google says last time I got on the page was the 1st of the month. -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 01:05 Getting light fade-ups on 96.7 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May16 01:03 Access to site is good - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May16 01:03 The airspy website loads for me Dan. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 01:02 Is anybody able to access the airspy website? I want to look more into it to see about purchasing it. -- Dan EM73QX (
May16 00:59 nothing here. Tim EM86 (
May16 00:54 MUF at 91 now. Rob Cincinnati (
May16 00:45 Yakima, I've been expecting that any day re 91.7, and I doubt they'll waste much time. Till they occupy it, that's my monitoring frequency. Almost every opening has a 91.7. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May16 00:35 68 now, Bill; that would drop us right in the drink, it looks like. Just some scatter looking 110 right now. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May16 00:34 Nothing noted on FM here yet. - de Jon in FN03 (
May16 00:32 FM29 showing MUF at 76 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May16 00:22 Keep an eye on your radios we could have late day skip. Tons of mufs over New England. Rob Cincinnati (
May15 23:55 Deal closed on KYFQ-91.7 Tacoma WA (ex-KXOT). Get ready Rick, BBN is taking over very soon with their religious programming from NC. If you've heard KWFJ 89.7 in Roy, that's what BBN sounds like. > Yakima CN96 (
May15 23:39 That should be PHN, not PHM. Darn typos. de Eric B. Carleton, MI (
May15 23:37 Also xltrs -- Adrian has a few; only Adrian xltr heard was 97.7 which is // WBCL. Then a lot of TOL area xltrs needed, and the HS stations from Oakland County, up to PHM. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May15 23:36 WPCJ Pittsford needed, as well as a few from AZO; I'd have to go through the list. WQXC is one, I remember. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May15 22:46 Eric B: What stations do you need in western Michigan? EN71 S. Michigan (
May15 22:45 Tr 100.5 WYMG Chatham, IL- weak/poor with local mentions. 50kw 302 miles! EN71 S. Michigan (
May15 21:56 I yanked the HD-5030 off the Airspy earlier during the thundering - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May15 21:53 I've been parked on 91.1 beamed n.e. and only meteors w/o idents - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May15 21:49 No more ES flare-ups noticed for a while now. Now it's that Dothan station coming in and out a lot. -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 21:48 Looks like the stuff that passed over you is heading towards Houston (
May15 21:48 Is there a lot of flooding throughout Texas? No news coverage of it here. We had around 18-24 inches of rain in a week back in September 2009. I remember some kids were trapped at the schools that didn't flood overnight -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 21:46 I noticed some places around Houston had 10-12 inches. Glad I moved to Arizona de Art ka5dwi/7 (
May15 21:40 SA proper missed most of the heavy stuff - some places south of here had 7"+ - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May15 21:39 Pat - you guys building an Arc? (
May15 21:37 Here in Arizona... rain here and snow up at Flagstaff (
May15 21:36 Very true on the coast too. Upper air ridge of high pressure from Florida all the way to Illinois de dwi (
May15 21:32 it finally quit raining hr and cleared out (for a while) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May15 21:30 Those in the NE USA might want to take look toward Nova Scotia / New Foundland etc de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May15 21:27 Good upper air conditions.. Big mother High pressure center over the Southeast corner of the USA. de ka5dwi (
May15 21:26 Everyone east of the Mississippi River and South of the Ohio River look for some good tropo Tonight (
May15 21:19 Nothing happening here at the moment. RobSC em93va (
May15 21:16 I hate my laptop... dwi (
May15 21:16 Nice catch on Meridian. I enjoyed tde ka5dwi/7 Prescott AZ DM34un... (
May15 21:16 Nice catch on Meridian. I enjoyed tde ka5dwi/7 Prescott AZ DM34un... (
May15 21:14 linkage (
May15 21:13 here's another...seems like WQLS 90.5 w/local ad de Mark FM29 (
May15 21:06 sorry W226BI...see what you think! recorded on Airspy de Mark FM29 (
May15 21:04 de Mark FM29 (
May15 21:04 Tentative W22BI 93.1 FM 75w Meridian MS from yday (
May15 20:30 The Map's not showing any Es…But that really doesn't mean anything!! Hope it gets going… ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May15 20:28 Tr 89.5 WGTF Dothan, AL 196 miles matched streaming. Es flares are ceasing now -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 20:24 Unknown what direction ES is from but I've received 4 flares thus far on 89.5 now. 2 I don't think are English and 2 were. Don't know the format. -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 20:18 [18:10] If you're vision impaired (which I have a vague though possibly wrong recollection), email and site are the same with a dot com on the end ... Mike (
May15 20:17 Es flaring on low FM band (89.5) -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 20:04 2014 gave me 14 new on 88.1, 12 Es and 2 tr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May15 20:00 DC as of 4 July 2014 had a 6 and a UHF station in the 40s I believe. The 6 is still there but I'm unsure of the UHF one -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 19:30 15:22 - there is currently a WUVM 4 and WTBS 6/87.7 FM still on the air for the Atlanta market. We actually gained an analogue station on TV in 2013 or 2014 (6) -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 19:12 Ch2 very snowy XEPM fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
May15 18:10 Well Mike, an e-mail is hidden in an image as he gets alot of spam. While I don't think I've ever given my own e-mail out here, if you please, lets write it this way, please visit tripple w dot hubert "dash" humphrey dot com and at the top is a contact link. Thanks so much in advance from here in 91423 as some TV sub-channels have changed (
May15 17:46 [16:33] His email address is at the bottom of his main page ... Mike (
May15 17:07 Tr 97.3 KGRR Epworth, IA- weak fade-up with Kiss 'Lick It Up' and webstream match- 25kw 297 miles! EN71 S. Michigan (
May15 16:33 Maybe I cannot write him as "whois" has no listing of that site, here in 91423 (
May15 16:23 I just looked over California TV stations, will need to write w9wi with some changes, from here in 91423 (
May15 15:59 Es UNID with Npr type programing on 88.7 Rob Cincinnati (
May15 15:59 Heads up y'all. I know Es can be fleeting but 55 and 52 MHz over MO and IL with scattered green on the map. Tim EM86 (
May15 15:45 now to figure out which of my 2014 FM loggings are new or just a technical change in COL with same TL - de WA5IYX (
May15 15:42 last time I looked W9WI's database might be frozen in Oct 2012 - de WA5IYX (
May15 15:35 Though, he doesn't list Mexico; Fred Cantu keeps lists of Mexico stations. de Eric B (
May15 15:34 KA5DWI, try; he has them sorted by channel, then sorted by digital, analog, etc. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May15 15:23 I am not sure if the FCC database is accurate or not. thanks de di (
May15 15:22 Does anyone know of an accurate listing of analog TV stations left in N.America? de ka5dwi (
May15 15:19 What a difference between the Europe and N American EsMap. Should be a law that says you can't have if we can't have de ka5dwi dm34un (
May15 15:16 Tr S - WMUK-102.1 Kalamazoo, MI - Fair with Classical mx. Trying for a few other unheards but mostly striking out. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May15 14:55 [14:12] Different strokes and all that. The last rendering of the IP address is often helpful because it provides clues to location when the poster doesn't (or when I don't know a grid square.) - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May15 14:45 Also had WLEY-107.9 Aurora, IL poke in with SS for a moment while chasing WVAC. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May15 14:45 Tr S - WVAC-FM 107.9 Adrian, MI - Very poor in pileup with Hot AC, Webcast/playlist match. Off my Most Wanted List! New catch! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May15 14:40 [11:24] I get that, but it's the other end of the path that concerns me. If PA gets Es, it's not likely to affect me. If CO does, that's another story. I really don't care if folks list their grid squares till doomsday, but at least a state abbreviation is helpful. I'm grateful to people who do that. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May15 14:29 nice isotropic (starburst) 2m Eu Es map - de WA5IYX (
May15 14:12 sorry, invoking nano to type here trunkated my comments. For Bob in NJ, I suppose you are a leader of this list?? I do have the following comments-and-an inquiree? Is it a reequrement of useing a real first name verses grid or Ham-call? Also, please consider segregating tropo reports from E, as many places here in the West have little tropo, but yes during my days in NJ, I remember how exciting it was to enjoy that anual VA session. And yes, receiving e-mail alerts would be wonderful, but certainly does matter if some1 in TX is having action, as like many times in 82 it moved west to California later. Also, please consider hiding those IP-addresses, as they make some items hard2read with a screen-reader. Thanks so much in advance from Sherman Oaks 91423 (
May15 14:01 well Bob in NJ, I guess you are a leader of this list?? I am reading these comments in a Unix account-and in Linux with (
May15 13:52 2m stronger than ever in EU right now...MUF right at 162 mhz > Yakima CN96 (
May15 13:39 Yakima I heard that EU MUFs reached into the 2M and that was few hrs ago. I hope we end up with some good Es today. Rob Cincinnati (
May15 13:29 Have some enhancement to the south- 88.9 WCVE Richmond VA is in at 157 miles John DE (
May15 13:17 Huge FM opening in EU as we speak. MUF just low enough right now to not reach 2 meters, but it looks like it could make it there. > Yakima CN96 (
May15 13:07 The storm last night knocked three stations off the air. unfortunately they are all ours. - DN64 (
May15 12:13 Unfortunately adding new scripts to this page, my Unix knowledge is not as good as it use to be. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May15 12:04 It could be possible to key on both those grids at the same time. In my personal primitive attempt, I key on Fn20 and FM29. They are next to one another. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May15 12:01 11:43 - My grid square is mostly Lake Michigan, so it has very few DXers - Christian EN63 mobile (live in EN64, work in EN63) (
May15 11:43 Dan, thats true! reports dont really do much if you live way out in the boonies somewhere with no other DXers near by. Bob-Fn20 (
May15 11:39 Oh, I also set up a separate email account on Yahoo email just for DX forums and such. That way my personal email wont get cluttered with that stuff. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May15 11:37 It also really helps that a DXer no more than 10 miles to my west is on here in summer, KG4EFQ in EM73OX. -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 11:37 I get [WTFDA] email alerts on my iphone now, it would be more useful for DXing if those Es reports could be sorted by something like a grid square for DX alerting. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May15 11:35 My solution to lack of emails is constantly having this opened on my laptop when I'm home and checking the page hourly when mobile. -- Dan EM74 mobile (
May15 11:30 getting the alerts on my iphone, I dont have to be chained to the radio all day long waiting. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May15 11:28 I have done this in the past for myself and thought about letting others do it. My iphone alerts me when receiving new email. problem is, large number of reports means a bunch of email being sent to me. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May15 11:24 I have often thought about having this page send out email alerts based on grid squares. For me if Fn20 or FM29 reports become active I usually start looking for DX here in my location. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May15 11:20 Re: the grid square discussion. Reporting your grid lets other DXers in that and surrounding grids to be on the look out for some DX in their area. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May15 10:37 Tr WNOI was logged at 0752Z. Randy EM69wq (
May15 10:35 Tr 103.9 WNOI Flora, IL "The New Mix-FM" 3.3K-A 143.6 miles. Randy EM69wq (
May15 10:34 Tr Had numerous re-logs from St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, southern Illinois and Paducah, KY. Duct fizzled out at approx. 0945Z. Randy EM69wq (
May15 10:21 [04:53] Yak, you need an attenuating cable or adapter RobSC (
May15 07:03 Tr re-log 100.7 KGMO Cape Girardeau, MO 243.3mi Randy EM69wq (
May15 06:44 Tr re-log 101.1 WXOS East St. Louis, MO 242.8 mi Randy EM69wq (
May15 06:41 Tr re-log 102,9 KEZS Cape Girardeau. MO 242.9mi Randy EM69wq (
May15 06:03 You are likely connecting things that aren't designed to be connected together. Sometimes things are loud, sometimes quiet, and in a worst case, burn up. You're in the loud/quiet category ... Mike (
May15 06:03 [04:53] In some cases, cables present a certain resistance. All input and output jacks have a resistance/impedance associated with them..... You are likely connecting things that aren't designed to be connected together (
May15 06:00 Tr re-log 98.1 KYKY St. Louis, MO "Y-98" 36K-C1 236.8mi Randy EM69wq (
May15 05:41 Tr new WMGI - MIX-FM 100.7 FM Terre Haute, IN 181.34 miles overtop of 100.7 The Project Rob Cincinnati (
May15 05:34 we had a significant (for Sheridan, WY) thunder storm just go over. had to unplug antennas -DN64 (
May15 04:54 That is the one I ordered. It does not have ANY mention of how many ohms. If it was marked and it was something other than 32, I wouldn't have picked it up. > Yakima CN96 (
May15 04:53 Mike - > Yakima CN96 (
May15 04:22 Tr 93.1 KBDZ Perryville, MO 233 miles, 1600 watt station, classic rock- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
May15 04:17 [01:12] Now you know what I meant a few weeks ago when I mentioned impedance matching. ... Mike (
May15 01:48 Tr - WXMW-89.3 Sycamore, OH - Poor with C&W Gospel mx, New Vision FM. 390 watts, new catch! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May15 01:47 Tr 104.1 WIKY - Adult Contemporary Radio - Evansville, IN Rob Cincinnati (
May15 01:39 Tr 103.9 KCJF Earle, AR 258 miles (in a weak direction for me) "irock 1039"- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
May15 01:38 I'm in Smyrna DE but who even knows where that is? John DE (
May15 01:35 1:21 - You could always have it a little too low and amplify the volume using a sound program like audacity. Audacity is what I use for searching through and modifying my ES recordings -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 01:21 The radio doesn't matter. Will check with the recorder volume. It's about vol 10 however...but I wonder if a volume of 5 would work better. > Yakima CN96 (
May15 01:17 I live 19.3 miles as the crow flies NW of Atlanta if you want to look at it that way, too. -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 01:16 to all who don't know, EM73 is the grid square consisting of slightly east of Atlanta to around 30 miles west of the AL border and within the 33 and 34 parallel. I live in QX which is the grid square immediately south of downtown Kennesaw, GA and immediately west of Kennesaw Mountain. -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 01:15 If the recorder has manual record volume, turn it down. Or turn down the radio. I don't generally like the sound of Olympus recorders. Bought one, and it's mostly stayed on the shelf. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May15 01:12 BTW I might be going back to using my recorder ONLY and not the 3.5 male to male. The audio when a station (like KPND) fades up is rather distorted, as if I turned up my speakers way too high. > Yakima CN96 (
May15 01:11 At least I tried. There's a 95.3 in Monte Vista CO (KYDN) that could have made it on skip, but didn't. Would have been a relog anyways. > Yakima CN96 (
May15 01:10 Yakima, I didn't get anything above 92. But the opening may not have included your area or the freq you chose. Even though I use it, the one-frequency method is a crap shoot. - Rick N6KCR Aseattle (
May15 01:08 I list the city and grid. There's only one Yakima in the entire U.S. And it's not on the west, rainy, gloomy, I-5 rush hour, evergreen tree side of WA. > Yakima CN96 (
May15 01:06 At times I can get clues from the IP listing, but that doesn't display on all of my devices. On my PC it indicates comcast and GA, so that's helpful. As I recall, I can't get that on my iPhone, and I never mave my desktop PC with me when I DX. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May15 01:04 Entire town and immediate surrounding are too (
May15 01:02 Carleton MI center is in EN82hb de ka5dwi DM34un (
May15 01:01 And Dan, I have no idea where EM73 is, and haven't for as long as you've been posting. (Longer, really.) I'm blind, and can't read those maps of squares. Sometimes a net search yields clues, not always. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May15 01:01 00:55 Use this website and type in your address for your more specific grid location: I live less than a mile from the EM73 and EM74 line (lat 34 N) but using the QX in my identifier means I'm very close to the grid squares EM74 and EM83 and EM84. -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 00:59 Grid squares don't mean a thing to me. N. NJ or S. FL-- that's meaningful. Or even ZIP codes. But people will do what they do. -- Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May15 00:55 Carleton looks to be too close to EN81 and EN82, which is what stopped me using that. Also, I didn't learn about grid squares until much later. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May15 00:52 I think a zip-code would be a `marvelous alternative, rather than grids which some of us who are not currently hams, may not know 91423 (
May15 00:52 Cloud was over my head this morning so not useable but I did come home to the sangean with the readout saying "fox sport" on 92.5 and I had a few unids while dashboarding. Will check unattended recs while out. That 2nd round was to FL for me. Tim EM86 (
May15 00:49 I just use "DE" for Delaware- we're small enough I don't need to use a grid square John DE (
May15 00:48 Grid squares are easiest for me to remember since I wouldn't have a clue where Carleton, MI is. -- Dan EM73QX (
May15 00:46 checking the 95.3 recording one more time...all I hear is KPND-ID fadeups. Either I was in a midpoint, or Es MUF did not make it to 95.3 in this area. > Yakima CN96 (
May15 00:31 Or, you could use "Eric B EN82"...that's the grid square for Carleton MI (and most of SE MI) > Yakima CN96 (
May15 00:25 I have considered replacing my QTH with the ZIP code, but I doubt too many would care for me posting that, as it could be misconstrued as a SINPO. de Eric B, Carleton, MI. (
May15 00:24 [2013] True. How many times have I posted something other than CARLETON for my QTH? Either fat-fingering the keys or getting my hands mixed up, it happens to the best of us! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 23:50 92.1 might be Tr from Cody, but they've stopped ID'ing as "the Cowboy". All I heard was "real country" - Dn64 (
May14 23:48 Es trying on the lower part of the band. Something on 91.1, and had a fade up on 92.1 - Dn64 (
May14 23:27 MUF must still be too low at the moment. > Yakima CN96 (
May14 23:26 May be having some Es spikes...three short wisps on 95.1...probably not three meteors in a row. Looked around what seemed like 1000 times for Es and found nothing else, other than these unid fadeups. > Yakima CN96 (
May14 23:14 Nothing on the four hours of unattended recordings from this afternoon, and no sign of KIEM on the DTV box - Dn64 (
May14 22:42 Ms 88.5 KLHV Cotton Valley, LA RDS 998 mi- de Jeff VA3NN (
May14 22:42 I haven't really had a CA or OR opening since 2011, so this morning's opening was much appreciated, even if it was short - Dn64 (
May14 22:36 Based off of 6M paths, I might get Four Corners or ABQ if MUF reaches 92.3. > Yakima CN96 (
May14 22:36 no FM yet, but early. Taking a walk with the recorder in just a few mins. > Yakima CN96 (
May14 22:36 Rotated the FM-6 toward NorCal at noon. Crossing fingers - Dn64 (
May14 22:33 recorder running at home, DTV box parked on 3 for KIEM - Dn64 (
May14 22:25 Still looking for more fadeups, Es and Tr. > Yakima CN96 (
May14 22:25 Stale Tr report - 95.3 KPND Sandpoint ID brief fadeup at 0940 PT on recording. Not new > Yakima CN96 (
May14 22:10 I could only work 15 minutes of this morning's opening but I got 2 new logs, now at 937 stations. John DE (
May14 22:08 Finndx and I had 89.3 WPNE Green Bay WI from the Vero Beach FL GT node earlier today, around 1345z > Yakima CN96 (
May14 22:07 6m opening up again! > Yakima CN96 (
May14 22:06 Starting the Season @ 2504 FM's Heard..Hoping the ELAD SDR will add a Pile to that by Season's End!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May14 22:05 3 New FMers from Today's Es….but only caught the tail end of the opening!! de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
May14 21:50 Let's see what I got! 95.3 recorded all day. Congrats Rick, Justin etc > Yakima CN96 (
May14 21:44 pat dyer (
May14 20:17 I hope to address teh (typo) slow phone issue within the coming months, bye bye Galaxy S3 - Dn64 (
May14 20:13 See? de N8UUP (
May14 20:13 Rick N6KCR - no worries. Most of us here are fluent in yhe language of Typo. de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 19:59 It seems that this year's openings are mimicking last year's but about 2-4 days later from the date. Just an observation thus far into the season. -- Dan EM73QX (
May14 19:12 Such a strong feeling ES would hit today! Dang... -- Dan EM73QX (
May14 18:44 I had some nice lake enhancement on my way to work today with several UP and central WI stations in. For example, on my car, WMOM and WRVM were battling it out on 102.7 and the RDS was going back and forth as well (WMOM is a 6kW local for me while WRVM is a 100kW blowtorch) - Christian EN63 mobile (
May14 18:37 I could have easily missed this opening. DXing is done in the attic, where most of my life doesn't take place. No doubt I miss DX because reception is poor elsewhere. 0- Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 18:28 And typing during that opening was mostly done on my phone, which is a PITA when it comes to something that happens quickly - Dn64 (
May14 18:27 Only KMKX is new. The last time I heard KOZT was 2011, but I'm not complaining. I got an RDS picture of it that I didn't have before :) - Dn64 (
May14 18:24 Sorry about typos in my excited reports earlier. Keyboarding fast on a Braille notetaker with limited Internet capability. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 17:53 I was sitting on a hill in my car to hear those. Enhancement from Fremont County was a pest. 93.1 is now a pest frequency, as is 99.1 - DN64 (
May14 17:52 Justin, that's super. We both got something verified during a sparse opening. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 17:49 Looks like we're done here. 3 91.7's, 2 91.9's. Need to look up 91.9 that might relay Albuquerque. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 17:46 Cool Justin! Didn't occur to me that Rockport might be part of *artist and title* info - de JimT/MO EM37 (
May14 17:44 Not a peep, here, in Indy. Randy EM69wq (
May14 17:42 Es possible on channel 2 looks like something is trying to come in. Rob Cincinnati (
May14 17:41 I gave them a call, they just played a song with the name Rockport in it ,and she said they do have RDS. I'm calling it - Dn64 (
May14 17:38 Justin, your 95.3 was probably KOZT Fort Bragg CA 25kw "The Coast". Rockport is a common name around Fort Bragg. - de JimT/MO EM37 (
May14 17:37 I suspect my 95.3 is KOZT Fort Bragg, CA, with the 93.5 I had being KMKX, it didn't last long enough to 100% confirm - Dn64 (
May14 17:34 By the looks of that opening, I may have been in California - Dn64 (
May14 17:32 That didn't stay in very long - Dn64 (
May14 17:32 KTGW-91.9 apparently is a relay of 107.3 KLJH, if that info helps someone else later. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 17:30 Nice work everyone. I got to work @ 0930z and it was all strong southern Tr. Just about to go home so maybe things will fire up again. RobSC em93va (
May14 17:27 Yep, LC, Fapmington it is. 91.9. Heaqd bit of sponsoring announcement before fade. Not sure there's much life left in this opening. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 17:26 @Rick cool hope it helps. I was on my lunch break, couldn't resist a good "DX CSI" challenge! (
May14 17:25 es 95.3 with RDS that said "Rockport" - DN64 (
May14 17:24 this afternoon could be fantastic (or maybe not) 2m Es happening in Europe. N8NU (
May14 17:23 Thanks, LC. i was recording during ID, SO MAYBE CAN VERIFY LATER. - rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 17:23 Es up to 93.1 with don Henley song DN64 (
May14 17:23 @Rick (
May14 17:22 89.1 damn phone - DN64 (
May14 17:22 Es also noted on 89 (
May14 17:21 @Rick Also, Renewing Your Mind airs at 11:00am MDT on 91.7 KTGW Farmington, New Mexico // LC in FM17io (
May14 17:21 Es 90.7 jazz fading. couldn't get any rds - DN64 (
May14 17:20 Thanks. lpea is La Plata Electric Asso'n. Meeting i'at Pagosa usprings High School per Only thing in si Brit-sounding preacher on 91.7. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 17:17 Es UNID with bluegrass on 88.7 again Rob Cincinnati (
May14 17:14 @Rick Sounds like KDUR Durango, CO! // LC in FM17io // Richmond VA (
May14 17:09 The Es is all over the place in Europe now also, a few sports estimated 150+ MHz muf - de JimT/MO EM37 (
May14 17:02 91.7 rel. faded at TOH but now airing program called Renewing Your Mind. They don't make this easy. Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 17:00 It looks like the Es is startimg to rebuild. Rob Cincinnati (
May14 16:56 sorry. address was mention of a meeting at ----- Springs High School. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 16:53 ES 91.9 HAD ANNOUNCEMENT about a may 16 board of directors election for an electric co-op at lpea.coom - Rick N6KCR SEATTLE (
May14 16:43 Get some DX Bob! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 16:36 This 70% humidity is bringing stations from Worland in clearer, unless that's still knife edge - Dn64 (
May14 16:30 Es 88.7 WNPS "Classical South Florida" Fort Myers, Fla (1037 mi) Now starting to build. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May14 16:29 Looks like we're in NM. - rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 16:27 Es 91.7 and 2 91.9s. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May14 16:16 Yeah no kidding Jim. I have no clue, but I walked out of my house this morning into what felt like a blast furnace - Dn64 (
May14 16:12 Down to TV3 now, rather weak - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 16:09 Sheridan WY with 72% humidity this time of day??? What's up with that? - de JimT/MO EM37 (
May14 16:01 Es 2-, 3z, 4+, 5z, 6+ likely Cubans - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 15:58 No skip here now. - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 15:58 in that display one wonders if a weak 106.9/106.5 signal could be recovered with a combination of narrow bandwidths and offset tuning - de WA5IYX (
May14 15:56 Es UNID with bluegrass on 88.7 Rob Cincinnati (
May14 15:51 almost a square wave - de WA5IYX (
May14 15:50 Sherlock is refreshing every 15 minutes. Are you guys still getting skip? - Dn64 (
May14 15:48 since there are no pauses in the whine/white noise of the wide IBOC channel - de WA5IYX (
May14 15:37 The 30-40 mile power house adjcent channel Iboc is worse than a 60 mile 10kw station on the same channel. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May14 15:37 JJ, I DESERVED an ID after that last record -- some sort of funk, according to DJ, but sounded like cacophonous electronic jumble to me. I must be getting old! Now faded to C&W gospel, WHVT. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 15:36 Tr - WCBE-FM 90.5 Columbus, OH - Fading in and out with eclectic mx, ID during break. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 15:35 i'm just hearing catholic programming on 90.5 Eric JJ in en82 (
May14 15:30 Found out during this mornings event that I finally lost one of my only semi-clear channels, 92.9 to iboc. Ouch! Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
May14 15:30 90.5 still in but rolled to next record. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 15:27 Hearing reggae mx 90.5 decent signal, mixing now. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 15:23 Oh yeah Pat, I know how disruptive it is! Lots of HD crap here in Detroit that's virtually inescapable JJ in EN82 (
May14 15:22 WAFZ-92.1 back with SS, mixing heavily. Es still not gone yet! de Eric B, Carleotn, MI (
May14 15:18 Edu band very unsettled this morning here. Also, its humid here, very humid - Dn64 (
May14 15:17 Es 55.25 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May14 15:16 Es – Explosive from AL-MS-LA-FL during morning commute (2015 Honda Fit stereo) from EM99 Waynesburg PA to FM09 Morgantown WV, some on RDS: WUWF-88.1 Pensacola, WAPR-88.3 Selma, WRBH-88.3 NOLA, WPAS-89.1 Pascagoula, WWNO-89.9 NOLA, WVAS-90.7 Montgomery, WBLX-92.9 Mobile, many more unID. Fred Schroyer (casual car DX for fun!) (
May14 15:10 Es 89.9 WWNO New Orleans, LA (1097 mi) RDS - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 15:04 that 10% on a 100-kw local is nasty - de WA5IYX (
May14 15:00 Tr - WMUB-88.5 Oxford, OH - Poor with 91.7 WVXU stuff, wx. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 14:57 Almost completely gone here, some fade ups but otherwise nada now. Was great, first Es of the year. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
May14 14:54 Eric are you using an HD tuner now? (
May14 14:54 Amazing how the little 10% iboc signal can make the journey on some of these JJ in EN82 (
May14 14:51 Es - WWRM-HD 94.9 Tampa, FL - Fair with AC, lost. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 14:47 Es - WFLZ-HD 93.3 Tampa, FL - 93-3 FLZ upon tunein, quickly lost. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 14:47 Es UNID with classic country on 88.7 Rob Cincinnati (
May14 14:46 Es 89.5 WAYJ Naples, FL Way FM de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 14:44 Thanks Eric. Rob Cincinnati (
May14 14:43 a tepid May here so far - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May14 14:41 Good catch, Rob on WCBE; that's a hard one even for me because of WKAR and WHVT. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 14:35 Tr new log WCBE - FM 90.5 - Columbus, OH Rob Cincinnati (
May14 14:32 Es 88.3 KPCP New Roads, LA (1127 mi) RDS - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 14:32 noise floor on FM is volatile again JJ in EN82 (
May14 14:29 Happy Birthday Eric..Thanks for inviting us to your Es Party!! Hope you got some New Ones…de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May14 14:27 Happy 40th Eric! JJ in EN82 (
May14 14:25 Es - WAFZ-92.1 back with SS. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 14:24 Es KSHN Liberty,Tx. (1340mi) Another new one. Streching out now to Texas. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
May14 14:19 Happy 40th Eric! Welcome to the middle ages! :) - Matt EN21 (
May14 14:17 Es 88.7 WOTB Pearl River LA hanging in there - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 14:14 JJ, that happened with a couple stations this morning. Perfect treat for my 40th -- a nice DX opening! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 14:14 All FL/GA/AL here up to 107.9 on Live DXing…..Recorded about 15 Minutes on the ELAD…so lots to check there later!! de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
May14 14:13 Es WIKX - Kix Country 92.9 Charlotte Harbor, FL Rob Cincinnati (
May14 14:11 Es 102.5 WDXB "The Bull" Country music. Pelham/Birmingham, AL Bob-Nj Fn20 (
May14 14:10 Es 91.1 KLSU Baton Rouge, LA (1123 mi) RDS 'KLSU91.1' - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 14:10 Just about gone here - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 14:08 Was full quieting, then it was as if someone flipped a switch JJ in EN82 (
May14 14:08 WMNF just dropped like a fly (
May14 14:07 All gone here. 4 new ones from FL & AL. - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 14:07 still have a few sarasota area stations in strong JJ in EN82 (
May14 14:05 Lots of Tropo goofing things up too!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May14 14:04 Es UNID 89.1 with classical music. Rob Cincinnati (
May14 14:03 Es 99.3 WLAU "News Mississippi" Heidelberg, MS. Es still hanging in there to La and Ms. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
May14 14:02 WSTF is station #1200 here! - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 14:02 Es 91.5 WSTF Andalusia, AL, "" & TOH ID. New! - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 14:00 14 May seems to be a good Es day every year for the past few years, just as 22 May had been decades ago. NU (
May14 14:00 Es - 104.5 WZFR Eastpoint, FL - Faith Radio Network, religion, lost after ID. New catch! de Eric B, Carleotn, MI (
May14 13:59 good Tr to the Cleveland area kind of hampering Es efforts. Several northern ohio NOAA txs in JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:58 She's going good….Recording on the ELAD and Live DXing on the Sangean HDT-1X…Gonna be busy sorting this all out!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
May14 13:57 Figures I would have a decent Es opening up here when I'm stuck in a steel office building. N8NU (
May14 13:56 it's fading up again now JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:56 whatever this is on 104.3 is just enough to get over WOMC analog, not HD JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:55 Nice catch Bill!! JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:54 Es - WKAK-FM 104.5 Albany, GA - Fair with Nash FM 104-5, C&W, lost. de Eric B, Carleotn, MI (
May14 13:54 Es 104.7 WRBQ Tampa Bay, FL over semi-local WIOT new! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:54 55.25 swinging pretty wildly JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:54 I believe I have WKZM Sarasota, FL over WOMC but no ID yet JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:53 I've been monitoring NOAA freqs here as well, with nothing to note JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:53 Es Religious programming over WOMC on 104.3 JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:52 APRS map suggesting 2m Es in this - WA5IYX (
May14 13:52 Es 98.9 WBAM Montgomery, AL, "Montgomery Weather" - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 13:52 Es 100.1 WDXX Selma AL, Dixie Country" New Orleans area been dominant overall - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 13:52 104.3 getting hairy JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:51 Es 100.9 WPGA Perry, GA "The Outlaw" Country Music New! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:50 55.25 in s8 (
May14 13:50 i'm parked on 104.3 for a few minutes - would be nice to log more than one tx on 104.3 :-P JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:48 Es WZBN 105.5 Camilla GA new log JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May14 13:48 Es 94.3 W232AN Marion, Alabama (mention of WJUS) 250w xltr - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 13:47 RR Yakima. Will look once this closes up; got tons of notes to sort thru. de Eric B, Carleotn, MI (
May14 13:46 Es 104.7 WAAZ Crestview, FL, "For Crestview's #1...". New! - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 13:46 Rock unid 100.5 fading. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 13:46 Hearing oldies and gospel both fading in and out on 105.5 JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:45 poop, aerosmith with WMJI screwin' with me JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:44 Congrats Rob! JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:43 Es my first ever FL log WFEZ - Easy 93 93.1 FM Miami, FL Rob Cincinnati (
May14 13:43 Aerosmith on 105.7, with Religious fading in....JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:42 Es 89.7 WVFS Tallahassee, FL, "The Voice of FL State" - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 13:42 Es on 93.1 is a mess with everything fading in and out before I can get an ID. Rob Cincinnati (
May14 13:42 something tearing into WMGC as well JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:41 something eating into WOMC JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:40 wow, 103.1 C&W is pretty solid Eric !! JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:38 Es UNID 93.1 with Heavy D & The Boyz - Now That We Found Love Rob Cincinnati (
May14 13:38 Es 102.7 WXHT Madison FL over WPZR with RDS and Hot 102.7 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:36 Es 103.1 WZLB Valparaiso, FL, RDS: THE BLAZE, New! - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 13:34 Eric B - could be one of two stations WWOF Tallahassee or WOTW Windermere/Orlando. The latter one just flipped about 6 months ago > Yakima CN96 (
May14 13:32 Es 96.7 Kicks96 WCKK Carthage, MS. with Country Music. Nice first Es this year, even though most IDs are relogs. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
May14 13:31 Es - 103-1 The Wolf, C&W mx. MCO according to Google. No RDS but STRONG and solid! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 13:31 Love all the red in the east! Enjoy it. > Yakima CN96 (
May14 13:31 Es 95.7 WBHJ Birmingham AL, "95.7 Jamz- Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 13:31 Only 3 more new ones till I reach 1200. - de Jon in Fn03 (
May14 13:30 Es 105.5 WYZB Mary Esther, FL, "NASH FM 105-5". New! - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 13:28 Yeeeeeeeeeehaw! Saul ON (
May14 13:28 Es - FL WFRU 90.1 first 2015 log 0855 followed by WAYT 88.3, FL unIDs on 97.7, 94.5, 91.3... Saul ON FN04 (
May14 13:28 Es 96.5 WJTK Columbia City, FL Glenn Beck show de N8UUP B'ill EN82 (
May14 13:27 Es 92.9 WTUG Tuscaloosa AL, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 13:27 Es 98.3 WKOZ Carthage, MS (933 mi) The Groove - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 13:24 Es 88.1 WUWF Pensacola FL, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 13:24 Es petering out here, hope it comes back! JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May14 13:23 Es 88.7 KRVS with RDS signal (1042 mi) - Ash Frederick, MD (
May14 13:22 Es 92.5 KCOL Groves, TX (1266 mi) mention of - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 13:22 Es 96.5 WZNS Fort Walton Beach, "Z96" & Ft. Walton Beach ads. - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 13:20 Es 89.1 KFLO Blanchard LA John DE (
May14 13:20 Es 95.1 WBPC Ebro FL, "Beach 95.1" - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 13:19 Es 107.9 WSRZ-HD Coral Cove, FL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:18 Assuming it's WYUU Safety Harbor, but can't log it :( JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:18 Es 97.9 KQLK De Ridder, LA (1206 mi) Nash Icon - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 13:17 Es SS Fading up over WVKS 92.5 JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:17 Es 106.3 WJPT Ft Myers FL Sunny 106.3 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:17 Es 106.1 WMTI Picayune MS, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 13:16 FLZ still ridiculously strong JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:16 Es 91.1 KOJO Lake Charles, LA (1212 mi) RDS 'R.MARIA' - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 13:13 Es 2 FL stations mixing on 95.7 JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:13 Es 93.9 WJAI Pearl, MS (984 mi) Air1 - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 13:11 Es WNFB 94.3 Lake City FL JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:11 WLLD in HD (
May14 13:10 Es WLLD Wild 94.1 Lakeland FL Relog JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:10 Es WOGK 93.7 Ocala, FL JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:10 Some weak fade-ups were heard up to 95.5. All gone now. - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 13:09 WFLZ in HD right now JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:09 Es 93.3 WFLZ-HD Tampa FL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:08 Es - WFLZ-93.3 RDS readout. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 13:08 FLZ IN STRONG (
May14 13:08 Es 93.3 FLZ Relog JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:08 Es 91.3 WMPN with RDS signal (867 mi) - Ash Frederick, MD (
May14 13:07 Es WMFQ AND WIKX Ocala and Charlotte Harbor, FL JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:07 Es 92.9 WIKX Charlotte Harbor, FL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:07 Hearing two different FL stations on 92.9 (
May14 13:06 Es 88.9 KLDN Lufkin TX w/Red River Radio John DE (
May14 13:05 Tr new log WBCL - 90.3 FM Fort Wayne, IN Rob Cincinnati (
May14 13:05 Es 102.3 WGCM Gulfport MS, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 13:05 Es WSMR 89.1 Sarasota FL in STRONG over WEMU JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:05 Es 92.1 WAFZ Immokalee, FL Spanish 1098 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:04 Es 101.7 WYOY Gluckstadt, MS (990 mi) TOH ID - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 13:04 Something washing over local 89.1 WEMU JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:03 Es 88.5 WJCB Clewiston, FL 1081 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 13:03 Still have relgs programming in on 88.5 JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:03 Es 106.7 KMEZ Port Sulphur LA, RDS "Old School 106.7" - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 13:03 Es DE<>LA and TX right now- sorting some logs John DE (
May14 13:02 Es- WAFZ-92.1 Imokalee, FL - ID, La Ley. de Eric B (
May14 13:01 Es finally IDed WKTO 88.9FM Edgewater, FL new log! JJ in EN82 (
May14 13:01 Es 98.7 WJKK Vicksburg, MS (1009 mi) Mix 98.7 - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 13:00 I hate Dxing the Edu band! :-P JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:59 No sugn of the Es here in Cincinnati. Rob (
May14 12:58 Es 90.7 WMFE in here also - Thanks Eric! JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:57 Es - 90.7 WMFE Orlando, FL - Good, with RDS readout! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May14 12:57 Es 89.1 WPAS Pascagoula MS, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 12:56 Nothing on FM here. - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 12:56 Es Unid Gospel 88.5 JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:55 sigs not strong enough for RDS on the HD Jump JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:55 Es 96.3 WUSJ Madison, MS (1009 miles) RDS 'US96.3' - Steve k3PHL FN20 (
May14 12:55 Es 94.3 WTIX New Orleand, RDS, traffic report ID & nx - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 12:54 all three talk shows, nothing IDable (
May14 12:54 88.9 is a mess of stations! 3 deep right now! JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:53 (did not match WKCP stream) (
May14 12:53 Es Classical unid on 89.7 JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:51 Es 91.3 WMPN Jackson, MS (991 miles) RDS 'MPB 91.3' - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
May14 12:49 Tr Cleveland area FMs becoming pests JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:49 Tr Cleveland area FMs becoming pests JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:49 Es 91.9 WMBV Dixons Mills AL, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
May14 12:48 Can't get around WDTP 89.5 here :( JJ in EN82 (
May14 12:47 Es 91 (
May14 12:47 Es 91 (
May14 12:40 Es 89.7 WKCP Miami, FL 1166 miles in and out de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 12:37 Es 89.5 WFIT Melbourne, FL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 12:24 Still waiting for my first Es of the year here. - de Jon in FN03 (
May14 12:21 South Carolina beacon in, MUF about 69 Mhz de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 12:04 hearing 2 55.24's and a 55.25 weak JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May14 12:02 [11:45] You're right Dan. Season's start opening for me, weak UK and France at the moment - Finndx (
May14 11:58 lots of pings on 55.24 JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May14 11:45 Europe is getting some very rich ES going on today. We need some now! It's mid May! -- Dan EM74 (
May14 11:36 working from home today. going to fire up the radios in a few JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May14 11:34 Get ready for ES I forgot to start my unattended recording this morning. -- Dam EM74 mobile (
May14 11:10 6m Es to Florida now - just worked EL97 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May14 03:05 For viewers' sake hope it was clips and not the entire game... TO played Boston previous series before Baltimore... Saul (
May14 02:57 02:34who knows when this game may have originally been played, shadows on the field were very short-like mid day Mike-La (
May14 02:34 Toronto played Baltimore tonight, game ended around 10'ish.. Saul ON. (
May14 02:30 02:21 MLB game Boston vs Toronto-this may be Cuba Mike-La (
May14 02:21 Es TV-2 south spanish Mike-La (
May14 02:07 Es back on analogue VHF 2 stable but weak now. Dan EM73QX (
May14 01:47 Es - UNID 2z couple carriers & UNID-3 SSW Mexico? in/out briefly several times - weak de Fred SC FM03af (
May14 01:26 Going to try to get back to using this logger using the separate window for the blue name now that it's functional again. Much easier to find my name when scrolling through page. Dan EM73QX (
May14 01:12 Es noted weak on analogue VHF 2 pointing south -- Dan EM73QX (
May14 00:28 22:45 - Same thing happened a year ago when I received KOMA 92.5 from Oklahoma City at over 700 miles via tropo. Only station that came in with otherwise deadband conditions -- Dan EM73QX (
May14 00:26 22:48 - Perhaps he has an audio file you could listen to so that you could see if you remember hearing anything from it? -- Dan EM73QX (
May13 23:46 Tr WIMT Lima, OH 102.1 JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 23:05 APRS map appears to be functional again de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May13 22:48 Rick in the U-District (N6KCR) had 107.3+ MUF. That was the same with me, as I recall a classic rock station on 107.3 in and out. Could have been 1 of two CO stations. > Yakima CN96 (
May13 22:46 That day I still swear to this day I had K205CW Follett, TX on 88.9 (// KJIL-FM). 226 watts. > Yakima CN96 (
May13 22:45 EM73- Awesome catch with WMAO! I once had only two Kentucky stations in all day and no other obvious signs of Tr. It was definitely strange-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May13 22:44 In addition, he had 172w KICR-102.3 Coeur d Alene ID (523mi) in like a LOCAL. When do you ever see short 500 mile FM skip in the west? Almost never. > Yakima CN96 (
May13 22:43 I'll tell you something about 6/29/10. The MUF was believed to be over 200 mhz. Justin (from Sheridan) lived in Green River WY at the time. He had KMBI-107.9 Spokane, 547 miles, via Es! No wonder it was so intense. > Yakima CN96 (
May13 22:31 Today and tomorrow are the last two days before summer weather comes and stays with a forecast for popup storms every day. We'll definitely see some ES soon! -- Dan EM73QX (
May13 22:28 WMAO was in and out for about 4 hours today, no indication here of any tropo. Guess I just got lucky! -- Dan EM73QX (
May13 22:01 Tropo from earlier today: 90.9 WJAB Huntsville, AL 125 miles (all 90.9s logged thus far are new) -- Dan EM73QX (
May13 21:45 Tropo from earlier today: 90.9 "Mississippi Public Broadcasting" WMAO Greenwood, MS 344 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
May13 20:44 off the back is terrible on this thing. it has netted me some good catches, but never any tr over ~350mi JJ in EN82 / Romulus Mi (
May13 20:43 That doesn't look bad.. I have a Winegard 6055P that does a great job, but off-the-back reception is more than I hoped-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May13 20:39 This is what i'm working with. At times, I wish for something more narrow for FM specifically, and more directional JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:37 EN71 - i'm horizontal also, you'd be surprised JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:36 they previously ran "the bone" and "the oasis" as hd2/3 and 94.3/104.7...didn't work out so well with WIOT so close JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:35 JJ- I could possibly get this one here, but R-L shows they are vertical only.. So I don't have a prayer with my horizontally polarized antenna-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May13 20:35 I have a feeling that all of the fiddling around with the HD feed at WGPR lately will result in another HD2/Xltr combo in metro detroit JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:33 Regarding Roseville - (
May13 20:32 yep. I worked in Roseville one week, had WSAQ in pretty solid from there. Next week, went back, heard "family" programming at full quieting, stereo.... JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:28 And I believe WLEN-HD means that the 96.5 xltr in Adrian (which will feed off of WLEN-HD2) is close-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May13 20:27 JJ- That's under 25 miles! The dial is getting a bit cramped for sure-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May13 20:26 WLEN has also turned on HD (surprisingly easy to get from here, although not in the car) JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:25 Metro Detroit sidenote - WGPR has turned the HD noise machine back on JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:20 well enough to wash over WQKL Ann Arbor at times as far west as Farmington Hills JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:18 EN71 there is also a translator in Roseville on 107.1 that gets out pretty well JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 20:17 Tr 107.1 WSAQ Port Huron, MI- weak with country poking through WQKL-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May13 20:13 Tr WQIO 93.7 Mount Vernon, OH ~130mi JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 19:53 Tr S - WQUS-103.1 Lapeer, MI - Very poor with Bohemian Rhapsody, Webcast match. Been a while for all of these! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May13 19:50 Tr S - WLEW-102.1 Bad Axe, MI - Weak with Classic Rock record, Webcast match. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May13 18:47 Tr S - WGVU-FM 88.5 Grand Rapids, MI - Poor with NPR show, Webcast match. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May13 18:39 Tr S - WGDN-103.1 Gladwin, MI - Poor with 103 Country. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May13 18:30 Tr S - WHZZ-101.7 Lansing, MI - Poor with Modern AC, Mike FM. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May13 18:05 Tr - WFCJ-93.7 Miamisburg, OH - Poor with SRN nx, DTN area wx. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
May13 18:03 amidst final tweaking of my 2014 FM DX log - gross over 1000 items - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May13 17:47 19 June last year I noted a 5 hour long sporadic-e opening. 13 logs were made but I would have received more had it not been a day some family returned. -- Dan EM73QX (
May13 17:43 6/29/10 WAS really memorable. And we have very few like it. 5/10/13 was in a similar class but nowhere near as intense. Seems that we only get a super opening here every two or three years. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
May13 17:01 It could also be that he never stops mentioning those two days ... Mike (
May13 16:54 [04:02] What IS it about that last week of June? Every year, it seems like the best E-skip of the season occurs right during that time frame. -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
May13 15:46 Will be driving to Columbus OH tomorrow night and staying through Monday. I always enjoy Dxing through Ohio between Toledo and Columbus JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 14:26 Tr (?) WNMX 97.3 Wilmington, NC 302 miles. New. In and out, not strong. At least it's something. Tim EM86 (
May13 12:48 Any idea when the APRS map will resume updates? - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
May13 12:47 I was using a Swan-500 into a TV-2C (14-MHz i.f.) - 80w out - into 11-el Cushcraft Yagi at 20' AGL - de WA5IYX (
May13 12:22 Very cool recordings Pat, lots of contacts near me (although I wasn't a thought in 1983) JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May13 04:57 audio clips of same - de WA5IYX (
May13 04:55 Jun 1983 ARRL FD 2m Es event - de WA5IYX (
May13 04:04 6/29/10 was to CO WY KS NE NM TX, 7/5/10 was to ND MB MN CO BCN. > Yakima CN96 (
May13 04:02 June 29 2010 could be considered a rather long opening (at least to my terms). Started at 9:45AM, didn't let up until after 1PM. About 3.5 hours of skip. 7/5/10 had about 3 hours as well. Nothing I know that was over 3.5 hours. Most of my openings are 15 min-1 hr with 108+ up to 2 hours. 3 and up is very rare, and I've never had 12 hours straight 108+ MUF!! > Yakima CN96 (
May13 03:36 Field Day Saturday in 1982 (I think, if not 83) was also a big day. Huge 2M opening and 10M never closed for the most part. de dwi (
May13 03:32 Needless to say, my dad cleaned out the shed when they retired. (
May13 03:32 I wish I had kept my records back then. I got married and they were in storage in my parents shed. de ka5dwi dm34un (
May13 03:31 that was the weekend of the ARRL Field Day - de WA5IYX (
May13 03:12 well ka5dwi, certainly living in Jersey June 27, 1976 was quite sensational, as I had around 12hours of FM, folks told me CCI was up to ch7. FM began in FLA ch6 Cuba from 1025AM til 3PM when it became Houston, action left around 445PM, treturned at 635PM til after midnight. The next evening, signals to New Orleans were quite strong. But still nothing here in Sherman Oaks (
May13 03:05 Es 55.260/240 S8 No audio yet. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
May13 02:12 likely Jun 11 when I had svrl VORs via Es on SX-62 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May13 02:10 I didn't have 2m rig until Apr 1980, but was 2m Es during the Jun 1977 test - de WA5IYX (
May13 02:01 Hey Pat, do you recall what year it was that during the June VHF Contest (77 or 78) 2 Meters was open for many hours with Es? de ka5dwi (
May13 00:06 All KWLZ-OR/KJAQ-WA tr scatter on 96.5 today (unattended). Waiting for lots of red on the logger > Yakima CN96 (
May12 22:56 today was maybe my best FM Es logging day of the 1978 season (lots of MN) - de WA5IYX (
May12 18:57 A little 10M Es here in AZ. East Texas currently in de ka5dw (
May12 18:51 then moves it (1946) - de WA5IYX (
May12 18:45 FCC formalizes "old" FM broadcast band (1940) - de WA5IYX (
May12 18:38 contains some FCC Es data from 1943-1944 - de WA5IYX (
May12 18:27 in 1971 I found an article in the Boulder NBS Library mentioning some the late 1930s Es on the "old" FM band - de WA5IYX (
May12 18:22 a few of those calls survived into 88-108 MHz a few years later - de WA5IYX (
May12 18:18 programming on these was probably just as "mild" - de WA5IYX (
May12 17:37 Might be seeing some Ch 2 fade ins here in DM34 de ka5dwi (
May12 17:35 Thank you lord for Acid Rock. I never would have listed to FM radio. I did listen a bit more during my short stint in Central Florida. I actually got connected to Es with TV there. de dwi (
May12 17:11 Ch2 very snowy fade ins - de kb7wox cn85 (
May12 16:54 OK - Oct 5, 1962 KXYZ 96.5 Houston - 0119 "Buttons & Bows", 0121 "Beneath the Southern Cross" - de WA5IYX (
May12 16:31 other station typical music then was Broadway or Movie soundtrack LPs - de WA5IYX (
May12 16:28 K5HYF was (for a time) the C.E. for the 100-kw 92.9 here (back then it went silent at midnight) - de WA5IYX (
May12 16:26 our 92.9 stood out as it was simulcasting the Top 40 860 kHz AM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May12 16:22 I nned to find my raw log sheets (or carbons of my reception reports) to show what type of music the 1962 FM stations logged were playing - de WA5IYX (
May12 15:38 BTW - Europe had a good round of 6M Es yesterday. Let's hope it is catching de ka5dwi DM34un (
May12 14:50 FM was an afterthought. I only knew AM. FM came into being because I loved psychedelic rock of the day. (
May12 14:48 The transistor radios were AM, not FM so in my early days I had competitions between the AM radios. (
May12 14:47 When we moved to Houston, the first major purchases was electronics, the MW console and 3 transistor radios. (
May12 14:45 Hi Pat- I remember back in the day my parents having a Zenith console in the den. de ka5dwi (
May12 14:27 Tr 100.7 WRDU Wake Forest, NC // “Classic Rock 100.7” // 132 miles // LC in FM17io // Richmond VA (
May12 13:58 Tr 94.7 WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC // 94-7 QDR // 147 miles // LC in FM17io // Richmond VA (
May12 13:45 Tr 97.1 WQMG Greensboro, NC // “97-1 QMG” // 175 miles // LC in FM17io // Richmond VA (
May12 13:21 CN96 (
May12 13:20 EU Es well into FM at this moment. Hoping for some of that today in the PNW. Recording unattended again today. > Yakima CN (
May12 07:13 They were expensive THEN. Factor in CPI and you'd shake your head at what people paid ... Mike (
May12 03:16 ads in that era's National Geographics show that AM-FM console sets weren't cheap - de WA5IYX (
May12 03:07 our first (non-functioning) FM set - adjust that 1950 price with CPI - de WA5IYX (
May12 02:45 After WW2, FMs moved freq range and listeners didn't want to spend that much money again for new radios. Not to mention RCA wanted FM to fail ... Mike (
May12 02:43 FM didn't really start to expand until stereo came out ... Mike (
May12 02:08 like in many parts of the US FM station numbers dropped between 1950 and 1955 - de WA5IYX (
May12 02:01 from the less-crowded bygone days - de WA5IYX (
May12 01:56 of my 500+ Texas FM stations only 5 are via Es (all in El Paso) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May12 01:48 with 250,000 sq miles they can cram in lots of FM stations - de WA5IYX (
May12 01:19 Consolidated both logs into one page organized by state. Texas is massive - Dn64 (
May12 00:29 Geez. DXMAPS looks like it time-warped back to late January. Nada. Randy EM69wq (
May11 23:14 TrS 92.5 Billings - not new, just not heard very often on the Sony - Dn64 (
May11 23:12 Tr Scatter 104.5 WSNX Muskegon, Michigan - frequent fade ups 141 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 22:22 Tr Scatter 100.5 WWKI Kokomo, Indiana - weak in/out mixing with others de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 21:58 no tropo to be noted besides a 9 hour long recording of 89.1 WBCX (pointed 360). At least it wasn't a junk station -- Dan EM73QX (
May11 21:55 Recorded 97.3 and there's no reason to look at it anyways. 6M map has been BLANK all day. Hopefully by Memorial Day Weekend things will get much better. > Yakima CN96 (
May11 20:48 All work and no skip makes Justin a dull boy - Dn64 (
May11 19:38 Looks like I really missed out on a big tropo opening. Oh well, there's always another to come! -- Dan EM73QX (
May11 19:24 home just for a few mins - disconnecting everything, weather not looking so hot. will dx from my car en route to Brownstown =p JJ in EN82 / Romulus (
May11 18:43 Tr Scatter 107.9 WLEY Aurora, IL SS DJ into SS Music 231 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 18:34 Tr Scatter 95.1 WIIL Union Grove, WI -AC/DC for those about to rock - solid for two minutes, now mixing 221 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 16:52 If database that affects G7IZU is same one that uses, ears may have to substitute for maps. Don't know but thought I'd mention it ... Mike (
May11 14:53 nasty approaching storm fizzled - de WA5IYX (
May11 14:32 Tr 99.1 WHKO-HD Dayton, OH- Country 'K 99.1'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
May11 14:11 Tr WBYR - 98.9 The Bear Woodburn, IN Rob Cincinnati (
May11 13:54 Tr WZZY - Star 98.3 Winchester, IN Rob Cincinnati (
May11 13:51 Tr new log T 102 - WIMT - FM 102.1 - Lima, OH Rob Cincinnati (
May11 13:47 Tr 105.9 WNKN Middletown, OH- STRONG with Adult Alternative and WNKU mentions. Usually in, but never this strong- 171 miles- EN71 S. Michigan (
May11 13:38 Tr 96.5 WFTK Lebanon, Ohio "96 Rock" rare! 201 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 13:32 Tr 99.1 WHKO-HD Dayton, OH 175 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 13:31 Tr 99.7 WRKZ Columbus, Ohio "The Blitz" de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 13:25 guess I should've been tuning around instead of jamming to pandora on my way into work :/ JJ in EN82 / Romulus MI (
May11 13:23 Tr 104.1 WLBC Muncie, Indiana 170 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 13:16 Tr 106.9 WXXC Marion, IN Star 106.9 - 155 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 13:12 Tr 107.7 WMMX Dayton, Ohio mostly over WPFX Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" 175 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 13:09 Tr 102.5 WMDH New Castle, Indiana Nash FM 176 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 13:04 Tr 96.3 WLVQ Columbus, Ohio QFM 96 - classic rock, mostly over local WDVD - 157 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 13:00 Tr 95.7 WHIO Pleasant Hill, Ohio News/Talk de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 12:59 Tr 95.1 WAJI Fort Wayne, IN "Best FM" de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 12:58 Tr 94.3 WKKI Celina, Ohio K94 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 12:56 Tr 92.1 WFGF Wapakoneta, Ohio Country Mx - 92.1 The Frog de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 12:50 Tr 92.9 WGTZ Eaton, Ohio "Soft Rock 92.9" 169 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 12:49 Tr 93.3 WODC Ashville, Ohio Classic Hits de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May11 12:01 Tr WBSH - Indiana Public Radio 91.1 FM Hagerstown, IN Rob Cincinnati (
May11 11:51 Tr new log WSFR - 107.7 The Eagle Corydon, IN Rob Cincinnati (
May11 11:45 Tr new log WBVX - Classic Rock 92.1 Carlisle, KY Rob Cincinnati (
May11 11:28 Tr new log: WFPK - 91.9 FM Louisville, KY Rob Cincinnati (
May11 11:21 Tr WVKY - Froggy 101.7 FM Shelbyville, KY in like a local Rob Cincinnati (
May11 11:13 Tr new log WKYL - Classic 102.1 Lawrenceburg, KY Rob Cincinnati (
May11 11:08 Tr WBUL-FM - 98.1 The Bull Lexington, KY in like a local Rob Cincinnati (
May11 10:59 Tr 105.9 Way-FM Louisville, KY Rob Cincinnati (
May11 10:58 Tr 105.9 Way-FM Louiaville, KY Rob Cincinnati (
May11 10:47 Tr Tr WYGB - 100.3 FM Edinburgh, IN over top of local WOSL Rob Cincinnati (
May11 10:43 Tr WTHI-FM - Hi 99 99.9 FM Terre Haute, IN in like a local Rob Cincinnati (
May11 10:36 Tr Mix 94.5 - WMXL - FM 94.5 - Lexington, KY in like a local Rob Cincinnati (
May11 10:29 Tr WCLS - 97.7 FM Bloomington, IN In like a local Rob Cincinnati (
May11 07:55 Tr 99.7 WJMI Jackson Mississippi (139 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 07:52 aprs maps back up but looks like its frozen and not updating - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 07:47 Tr 98.7 WJKK Mix 98.7 Vicksburg Ms (131 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 07:45 Tr 106.7 WSTZ Vicksburg Ms (131 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 07:10 Tr 98.5 WINL Linden Al (235 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 07:04 Tr 98.7 WJKK Mix 98.7 Vicksburg Ms (132 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 06:57 Tr 95.5 WHLH Jackson, Ms (139 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 06:11 aprs maps are down right now can not connect to website. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 06:06 Tr 105.1 WASJ Panama City Beach, Fl (319 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 05:55 Tr 98.7 WYCT Pensacola Fl (233 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 05:53 Tr 96.5 WZNS Fort Walton Beach Fl (269 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 03:28 Tr - strong central/south Florida - 93.9-WMIA / 107.5-WAMR 501 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
May11 03:12 in the mid 70s I built this for the SX-62 - one of our hard rockers had EL on their SCA - de WA5IYX (
May11 03:03 It wud be almost 10 years later before I had a receiver (Allied 426) that could decode that - de WA5IYX (
May11 03:01 97.3 (then KEEZ) made a big deal about going stereo multiplex in the fall of 1962 - de WA5IYX (
May11 02:55 Back then, many of the new FM stations were owned by AM counterparts. (
May11 02:48 contrary to Wikipedia, our 92.9 didn't start out as KITY but KONO-FM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May11 02:41 By the way, a lousy DX all day. caused a the Sun, rather unsettled. Active Electron Flux and solar winds were very errattic de dwi (
May11 02:38 I only DXed AM with it. A few FM stations didn't come on until 12 Noon Sunday back then (KILT-FM) de dwi (
May11 02:35 I started listening to FM on my dad's Signature (MontWards) AM/FM/Record Player Stereo console. de ka5dwi (
May11 02:29 It had a number of highly progressive music stations back then. A San Francisco of the Bible Belt. (
May11 02:27 Hi Pat - Houston was kind of a center for music back in the mid to late 60's. Like Austin would in the late 70's and early 80's. de ka5dwi (
May11 01:37 u just have to be careful abt getting things in the right subdirectories - de WA5IYX (
May11 01:34 ok thanks Pat. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 01:29 RDSDataLogger-MemBank.csv is the one modified manually, for the moment I put 88.1, 88.5, 88.9, 89.3, 89.5, 91.1, 92.7, 93.1, 93.5 in it - de WA5IYX (
May11 01:25 it's pretty well described in the txt file that's bundled with the zip file that Finndx posted on hr - de WA5IYX (
May11 01:10 Pat, could you post a how to guide on how to use RDS plugin for SDR# to do a selective scan of freqs on a list. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May11 00:25 I might vie to buy one of those air spy things for my birthday in 3 weeks. It sounds like a worthwhile buy. -- Dan EM73QX (
May11 00:20 [23:32] I too installed that plugin. It can even skip locals - it records results to .csv file - Fred SC (
May10 23:32 I finally figured out how to get the RDS plugin for SDR# to do a selective scan of freqs on a list - de WA5IYX (
May10 23:18 Tr 103.9 KNZA Hiawatha KS (243 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
May10 21:41 KQUE answered with a letter and KXYZ with a QSL card - de WA5IYX (
May10 21:37 Art, figured u wud have some comments on those Houston FMs - have a verie ltr from KRBE - de WA5IYX (
May10 21:37 Art, figured u wud have some comments on those Houston FMs - have a verie ltr from KRBE - de WA5IYX (
May10 21:04 Re: maps on G7IZU's page: Andy returned my email, said it may be a database issue and will look into it. Tim EM86 (
May10 20:06 I also visited KODA. The entire station was automated. The Dj's job was to set up the tape reels. (
May10 19:56 Also a day at KFMK and met Buddy Miles. A week later it changed from Psychedelic to religous. Sad day for FM in Houston. de ka5dwi (
May10 19:52 I spent a niight at KRBE back in the summer of 1969. A friend was interested in DJ'ing It was KRBE because the station was on Kirby Drive de dwi (
May10 18:59 there are a couple of calls from 1962 there that have never changed (KISS, KRBE) - de WA5IYX (
May10 18:57 Couple of storm chasers heading for Austin rite now predicting bad weather - Dn64 (
May10 18:55 more old/oldest FM logs - de WA5IYX (
May10 17:36 I just emailed Andy to have him check it. Tim EM86 (
May10 17:13 [14:13] If you don't tell Andy, he may not be monitoring his site constantly ... Mike (
May10 15:06 WCYQ 100.3 Knoxville in well this morning -- Dan EM73QX (
May10 14:13 I've also concluded the G7IZU maps are broke. Tim EM86 (
May10 14:12 I've noticed slight enhancement to WV via weak tropo this morning. Nothing new. Tim EM86 (
May10 14:11 The KY-TN blob hath re-energized. Up to 69mhz now. Tim EM86 (
May10 11:50 All gone in a flash. Reminds me of that insurance commercial: "I got ya a dollar....ooooh you almost had it!...ya gotta be quicker than that!" Lol. Tim EM86 (
May10 11:38 A six-squared blob over TN and KY now ranging from 29 to 90mhz. Nice to see this early in the am. Tim EM86 (
May10 06:30 APRS red finger not reaching this far west - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May10 06:16 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May10 06:00 Tr 94.7 KVLL Wells, Texas (236 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May10 05:57 hey Jack in Austin were you at - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May10 05:56 Tr 94.7 KAMX Austin Tx (393 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May10 05:54 Too bad you didn't get double hop to CN87 or CN88! I lived in CN87VT at the time (Bothell WA). Missed 6/20 like I said, but 6/29 was a great day for skip. Top of dial for a couple of hours to CO KS etc. Caught KOSI-101.1, KSKL-94.5, KCMI-96.9, KUWR-91.9 and a ton of other stuff > Yakima CN96 (
May10 05:53 Well Good Nite all, let's hope for Es tomorrow morning or Monday morning. Sprint was a complete bust here. 73 de ka5dwi (
May10 05:50 I already had OR in 1991, but this one was way further west. Could have been double hop or cloud to cloud (
May10 05:48 Hot Water line leak right under the desk. (
May10 05:48 I got 2 new grids. I went from 200 to 202. Things were still a mess because of repairs to my pipes and foundation of the room. (
May10 05:46 The opening was sudden and unexpected. I had been working some 6 Meter Es eastward earlier. They just showed up suddenly. Of the back of my Tonna and caught me off guard. The opening was brief, a lot like meteors then gone. Nice way to end my 2M operation in TX. (
May10 05:41 6/20...I know there was an opening that day but didn't work it on FM. 9 days later was an incredible 2M event and MUF may have been over 200 mhz to CO KS NE...many new FM logs that day > Yakima CN96 (
May10 05:38 Very long 2 years, but unfortunately my 2M amp is down and out. At least I have 6 for now. (
May10 05:37 November 2012 I meant (
May10 05:36 Everything came down in Nov 13 and finally went back up in December here in OR de ka5dwi (
May10 05:35 Most of my 2M stuff was disconnected and I caught the opening with my old Yaesu 290R connected to my 4 element Tonna vertical. Hurried to connect the KLM16LBX and armstronged it NW to work OR and UT (
May10 05:30 I started up the conference in 2011, and Jim followed me. Good fellow. I enjoyed his presentation more than mine.. hi hi de ka5di (
May10 05:28 Hi Yakima, been watching a movie. Worked Oregon 6/20/2010. It was the last 2M Es QSOs I made in DFW B4 tearing it all down in 2012. de dwi (
May10 05:08 Tr 98.7 WYCT Pensacola Fl (233 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
May10 04:18 KA5DWI - Which day in 2010 was your Portland OR Es contact? > Yakima CN96 (
May10 04:12 Es or Ms? 88,9 WQCS Fort Pierce, FL classical music / RDS 1118 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
May10 03:55 He's trying to work on a mathematical model for those "ripples" I've seen on Es DTV spectrum with SDR# - de WA5IYX (
May10 03:53 Yes, at the CSVHFS Conference here in 2007 - de WA5IYX (
May10 03:42 Hey Pat - Have you met Jim Kennedy K6MIO/KH6. (
May10 03:41 No doubt in my mind they are a wonderful indicator. They need to be around all season and large. (Not since 2010) (
May10 03:36 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
May10 03:33 Throw in the Sun for an influence and probably meteors at times as a trigger. (
May10 03:32 There were 336 specific hours on specific days that were active for 6 years. Es are seasonal guided by the normal tidal affects of the Spring/Summer Sun (
May10 03:31 For 7 years during the lull of the cycle there were 172 specific hours of specific days that had Es (
May10 03:28 These things are why I think Europe got much better 2 Meter Es during the lull. They saw them being further north. de dwi (
May10 03:22 While these things were around I was working Asia, Hawaii, Europe and the Carribean on 10 & 6 Meter Es (
May10 03:21 They have been very spotting and non-existent since the rise in this Solar Cycle. Not to say that there is an influence but extremely isolated and nothing to do with their creation. (
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