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Feb13 23:05 condensation froze (thick as a penny) on inside of single-pane windows - de WA5IYX (
Feb13 23:02 in early Feb 1950 Grant Co, Wash had -30F w/o wind chill - eggs in our fridge on porch froze - de WA5IYX (
Feb13 22:16 Snow squalls caused this pileup - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb13 22:11 Potential for frozen pipes, frostbite and hypothermia tonight with wind chill as low as 30 degrees below zero in NEPA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb13 21:39 Ms 92.1 WZEW Fairhope, AL RDS relog 972 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb13 20:40 Wow....are those HF maps 10-15-20 meters for real? Mike-La (
Feb13 20:33 Sunspot AR2497 is crackling with M-class solar flares, and it has developed a 'beta-gamma-delta' magnetic field that harbors energy for even stronger X-flares. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb13 04:31 A few Houston FMs starting to come in Mike-La (
Feb12 19:33 If it were not for IBlock, 103.3 would be my go-to freq for sure./cdEL96 (
Feb12 18:28 92.5 out of Panama City used to be easier before the thing in Devine came on in 1998 - de WA5IYX (
Feb12 18:24 Yeah, it's usually Houston/Corpus or a Louisiana station hogging that freq here - de WA5IYX (
Feb12 18:08 Pat, amazed you have never IDed 96.5 WZNS up until today. I wasnt on until 9:30AM. Tropo gone here, strong warm humid breeze coming off the gulf, supposed to switch and get cold tonight - RZ EM60 (
Feb12 17:29 yes, the just the semi-normal in-state clutter left now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 17:10 still some leftover tropo but it's more like 200 miles max instead of 500 miles plus...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 16:21 any long-haul ducting at my elevation pretty well gone - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 15:55 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio mix wih Houston - RZ EM60 (
Feb12 15:44 Tr 98.9 KLMO Dilley, TX 765 mi - RZ EM60 (
Feb12 15:38 Tr 97.3 KAJA San Antonio, TX 725 mi - RZ EM60 (
Feb12 12:45 Tr 100.7 KASE Austin TX (320 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 12:35 Tr 92.9 WBLX "the big station" Mobile AL (262 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 12:33 Tr 107.3 WRGV Pensacola FL 286 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb12 12:31 Tr 91.3 WHIL-RDS- Mobile AL 287 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb12 12:28 Also KATC Lafayette LA and WMAU Bude MS on a quick TV scan before finishing...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 12:16 you guys have been busy-lotsa blue Mike-La (
Feb12 11:34 Tr WJHG-DT-18 Panama City, Fl (345 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 11:00 Tr 95.9 WBBN Taylorsville MS with TOH ID...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 09:41 Tr WFNA-DT-25 AL Gulf Shores (663 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 09:21 Tr KNIC-DT-18 Blanco Tx (439 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 09:15 Tr KRHD-CD Bryan Tx (315mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 09:10 Tr KNCT-DT-46 Killeen, Tx (393mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 09:09 Tr 92.5 WPAP FL Panama City (787 mi) ID k - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 09:06 Tr 95.1 KNDE College Station,Tx (309 mi) ( new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 09:01 Tr 88.5 WBHY AL Mobile (648 mi) ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 08:55 Tr 92.9 KRMX Marlin, Tx (346 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 08:41 Tr 90.9 KSWP Lufkin Tx (221 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 08:32 Tr 107.7 GEORGETOWN Tx (389 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 08:04 Tr 100.7 WTGE LA BR (442 mi) The Tiger k - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:50 Tr 99.1 WKNN MS Pascagoula (595 mi) lcl ad K-99 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:45 Tr WHLT-DT-22 MS Hattiesburg (573 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:41 I am still trying to get some new one out of this event - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 07:40 congrats on the new ones Jack & Pat. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 07:40 Tr 98.1 WDGL LA BR (446 mi) lcl ads - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:37 the Ft. Walton Bch items are 718-719 miles - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:34 Tr 91.1 WPSM FL Ft. Walton Bch Psalm 91.1 - new - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:32 Wish I could keep this up but need to get to sleep now...happy for this bether than expected tropo! Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 07:31 Tr 88.9 WMAU MS Bude (485 mi) RDS MPB - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:25 Tr 99.1 WKNN Pascagoula, MS (new) "K99.1 FM" with country mx and stream match...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 07:22 Tr 95.5 KRRQ LA Lafayette (389 mi) Q-95.5 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:15 Tr 96.5 WZNS FL Ft. Walton Bch - Z96 & ads - new - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 07:14 Tr 98.7 KKST Oakdale LA (new) "The People Station" with slogan ID and stream match...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 07:13 guess I will turn my antenna east & southeast & get in on this east Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 07:01 FM near 2 or more deep on each available channel using Phase Box - de WA5IYX (
Feb12 07:01 Tr 89.9 WWNO New Orleans LA with TOH ID...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 06:51 Tr 106.7 KMEZ Port Sulphur LA (new) "Old School 106.7" with local ads...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 06:45 Tr 88.7 KRVS LA Lafayette (377 mi) RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 06:43 that's 697 mi for WUWF - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 06:40 Tr 88.1 WUWF FL Pensacola HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 06:40 Go Jack & Pat Looks like that Tropo is extending farther east - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 06:33 Tr 99.5 WRNO New Orleans LA with coast to coast AM show (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 06:30 Tr 101.1 WNOE New Orleans LA with country mx, stream match (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 06:26 Tr 96.7 KHFI Georgetown Tx (389mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 06:16 Tr 89.3 WRKF LA BR RDS - de WA6IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 06:12 Tr 95.3 WZNF MS Lumberton (577 mi) The Gorilla - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 06:08 Tr 92.7 WBKL LA Clinton (459 mi) RDS - K-Love - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 06:01 Tr 93.1 KQID LA Alexandria (409 mi) ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 06:00 Tr 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 06:00 r 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 05:55 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, Tx (419 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 05:52 Tr 102.5 WFMF LA BR (442 mi) ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 05:50 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (500 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 05:48 Tr WYNK 101.5 LA BR (442 mi) lcl ads & ID k - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 05:47 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa (530 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 05:47 Tr KVHP-DT-30 Lake Charles LA...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 05:40 529 miles the distance to Biloxi from here....nice tropo! Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 05:38 Tr WLOX-DT-39 Biloxi MS (new)....Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 05:32 Tr KALB-DT-35 LA Alexandria (379 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 05:29 svrl other teasing subdecodes including a 14 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 05:25 Tr KATC-DT-28 Lafayette LA (340 mi)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 05:18 Tr WEAR-DT-17 FL Pensacola (659 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 05:16 Tr WHNO-DT-21 NOLA (515 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 05:13 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (285 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 05:05 Tr 94.1 KQXY Beaumont TX RDS....Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb12 05:05 Tr WDSU-DT-43 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 05:02 Tr KGLA-DT-42 LA Hammond (520 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 04:55 Tr WWL-DT-36 NOLA (514 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 04:42 about 75 here today-about the same tomorrow-not typical Feb for sure Mike-La (
Feb12 04:38 WVUE still decoding but none of the Houstons are - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 04:35 it got 80F hr Thursday, still 64F at 04z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 04:27 starting to break down now Mike-La (
Feb12 04:19 Tr 93.3 KNAL Port Lavaca, TX 283 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb12 04:12 Tr 107.9 KVLY-RDS Edinburg TX-452 mi Mike-La (
Feb12 04:03 Tr 101.7 KNTE Bay City TX 236 mi Mike-La (
Feb12 03:58 Tr KMOL-LD-17 Victoria (303 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 03:55 Tr 97.7 KZAR McQueeny TX (341 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 03:50 Tr 96.9 KXBJ El Campo TX (246 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 03:41 Tr 103.5 KPBA "Bob-FM" San Marcos TX (331 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 03:30 Tr 99.5 KISS-FM RDS San Antonio TX (371 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 03:28 Tr KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 03:26 Tr 98.3 KMJR "la caliente 98.3" Odem, TX (356 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 03:23 Tr KIII-DT-8 (367 mi) been a while since I've seen this one Mike-La (
Feb12 03:21 Tr KATC-DT-28 LA Lafayette (395 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 03:18 Tr WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb12 03:15 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Cristi (367 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 03:14 Tr XHRIO-DT-26 -Mundo Fox- Matamoros-442 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb12 03:01 Tr 103.1 KHHL Karnes City, TX ESPN Deportes (346 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 02:38 Tr 107.3 KAJE "Jake-FM" Ingleside TX -339 mi Mike-La (
Feb12 02:35 107.1 Matamoros now with RDS Mike-La (
Feb12 02:21 Reynosa really booming in now Mike-La (
Feb12 02:13 Tr 93.1 XHAAA -RDS- Reynosa -466 mi "La Caliente" Mike-La (
Feb12 02:13 Tr KRGV-DT-13 Weslaco, TX 450 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb12 02:08 Tr KVEO-DT-24 Brownsville (442 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 02:04 Tr 91.7 KBNJ Corpus Cristi TX (353 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 01:54 01:52-oops sorry that turned out to be a sub of KAVU Mike-La (
Feb12 01:53 Tr KAVU-DT-15 Victoria (303 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 01:52 Tr KXTS-LD-15 Victoria, TX 303 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb12 01:46 Tr 89.1 XHCAO "La Lupe" Cd. Camargo Tamps -483 mi Mike-La (
Feb12 01:44 Tr KNVO-DT-49 McAllen (456 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 01:41 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros-"la mas buena" 442 mi Mike-La (
Feb12 01:34 Tr 107.5 KGLK-RDS- Lake Jackson (205 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 01:33 Tr 105.1 KMAT Seadrift TX (294 mi) Mike-La (
Feb12 01:32 Tr Houston FMs starting to come in Mike-La (
Feb12 01:15 now have a 5th HD-Radio, just got a Spark, actually may be an Insignia $149 on Amazon, with Voice-Prompts, seems similar sensativity to the SONY. Are their a list of IAAS reading services running secret HD channels? Thanks in advance from Sherman Oaks (
Feb11 19:15 restored - after UPS had quit - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 18:44 power outage on a clear day near 70F - see how long my UPS keeps DSL modem and router running - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 17:41 Sure there is a two letter code: "DX"./cdEL96 (
Feb11 15:34 ;) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb11 14:58 ...I don’t think there is a two letter code for “Semi-local stations logged during local broadcaster's HD outage” // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb11 14:58 These aren’t really “Tropo”: Effectively deadband conditions here, but... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb11 14:56 Tr 95.5 WHPE High Point, NC “Bible Broadcasting Network" 189 miles, 100kW, 232° NEW (network match) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb11 14:56 Tr 95.1 WQMZ Charlottesville, VA “Z95.1" 69 miles, 6kW, 296° NEW (stream match) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb11 14:55 Yes! Noticed WKHK's HD signal is offline this morning, so... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb11 04:46 can here the 30-Hz vert sync buzz on at least one - I don't have any clips like that until the 1970s - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 20:56 1950's TV Station Sign Offs - KA3JAW Fn20jq (
Feb10 01:00 according to this that was just three weeks after the Sputnik launch had sent this country into a Science tizzy - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 00:47 [19:39] - I saw that in late 1957 when it aired on a commercial TV network - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 23:28 KQFO Pasco's new website - > Yakima CN96 (
Feb09 23:28 Now 100.1 KRKG Pasco is AAA - The Oasis, with new calls KQFO. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb09 19:39 from 1957 shown in schools (
Feb09 19:23 What does that spell for radio? - En25 (
Feb09 15:40 the effect has been known for near 80 years - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 11:13 Cosmic Rays are Intensifying - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb09 06:55 Also, the KOTA calls have moved to channel 7 (KEVN) as of Feb 1. It is expected that KHME will be FOX once this is all said and done - En25 (
Feb09 06:36 Heads up, KOTA-TV has changed callsigns to KHME but their website still shows KOTA. The FCC says different. - En25 (
Feb08 22:44 Re: 21:38 - I bet not every HD Radio station has that feature. Did the car have wifi? - en25 (
Feb08 22:06 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Feb08 21:41 Tuned off station then back on channel to make sure it was OTA and not streaming. de N5NIQ EM18 (
Feb08 21:38 The Subaru Forester I rode in yesturday was showing Album Art on it's HD radio. Not aware of that feature. de N5NIQ EM18 (
Feb07 22:15 need to superimpose a May-Aug avg Flux graph on this - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 22:13 mixed results with Solar Cycle min and more Es - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 21:45 looks like Solar Cycle 24 is decling in this prediction map. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 21:40 Solar Cycle 24 on Wikpedia - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 21:38 I guess the current Solar Cycle 24 is in its decline state now. or not? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 21:34 Pat, from your expert observation of Es over the last 50 years since that report was done. Is that report still right about this? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 21:27 04:42 Pat this report in 1962 says that Es at mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere occurs more frequently as the sunspot cycle declines. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 18:42 Tr 100.1 WSJP Port Washington, WI Weak scatter, "Catholic radio to start your day, Relevant Radio", relog 324 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb07 18:25 Ms 100.1 KKWK Cameron,MO "", web search shows in Cameron, MO, again at 2 min later "...of northwest Missouri..." relog 696 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb07 18:11 so much for having gotten the 10m beam manually turned s.e. for them - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 16:55 as well as more easily tune the Bolin Phase Box to null things by it vs by ear - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 16:51 I'd sure like to be able to see strengths and QSB rates and depth like I could with the TM-1001 for almost 30 years - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 16:48 IF the agc/avc line is accessible in the HDT-1x then a meter (such as a VOM) thru a hi-impedance op amp cud serve as an s-meter - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 12:44 If one considers the cost invested in a DX system, I've long considered the 3001-A meter, by itself, to be very precious. It's allowed me most of my extreme/exotic FM-DX by making phasing a snap--Frank M. (
Feb07 12:42 [06:05] That's why, poor RDS performance notwithstanding, I HATE using the usable singal strengh indicator of any kind--Frank M. (
Feb07 07:19 wud need to print out to match the schematic wiring lines on them - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 07:14 with the diagrams split across multi PDF pages not so easy to trace the audio flow there :( - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 07:03 OK, found a freebie site to d/l the 55-page PDF service manual for the 3001 - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 06:43 If that 3001 dates to the early 1980s then not likely near-microscopic SMTs to rummage among - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 06:41 finding probable RDS tap points on a schematic easier than physically locating them on a PCB (unless it's heavily labeled with component #s) - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 06:36 or, rather, the 7M PDF circuit diagram for it - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 06:34 5 Euros for a 3001 service manual - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 06:31 at all the expanding enhancements for RDS don't affect the adjacent freqs like HD - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 06:24 the RDS sub is 57-kHz (so can be preserved on a high enuf bit-rate audio file, not 1-7/8 ips tape) - now RDS2 coming - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 06:13 Frank M, it is lighting fast just like RDS Spy. did you read this? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 06:05 wish the Sony/Sangean had those neat meters - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 06:00 if I had such diagrams for your 3001-A I cud probably determine the likely spots to try that - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 05:57 with a schematic and pictorial of a non-DSP tuner you could work backwards with a test prod to find where an outboard RDS decoder activates - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 05:54 I was lucky with the TM-1001 as the final audio out contained the RDS signal so I didn't need to delve into its innards - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 05:52 in the audio circuitry of a non-DSP tuner u just have to tap into a spot before the de-emphasis circuit so that it passes the RDS subcarrier - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 05:40 (If the Tandberg doesn't readily accept the unit, I don't know how to get it installed for less than $675. I can't do that.--Frank M. (
Feb07 05:39 [19:16] thank you, I bookmarked this. Is this good/effective/fast for showing the info? How do I tell if a Tandberg 3001-A will accept this unit? (
Feb07 05:32 too bad it and the Sangean had to be the result of the scourge of HD ... - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 05:31 I imagine few have taken a 30-year leap in their FM tuner technology as I did with the Sony - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 05:26 the Conrad/TM-1001 provided my first RDS ms ident - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb07 05:19 should have said, RDS Spy could be good for quick Es & Meteor Scatter ID's still need to test it on Es & MS - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 04:56 I'd go nuts now trying to use an analog tuning dial on FM ... - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:54 the super selectivity and digital readout freqs of the Sony drew me away from my 1979-2008 system quickly - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:51 I had version of RDS Spy briefly with the Conrad/TM-1001 with jury-rigged cable but never caught any Es with it - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:45 RDS Spy is good for quick Es & Meteor Scatter ID's can power off FM receiver and RDS info stays on screen. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 04:43 RDS Spy PC software program keeps last RDS info in screen until another RDS signal comes in. good quick Es & Meteor Scatter ID's - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 04:42 used mostly 21/28 MHz before I got 30-50 MHz gear - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:39 sri on the red ... in the 1960s I tracked a few Es events on 14-MHz that eventually hit 50-MHz - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:38 Es at nite is easy to notice on 40m in low solar flux years - sigs from a few hundred miles away - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:35 the electron density goes as the square of the freq ratio so Es at 7-MHz (40-m) would need over 49x of that to affect even 50-MHz - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:34 am I've been watching the HF bands for the last few days-they're fairly-to-very active with no signs of Es in FM or TV Mike-La (
Feb07 04:32 the 3-sec delay for the Logitech Web Cam still shot often has it gone by then - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:30 The Sangean is also vy quick to drop its RDS display (the HD stays until u change freq or another decodes) - de WA5IYX (
Feb07 04:20 03:57 Hi Mike La, does this mean there is an chance for Es into TV & FM ? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 04:18 one bad thing about the Ray Dees RDS decoder box is when station signal is gone box screen goes back to saying No RDS Data after 8 sec of no signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb07 03:57 40 meters is insane right now Mike-La (
Feb07 01:49 93.7 is now the Q's Dial Global AC format > Yakima CN96 (
Feb07 01:48 100.1 KQFM Hermiston is now Spanish AC "Exitos 100.1", from AC "The Q" > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 22:10 and the basic Sony wouldn't show those all-important PIs - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 22:06 oddly, sometimes the Conrad/TM-1001 wud decode RDS when the Sony wasn't - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 22:03 I last used the Conrad RDS to DX with the TM-1001 in mid 2008 when I was doing A/B comparisons with the Sony - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 21:38 some newer Computer Mother Boards have the audio chip built in to board that can record at 16 Bit 192000 Hz - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 21:36 21:18 correction: hooked to a computer sound card speaker input that can record at 16 Bit 192000 Hz - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 21:31 21:14 so it looks like I may have not needed the RayDees RDS box but Testing during Es, MS & Tropo is needed to be sure - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 21:19 step by step directions on how to do that is here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 21:18 hooked to a computer sound card speaker input that can output 16 Bit 192000 Hz (
Feb06 21:14 Looks like RDS Spy is as fast as the Ray Dees RDS box so ass you would need is MPX out on your FM tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 21:07 Yeah Pat I wished the Ray Dees Box was $50. I worked some overtime & sold some things that was taking up space around the house & not being used to pay for my DX setup - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 20:58 It still seems "odd" here using a Bolin Phase Box on rcvrs that cost less than it did - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 20:54 when the Conrad was available a decade+ ago it ran c. $50 (and when modifed could display about as much on a computer) - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 20:51 that RDS decoder costs more than the Sony or the Sangean did - de WA5IYX (
Feb06 20:39 amfmtvdtvbrla: Mine came with HDHomerunVIEW but I prefer the Windows Media Center - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb06 19:16 11:30 Frank M, here is the website for the Ray Dees decoder box. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 19:12 13:54 KA3JAW, I use HDHomeRun QuickTV that was installed with the HDHomeRun software. amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 19:12 13:54 KA3JAW, I use HDHomeRun QuickTV that was installed with the HDHomeRun software. (
Feb06 17:16 Ms 100.3 KMJM Bridgeton, MO "...100,3 The Beat..." NEW 574 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb06 13:54 amfmtvdtvbrla: What view program are you using for your tuner #1? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb06 13:23 amfmtvdtvbrla: RabbitEars Live Bandscan map will give us new insights into signal parameters in near real-time. This and DXMaps will compliment each other. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb06 11:32 If a decoder box requires more than a simple box (i.e. goes through a computer or something), somebody may need to initially "walk me through" it--Frank M. (
Feb06 11:30 [05:34] What's this about a Ray Dees decoder box? That's a new one on me. Something's wrong with my HDT-1X, it's been "sluggish" to decode for 2-3 years now and I need better--Frank M. (
Feb06 10:12 (
Feb06 08:54 11:59 I agree with you KA3JAW, there need more autologger DXers along the Gulf Coast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 08:47 8:46 good Tropo is going on live - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 08:46 I have my autologger running when there is Good Tropo conditions forecasted on Hepburn maps or good Troll is going on - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 08:40 11:59 KA3JAW my autologger is here near the Gulf coast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 05:34 and most of all the ability to receive & display fast RDS & PI info with the Ray Dees RDS Decoder Box - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 05:24 02:24 Hi Frank I needed FM Tuners that were senitive enough for receiving Meteor Scatter & Es - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 04:06 Hi KA3JAW, I look forward to seeing what DX you receive on your autologger - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 02:26 Both tuners have MPX Out for use with RDS Spy & I have a Ray Dees RDS Decoder box - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 02:24 We already KNOW what they'll do. They'll bring in DX, hi--Frank M. (
Feb06 02:14 Now just waiting for Tropo & skip to see what they will do - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb06 02:12 I received my Yamaha T-85 & Denon 1500RD both re aligned with matching murata filters from Bill Ammons today. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb05 21:57 My RabbitEars DX map acitivity is for testing with the Antennacraft Y526 only being one foot off the ground aiming north - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 21:53 JimT/MO: Yes, operational since this morning. By the way, a Silicon Dust HD Homerun 'Extend' model does in fact work on the nework. So the firmware is not a major revision from the 'Connect' tuner model - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 19:11 KA3JAW, did you get an HDHR up and running yet? - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Feb05 12:33 You can buy a new HD Homerun Connect cheaper with free shipping on eBay - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 12:11 Joining the RabbitEars Live Bandscan - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 12:08 This is the DTV network tuner that will be needed to participate - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 12:02 Lots of empty space along the GOF states (use your mouse wheel to zoom in/out) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 11:59 We need more 'active' DTV-DXers in the Gulf of Mexico region to participate on the automated RabbitEars Live Bandscan Map in near-realtime (within 5 minutes) multi propagation conditions - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb05 01:26 oddly, all this time, .1, .3 and .4 have had programming in SD, whilst the CBars on .2 were in HD. NU (
Feb05 01:24 WMNT-CA 48 Toledo OH has finally stopped running a CBP on 48.2 (for years!). 48.2 is now Antenna TV. N8NU (
Feb05 00:59 a bit ragged recording of WSAV-3 tropo CBar TP from 1990 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb05 00:13 [19:32] Your 107.5 onbservation reminds me of conditions in Toledo, during Tropo I could have Toronto blasting in, or Buffalo blasting in, but ALMOST NEVER both--Frank M. (
Feb05 00:11 [18:19] I call those places "radio deserts"--Frank M. (
Feb04 23:59 I've recorded openings on video tape, by having the audio input, as well as a video clock input (so I can find stuff)--Frank M. (
Feb04 23:59 Then I would have been thoroughly upset that none of it would have gotten recorded, because the VCR was completely messing up at the time--Frank M. (
Feb04 23:57 My all-time distance records on FM Tropo, between my three lifetime locations (MI, OH, IL), are clustered between 840 and 885 miles--Frank M. (
Feb04 23:56 Holy Grail 1,000-mile FM tropo. Certtainly Monterrey would have been there on 94.1, 97.3, 98.9, 102.1, 102.9, 104.5, 106.1!--Frank M. (
Feb04 23:54 I am kicking myself forever for being so thoroughly excited that I didn't even think to check FM. Nothing would have been new, but I would've surely had... (
Feb04 23:54 [01:49 Feb 01] My best overland tropo is a multiple tie, Monterrey on Channels 34-22-12-10-6-4-2, 1165 miles. Yes, including Channel 2!--Frank M. EN40 (
Feb04 23:50 [23:22 Feb. 1] KESO-92.7? Good distance there...can you say "Cheese!" in Spanish? LOL--Frank M. (
Feb04 06:07 local KPXL-DT-26 off, why not when I have some tropo ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb04 04:40 Tr 103.7 WSOC Charlotte, NC 479 mi - RZ EM60 (
Feb04 03:30 Buoys might be GPS & satellite transmissions now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 01:19 I wonder if it is possible to use an SDR like the Airspy or a analog scanner to pick up transmission signals from buoys floating on the Gulf to detect possible Tropo duct areas - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 01:12 Yes good point Pat.- amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb04 00:24 true Pat, something we don't often think about Mike-La (
Feb04 00:01 Who knows how often there might be ducts from here to 500-800+ mi into the empty Gulf - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb03 19:41 So it makes for a good indication of Tropo ducts off the coast of Texas - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb03 19:36 I think KGLK's signal contour is beamed more southwest towards towns southwest of Houston and into the Gulf - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb03 19:32 107.5 KGLK signal never comes in when there is strong Houston Tropo. all Houston stations come in but KGLK is never in - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb03 19:29 I can invision many P.R. DT owners selling off their rights from ch. 37 on up - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 19:24 The way things are going with the FCC repacking, the fast-track ATSC-3.0 UHF RF range will be ch. 14 to 37 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 19:18 cdEL96: Three Puerto Rico DT stations will participate in the FCC TSIA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 19:11 107.5 was the only station from Houston that was in most of the time during this event.106.9 KHPT was barely in but mostly out during this event - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb03 19:05 the slowly-changing Gulf water temps promote ducting when there are stable air masses over them - de WA5IYX (
Feb03 18:58 KGLK is like a more southwest Rio Grande Reynosa Tropo beacon here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb03 18:53 I notice when I start receiving a weak signal from 107.5 KGLK Houston, I will have Rio Grande Reynosa Tropo signals soon after - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb03 18:46 cdEL96: - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 18:44 Houston was very weak or not even in on FM and during most of the event Houston DTV's were not coming in at all - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb03 18:44 cdEL96: - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 18:41 (18:19) True---but when the DX comes in, mmmmmmmmmboy./cd (
Feb03 18:39 20:24 this past event was more southwest Rio Grande Reynosa area Tropo for me - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb03 18:39 Any others in this market planning to join in this? What URL shows all this?/cd (
Feb03 18:38 Interesting---can we assume then, that WSBS DT 3 in Key West to follow suit?/cdEL96 (
Feb03 18:26 Speaking of Miami - WSBS-CD (RF50) Mega TV will participate in the FCC incentive spectrum auction - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 18:19 I just spent a week in Miami - what a bleak radio landscape!! JJ in EN82/SE MI (
Feb03 18:09 Now to have WLRN-TV Miami follow suit./cd (
Feb03 18:09 One would think that in any 2-PBS-affiliate market like Tampa, it would be a no-brainer./cdEL96 (
Feb03 16:55 University of S. Florida, Tampa WUSF (RF34) opting to sell their broadcasting rights - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb03 13:32 Band open in several directions to about 110 miles, but no real ducting. de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb03 13:15 WJFX is New Haven, IN - sorry out of practice heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb03 13:15 Tr 107.9 WJFX -HD "Hot 107.9" de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb03 02:47 20:23--I didn't receive the Houston DT-4 but lots of other Houston DTVs were in including 8 and 11 on VHF...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb03 00:19 You are welcome, Mr Stanislav. Lotsa stuff at this site! (
Feb02 22:08 20:24-I had quite a bit of action in that direction yesterday, and saw no signs of a signal on 4-maybe just too soon Mike-La (
Feb02 20:24 Just wondering if anyone even had a subdecode of 4---who knows, maybe it is not on the air now./cd (
Feb02 20:23 For Jack in Austin---was just wondering if you tried for the DT 4 HOU, seeing as you had an LPFM from there/cdEL96 (
Feb02 20:20 .org redirects to .com/cd (
Feb02 20:18 (17:20) the hyperlink here apparently continues, even after I hit a spacebar---shrug; apparently both .com and .org are OK/cdEL96 (
Feb02 19:45 That's the one!! Muchas gracias! - Stanislav EL98 (
Feb02 18:24 17:20 posting has bad link, you can search within the site (
Feb02 18:23 is the proper link (
Feb02 17:22 It is .org ; shoulda checked earlier/cd (
Feb02 17:20 It is the following: /cdEL96 (or .com) (
Feb02 12:58 However, I lost the bookmark and can’t find it through searching – anyone have this link handy? – Stanislav EL98 (
Feb02 12:58 Hey, guys…there is (or was) a website that has PDF copies of old editions of Broadcast Yearbook – Stanislav EL98 (
Feb02 07:20 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb02 07:12 Tr 98.7 KTXN Victoria Tx (370 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb02 06:59 Tr 107.7 KOUL Benavides Tx (481 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb02 06:37 Tr 105.1 Seadrift Tx (364 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb02 06:10 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa (530 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb02 06:07 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (500 mi) in strong - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb02 03:56 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio 700 mi, best when pointed NW, point SW is Houston - RZ EM60 (
Feb02 03:47 Tr still going here, but not improved. S. TX stuff like 92.7 KESO, 107.7 KOUL, 93.9 KMXR still there, nothing special - RZ EM60 (
Feb02 02:33 Tr XHVTV-DT-51 TA Matamoros (256 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 02:26 All of 99 watts and it's coming in nicely instead of 104.5 San Antonio...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb02 02:21 Tr 104.5 K283CH Houston, TX (new) "La Mejor 104.5" with tejano mx and local ads...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb02 02:12 weird 89.5 Robstown on 93.7 - is local translator for 89.7 amiss ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 01:59 Tr 104.9 KAMA Deer Park, TX with local ads, over local 104.9...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb02 01:51 Tr 95.3 KZSP TX S Padre Isl. (250 mi) ants east "Tejano 102.1" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 01:47 Tr KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 01:43 *then (
Feb02 01:43 01:32- you're now missing much am. Looked promising about 2 hours ago-the dropped off. Maybe later tho Mike-La (
Feb02 01:35 RG Valley loud with ant east, with ant south some Houston FMs still HD- de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 01:32 Wish I was at home and not at work right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb02 01:31 I have my autologger running and not a peep out of Houston - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb02 01:29 Tr 96.9 KVMV McAllen, TX 744 mi - RZ EM60 (
Feb02 01:20 Tr 96.7 KHFI Georgetown, TX 665 mi with Austin ads and weather, "96-7 Kiss FM" best I think ever been heard on tropo with 100kw 96.5 3 miles away - RZ EM60 (
Feb02 01:05 after about 140 mi s.e. of here no targets until until Fla at c. 1000 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 00:57 Wow: Hepburn's maps had to invent new shades of pink for this event! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb02 00:55 Tr 102.9 KNDA Alice, TX 698 mi "102-9 Da Bomb" dont hear that one often, mixing with SS must be houston. 92.7 KESO South Padre has bad audio problems last 15 min cutting in / out - RZ EM60 (
Feb02 00:54 23:22 700+ miles tropo? Absolutely amazing catches. I can't even fathom that! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb02 00:50 Tr 91.3 XHMLS Matamoros TAM with slogan ID "Exitos 91.3"...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb02 00:49 Tr KNVO-DT-49 McAllen-PSIP (456 mi) Mike-La (
Feb02 00:46 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Cristi (367 mi) Mike-La (
Feb02 00:41 svrl of our locals not decoding when bmd east due to Houston CCI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb02 00:18 even this low-power rarity decoding - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 00:15 yeah i know Pat, I have the recording where I can hear them going through all those. :( I'll listen closer when I have more time Mike-La (
Feb02 00:09 gee, they've now six sub, 8.5 91.7 and 8.6 88.7 there - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 00:08 Tr KAVU-DT-15 Victoria (303 mi) Mike-La (
Feb02 00:08 Tr KVUE-DT-33 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Feb02 00:07 Tr KENS-DT-39 San Antonio (359 mi) Mike-La (
Feb02 00:06 some Houston Us have DTT901 "meter" at 90% level, KUHT-DT-8 decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 23:57 23:53- mentioning "Radio Aleluya"-narrowing it down-few chioces Mike-La (
Feb01 23:55 aprs map seems very understated now-lots coming in now Mike-La (
Feb01 23:54 It's KOUL nice signal now, clear ID 25kw 726 miles this station is inland - RZ EM60 (
Feb01 23:53 well we'll keep our fngers crossed for sure. Hearing SS on 88.1 right now Mike-La (
Feb01 23:45 found a tiny null on 107.7 a country station fades in occasionally, might be KOUL deep S. Texas. Will be checking periodically, should improve into the evening - RZ EM60 (
Feb01 23:43 Mike all this TX coast stuff and adjacent Mexico is fairly common but never the less interesting. - RZ EM60 (
Feb01 23:35 ooops sorry now I see it in your post lol Mike-La (
Feb01 23:34 23:22- KESO is a great catch Randy, 700+ miles? Mike-La (
Feb01 23:26 also 93.1, 102.5 Reynosa / Matamoros fair signals - RZ EM60 (
Feb01 23:22 Tr is extending to Florida panhandle 92.7 KESO South Padre, TX good signal and 107.1 XHTVH Matamoros 752 miles - RZ EM60 (
Feb01 22:35 [19:17] ducting paths across the water of the TX Coastal Bend can edure very late into the day - de WA5IYX (
Feb01 22:33 some spotty Houston Us decoding - 90-min to sunset hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 22:01 a few Houston UHFs strting to come in Mike-La (
Feb01 20:06 its still in and out here Mike-La (
Feb01 20:04 nice job on a car radio am Mike-La (
Feb01 19:17 Tr XHVTH Reynosa (500 mi) coming in on car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 17:59 SA 99.5 still in strong (
Feb01 17:57 most Houston FMs still coming in Mike-La (
Feb01 16:31 now hearing "la ley" being mentioned several times Mike-La (
Feb01 16:30 Tr 92.7 KESO "La Ley" South Padre Island-416 mi- (new) -Got it :) Mike-La (
Feb01 16:25 Tr 89.7 KJMA Floresville TX - RDS- 355 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 16:23 16:19-I'll watch out for that-thx Mike-La (
Feb01 16:20 14:30-man that's a nice ID Pat Mike-La (
Feb01 16:19 92.7 Laredo is also SS so here can be confusing - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 16:15 107.1 Matamoros just won't quit! lol Mike-La (
Feb01 16:14 been tryin to ID 92.7 spanish-was thinking KESO- S. Padre Island but never could get it Mike-La (
Feb01 15:56 Also on 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa fighting with KTYL Tyler TX...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Feb01 15:56 svrl Houston Us still decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 15:55 Barefooting on the 909X during work break, area tropo strong, one new log at 98.5 KTJM Port Arthur TX over local translator on that freq.. Jack , EM10, ATX (
Feb01 15:43 XHRYS 90.1 back in strong-seeing RDS for first time Mike-La (
Feb01 15:38 KPAC used to originate its own playlist but now has a sat feed - de WA5IYX (
Feb01 15:36 maps showing more intense now Pat Mike-La (
Feb01 15:33 Mexico trying to come back in now-89.1 "la lupe" very strong Mike-La (
Feb01 15:31 88.3 SA still coming in with that classical sound-nice to hear for a change :) Mike-La (
Feb01 15:28 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (336 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 15:26 keep cking 98,1/101.5 for BR but only find in-state or SS there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 15:23 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (285 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 15:12 tropo really backing off now Mike-La (
Feb01 15:07 Tr 107.5 KGLK-RDS- Lake Jackson (205 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 15:06 and the IBOC whine from Houston FMs very evident - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 15:06 the only on still blasting in now is 107.1 Matamoros-surprised RDS hasn't popped up Mike-La (
Feb01 15:04 mni of the Mex border FMs dominating here even bmd east - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 15:04 tropo seems to have backed away from Mexico Mike-La (
Feb01 15:01 Tr 102.3 KKPN Rockport TX (326 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 14:58 Tr 99.5 KISS-FM RDS San Antonio TX (371 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 14:57 Tr 98.1 KVET Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 14:52 Tr 97.5 KFTX Kingsville TX 386 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 14:49 Tr 95.3 XHRT Reynosa (livestream match) 466 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 14:39 XHAAA absolutely booming in right now Mike-La (
Feb01 14:37 14:36-livestream match Mike-La (
Feb01 14:36 Tr 90.7 KRZU Batesville TX RDS (444 mi) Mile-La (
Feb01 14:33 decades ago mni morn tropo sessions wud plow thru all channels every 15 min as stations came on with them B4 s/on - de WA5IYX (
Feb01 14:30 in DTV-era TPs no longer as important for idents - de WA5IYX (
Feb01 14:26 Tr 107.3 KAJE "Jake-FM" Ingleside TX -339 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 14:15 14:05- nice catch Pat-still waiting to see that one Mike-La (
Feb01 14:14 Tr 98.9 KLMO Dilley TX -423 mi- (new) Mike-La (
Feb01 14:05 got a nice capt of XEFE-DT-17 CBar TP earlier - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 14:03 Tr 94.9 KQUR Laredo "Solo Exitos Digital" (474 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 14:01 FM clogged with in-state tropo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 13:55 Tr 93.1 XHAAA -RDS- Reynosa -466 mi "La Caliente" Mike-La (
Feb01 13:52 Tr KFDM-DT-25 TX Beaumont (280 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 13:48 Tr 89.1 KSTX San Antonio -371 mi- Mike-La (
Feb01 13:38 Tr 89.1 XHCAO "La Lupe" Cd. Camargo Tamps -483 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 13:28 Tr 88.3 KPAC San Antonio-371 mi- (new) Mike-La (
Feb01 13:26 Tr 107.9 KVLY-RDS Edinburg TX-452 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 13:20 Tr 103.5 KPBA "Bob-FM" San Marcos TX (331 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 13:06 Tr 90.1 XHRYS "hits FM" Reynosa, Tamps. (466 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 12:59 Tr 96.1 KXXM San Antonio-371 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb01 12:54 Tr 101.7 KNTE Bay City TX -RDS 236 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 12:51 Tr 103.1 KHHL Karnes City, TX ESPN Deportes (346 mi) Mike-La (
Feb01 12:45 Matamoros coming in strong hear too am Mike-La (
Feb01 07:33 Dense Fog has developed here now. may get interesting Tropo wise along the Gulf coast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 07:21 Tr 99.5 KKPS Brownsville, Tx (499 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 04:48 APRS maps hardly hinting at that - de WA5IYX (
Feb01 04:35 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (500 mi) in strong like a local here too - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 04:32 Tr 107.7 KOUL Benavides Tx (481 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 04:30 definitely there is some very lower Rio Grande Tropo building here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 04:28 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, Tx @ 419 mi is blasting in like a local now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 04:24 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, Tx (419 mi) fading in very weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 04:02 [03:00] - most full-power FMs here have ants at TLs with over 1000' HAAT - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 03:58 [02:18] - I cud use a remote base 20-mi west out US 90 to get away from all these in-town xltors/LPFMs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 03:10 Tr 101.7 KNTE Bay City TX -RDS 236 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 03:00 yeah Pat K4NBF's Tropo Duct may have been highly elevated and we may have not even been able to tap into it - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb01 02:59 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros-"la mas buena" 442 mi Mike-La (
Feb01 02:18 Yeah Pat - I didn't expect it either... during the event 20+ MPH gusts outside. It is amazing you do so well there, realized how packed the dial is in San Antonio - K4NBF EM66 (
Feb01 01:51 perhaps I shouldn't have gone out so early to do some yard work (before it got too hot) - de WA5IYX (
Feb01 01:49 [01:22] wild event there - my best over-land tropo: 99.7 1090-mi T SC PORT ROYAL WHTK 03-06-1991 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Feb01 01:24 6 bids already on a Technics ST-7300 Tuner (
Feb01 01:22 Youtube video of long haul tropo from this morning - K4NBF EM66 (
Feb01 01:19 Re: 18:14, that station is a pest here during the summer. Not so much in the winter - En25 (
Feb01 01:16 thank you! I could swear I heard a "K" call sign but that makes total sense. WVLC is my biggest pest. Thanks! - K4NBF EM66 (
Feb01 01:16 Yakima, (
Feb01 00:09 I keep wondering how mni out there with better ears than mine could pick out from my 40+ years of FM DX tapes - de WA5IYX (
Feb01 00:01 I hear "99.9 Big Dawg" - That's WVLC in KY, 11KW, probably off the back of your antenna > Yakima CN96 (
Jan31 23:49 but near-freezing forecasted by Thurs morn - such is winter in STX - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 23:46 hi hr today 83F (and current), missed record of 85F - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan31 20:35 Nothing that would be useful, EM40... there are about 4-5 stations in the mix. Just that brief jingle... "99.9 K___" - K4NBF (
Jan31 20:26 Do you have a longer recording of the unid 99.9? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 20:23 K4NBF, I Listened to your unid 99.9 but there is not enough there to get an ID. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 18:59 Reviewing audio now, have an unid 99.9... anyone care to lend me a fresh set of ears? - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 18:14 Ms 90.9 KJWR Windom, MN RDS PS KJWR-FM relog 686 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan31 17:05 Yeah, it seems to have died off around 10-10:30 central, so I stepped away. Checking again but seems back to normal - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 17:03 Tr 90.7 KRZU Batesville TX (new) with religious mx, over local 90.5 IBOC...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan31 16:55 I guess thats suppose to be K4NBF - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan31 16:54 Bryce K4BNF did the tropo fade out? - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan31 16:51 Hi Jack, Tropo I hope the Tropo continues - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 16:50 Tr 91.1 XHMZI Muzquiz, Coahuila, MX "La Grande" (relog)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan31 16:36 RGV and some border tropo going on right now...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan31 16:34 Wow that was a good opening for you K4NBF. 900+ miles and its windy outside. Its fun checking out what you received - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 16:25 Long haul paths pretty much dead now... signals were unstable and it's been windy all morning... strange but fun opening - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 16:22 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa, TAM "La Caliente"...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan31 16:18 Tr 107.9 KVLY Edinburg TX RDS...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan31 16:17 Tr 98.3 KSCS Fort Worth -327 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan31 16:11 Rudy Trevino that is :-) unique voice I hear on 99.9 via Es all the time - K4NBF (
Jan31 16:10 Tr 98.9 KUTX Leander TX (322 mi) Mike-La (
Jan31 16:09 Tr 99.9 KSAB Robstown, TX (869 mi, 100 kW) Tejano Countdown with Rick Trevino - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 16:07 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin, TX (569 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 16:07 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin, TX (569 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 16:07 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin, TX (569 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 16:01 nice catches K4 Mike-La (
Jan31 15:46 Tr 104.3 XHVUN Villa Union, CI (990 mi, 50 kw) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 15:38 Tr 99.5 KISS San Antonio, TX (828 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 15:29 Tr 93.1 KTYL Tyler, TX (548 mi, 82 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 15:24 Tr 100.5 KZHE Stamps, AR (422 mi, 50 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 15:17 Tr 97.3 KAJA San Antonio, TX (839 mi, 100 kW) Bobby Bones top 30 w/ local weather, highs in mid 80s - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 15:12 Tr 99.1 KODA Houston, TX (689 mi, 100 kW) "Sunny 99.1" - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 15:09 Tr 103.1 KHHL Karnes City, TX ESPN Deportes (346 mi) Mike-La (
Jan31 15:09 Tr 99.5 KKPS Brownsville, TX (958 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan31 14:58 Tr 105.3 KSMG-RDS- Seguin TX (336 mi) Mike-La (
Jan31 14:45 107.1 Matamoros still booming in Mike-La (
Jan31 14:39 Tr 103.5 KPBA "Bob-FM" San Marcos TX (331 mi) Mike-La (
Jan31 14:37 in spite of what maps show...nothing eastward Mike-La (
Jan31 14:34 Tr 101.1 WRR -RDS - Dallas - 303 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan31 14:24 Tr 96.1 KBTQ Harlington -436 mi (new) Mike-La (
Jan31 14:19 Tr 94.9 KLTY Arlington TX (315 mi) Mike-La (
Jan31 14:09 agn, just some Houston Us decoding hr, tho earlier 50/51 from Mexico decoding off back of antenna - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan31 13:47 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros-"la mas buena" 442 mi Mike-La (
Jan31 08:42 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (500 mi) fading in now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 07:38 Tr 105.7 KRNB Decatur,Tx (424 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 07:04 KAHO video certainly was not the most entertaining---/cd (
Jan31 07:04 KAHO video certainly (
Jan31 07:03 I don't expect anything resembling Es for 2 months now./cdEL96 (
Jan31 05:58 Tr 103.7 KVIL Dallas, Tx (369 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 05:56 Tr 98.7 KLUV Dallas, Tx (369 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 05:49 guess I will try northwest to the Dallas area - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 05:32 I am receiving nothing Tropo wise to my east - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 05:26 in case anyone wondered why so mni 50-MHz map spots earlier it's an ARRL VHF Contest weekend agn - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 05:24 seems better in east TX - may be it'll spread - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 05:20 05:07 looking the APRS Map looks like there should be more than that Pat - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 05:07 so far just some spotty Houston Us decoding hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan31 04:57 [04:07] - with all the ventilation fans running sounds like a saw mill in there - de WA5IYX (
Jan31 04:49 Tr 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 04:17 starting to receive some very weak Pensacola Fl stations right now. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 04:13 strong Tropo starting to develop along the northern Gulf Coast right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 04:11 Hi cd, thanks for the video link.10:53 14:06 Me and Mike-La will be on the lookout for KAHO LD 4 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan31 04:09 There is per w9wi page a CP for a 4 in Crowley LA as well--- but I think HOU 4 is on./cd (
Jan31 04:07 KAHO LD 4 video here-----cdEL96 (
Jan31 04:06 Thanx for info, Jeff./cdEL96 (
Jan31 03:21 I do 99.9% of my Ms DXing live and often use the stream to help confirm what I'm hearing -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan31 03:13 I heard the end of an ad mentioning Cameron then into BKB. I then checked the stream to confirm for sure I had KKWK which had girls BKB -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan31 02:46 Then confirmed on the Web//---cd (
Jan31 02:46 Just rethought this. Obviously what was originally heard was the Cameron BKB (green would be fine)/cd (
Jan31 02:20 Please do not take any offense, Jeff. Would love to have Ms at any time./cd (
Jan31 02:17 Not to belittle anybody's DX by any means---just that all my Ms catches are latent; i.e., no "green"/cd (
Jan31 02:16 (00:34) I have made a similar comment about 3 months ago---/cdEL96 (
Jan31 00:37 16:40 betwseen the mentions and bsketball on the stream, the logging is obvious--Frank M. (
Jan31 00:34 I've seen a lot of stream parallels mentioned before, though, via MS - even with music, etc. It takes a while to figure out which station to even try for a parallel on--Frank M. (
Jan31 00:01 (16:40) The basketball might have been the giveaway; maybe not realtime but for verification./cdEL96 (
Jan30 21:14 How do you get stream parallels on MS catches? It takes a while to get to a stream--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan30 17:33 Tr 100.1 WRHN Rhinelander, WI weak scatter from time to time while monitoring for Ms "Jack FM" relog 411 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan30 16:40 Ms 100.1 KKWK Cameron, MO end of ad mentioning Cameron into girls HS BKB //stream relog 696 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan30 15:47 only had/have some Houston Us decode with maybe subdecode NOLA on 29 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan30 14:52 Not much here either, tropo only out to 200 miles...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan30 14:28 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (336 mi) Mike-La (
Jan30 14:26 Tr KENS-DT-39 San Antonio (359 mi) Mike-La (
Jan30 14:08 Monday and Tuesday look a bit more interesting tho...time will tell however Mike-La (
Jan30 14:06 Yeah I was looking for it cd, unfortunately the maps were a bit overstated-not much was happening Mike-La (
Jan30 10:53 Reminder again about the new DT 4 HOU/cdEL96 (
Jan30 06:39 Tr KEYE-DT-43 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan30 06:22 Tr Houston FMs starting to come in Mike-La (
Jan29 13:43 five bids on that G8 (
Jan28 04:09 this rather dense paper deals with semidiurnal atmospheric tides - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 03:10 Has anyone ever done a graph with the number of Es openings on the ordinate and the phase of the moon on the abscissa? NU (
Jan28 03:07 Pat: Did I ever thank you for those great graphs? Keep 'em coming N8NU (
Jan27 22:29 June has some daylight meteor showers not found until after WW2 using radio methods - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 22:25 Gotta run, eat dinner walked dogs. Going to a planning meeting for the first Prescott AZ Hamfest at ERAU in June 73 Art (
Jan27 22:23 Those dates are a usually very active days. July 29 was he big 2M opening after the Kerville CSVHFS meeting. (
Jan27 22:22 You should see a plateau around Aug 12-13 for the Perseids. We need an astronomer to tell us what meteor shower happens on June 18 and July 29 de ka5dwi (
Jan27 22:06 need to update this with 2015 data (& eventually add Aug) - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 22:04 the diurnal used QBASIC items to generate, the multi-colored one is updated each year with PSP4 (often pixel-by-pixel) - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 21:59 the last time I did a diurnal plot - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 21:59 Good graph Pat. Interesting the differences. de dwi (
Jan27 21:58 The snow was very fluffy and the temp. right below freezing. It dropped off by that afternoon. de art dwi (
Jan27 21:57 these are my only long-term graphs - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 21:45 The double dip is there every year. I was really shocked how bad it got through the solar cycle. de art (
Jan27 21:43 [20:49] luckily the Jan 1985 13" here did not cling to my long 10m/15m Yagi elements - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 21:41 there are still a few folk left who want to call that a "data artifact" ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 21:39 always nice to see that diurnal double-hump curve with the mid-afternoon dip - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 20:50 Everyone. For your reading enjoyment. 10M Es Stuff. 73 Art KA5DWI/7 (
Jan27 20:49 [19:17] Pat.. My last big snow DFW. de Art KA5DWI/7 (
Jan27 06:31 Not to FL. :(/cdEL96 (
Jan27 06:24 Hepburn Maps are looking good Sun night Mon morning for good strong Tropo conditions along the Gulf coast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan26 23:48 yes, I might have gotten a Novice ticket in late 1958 (nr Cycle 19 peak) and never developed any VHF interests - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 23:22 interesting timeline Pat Mike-La (
Jan26 22:42 my steps to alicense are in the 1958-63 part of this - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 22:00 ...and there were other obsticles (
Jan26 21:59 in a subdidvision isn't the ideal location for towers and such Mike-La (
Jan26 21:58 I got my ham license about 4 years ago with the intent on actually using it...but things just didn't work out back then-so I have a piece of paper lol Mike-La (
Jan26 21:56 or not as many log entries? Mike-La (
Jan26 21:55 probably not as much conversation, as there is here with TV and FM? Mike-La (
Jan26 21:54 and there was no Look Back option yet then to recover any lost info - not a fun place for most for a while - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 21:52 outdo ... everything was G-rated, but the Webmaster had to throttle things down since an image or two would scroll the page free of useful text posts - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 21:49 yes, it became a bit of kindergarten playpen for a while what with mni trying to outdoor the other with images on there - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 21:32 Surprising to hear that Pat...always thought the ham guys were very disciplined. :) It would have been interesting to follow that side of things. Mike-La (
Jan26 21:22 It got really out-of-hand when users discovered that they could post in-line animated images on it ! - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 21:20 The 50 Prop link at the top of this page once was, but too mni off-topic posts caused it to be constrained - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 21:16 Curious, are there any skip logs like this one geared specifically for ham operators? Mike-La (
Jan26 19:14 Nice reception re: 11:51. Too bad I keep getting skunked here in central Minnesota. - En25 (
Jan26 17:32 sudden thunder here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan26 11:51 WGZS 89.1 FM Broadcast - Fond du Lac Community Radio Station - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 21:56 Keep wondering why the Twin Cities NPR station on 91.1 (KNOW) always has a scratchy sound to it, like other stations bleeding onto it. Any ideas? - En25 (
Jan25 19:29 Ms 92.9 WBLX Mobile, AL //webstream match - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jan25 19:17 in Jan 1985 snow hr ruff calc had 800 lbs just on 9'x15' aluminum patio cover - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan25 19:14 OTOH, those with flat or shallow-sloped roofs found out what 2'-3' of snow on them can do - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 19:11 in general, the mostly powdery snow there didn't collect on branches and bring them down for as mni power outages as feared - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 18:41 Homebound Blizzard 6M Hams having fun today. de dwi (
Jan25 18:35 6 Meter Es Midpoints are over the western tip of Lake Erie. de ka5dwi/7 AZ (
Jan25 18:22 [17:14] 89.1 FM turned out to be WGZS in Cloguet, MN with 50kW - Verified by station manager via email - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 17:14 Es 89.1 ... with people of the plains - Minnesota - New day song - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 17:11 Es stability increasing - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 17:07 Es ALERT: 89.1 FM with SS - Es started here at 1625 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan25 17:02 Es 54.310 to the NE de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan25 03:50 Tr 94.1 WMEZ Pensacola Fl (233 mi) (new) local94.1 WEMX is off the air - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 00:26 Band mostly dead here also. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan24 23:58 Nothing noted on FM here either. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan24 23:55 I had nothing here an hour and a half ago, out running errands. Skunked again - En25 (
Jan24 23:52 Es at 1830 EST IDed 88.9 IA Spirit Lake (Kinship Christian Radio) seems off FM at moment. Saul ON (
Jan24 23:21 Es 54.310 to the WSW de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan24 22:53 Nice opening on 6M according to Sherlock Map -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan24 22:46 Not even a fade up here de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan24 22:45 Surprising tropo enhancement looking Northeast. 97.5 WAMZ Louisville like a local - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan24 22:39 Just fade-ups thus far. (
Jan24 22:38 Es 88.9 Moody radio South - Saul ON (
Jan24 22:26 Es 89.9 WTSU Montgomery, AL HD 3 CH de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan24 22:22 Es 88.1 WUWF Pensacola, FL HD de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan24 22:10 I want skip just getting Tr. LOL Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan24 22:04 Nothing at all on FM here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan24 22:02 Es 91.3 unid preacher to south -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan24 22:01 Tr new log WIMM-LP - 107.9 FM Owensboro, KY Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan24 22:01 Es 90.9 WJWA Fort Gaines, GA legal ID / RDS de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan24 21:55 Es 88,7 WRWA Dothan, AL HD 3 CH -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan24 21:20 I think his Mazatlan was 3,400 miles or somethig like that--Frank M. (
Jan24 21:18 [15;37] Yes, I remember that, too - THREE THOUSAND MILE PLUS tropo! - Frank M. (
Jan24 17:32 in that era if u had a UHF antenna (corner reflector, etc) everyone assumed u watched local KWEX-41 - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 17:30 UHF TV and me 1950s-1970s - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 17:15 lol wow! You should have said "not to worry, I work for NORAD" On second thought...maybe not :) Mike-La (
Jan24 17:10 I maybe shud have gotten a 5' dish in the 70s, but the 3' sq 8-bay attracted enuf attention with one neighbor asking if it were for radar - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 17:08 I think that he got his original 7' UHF dish antenna thru a San Antonio dealer - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 17:01 last I head he'd moved to the west coast of mainland Mexico where tropo targets were very limited - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 16:42 Maybe a dumb question but, is he still around Pat? Mike-La (
Jan24 16:11 mni hams, hearing of his exploits, wanted him to get licensed and get on 144 & 432-MHz, but, after careful consideration, he declined - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 16:05 drool time - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 15:56 when he appeared in 1985 with all those 1200-1300+ mi items (some xltors/LPTVs) - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 15:54 it was a bit "deflating" for those of us who'd been at it for a few decades and that 1000 mi tr was so great - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 15:47 this may be the longest from Monterrey - 27 TR WGNT VA Portsmouth 1606 mi Fernando Garcia - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 15:37 Shelby Remington in Hawaii has the record FM tropo with lower coastal Mexico - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 15:36 whatever, he often trounced my tropo maxes hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan24 13:59 12:14- that's probably correct-Google Earth shows the farthest tip of the Carolinas to be about 1600 miles Mike-La (
Jan24 12:14 [08:22] WHAT two thousand mile tropo? I don't see it mentioned here. I think Fernando Garcia's top was 1,600+ miles--Frank M. (
Jan24 09:17 Might help us get more strong Trans Gulf Tropo conditions with return to neutral then to La Nina next year - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 09:13 Maybe we will return to neutral conditions by late spring into fall - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 09:05 Just look at this record breaking snow storm in the northeast coast. Some spots got over 40 inches - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 09:02 01:24 Blame the bad Tropo Seasons on El Niño & climate change - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 08:22 Yea - 2,025 miles tropo is remarkable - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan24 08:20 [07:28] The UHF signals came into his valley like a funnel due to the arrangement of those mountain ranges - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan24 07:59 and one more - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 07:57 another pic of Luismaguito's homemade DXing antenna with mountains in the backdrop - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 07:53 DXer in Monterrey Mx named Luismaguito with his Antennas in front of those mountains there - anfntvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 07:28 guess Fernando Garcia used those mountains up against & behind him like a satellite reflector - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 07:01 in a bit of irony, he had written me for advice on the choice of his UHF antenna there (picked 7' dish) - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 06:59 it's still jaw dropping to see his images of UHFs from the Carolinas - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 06:58 Fernando Garcia was located up against those with a super tropo shot east/n.e. into US - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 06:17 or exit - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 06:16 behind and srouding Monterrey Mx is those big tall mountains where Tropo will never enter. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 06:14 on FM some 11 tropo from NM (BTW, Ch 8 Roswell was a satellite of Ch 11 Lubbock) - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 06:13 I think Monterrey Mx is the end of the road cut off point for far inland Tropo in Mexico. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 06:12 for for TV prob the Ch 6 Carlsbad my most west long. tropo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan24 06:05 my farthest west catch as in sowthwest is 103.7 XHFMTU-FM Monterrey Mx @ 649 mi - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 05:54 whats the farthest west you have received Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 05:53 yes, seemed somewhat easy bak then - no DTVs from NM (tho Lubbock/Amarillo) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan24 05:53 Pat how far west have you ever received Tropo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 05:51 Pat I see on that list you had ch 8 & 10 from Roswell NM & 3 from Portales NM, Talk about beating the dry line. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 05:20 I was age 8 (1955) before the family even had a TV set - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 05:19 I knew about 8/13 from a TV magazine (not TVG)---I thought they raised power!/cd (
Jan24 05:19 I knew about 8/13 from a TV magazine (not TVG)---I thought they raised power!/cd (
Jan24 05:18 At age 6 June 1965 maybe, my bro & I had Tampa 8 and 13 very strong one Sat morn/cd (
Jan24 05:17 I only wish I got into the hobby (TV) as a child---much more open channels/cdEL96 (
Jan24 05:13 back then only local UHF was Ch 41 and it was like only on 4pm-midnite, but strong some DX cud be seen on itheir mage freq as well - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 05:10 I had put some calibration marks on it with liquid paper to assist - set also had problem with i.f. images 15 channels away - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 05:08 the UHF tuning dial on that 1971 Penncrest was non-detent so sometimes u wondered which channel u were on - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 05:03 Dead band here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan24 05:03 04:55 Yeah Pat, I wished That I was DXing that opening back then. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 05:02 nothing here yet am Mike-La (
Jan24 05:02 Es 88.5 WJSU Jackson, MS jazz RDS -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan24 05:00 Tropo my just stay back to the west and not come any farther - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 04:59 when u get WESH-2 on tropo at over 1000 mi hr things are extreme (had 50-MHz tropo to Tampa area during this) - de WA5IYX (
Jan24 04:58 Es 88.9 WQCS Fort Pierce, FL classical music RDS -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan24 04:58 Mike-La,looks like there is some Tropo building from the west and northwest Tonight on APRS maps. are you receiving anything on FM or TV from the west? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 04:55 Jan 27, 1975 wildest Jan tropo I ever had - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan24 04:52 Thx am, just saw it. Mike-La (
Jan24 04:45 Mike-La Please read the last one I sent - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 04:43 Hi Mike-La, I sent you another PM on the WTFDA Forums - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 04:41 Hi de Fred, congrats on receiving some late Es. checking Scanner for VHF-Lo signals here but nothing yet - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 04:41 03:14- thx for the heads up am-nothing here tonight Mike-La (
Jan24 04:36 Es CITO-3+ ON Timmins now in - CTV - good signal - 1060 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan24 03:56 Es CIII2-2+ Bancroft ON in with Global logo LR de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan24 03:23 Es HIJB-2 Dom Rep still weakly hanging in here at this late hour. de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan24 03:14 hi Cd & Mike-La, DXMAPS is showing some possible skip & TEPTargets from Florida To Cuba & South America - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan24 01:49 We just aren't in the season yet/cdEL96 (
Jan24 01:49 We just aren't in the season yet/cdEL96 (
Jan24 01:25 ...used to be a fairly common thing to see those deep red blobs to Mexico and also towards FL panhandle Mike-La (
Jan24 01:24 Yeah it's just amazing how seldom we see strong tropo ducting along the gulf coast compared to just a few years ago Mike-La (
Jan24 01:09 And of course VHF-hi & UHF from TX to FL./cd (
Jan24 01:08 Tropo now "looks" like whatever RDS shows up on your Sony 100 to 500 miles out./cdEL96 (
Jan24 01:08 Tropo now "looks" like whatever RDS shows up on your Sony 100 to 500 miles out./cdEL96 (
Jan24 00:11 can someone explain to me what tropo looks like again?....Mike-La (
Jan24 00:10 23:20- that was a nice catch cd, came in pretty strong too. Mike-La (
Jan23 23:22 There *was* something in the UR which turned out to be the local time./cd (
Jan23 23:21 No logo bug, but the image in the back wall was exactly that shown on Storm's home page./cd (
Jan23 23:20 At about 20:30 UTC had StOrmTV 2 Haiti in color; no logo but, buuuuuut..../cdEL96 (
Jan23 22:19 bid war on a G8? (
Jan23 22:13 [20:02] I got caught up in the Wshington DC event in February 1979 (their #3 or #4 of all time)--Frank M. (
Jan23 21:52 Yes, had an Es event, I think it was 1974 or 1975. I had just gotten out of the army and was living in Lakewood, NJ at the time. It was pretty intense! The Cuba test pattern background on this page may have been from that event. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan23 21:32 Endpoints - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan23 21:27 at endpoints or midpoint ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 21:14 Has anyone ever received TV or FM Es during a winter blizzard? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan23 20:40 Now only ch 3---logo must be Televen/cd (
Jan23 20:32 Gone now in a flash/cd (
Jan23 20:23 St0rm must be here---zouk mx/cd (
Jan23 20:20 TA the only ID'd; ch 3 was trying; CCI on 2/cd (
Jan23 20:10 (18:00) thx freq! Got TA too/cdEL96 (
Jan23 20:05 this was enuf for me there and then - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 20:02 been watching the DC WRC-TV streaming coverage of it - don't think we ever got that much in events in 1949-52 in Soap Lake, WA - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 19:45 [1559] My prayers go out to those in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast dealing with 3 feet of snow + blizzard conditions. Must be terrible for those people. I hope all of our east coast DXers stay safe and warm! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan23 18:00 Es HIJB-2z Dom Rep with T/A logo 1143 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan23 17:59 Local 105.7 "Radio 105-7" WRDA just went off air live. Perhaps a tree cut power to it? It is making weird noises in the static. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan23 16:31 Ms 91.3 WLTR Columbia, SC RDS PS / PI relog 656 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan23 15:59 First freeze? Here we just received our first snow of the season, and judging on the upcoming temperatures, perhaps our last! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan23 14:17 Ms 88.5 WCUG Lumpkin, GA RDS PS WCUG / PI "WEFE" relog 823 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan23 14:15 Ms 90.1 WXVS Waycross, GA RDS relog 856 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan23 13:03 the first official freeze of the season this morn (the record late first-freeze hr was in Mar 1932) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 12:07 Tr WWKI 100.5 Kokomo, IN Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jan23 06:20 what's likely on that 2015 Airspy scan image - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 05:29 I think the AirSpy will do a great job for Dxing if it is used way outside the City away from high power FM towers - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan23 05:25 04:26 Yeah Pat has the same problem that I have with AirSpy. It tends to overload near the high power FM stations - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan23 05:24 Yeah Pat has the same problem that I have with AirSpy. It tends to overload near the high power FM stations - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan23 04:33 most Es doesn't exactly "leap out" visually among the "forest" of locals here on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 04:27 don't know if their "new and improved" version is any better - $200 an "experiment" is too much for me - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 04:26 Airspy not the hoped-for panacea hr - the mutli 100 kws at 9 mi wnw still challenge it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 04:23 here's a 2011 mix of NM Es and Kerrville tropo RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 02:54 Tr 93.1 KBDZ Perryville, MO 233 miles, classic rock- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Jan23 02:30 Pat are you still using Airspy? I would think being able to see multiple stations all on one screen would be a definate plus. Mike-La (
Jan23 02:28 22:40- that's an fun thing to see Pat, I've never seen an RDS swap via Es yet. Mike-La (
Jan23 01:29 I learned well from working in a computer center, I keep rotating 2 backups of my important stuff. One don't always cut it if that crashes or cant be read when you need it. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan23 01:20 lesson: make such notes into a computer file and have multi copies of it - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 01:19 I scribbled all that down on 3"x5" scratch pad sheets - which I haven't been able to relocate for a few yrs now to merge with my old logging data - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 01:17 I think that I ended up with 100+ idents that way - none actually new station loggings tho - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 01:15 when I was going theu my c-90 tapes from the 1980s to make digital dubs I kept finding bits like phone #s and adrs that w/o Web then couldn't track down - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 00:58 Wouldn't mind being there right now with the impending storm here in New Jersey. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan23 00:55 I wished I had known it at the time I would have looked up some of the other Turks frequencies. Man, you never know what you gonna hear! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan23 00:53 Problem was, when using Yahoo I could not get any results. Today I used google and Kalooki's came right up. Very interesting! Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan23 00:52 Then 3 minutes later I heard this 92.9 ID, that was not Way FM. It took me a few days off and on to research it and to finally find out what it was. I was surprised that it is only 250 watts. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan23 00:50 Bob, that has to be Power 92.5 Turks & Caicos. found the ad in the clip Kalooki's and phone # matches - RZ EM60 (
Jan23 00:46 I've been going over audio from the Es event on 15 June 2015 to Florida, Cuba, etc and was stumbling over this station on 92.5 sounding like a Way FM ID. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan23 00:10 Looks like the 89.9 with the "LA #1" RDS is XHIB Caborca, Sonora that has "la primera" slogan...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 23:32 er, make that 16 Es for 97.5 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 23:29 well, the 97.5 Tucson new for me (lcl 97.3 HD pff) - prior only 12 Es stations logged on that freq - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 23:18 3 new stations and maybe 4 if that last one can be id, one new MX station at least, too..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 23:08 Es 88.5 hip-hop to south RDS bogus KWI -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan22 22:58 abt 11 FM Es idents over a 50-min span - most for any event hr since August - I'm out of practice - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:57 Es 89.9 unID SS music, "LA #1" RDS display...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 22:55 and there are multi 54.310 beating - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:52 Raymie received Tropo yesterday and I had posted on WTFDA Forums that he could receive Es and look what happens. Es in Arizona - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan22 22:52 FM event seems quickly gone, still decodes of Las Vegas DT-2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:47 ant wnw, f/o before cud determine if from n.e. - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:44 Es 66.310 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:40 Es 90.7 XHMOE BCN Mexicali RDS swap XHTIM BCN Tijuana RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:38 Es 93.1 KLJZ AZ Yuma Z-93 ads - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:36 Es 88.1 KCFY AZ Yuma ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:35 Es 94.5 XHAMR Tijuana, BCN, MX "La Invasora" with ad for local lucha libre show on 1/29 at the Auditorio Municipal...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 22:34 Es 91.1 XETRA BCN Tijuana ID & RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:29 I guess it was with an ID ment Sonora - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:28 nice job guys-nothing here Mike-La (
Jan22 22:27 Es ? 107.9 SS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:25 Es 94.5 unid SS, maybe KSEH Brawley CA...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 22:23 Es 95.5 KCLZ CA 29 Palms RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:17 Es 97.5 KSZR AZ Tucson RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:15 Es 94.1 KMYI San Diego CA (new) "Star 94.1" with San Diego area ads...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 22:14 Es 97.5 with Tucson ads - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:07 Es 91.9 KYRM AZ Yuma RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:03 Es other AZ/NV FMs to 95.5 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 22:02 Es 89.9 KCRW Santa Monica CA (relog) with local NPR program, TOH ID..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 21:57 Es 91/5 KJZZ AZ Phx HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 21:53 2-3 stations swapping on 89.9....Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 21:53 Es DTV-2.3 Heroes so likely LN, NV - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 21:52 Es 88.9 KAWC Yuma AZ (new) with NPR and station ID...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan22 21:51 Es 91.1 KNLB AZ Lake Havasu City (RDS) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 21:32 Vintage Realistic TM-1001 up for bid (
Jan22 21:22 Es spikes of 91.1 cx - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 20:31 Es 54.310, spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 02:35 Es - now fading out - had signals on all 3 Ch 2 offsets - and noted Ch2z-StOrmTV Haiti in briefly with its logos UR & LR de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan22 01:51 Es - couple of ch 2z UNID weak video signals from south fighting it out - likely Cuba/Dom Rep 2z de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan21 01:57 The Dark Side of 'Smart' Meters - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan21 01:18 Are AMR Devices Any Safer Than Smart Meters? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan20 17:16 they installed on gas/elec mtr hr last Jun/Jul - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 16:57 Smart Power Meter Interference using a RF Explorer - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan20 16:50 Average Noise Level -105 to -115 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan20 16:47 It has very fast freq. lock tracking - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan20 16:46 Handheld RF Spectrum Anaylzer (15-2700 MHz) - 'RF Explorer 3G' - $269 (
Jan20 16:34 I can park on N0LL/B spot and probably hear it within 5-10 minutes that way near 24/7 that way - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 16:32 I think a lot of NW0W's short-lived beacon posts are from extended meteor bursts - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 16:21 DXmaps showing Es from N. Central NJ (36 m. NE fm my QTH) to E. MO on 6M - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan20 14:37 [1054] upper right & lower right side of screen. My Pro2006 scanner alerted me of ch2z video signal and there it was for a few minutes...Fred (
Jan20 14:29 They claim "live video" coming soon, so I give it 3 years. :) /cd (
Jan20 14:28 St0rm has a website but ALWAYS beware sites from Haiti---/cdEL96 (
Jan20 10:54 st0rmtv has TWO logos on their screen?--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan19 18:16 Es stOrmtv-2z Haiti video in this morning briefly with logo UR/LR de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan19 04:24 Oops. Wrong board. En25 (
Jan19 04:24 530 CIAO heard from over 45 miles away from my home base. Can't hear it from en25wm. I'm currently in en25mr (
Jan18 21:17 it's no longer like this anymore - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 21:11 much of Latin America has left 30-50 MHz for higher freqs - tho some ASCII pagers remain for those with software to decode - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 19:44 14:18 what about in Latin America, South America & Cuba. did those areas change to all digital on VHF-Lo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan18 18:53 nice set of YT clips with mni familiar calls - wish I had a robust enuf platform to run so mni simult apps with my Airspy unit - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 18:38 Only 20 mins of South FL relogs on that date here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan18 18:34 sure shows how much geographical disparity there can be in FM Es events with nil here that date - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan18 18:18 Great summary of 12/30 Es opening here in NJ from Nick de Mark FM29 (
Jan18 14:34 but, if you have equipment to scan there give it a try (tho u may often find the Es MUF "frozen" below 50-MHz) - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:32 Dxmaps showing Es link from EPA to east-central MO - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan18 14:26 in the US 40-42 MHz is still a gov/mil allocation so can be thinly populated and hard to ident - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:24 Alert - Sounds like Es is breaking through on FM on 89.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan18 14:21 as can be seen in these the now-extinct 43-MHz pagers were beacons of the time - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:20 in fact I can sometimes null WEMU here in Romulus and have WPHS Warren in. JJ in EN82 (
Jan18 14:20 EN82 (
Jan18 14:20 WEMU doesn't get out too far anyhow. I've nulled WIOT (which is much more powerful) in Romulus several times and found goodies JJ in EN*2 (
Jan18 14:18 [07:42] - not as much as in prior decades with so many police/fire systems vacating low-VHF for UHF trunked systems - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 10:37 [00:32] I think WEMU was still on 88.1 with ten watts--Frank M. (
Jan18 07:42 Pat, does monitoring 39.000Mhz thru 45.000Mhz on a hand held scanner with only the whip antenna help to dectect the beginning of a E-Skip opening - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan18 05:12 Thanks EM40 RE: 21:44 (
Jan18 04:43 You know, Frank M, at least twice in 1970-71, before WFDU-and-WNYU-FM went on/air, I received ZBM-FM for much of an hour, hardly any fading from North Jersey. I think they were MOR at that time. These events were usually followed by ch3s from FLA. But now here in Sherman Oaks (
Jan18 01:06 before Dec 1958 their TLs were 6 mi east (downtown) so Es CCI on 4/5 harder to notice like later when 24 mi s.e. of me - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan18 00:54 the short way on the TV tuner from WOAI/KENS on the way to KONO-12 thru 2 and 3 - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 00:52 and I'll never understand with "empty" Ch 2 and 3 here I missed stumbling across Es in the late summer of 1957, summer of 1958, until mid Aug 1959 - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 00:49 even thru most of 1962 I don't have the time down for the relogs - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 00:48 [00:16] I kick myself for not keeping a record of my TV relogs in 1960-61 - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 00:32 [00:23] Over WEMU, Frank? N8NU (
Jan18 00:28 There is a ZBM 1976 clip on YouTube/cd (
Jan18 00:27 Frank, was ZBM running Drake-Chenault Hitparade trademark format then?/cdEL96 (
Jan18 00:25 [00:17] And, as such, I learned VERY early in life (for somebody living 1,200 air miles away), how your County is pronounced--Frank M. (
Jan18 00:24 That was 1975 or 1976 I think--Frank M. (
Jan18 00:23 I remember being in my apartment on the north side of Toledo, Ohio (130 feet from Michigan) and hearing ZBM-89.1 "clear as a bell" on a Panasonic RF-1200 portable--Frank M. (
Jan18 00:22 [00:16] I was living in apartments without my own exterior antenna. Virtually no TV-DX. But I was still getting decent FM on portable radios--Frank M. (
Jan18 00:19 [19:20] I'm borrowing a phrase, actually used in science, which refers to exo-planets which are most likely to be able to bear lifeforms similar to what is on Earth--Frank M. (
Jan18 00:17 I remember, particularly, the incredible thrill of hearing KBER-100.3 through WKNR Dearborn/Detroit, I was not at all accustomed to co-channel skip--Frank M. (
Jan18 00:16 [15:45] I never kept track of RELOGS, and nothing is on a data base. I'm sure I had WOAI and KENS in the Sixties. But I didn't DX 1971 until late summer 1978--Frank M. (
Jan18 00:15 [08:08] I forgot to say this happened in Washtenaw County, Michigan - not here in IllAnnoy--Frank M. (
Jan17 21:47 if you have more questions or help contact Trip by email here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 21:44 21:32 EM58 S. IL, all the info to setup Autologger livebandscan is here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 21:41 Joining the Live Bandscan - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 21:36 I read a post on here last year that they contacted the person that maintains APRS when it was down for a week and they told him to Piss off - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 21:32 The person or persons maintaining the APRS map is not DXer friendly - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 21:32 RE: 21:24 How do I go about putting my homerun and info itno the system? EM58 S. IL (
Jan17 21:24 This could replace the APRS VHF Propagation Maps with Dxers using TVDX-Network black boxes connected to this Map - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 21:19 20:44 This is something that us DXers should do. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 21:18 I am sure we will have another five years before TV broadcasters get their ATSC 3.0 hardware - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 21:15 I hope that there will be more of these HDHomerun TVDX-Network black boxes made with ATSC 3.0 Tuners - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 21:12 The problem is that soon these HDHomerun Tuners will become obsolete because of the ATSC 3.0 changeover - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 20:55 Hi KA3JAW, I have a HDHomerun and am on Trips rabbitears autologger website - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 20:51 We all can share live stream propagation conditions in real-time - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 20:48 Network-TV application - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 20:44 Perhaps we can create our own 'TVDX-Network' system using these black boxes - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 20:40 These black boxes will have world-wide digital standards suites - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 20:36 The next TVDX fad will be 'Network-TV', a embedded digital TV tuner onto a wireless home router that allows you to stream to any platform device available - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 19:47 it really is severely reduced for those near either US coast vs the more-centrally located folk - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 19:45 a lot depends on the density of targets on open freqs in that most-favorable "ring" around you - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 19:23 00:47 yeah, that's interesting. 16 Es logs this summer, all between 719-942 miles // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan17 19:20 00:47 "Goldilocks Zone" <---LOL! (
Jan17 19:12 00:47 Thanks Frank! Strange indeed, but no complaints here! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan17 18:02 Tr is way down, even Detroit is poor allowing lots of pings to get through today -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 18:01 Ms 104.1 WZKS Union, MS RDS PI / PS first new one in 2016! 847 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 17:49 Tr 104.1 WNKE New Boston, OH "WNKU 89.7 and 104.1", documentary on David Bowie relog 349 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 16:38 Ms 89.1 WPAS Pascagoula, MS preacher / RDS PI/PS relog 977 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 15:47 also, I'd be very interested if u have any San Antonio FM catches from that same era - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 15:45 Frank, do you have an easy way to pull up any of ur loggings for our WOAI/KENS from the 1960s-early 70s ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 15:42 what I was mostly occupied with in Dec 1965 - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 14:52 I managed to notice two Ch 6 Es events here in 1965 - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 08:09 Yes, I went all *SUMMER* never finding an FM skip signal. The real "newbie luck" was my second-ever skip the same session, WRVA-94.5 Richmond 460 miles--Frank M. (
Jan17 08:08 [01:06] My "newbie luck" happened on December 14, 1965...on a rinky-dink setup with rabbit ears. First-ever FM skip logged WAIA-97.3 Miami that evening--Frank M. (
Jan17 03:24 Ms 88.5 WCUG Lumpkin, GA RDS PI "WEFE" relog 823 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 01:13 that was only my #104 FM Es station logged (and never re-logged) - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 01:06 got "newbie luck" with this long haul item 06-02-1972 1627cst 107.7 E >NY WETHERSFIELD WBIV 1445 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan17 00:47 ..your previous distance record wasn't even in the "Goldilocks Zone" distance range of 1000-1100 miles, which is optimum--Frank M. (
Jan17 00:47 [Jan14 02:00 01:09 Looks like 1324 miles from new distance record by, oh, just ~400 miles #newbie // Lee VA FM17io] CONGRATULATIONS!! Very strange that... (
Jan16 14:10 and, after 8 years, on the verge of 200 DTVs - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 14:06 "finalized" version of my 2015 TV-DX log - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 22:26 (not exactly jamaica, but I'll take anything in January!) (
Jan15 22:24 Tr 107.7 WKHI Fruitland, MD “Your Country K107.7" 117 miles, 23kW, 63° NEW (positive ID) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan15 22:06 (21:31) I think that many of us have been spoiled rotten w/ Es this month; shouldn't happen in Jan./cdEL96 (
Jan15 21:55 than with DTV there (Ch 10 needs updating to 149 mi on it) - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 21:50 [18:42] sure did better with NTSC VHF tropo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 21:31 Sherlock emails come to me in texts on my phone but I see nobody got skip. EN25 (
Jan15 21:15 Cadena Agramonte is an actual station or network there./cd (
Jan15 21:01 I cannot open without the app on smartphone, Lee, but Jon already detected Agramonte./cdEL96 (
Jan15 19:34 @cd: I have this clip from you hear "Cadena Agramonte"? // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan15 19:30 @cd: Thx for your suggestions with my unID Cubans Wednesday... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan15 19:28 (19:24 yesterday) Good ear Jon, I hear it! this enough for a positive ID? // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan15 19:24 13:10 Hey Lee! What do you have planned? // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan15 18:42 18:15- that is mine also Pat :) Mike-La (
Jan15 18:15 my only low-VHF DTV tropo has been our KCWX-DT-5 - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 16:38 It might not be on the air @ this time, but there was a YT of it/cd (
Jan15 16:24 make that UHFs (
Jan15 16:24 quite a few Houston VHFs decoding-but not a blip on 4-will take much stronger tropo conditions Mike-La (
Jan15 16:20 LD-4? I guess I missed the memo on that one-will give it a try Mike-La (
Jan15 16:08 Don't forget to try for the new LD 4 if HOU is in/cdEL96 (
Jan15 16:04 Houston FMs starting to come in Mike-La (
Jan15 16:02 yaaaaawn (
Jan15 16:01 Tr 103.3 KJOJ "La Raza" Freeport TX (205 mi) Mike-La (
Jan15 15:55 Tr 107.5 KGLK-RDS- Lake Jackson (205 mi) Mike-La (
Jan15 15:46 Noted W221BG 92.1 (Toledo, OH area) back on today with WSPD-1370 simulcast. Signal weaker than previous time they were on. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan15 13:30 on the other extreme, in Del Rio in 1954-55, a cop responding to a call for a stray dog in our area simply shot it - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 13:25 this city's leash law is about effective as tissue paper - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 13:17 I usually have a golf club (iron) with me out there for protection against any stray canines - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 13:10 This is the year my setup gets a huge boost. LM/FM29 (
Jan15 07:19 a 40-something could do it if there was an angry pitbull right behind them ... Mike (
Jan15 02:38 a nimble 20-something cud prob shimmy up the 6"-dia main trunk and do it all with a chainsaw in just a few minutes - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:50 today's small progress pruning loquat (some remains to be done) - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 23:20 19:38 Thanks Mark, really appreciate it! My first Caribbean log(s), super-excited! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 20:00 18:55- thx jaw-not easy catches for sure Mike-La (
Jan14 19:38 Lee - Fantastic catches for January Es...very nice de Mark FM29 (
Jan14 19:28 If you heard - la voz de donde hay un rio then it was 105.3 Radio Ariguanabo in Artemisa between Havana and San Cristobal - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 19:24 The last 105.3 clip has "de Cadena Agramonte" at 00:04. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan14 19:18 cd suggested it could be 105.3 R Cadena Agramonte, trying to confirm // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 19:17 19:08 yeah, that was my guess too. Picked up last night during an opening to Caribbean // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 19:15 The first 105.3 has news about tobacco production in Baraguá, Ciego de Avila, Cuba. ' de Jon in FN03 (
Jan14 19:14 Last one, this one on 94.1 // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 19:08 Lee VA FM17io: Sounds to be Cuban - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 19:06 Last one, same 105.3 FM // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 19:06 Another one, same 105.3 FM (
Jan14 19:04 ID help...anyone speak Spanish? Heard last night on 105.3... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 19:04 tho at ideal 1000-1100 mi range I doubt they'd ever make it thru the KCWX-DT-5 hash here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 18:58 There is also Ch. 7 'Tropical Vision Limited' and UHF Ch. 15 UHF 'Krem TV' both serving Belize City - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 18:55 [18:02] Mike-La: Belize Ch5 (primary) runs 500 watts from Belize City, their secondary on Ch2 from La Democracia is also 500 watts, Ch13 from Melinda and Spanish Lookout are both 200 watts. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 18:18 some of the actors WERE different in the radio vs TV version - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 18:11 I learned my mental images of the casts in those was sometimes way off when I saw the TV episodes later in US - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 18:08 and after news went into transcribed episodes of Dragnet, Ozzie and Harriet, Father Knows Best, You Are There, etc - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 18:06 Wish I cud find AFN mw (W Germany) evening pgm sked for my UK era - they started c. 6 pm (UK time) with the blowing of a hunting horn - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 18:04 it* (
Jan14 18:02 15:07- cd is ch 5 still their only TV station? Wasn't is something like 500 watts? Mike-La (
Jan14 17:31 Switzerland analog FM will switch off by the end of 2019 and U.K will pull the plug mid 2020 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 17:12 Norway to become first country to turn off FM radio - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 16:19 [15:13] I'm thinking no. First VHF Radio transmissions from Wrotham (serving both London and Kent) opened 2 May 1955. N8NU (
Jan14 16:07 6M Es link open from west-central FL to north-east MA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan14 15:52 for mni years TG9AJR and YS1AG were my only sources for Guat/El Salv FM station info - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 15:48 I tried to get W6JKV to maybe look in a newspaper there for others when he was on 50-MHz DXpeditions to the country - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 15:46 First Belize - 88.9 Bze BELIZE CITY RBze 04-04-1984 1845 cst - had to sneak peek in a WRTH copy in bookstore for details - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 15:22 [15:07] I logged MoreFM 107.1 from Belize in May 2014 RobSC em93va (
Jan14 15:20 actually, had noticed the cut cap lead a while before but no idea what or where to resolder it - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 15:18 in early 1959 got a Sams Photofact for it - found one end of a capacitor lead clipped - but it was in tone control circuit - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 15:16 It was bought in 1950 as a repo and thot maybe "sabotaged" - there was no area FM in centrsl WA so the seller didn't much care - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 15:13 I wonder if there were any 88-108 MHz on in the UK in 1952-54 ? Our Stewart-Warner FM section didn't work yet - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 15:08 04:17/I have iPhone 6./cd (
Jan14 15:07 I still have yet to catch Belize on FM or TV!/cd (
Jan14 15:06 If a station calls itself "94" e.g., it can be on 94.1, 94.3, 94.5, 94.7, and/or 94.9./cdEL96 (
Jan14 15:05 Jamaican FMs for the most part run like a network---similar to UK; by that I mean.../cdEL96 (
Jan14 15:02 Call letters are not used in most countries; I just report what I hear or see./cdEL96 (
Jan14 05:52 and even it lacked them for Belize - in prior years I'd gotten some Cuban FM calls via CO2KK - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 05:47 for decades I didn't have calls to go with my Guatemala/Honduras catches until Jim came out with that Emisoras - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 05:37 02:53: I think all stations have call letters, but some are just very hard to pin down (anyone reading--please correct me if I'm wrong). The WRTH book is usually good with this, but not in this case. :( - David FM18 (
Jan14 04:17 03:31 I use droplr for iOS/Mac...looks like this might work for android... (
Jan14 04:13 I have some recordings I will share tomorrow, hopefully someone can translate... (
Jan14 04:12 03:27 Thanks cd! Wish there was some way to know for sure... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 03:31 About recordings there a way to upload audio from a smartphone outside of doing YouTube?/cd (
Jan14 03:29 Looks like I missed out again. :) /cdEL96 (
Jan14 03:28 (01:02) Hmmm! Maybe WSEB FL 91.3?/cd (
Jan14 03:27 104.3 R 26 (Veinteseis) and 105.3 R Cadena Agramonte; but that still won't nail it./cd (
Jan14 03:25 There are Cubans I know on 104.3 & 105.3, Lee/cd (
Jan14 03:24 You can try to contact them, but I am not sure if you'll get a reply; they can be reached at--- /cd (
Jan14 03:22 (00:45) Could be Inspiration 107.9 in Nassau, Bahamas.../cdEL96 (
Jan14 02:53 02:37 That was my next question David! Do they even HAVE call letters? Not seeing anything online... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 02:50 Pretty exciting: 2015 was my first year DXing since the 1980s, this (first int'l catch) is a super-cool milestone! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 02:48 Thanks so much guys, really appreciate it! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 02:37 Lee, I checked my WRTH book (has international call letters in it) and couldn't find any for Mello FM. Does anyone know if Jamiaca uses them? This frustrates me when I get exotic DX and there's no call listing! - David FM18 (
Jan14 02:15 Congrats Lee ! Hope it is the beginning of many catches for you - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:08 Congrats Lee! Great catch! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan14 02:07 Good catch, Lee! In January, none the less! I thought my 91.3 was NCU FM from Montego Bay, as the webstream sounded similar, but the signal never came in strong enough to positively ID - David FM18 (
Jan14 02:00 01:09 Looks like 1324 miles from new distance record by, oh, just ~400 miles #newbie // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 01:57 Audio clip from MelloFM, Montego Bay, Jamaica! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 01:37 01:08 Thanks Jon and David! That's program guide matches the "Life and Relationships" I heard! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 01:34 Event seems to be over, band still seems jumpy, but not hearing anything unusual now... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 01:23 TROPO PESTS BEGONE!! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 01:22 Still getting strong Es on 90.3 and 92.7 // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 01:22 Everything dead here now. - David FM18 (
Jan14 01:18 That's my FIRST international catch EVER! :) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 01:17 Jamaica!? NO! WAY! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 01:09 Lee, I see an 88.5 Mellow FM in Jamaica, about 1480 miles from me. A stretch, but not impossible for Es. Never had anything from there. - David FM18 (
Jan14 01:08 Mello FM is from Montego Bay, Jamaica. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan14 01:03 Es still in from south - HIJB o/u Cuba Rebelde, also Rebelde on ch 3 - muf up the ch 5 at times de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan14 01:02 I'm near Lee (FM18) and I'm getting a strange religious station fading up on 91.3. Es? Everything else dead - David FM18 (
Jan14 01:02 Es 88.5 Mellow FM? "Life and Relationships" // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 00:45 Es unID 107.9 preaching Caribbean accent // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 00:42 recordings underway, gonna need help with these! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 00:41 Es 105.3 un ID Spanish music blasting in! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 00:39 Es 104.3 unID Spanish music fading in out...what is this!? // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan14 00:00 that VT's price was likely c. 75% of the value of the rental house we were in then - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 23:52 that 1958 VT with all the in/out fluid lines looked more like a plumber's nightmare than something electronic - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 23:41 Es pest HIJB-2 Dom Rep with T/A logo UR with choppy signal 1143 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan13 23:29 $5000(1958) = ~$41,000(2015) CPI (
Jan13 22:33 it was a transmitting tube manual, including some hefty water-cooled one that Allied had listed then for $5,000+ - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 21:58 I sent my first small mail order to Allied in Jul 1958 - one items was out of stock so they sent a small RCA tube booklet (20 cents) in its place - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 21:39 57, 58, 59 catalog covers use "space" theme ala post-sputnik times (
Jan13 21:16 this - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 21:13 anyway, the 1958 Allied Radio Catalog (my first) had a proposed (never built) illustration of a Green Bank scope on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 21:10 it seems some want the whole world to accomadate their "affliction" - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 21:07 has anyone ever done a blind controlled study about there "hypersensitives" ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 19:24 The Town Without Wi-Fi - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan13 16:11 the Goldstone "dream QTH" is already taken - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 15:25 [03:48] just me & the misses, right (
Jan13 14:50 the loquat tree that damaged my scanner antenna - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 08:30 A lot of people are having trouble everyday and need to reformat/reinstall Win 10 in hopes of getting a cleaner install. Its not prime time yet ... Mike (
Jan13 08:30 [04:06] Windows 8/8.1 support has NOT ended. Its also premature to update to Windows 10 until they get all the kinks out. ... Mike (
Jan13 07:54 I will update to Windows 10 next Month. I will have a Dual Boot 7 & 10 setup on my computer - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 07:50 You will still receive Wndows 7 & 8 updates from Microsoft till 2020 for 7 & 2023 for 8 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 07:42 Windows 7 & 8 still has some support. Microsoft just want you to freak out and quickly upgrade to Windows 10 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 07:37 04:06 Windows lifecycle fact sheet - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 05:20 If you own a Microsoft Phone 8.1 you will also need to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan13 05:03 that goes back to Win 3.1 on a 386-SX-16 in Aug 1992 followed by 95, 98, XP, 7 and 8 - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 05:01 otherwise I've never installed a new OS - the new ones came with new machines - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 04:59 this machine has enuf problems running Win 8.1 (it auto-upgrated from Win 8) - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 04:54 Take note, Windows Media Center will not be part of Windows 10 upgrade - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan13 04:41 I suggest that everyone do the free upgrade (1 hr install) to Windows 10 with the Edge browser - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan13 04:36 that's nice, I've had this Win8/8.1 laptop less than two years - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 04:06 So, If you have Windows 7 or 8.0 O/S the life-cycle has ended - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan13 04:05 That's odd. IE 10 was from 2012. They are getting rid of tech support for Windows 8. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 04:04 Only two remain supported - IE 11 and Microsoft Edge - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan13 04:03 As of today Microsoft is ending its support for three Internet Explorer browser versions - 8, 9 and 10. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan13 03:50 Still hearing Florida on 6m, also 55.250 in and out from somewhere de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan13 03:48 I'd also say Glasgow, MT (with only 1 or 2 locals/translators) but BRUTAL winters. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 03:48 Dream QTH? Something in the Eastern Sierra (Bishop, Lone Pine, etc) would be nice. Maybe rural Idaho? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan13 01:59 with that amount u could almost gift all on here a new QTH - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 01:01 Mike: right! And if I do and I win then it's new antennas for everyone on here. Tim EM86 (
Jan13 00:32 23:28- maybe you should go out and buy a Powerball ticket Tim ;) Mike-La (
Jan12 23:28 My antenna blew over today. Weak spot in mast. Fell perfectly, no elements broke that I can see. Tim EM86 (
Jan12 20:50 I don't want it falling on the east-adjacent driveway vehicles ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 20:48 my conservative loquat pruning methods aren't working well - may have to take chain saw to 6" diameter main (tethered) trunk (40+ years old) of it - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 20:45 most of Austin's LPFM/xltors are co-channel with SA's locals - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 20:06 chile (
Jan12 19:48 [18:16] So have you logged it yet Pat? :) - Matt EN21 (
Jan12 19:41 Snow flurries coming down in EPA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan12 18:16 soon the only place to FM-DX will be in the boonies (where xltors were supposed to be) - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 18:07 As of 5 minutes ago, we just lost another fm freq to a low-power translator in Austin...97.5 is now "Pride Radio Austin"...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan12 16:35 my incoming swbell e-mail has an apparent problem (for last 3 hrs) - "maildrop server busy" - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 16:17 note another Nov 10 storm in 1998 - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 16:11 Es UNID-2z south - weak video - 2 carriers on 55.25mhz (likely Dom Rep de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan12 16:10 as described here - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 16:06 that was used to track the trans-Atlantic MUF to warn of possible 50-MHz paths from US - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 16:04 the reception of Paxton, MA FM (300 kw ERP ?) broadcasts in the UK in 1947-48 via F2 proved them right - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 16:02 they were mostly concerned with F2 CCI in the Northern Hemisphere affecting the 44-48 MHz regiom - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 15:59 it probably is for the non-equator crossing paths that they considered - chordal-hop F2 wasn't realized until after WW2 - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 15:55 [08:22] I wonder if the graph on page 198 is really accurate - F2 at 46.5 MHz is 100 times (!) as common as F2 at 55 MHz. N8NU (
Jan12 14:41 DX of 334.9 miles (539km) N8NU (
Jan12 14:39 It's amazing how much of the time I can hear CHBX's carrier with a yagi at 13' into a radio in CW mode. More than half the time! N8NU (
Jan12 14:36 For about 20 years, after the tragedy, I would know it was my birthday, because I'd hear the Gordon Lightfoot song everywhere I went. NU (
Jan12 14:34 [12:44] ???.. I calculate 45.57 miles at 127.5azi (as the song implies, it did not reach Whitefish Bay). N8NU (
Jan12 14:27 The world's depressing enough as it is, why ruin a skip opening with sad thoughts? - Matt EN21 (
Jan12 12:44 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan12 12:44 site is 14 miles at 83 degrees azimuth from the wreck site. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan12 12:43 of 29 in a Lake Superior storm resting in 530 ft of water on Nov. 10, 1975 CHBX transmitter (Cont) (
Jan12 12:43 SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a Great Lakes freighter that sank with the loss of the entire crew (Cont) (
Jan12 12:43 from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Sixth Line E. road transmitter site, remember the American (Cont) (
Jan12 12:42 Next time anyone catches the Canadian analog TVDX on channel 2, CHBX, CTV affiliate (Cont) (
Jan12 08:22 this contains some Es FM DXing data the FCC did in 1943-44 - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 08:07 luckily I had enuf sense to swap V-100 back to TV to catch the Feb 7, 1977 hi-VHF Es event - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 08:05 used 1973 Archer V-100 from late that year (risking missing TV idents, etc) until 6-e Archer model 15-1636A in Apr 1977 - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:58 my 1970-73 Wards Airline GEN-1451A got some Es adjacent to locals - the SX-62 (1973-1979) was a lot better at that - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:56 must have had poor selectivity and high capture ratio on those old sets - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:55 the audio delay was becuz of landline network feeds (not prop) - causing echo if near/on his locals with same pgm - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:51 seems it was from a guy in NJ (who earlier heard 39-MHz police calls by Es) with midwest FMs (noting the time delay in network audios) - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:48 When in the Boulder Lab Library in the summer of 1971 I came across some anecdotal FM Es accounts from the late 30s-mid 40s - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:46 the part of that book Google shows has some estimates of receivers in-use - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:45 I chose blue for tropo since water (vapor) a big part of the mode - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:44 it's late (but I had an earlier nap after 11am-3pm+ hrs of mostly frustrating yard work - trying to trim loquat that'd damaged my scanner antenna) - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 07:13 [14:49] Funny, I use red for Skip, too...but I use green for Tropo--Frank M. (
Jan12 07:06 Really strange, also, seeing Armstrong's Alpine station being on the totally outlier frequency of 43.1--Frank M. (
Jan12 07:05 [16:42] WORCHESTER!! LOL LOL LOL--Frank M. (
Jan12 07:01 How common were FM receivers for that band? Did a big metro area like Philadelphia perhaps have only 400 receivers in the whole market?--Frank m. (
Jan12 06:59 Have ANY DX LOGS ever turned up, anywhere, of anybody playing around on the old 44-47 mHz band?--Frank M. (
Jan12 06:57 Not until I got an MR-78 in 1978, did I have any concept of how cool it was to actually get onto ADJACENT FREQUENCIES of locals or semi-locals, regularly--Frank M. (
Jan12 06:57 Before the KLH-15, the clock radio had even worse selectivity, and an AFC not defeatable. (
Jan12 06:56 oK...some WMHE-92.5 Toledo. But DX? No, almost never. I started using a TV antenna and rotor at some point (1967?)--Frank M. (
Jan12 06:55 Maybe by 1966 I had the KLH-15 tuner. Selectivity was awful. I think adjacent channel was 5dB. I couldn't get anything next to Detroit stations 30 miles away--Frank M. (
Jan12 06:53 WIP may have been later, like 1967 or so--Frank M. (
Jan12 06:52 [1623] There were WIP-fm when I logged them in Milan, MI on Tropo (475 miles) with a clock radio and RABBIT EARS in 1966 (or was that WBYO-107.5?)--Frank M. (
Jan12 06:51 [1446] Defunct logged stations would be put off the side of each map, but UPDATING the map to show everything that's on would be horrendous work--Frank M. (
Jan11 16:42 along with some others in that market - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 16:38 once upon a time (like 1942) WIP-FM was on 44.9 in the old FM band - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 16:23 re WIP - this was their incarnation 94.1 PA PHILADELPHIA WYSP 08-10-1979 1842 - being in that 1500-mi awkward range - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 14:54 I'd be tempted to tidy up some of the fuzzy text (or redo all of it) using PSP4 - which wud take me an eternity or two - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 14:49 I only did this series of old TX FM maps to show station growth over 30 years - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 14:46 and I sure don't feel like modifying them to display new data or defunct logged stations - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 14:43 I've thot abt doing all the FM Atlas 21 maps like this, but they'd be so outdated now - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 14:40 I wouldn't want the added clutter of having hard copy pages of all that - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 14:38 all my by-freq FM station files thru 2014 (no 94.1 WIP) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 13:53 Tr Orlando area creaming Miami co-channels---getting both 46 WHFT & WTGL/cdEL96 (
Jan11 10:39 mounted into a notebook, and everything marked, including multiple propagation. I just haven't done it in about four years.--Frank M. (
Jan11 10:38 So I have a master logbook (cut-ad-paste from FM Atlas 21, including lining up segments of each state/province/estado as well as possible)... (
Jan11 10:35 If, calculating for multiple propagation, I get the SAME totals by frequency and location (and also both the same by prop.), I know that my postings/tallying are ACCURATE.--Frank M. (
Jan11 10:33 [21:21] With that work-in-process in mind, did you ever log WIP-94.1 years and years ago?--Frank M. (
Jan11 10:31 [18:40] The station counts are only the end product of all that work. I need station counts (via frequency, geographic, and propagation allowing for multi-props) to ASSURE that everything is posted properly--Frank M. (
Jan10 21:41 Es TA 2 Dom Rep (tnx Fred) w/ basketball; hope it gets better & I didn't nap thru the best/cdEL96 (
Jan10 21:21 a history of my FM station data sources and my logged data methods-maintenance (WIP) - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 20:39 Most ironically, the channels most open to DX are those WITH Detroit class Bs. N8NU (
Jan10 20:38 I've had some good FM Es the last few years, but 2015 was a disappointment as the last channels without a local station got filled in by translators in 2014-15. NU (
Jan10 20:35 I still have not compiled my FM log into one Document, nor compiled my total. It's all in many little files on a computer that takes an hour to boot. N8NU (
Jan10 19:00 Es HIJB-2z Dom Rep in with strong signal - T/a logo UR also weak video ch 4 likely HISD de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 18:50 even more recent, my FM station stats for 2011-2014 weren't done until 2014-2015 - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 18:47 I once went for 5+ years w/o compiling a "finalized" log or updating my FM stats for the VUD - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 18:40 my main interest has always been in getting 88-108 MHz Es data, not amassing station counts, so that secondary item is always a PITA to try to keep track of - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 18:37 I don't know when I'll get around to updating this - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 18:32 [15:27] My "over 4,000" allows for deletions, COL changes and such. My total is somewhere north of 4,500--Frank M. (
Jan10 17:39 Frank's question is a good one, about easily merging logged data into a new file. I bet Excel has a way of merging and replacing data only based on the first 3-4 columns. Something to figure out! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 17:23 for mni years arranged by freq and CALL - those changed so often went to freq-state-city sort - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 17:21 1972-until late 90s I used to keep my FM station log/relog data on typewritten 3x5 index cards - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:54 probably an annoying freq choice as there is now a local LPFM squatting on that freq - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:51 I was going thru these for the data to add to it - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:45 It was probably early Oct (before my gallbladder business) when I last entered anything into it - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:44 I've copies of it on a flash drive and an XP laptop (where with fewer apps running it doesn't freeze on me as often) - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:43 I also keep genealogy family tree information in XLS files, so i'm always learning new tricks if I can. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 16:40 I have to keep multiple backups cause I'm always messing something up when playing around. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 16:39 That particular file with my data/coloring is now over 5M - I've not even touched the FM xltor/LP one - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:37 I somehow messed up the column for dist/azi on a few stations as is - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:37 There are so many tricks to XLS, It's a very powerful program. I wish personally I was better at it. Excel was probably the best thing Microsoft ever did! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 16:36 I'm timid when it comes to any gross activity on it - just color one at a time or in groups in each channel - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:32 Couldn't you just sort on "Es" and then just color those all together as a group? Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 16:31 I have the scroll locked at column D, W can get messy if many call changes or multi prop modes - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:30 Thats a great idea! It's simple and easy pic out which is which. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 16:27 a LOT of going back and forth with text color, fill color - use green for ms - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:23 sample of what I was trying to do - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 16:12 Wow! Pat, I don't ever see me reaching those kind of totals of yours. There is not enough time at my age! Hi! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 16:05 The columns you can't see in the pic are YEAR HEARD, DATE HEARD, TIME EST, RDS, ASSC STATION, OLD LOG, etc. FREQ and STATE again at the very end. Bob-NJ Fn20 (
Jan10 15:54 I will probably remove or hide the GRID SQUARE column, I haven't used it. I was also planning to eventually put a "." dot in the the PROP column for the future targets I have notated. I could probably hide the HAAT columns too. Make a smaller looking window to use. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 15:45 This is a slice of my XLS file for part of 92.9 FM, Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 15:43 elsewhere, anyway, FWIW, a WIP - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 15:33 after months of that I quit after doing thru 98.1 and a few high freqs - mind numbing work - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 15:29 I was going thru the FM station "log-version" xls from last Jul and color coding by mode etc - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 15:27 [07:54] the number wud be less than ur total log as mni old stations are defunct and not in a current xls - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 15:24 DX Philosophy! (
Jan10 15:21 I have thought about this over the past year after reaching over 2000 FM logs and what it boils down to is, do I really need to keep a logbook of new loggings? Probably not! To each his own I guess! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 15:07 Yeah it's pain, but if I don't keep an open frequency list with logged items on it I end up spending too much time during what little Es events I get trying to get an ID from something I've already logged. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 15:03 There are not that many changes every year to warrant rolling it over every year, but if I notice changes that would effect me, I copy and paste the individual record from the new xls into the one I am using. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan10 14:49 [07:53] No Frank, sorry it does not auto update in anyway. This why I re-commented my original comment that yes it is some work. What I do is copy and paste the logged items into the new spreadsheet every other year. Then I remove the duplicate records matching the logs at my leasure. Bob-Nj fn20 (
Jan10 07:56 Having logged "too many" stations can be a curse for something like this. The project is simply massive. (
Jan10 07:54 ...I still have some doubts about the utility of doing it at all. I'd have to highlight MORE THAN 4,000 lines...carefully.--Frank M. (
Jan10 07:53 [13:11] So Bob, does that mean that when you highlight what you've logged, those CARRY OVER when the document is updated? But... (
Jan09 22:13 they had some UHF xltors nr Kerrville that got off air feeds from SA's 4 & 5 (when tropo from KGBT/KRGV weren't co-opting them) - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 22:10 learnt (too) mni things in that - lacking a 7' UHF dish I never got any Ch 70-83 items here - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:47 looks worth a read - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:43 after they were made legal ads for that equipment showed up in electronic magazines - they'd been sort of black market items for years - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:42 before c. 1960 all those TV xltors (most in Rocky Mtn states) were operating without FCC blessing - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:40 in 1970 the CATV Yearbook showed Utah xltors getting their sig from other xltors - so somewhere down the line KUTV-2 cud end up on a xltor Ch 2 - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:38 I suppose that most xltors are hard-wire fed these days so all this must seem quaint - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:37 no, tropo was strong enuf that (c. 200 mi) Houston was getting into the off-air xltor's pickup system - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:33 & WURV-HD3 is the originating station for W223AZ (Va Tech's RadioIQ) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 21:31 WURV-HD2 is the originating station for W291CL (Hot 106.1) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 21:30 to other interests... (
Jan09 21:30 Just realizing that my local WURV has apparently pawned off both their HD subchannels // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 21:28 wow, is that legal? I assume both 100.3s were co-owned? were they same format? // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 21:19 once our 100.3 was off and their 95.3 xltor was relaying the 100.3 from Houston - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:17 especially if I was trying for ms on 94.3 with the audio cranked up a bit - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:11 (20:55) great story Pat, that would have been crazy to hear! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 21:10 none of those "pioneer" xltor freqs hr now has a xltor, 98.5 HD ruins 98.7, and 94.1 HD less so 94.3 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 21:07 and they ended up for days relaying a very distorted and off-freq of it before just ceasing - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:05 another horror story was 98.7 TX SAN ANTONIO (tr) K254AC 03-19-1994 0440 - their primary changed freqs - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 21:01 I tried to call KWCB once re it, phone just rang - and THEY were soon off air - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:59 they never seemed to mind that it would clobber religious format 94.3 TX FLORESVILLE (tr) KWCB 06-20-1977 1114 this side of town - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:57 at least the primary acknowledged it existed " ... and 94.3 in the metroplex" - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:55 so if any tropo later came in it would suddenly pop on with like 92.1 Kenedy blarring on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:53 the xltor TL was <2 mi n.w. of me (could see tower light) - automated - its primary s/off midnight - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:51 (20:00) Yes! I used to hear KLYT Albuquerque list off their 10+ xltors, but I noticed it wasn't every hour // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 20:51 the next fiasco here 94.3 TX SAN ANTONIO (tr) K232CM 08-06-1987 0920 - improrted 92.1 Devine - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:46 Actually, it doesn’t rebroadcast WKJM (KissFM), it rebroadcasts WKJM *HD2*, which rebroadcasts sister WCDX (iPower 92) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 20:46 but, they never IDed/promo'd it - ONCE I heard them say " ... and 95.3 downtown" - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:45 …which states “This station rebroadcasts WKJM (FM)” // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 20:45 This whole practice leads to records like in the FCC database… // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 20:44 with their TL way out on the n.w. side and 101.9, 102.7, and 104.5 on the Tower of Americas downtown - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:42 it was located DOWNTOWN - they somehow convinced the FCC that they were at disadvatage there - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:41 the first xltor in this city came on in Nov 1983 on 95.3 (long gone) for 100.3 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 20:22 WMIA 93.9, also iHeart like WIOD, used to cross promo the latter as 100.3 only./cd (
Jan09 20:20 WLML in Lake Park signed on about three years ago and that was that./cd (
Jan09 20:20 WLML in Lake Park signed on about three years ago and that was that./cd (
Jan09 20:19 (19:49) ISTR hearing about that; I sure don't recall WIOD doing so when they briefly had a 100.3/cd (
Jan09 20:04 long before AM stations "needed" one becuz their primary freq was so full of RFI crud hardly anyone could find it - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:01 this was then xltors were being used properly - to fill in shadows in the primary's coverage area due to terrain - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 20:00 I've tapes of AZ and UT FM stations rattling off their dozen+ xltors, call, freq, location - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 19:51 (I can’t say I’ve actually listened at those particular times…) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 19:50 and since they aren;t required, just using the more vague HD sub channel IDs at the top of all other hours? // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 19:50 So I wonder if these translators are accurately IDing themselves at those times // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 19:49 and once between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. (
Jan09 19:49 once between 12:55 p.m. and 1:05 p.m. (
Jan09 19:49 once between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., (
Jan09 19:49 three times per day: (
Jan09 19:49 must identify the translator station by CALL SIGN and LOCATION (
Jan09 19:48 “The primary station whose station is being rebroadcast… (
Jan09 19:48 From the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (
Jan09 19:48 [remembers how to attach link] (
Jan09 19:47 Just stumbled across this: // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 19:47 Just stumbled across this: // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 19:39 (19:20) great find! but yeah, pretty vague as to TOH ID requirements... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 19:20 When you read it, it sounds pretty vague as to what the station's ID actually is that has to be said - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan09 19:19 The last time the FCC revised TOH radio/television identification was 2008. It can be found here... - JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan09 18:55 And I have yet to find a reliable database of FM HD sub-channels... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 18:55 (18:32) Exactly! Those HD-based IDs tell you almost nothing about the translator // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 18:52 Those 10 meter contests sure do clog up the 10 meters Es map on DxMaps - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan09 18:32 I have two translators that feed off of HD2-HD3s...and again, never use their translator calls. Isn't this not allowed? Aren't they supposed to say translator calls at TOH? Those HD translators have killed two good top band channels the past year (106.1/106.9) > Yakima CN96 (
Jan09 18:12 Nashville translators 92.5, 94.9, 98.3, 102.1 all use HD2 calls for idents. There may be a few more even using HD2. So contrary to the purpose of translators - K4NBF (
Jan09 17:44 Def adds to translators reputation as "pesky," (LOL) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 17:43 Not sure how IDing with an HD source meets FCC reqs for TOH IDs... (
Jan09 17:40 In the W235AI example, it would be really challenging to accurately ID that station // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 17:38 Obviously these are my local signals, but if I DXed these, I think my head would be spinning... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 17:35 Also, local 104.1 W281AW using "WKJM-HD2" for their TOH ID // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 17:34 WRXL-HD3 is actually carrying CCM WRVL-Lynchburg, VA (from 114 miles away) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 17:33 Locally, I have 94.9 W235AI using TOH ID as “WRXL-HD3, Richmond" // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 17:33 (15:16) re: translators: Anyone else experiencing a trend of translators NOT IDing themselves with their actual calls? // Lee VA FM17io (
Jan09 17:11 (17:05) Dunno, but I have wondered if standing the thing straight up would aid in Meteor Scatter DX/cdEL96 (
Jan09 17:05 I've often wondered if turning the FM6 on it's side for verticle polization would aid Skip reception and slightly reduce the pesky semi-locals? Bob-Nj fn20 (
Jan09 15:57 that wud be within the 25-mi radius to keep my 50+ years of station counts hr intact - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 15:55 like to have a remote base set up along US90 about 20 mi west of Loop 1604 to greatly rduce xltor/LPFM effects hr - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 15:53 Soon the 20 mems in the Sangean will exceed my freqs available for DXing here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 15:19 Those pesky new Translators that pop up every year! Almost seems like there isn't enough space on the dial to squeeze more into it. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan09 15:16 Course I've only been doing FM dx for the last 10 years so I don't have older logs to deal with and started the XLS file only a year or two into this from a suggestion by kw4rz. Bob-Nj F20 (
Jan09 15:03 I added 8 new stations to my log this morning... discovered I hadn't logged any of the new pesky local LPs and translators... - Matt EN21 (
Jan09 14:53 the data segment for each year was 20 lines with 10 values each (the 200 FM channels) - showed well the productive freqs hr - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:48 somehow I never bothered to convert it to QBASIC and port it over to later machines after 1992 - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:46 back in the my Atari 800 (8-bit, 64k RAM) days I had written a BASIC pgm that wud display a time lapse graph (by year) my gross total FM stations by freq - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 13:40 Living here in central New Jersey between NY and Philly there are so many freaking stations within a 200 mile radius it's frustrating to have wasted an Es event chasing down an ID in the slop only to find out its a local. So I have to dx with a station list in front of me with station power, ID and formats listed. Like fishing with the right bait and maps to the best fishing holes. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan09 13:15 Of course if I started out fresh now, yes it would be a lot of work to get going. But I've been doing it this way for years so it's easier now. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan09 13:11 [03:58] Frank, I use one of those FM frequency list XLS files as my logbook. And open it up as an event occurs. When I log a station I BOLD the text accross whole line and for Targets I put a star next to the State "OH*" in the state column. then I can search for the stars when those areas are open. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan09 05:44 of course, whenever a local HD appears w/o its IBOC on I'll visit its adjacent freqs more often - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 05:09 now it's just cycling thru what few freqs hr are free of local trash and hope for ANY idents, relogs or not - WA5IYX (
Jan09 05:07 I gave up long ago on any targeting of FM freqs in an Es footprint for new stations - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 03:59 Unfortunately, with so many tons of new stations making FM Atlas #21 now absolutely ancient, there will never again be a map I can look at--Frank M. (
Jan09 03:58 [15:03/18:00] If I could just wave a wand and produce the look-for list that would require hundreds of hours of work, oh man...--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan09 02:47 Tr 102.5 WFMF Baton Rouge with RDS - RZ EM60 (
Jan09 02:45 Tr fairly strong to S. Louisiana thisevening. 93.7 KYFJ New Iberia uncommon over Biloxi, MS - RZ EM60 (
Jan09 01:58 I can probably find 4 or 5 of them without much of a strain - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 01:54 they net to update this - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 01:52 some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 01:50 New FM station in the Austin area apparently came on in the past 2 days, 95.9 KMPN Burnet, TX at 25,000 watts, another KHCB religious station...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan08 23:43 Es 55.250 Dominican Warbler - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 22:46 Smart, Pat---I really meant THAT, before u go public/cd (
Jan08 22:36 Tr 103.9 KJJS Zapata, TX with local ad and regional MX music...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan08 22:20 I'd like a "private" disc with that Indiana eBay seller before going "public" about things - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 21:55 Es ch 2z south - video briefly - Cuba? 2 weak carriers on 55250 de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan08 21:06 Dan, if to the north, likely only CIII-2 Bancroft or CHBX Sault, both ON/cdEL96 (
Jan08 21:04 Looks like nothing came of the early morning UnID on 2. Oh well! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 21:01 Pat be sure to leave feedback on eBay seller if you know you have been "had"/cdEL96 (
Jan08 21:00 The financial trigger/cdEL96 (
Jan08 20:52 looks like I'll be remaining with my CTR-111 and C-90s for now - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 20:43 so I had to go thru the hassle with them to get that for it - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 20:42 in early 2013 got a new Ematic EM102VIDBL MP3 player, but they sent two earbuds and no USB cable with it - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 20:37 I hear you. I would love to try new DX gadgets like Airspy but just cannot pull th (
Jan08 20:28 after likely blowing $70+ on that Zenith VR3200 I'm a little gun-shy on any used items - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 20:25 so far my Google attempts at for such have been returning more defunct items - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 20:10 As of 20:08 I have CECB on DT 2---think I have a shot at KJWP w/ azi @ 20?/cdEL96 (
Jan08 19:25 MP3 on audio on WTFDA FM section, from remote areas, was via the Panasonic---note some in stereo/cd (
Jan08 19:23 My most recent (
Jan08 19:23 The Panasonic was almost exclusive to Canada/cd (
Jan08 19:22 Yeah so I see---you can google digital voice recorder line-in, for other models maybe/cdEL96 (
Jan08 18:48 tnx Chris, quick Google of it shows mni places no longer have that model - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 18:40 I've lost more than a few Es event audios by that button having been depressed :( - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 18:38 That is, if you can get one cheap---I paid about $60 which was 75 pct off!/cd (
Jan08 18:38 on the record item(s) I usually end up busting the PAUSE button off to prevent its accidental activation - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 18:37 Pat. I recommend a small MP3 recorder ***with line-in*** like my Panasonic RR-XR800/cdEL96 (
Jan08 18:36 I currently use a CTR-111 for record and a Panasonic RQ-2102 for playback/making clips - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 18:30 I've lost count of how many tape cassette units I've been thru in the past 4+ decades - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 18:27 [18:06] I used highlighters but would only highlight the map and back listings (not the state-ordered ones). - Matt EN21 (
Jan08 18:24 speaking of recording FM-DX, this doesn't seem to have a line-in input port - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 18:07 17:52- that's amazing cd! Mike-La (
Jan08 18:06 it took a while to redo it in a new issue, especially the maps as given stations wud appear on multiple pages - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 18:05 I used to underline my FM catches in red ink in ALL three segments of those Elving Atlases - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 18:03 My last loggings of any of those "even" ones was 1990-1994 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 18:00 [15:03] That's a great point Bob, the FM Atlas was always helpful in that regard as I'd highlight what I had received and could easily tell at a glance what I had not logged. - Matt EN21 (
Jan08 17:59 after changing two (of four) to 150-kHz bw in 1990 I just assumed that they were still where they'd been - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 17:56 I heard in EE---this will be remembered---"the winner is Miss Colombia!"/cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:56 it even was a bit tough determining that on the TM-1001's large slide-rule dial with its stock 180-kHz i.f. filters - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 17:55 Oh forgot... During VCR recording yesterday----this was likely RCN 2----/cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:53 In the FL Keys, when condx to Colombia are good, the evens open up when outdoor antenna is used/cd (
Jan08 17:53 with my equip freq dial poor accuracy thru most of the 70s one wud never know that they were on "even" channels - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 17:52 It was on a car radio! This was around 1989./cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:51 With 50 watts & distance of maybe 1400 mi, I wish I had recorded the thing---/cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:50 Was told that it had to be Martinique by a club member./cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:49 Once in north FL I had a FF on 95.0...was not in the WTFDA yet...but.../cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:45 my only "even" FMs: 88.8 (Guat), 89.0 (El Sal), 98.6 (Guat), and 100.8 (Guat) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 17:25 R Marti was using 94.7 for a few months, so I assume that the move was intentional./cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:24 (15:35) R Ciudad de la Habana moved from 94.9 to 94.7 about 5 years ago---/cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:22 88.6 Barranquilla is the only even decimal FM I have had ID'd from home./cdEL96 (
Jan08 17:06 OK thaks Pat and cd...I thought it might be changed by today's standards Mike-La (
Jan08 16:57 In the Americas, now it is only Colombia, Greenland & French West Indies that use them./cdEL96 (
Jan08 16:56 Colombia started using even decimal freqs about 20 years ago./cdEL96 (
Jan08 16:51 Since getting the Sony (2008) and the Sangean (2011) I've not even bothered to check the "evens" - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 16:49 I don't think that the Guatemalans use "even" FM channels any longer - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 16:32 14:52- interesting to see the Guatemalan 88.8 there Pat. Didn't realize there was an even number within reach- Mike-La (
Jan08 16:30 I've got to fix/replace the audio line-in for that as had to use microphone during last few events hr adding room acoustics - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 16:26 so no longer the dreaded unexpected sound of the cassette recorder shutting off when it reached end of tape - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 16:24 to avoid that I shunted a prominent big red LED/resistor across the control line to it after the switch - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 16:22 virtually all my recordings are attended so not much "blank" on them (except when I've accidentally let it run) - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 16:20 stations vary as to their levels of RDS injection, some, like WKNO 91.1 Memphis, must be very high as often as I see them on ms - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 16:19 All of my recordings are on Wave files. It's easier for me using Wavepad to skip through the all dead areas in the recording. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan08 16:01 I think my remaining FM-DX since mid-Jun are on a C-90 or so - in past years that cud be as much as 6 to 10 of them ! - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 15:47 My RDS counts are extremely low here, I think the noise threshold is higher here where I live and interferes with the RDS digital data. I bet people in similar areas of Florida, Northern Ohio, etc have the same problem. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan08 15:41 I still have my June and July recordings to listen to here also. Looking forward to it! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan08 15:39 thankfully, with all the RDS/HD idents there are much less of those tapes to plow thru now vs years ago - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 15:38 and too-often time consuming to keep track of - I've not reviewed the tapes to "finalize" my FM-DX log since mid June - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 15:35 Yes I regularly get More94 and Mega. But those are good hopeful pointers to Cuba and the Carribean being open on other channels. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan08 15:35 I've never disdained an FM Es relog - to me it's a data point - station accumulation count is a by-product - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 15:34 Tr 99.5 KKPS Brownsville TX (relog) with SS morning show...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan08 15:32 I cringe when the band first starts to open and all I'm hearing is 93BLX "The Big Station" on 92.9, my best DX channel. Huh! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan08 15:30 (15:08) There is also More 94 in Nassau if things go south; have you logged that one yet?/cdEL96 (
Jan08 15:15 I'm only at 1256 stations, and most Es openings are relogs here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan08 15:08 94.9 is one of my better semi-open frequencies but if the band is open to Florida it's kind of useless because I've logged everything in Florida on 94.9. Not enough open frequencies anymore and getting worse every year! Bob-Nj Fn20wb. (
Jan08 15:03 [14:41 The closer to 2000 the harder it is to log NEW stations. Most of time during Es openings all I get are re-logs. That's why I now have a look-for list when specific areas open up, rather than waisting time rehashing old territory. Bob-Nj Fn20wb. (
Jan08 14:57 Tr 103.7 WPKQ "The Peak" North Conway, NH. (325mi). TOH "Maine and New Hampshire's new country station, The Peak". Faint and down in the hash, but readable. Eventually gave way to WVEI Westerly, RI and WMGM in AC, NJ. This was on my look-for list when WHOM was in. A new log! Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan08 14:55 get despondent seeing all those freqs that are now no longer useable here - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 14:52 old (thru 1996) chronlogical list of my new FM Es catches - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 14:41 I was surprised 96.5 Orlando was a new logging for me. The others: 97.1 Indian River Shores FL, 97.3 Micanopy FL, 91.7 and 96.7 Valdosta, GA . (
Jan08 14:40 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa TAM "La Caliente" with SS morning show...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan08 14:39 I think I was at 1850 by 2010, and have been slowly crawling forward since. There are still uncharted areas I've never had skip to. One opening would be all I need. Central California is one example. I have a couple loggings from SFO and SAC but no Fresno or Bakersfield - Matt EN21 (
Jan08 14:37 I need to look at my log per year to put this in perspective. (
Jan08 14:36 [13:42] It's taken me ~17 years to get to 1974 Bob... the band is a lot more crowded now. I'm just over 1000 on TV thanks to the DTV transition. - Matt EN21 (
Jan08 14:02 Tr 107.9 KVLY Edinburg TX RDS and TOH ID...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jan08 13:42 [12:55] Nice job Matt! It took me the last 10 years to reach over 2000 FM loggings here in NJ. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jan08 13:39 Usually when I here WHOM this loud, I don't hear anything else in that area. It's kind of like a higher latitude Tropo because of WHOM being on Mt Washington. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan08 13:36 Tr 94.9 WHOM Mt Washington, NH. (325mi), Very strong w/RDS "Best Variety of the 80's - 90's and Today". Lots of skiing and politcal Ads. Haven't logged WHOM in a few years! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jan08 12:55 I managed 5 new on FM last night. Log total up to 1974. I've been saying "maybe this year I'll break 2000" for what seems like the last 5 or 6 years... - Matt EN21 (
Jan08 11:00 Es UnID 2 analog pointing N from last night. Got a feeling there's some good morning opening coming up! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 06:14 Tr DTV 28 WCMZ Flint MI on attic antenna (not really DX, but shows there is some trop) N8NU (
Jan08 06:13 Still missing a big winter opening in the west...would like for FM level clouds to be in a variety of areas this winter. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan08 06:10 [0201 Jim] WAEG is practically one of the last HANDFUL of smooth jazz stations left in the US on terrestrial radio. Great catch. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan08 05:27 Ment(ioned) pesos/cd (
Jan08 05:27 Earliest Es was 89.5 "Mas Latina" so XHFTI with Home Depot ad, Kent pesos/cd (
Jan08 05:25 Had SS 88.7 and 89.5 on way to work but only heard freq announced/cdEL96 (
Jan08 05:24 Reviewed VCR---ch 2's were TVes VEN & RCN Colombia/cd (
Jan08 05:23 89.1//89.5 were RNV (R Nacional de Venezuela)--89.5 is in Coro, Falcon/cd (
Jan08 05:22 Earlier Es summary.../cdEL96 (
Jan08 04:26 Randy, I guess you don't use Radio Search Engine in place of - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 04:20 some Houston Us decoding and others teasing - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 03:34 short stuff is definitely rare, usually doesnt last long. Curious now who the other 102.9 with CHR mixing with this KY, miss the old playlist . - RZ (
Jan08 03:29 I didn't "discover" it until I was reviewing the C-90 tape weeks/months later - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 03:27 my shortest FM Es: 07-29-2000 1310 cst KTJC 92.3 LA Rayville (area ad; "Cool 92.3"){new} 448 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 03:27 going over recording of 102.9 earlier have a basketball game "Morgan County" with enough unique names mentioned to pin this on WLKS in Kentucky 557 miles. Love the way Google finds anything these days - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 03:21 10 Logs out of this evening's opening. A good start to the new 2016 year where last winter I only received TV and unconfirmed FM signals! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 03:16 03:42 - My shortest log was 342 miles from here to the MS coast in 2014. Probably won't ever reach that again. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 03:15 I was taking a nap, that's my excuse ;) - En25 (
Jan08 03:14 catching one 498 mile Es more satisfying than 3 hours of 800-1200 mile relogs - RZ (
Jan08 03:10 Out of FM here. Only managed 8 loggings but I think a couple are new, so no complaints! - Matt EN21 (
Jan08 03:09 Six meter map dropping off quickly now - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 03:08 Es 89.5 "Radio Kansas" KHCD Salina, KS 792 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 03:08 Mostly dead here - every single opening I've been available for this winter has been centered nearby - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan08 03:06 Still have Augusta GA fm in/out but getting weaker - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 03:06 Audio from KWLB @ 498 miles - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan08 03:05 thinning out here 89.3 still Minneapolis, 93.9 wimpy, back to KIAI Iowa - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 03:02 Es at top of FM dial here also - KSSA-105.9 KS Ingalls SS/EE ID 1192 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan08 03:02 Es 95.5 KWEY basketball game with stereo decode KI4M EM95 (
Jan08 03:00 02:57 - Oh, alright. Thanks! KSKU Sterling, KS 818 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 03:00 KZUH is on 92.7. Your 94.7 Rock Chalk is KSKU Sterling KS - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:58 02:53 - there is no 94.7 KZUH? Thanks for the information, though! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:58 KSKU is technically Sterling KS (west of Hutchinson) - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:57 50-MHz maps back to 60-min window making things look (misleadingly) expansive - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 02:57 Dan, your 94.7 Rock Chalk is KSKU Hutchinson KS, part of Jayhawks Network - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:55 Es 100.3 "V-100" KDVV Topeka, KS 715 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:55 some fadeups on 92.7 here, nada otherwise- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Jan08 02:54 Sorry, KZUH is on 92.7. Not sure who is on 94.7 - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:54 Es 100.3 Playing One Direction's "Perfect" -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:54 Es 93.9 WYEC Kewanee, IL 780 mi "Rewind 93.9" - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:53 Dan, Rock Chalk refers to University of Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence, KZUH Minneapolis KS - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:53 lower FM sounds very muddy. Pre-skip? - EN25 (
Jan08 02:52 Amazing, all this red in January!/cdEL96 (
Jan08 02:52 Weakening, MUF still over 100.3 bringing in "The Ride" still -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:51 ok Justin, seems to be dropping back some but still going, 97.1 country and 93.9 80s pop might be moving more west - RZ (
Jan08 02:49 Es 94.7 mentioning The Rock Chalk? Rock Talk? sounds like talking about sports -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:49 Randy, 02:22 was my local WHMH. 2 miles from me - En25 (
Jan08 02:48 EN25, your 93.3 Macklemore - Downtown station was WIZM La Crosse WI just matched to Rado Search Engine - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:48 No doubt Randy, was a slam dunk ID, can post it later. Some rapid fades elsewhere on the band but nothing stable - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan08 02:46 Bryce, had no idea this was strong enough for that kind of distnace. Watching 2 meters - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:46 Tr 93.3 WIZM La Crosee, WI, weak - En25 (
Jan08 02:45 Unid second station under KBLB on 93.3 playing Downtown by Macklemore. Not the xlator from the twin cities. - En25 (
Jan08 02:45 Country station fight with semi-local WUSY 100.7 -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:43 Es 100.3 "The Ride" KRDQ Colby, KS 977 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:42 Es 93.1 KWLB Red Oak, OK (498 mi, 19.5 kW) "Mountaineer Radio" ment. E OK State University - K4NBF EM66 (
Jan08 02:41 Es 97.3 UNID w/ Country 'K-Step Country??'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan08 02:39 Es 99.5 "KZ Country: real country!" KHAZ Hays, KS 887 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:39 Es 96.7 Valdosta, GA, 106.7 Orlando, FL metro - Matt EN21 (
Jan08 02:38 Es HIJB-2z Dom Rep still hanging around de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan08 02:38 Those calls should be WSCC - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:38 Es 102.9 KMBN Minneapolis "Buzzin at 102-9" good signal swap with country - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:37 Es to 108 MHz!! - Matt EN21 (
Jan08 02:36 Es 99.3 "The Eagle" KWIC Saint Mary's KS 711 miles online match -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:34 Es 94.3 WSSC Goose Creek SC 824 miles NEW! - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:34 Es KKZU 101.7 "The Zoo" with stereo decode into EM95 de Shane KI4M (
Jan08 02:34 oops - too much heh (
Jan08 02:34 Es 94.5 "KS-95" St Paul, MN ID and RDS trying to decode, 93.7 rock surly Minneapolis. signals up to 108 at times - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:34 Jim - appreciate you sharing the link this summer to the WTFDA DB. Thanks! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan08 02:32 2:31 - I prefer to use the FMList database where I can also log the station immediately -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:32 Es 88.3 KJGM Bastrop, LA - SonLife and Jimmy Swaggert. Over Local WCBN at times de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan08 02:31 You really should use the WTFDA FM database - de JimT/MO (
Jan08 02:31 Dan, those calls are KZMC McCook NE - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:29 2:28 (me) McCook, KS 988 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:28 Es 89.3 "The Current" Minneapolis area. Beenin good - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:28 Es 102.1 "NW Kansas's True Country 102.1 KZNC" clear ID no FMlist match -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:28 Es 92.1 KTSR De Quincy, LA "Pop Crush Nights" show de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan08 02:27 Es 93.3 with Yo Gotti's "Down In The Dm", WWWZ Summerville SC "93 Jamz" with RDS - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:24 Es 103.7 "The Loon" Minnesota - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:23 Es 93.7 "Y 93.7" KYEZ Salina, KS 799 miles "Take a Little Ride - Jason Aldean" online match -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:22 Es 101.7 "Rockin 101" Minnesota good signal - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:21 Es 89.5 with NPR programming about punk rock, CBGB's, Max's Kansas City, etc. etc. Antenna bearing 220 degrees- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan08 02:21 Es 92.5 KQMA Phillipsburg, KS 899 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:19 Es 92.5 Playing Daughtry's "Over You" -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:18 they were nicely running a test pattern (as they did for decades with a noon s/on) - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 02:18 Had some Es here from Louisiana --- usual suspects New Roads 93.7, and BTR on 88.5 and 89.3. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan08 02:17 Es overtaking semi-local 90.5 . I hate the EDU band since it rarely IDs -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:16 Es 93.9 KIAI Mason City, IA - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:16 On the verge of the 50th anniv. of this 01-08-1966 Es 1145 cst YSR-2 ElS San Salvador (new) 1200mi - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 02:16 Es trying here.. Very weird fade-ups on low FM band, but nothing much of note-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan08 02:15 Es 92.3 WRLS Hayward, WI - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:14 I will assume we'll have a good morning-noon ES opening tomorrow morning/early afternoon! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:14 the mid 70s Radio Shack Archerotors claimed 1-deg reset accuracy - only meant much when using the 8-bay UHF bow-tie array - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 02:11 in-state tropo a bit of a pest tonite (it got c. 70F today) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 02:08 Nothing to very little in via ES due to night time tropo settling in. Oldies/nostalgia on 100.3 mixing with adult hits/soft rock -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:07 unless you've got like a 30-el FM ant 1-deg readouts are overkill - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 02:07 Es 93.3 "Top 9 at 9" r&b hits ??? - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:05 Es 102.9 KZIA Cedar Rapids, IA "Z 102.9" and CHR - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:04 Es 101.7 three deep hard rock, MN ads, news - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:04 Es SS UnID 96.9 pointing 288 Deg ? -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:03 Es 107.5 ads for Lionel Lakes, WI - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 02:02 Dead band here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan08 02:01 my 3-el 10m Yagi armstrong rotor is beamed n,w. (tho a JA-less 10-m test hr) - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 02:01 Es 92.3 WAEG Evans-Augusta GA with toh ID! 676 miles NEW! - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 02:01 Es 88.1 KPAQ Plaquemine, LA - TOH ID and American Family Radio into News - NEW! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan08 02:01 Es 93.9 "The Zone" KSWN McCook, NE 988 miles -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 02:00 Es 91.5 WNIQ Sterling, IL - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 01:59 Es 92.3 "...the Eye, the smoothest place on your radio..." Had just played Player's "Baby Come Back" ??? - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan08 01:58 Es returning suddenly strong on 93.9 FM -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan08 01:57 Pat, are you monitoring 29.6 now? TX beacons strong. Calling cq ur direction. - Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Jan08 01:56 Es 93.7 KYFJ New Iberia, LA - BBN de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan08 01:55 Es 93.9 WMMA Nekoosa, WI - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 01:55 without a Drake HP-300 on the TV I could also "notice" it on Ch 2 ! - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 01:55 WOSQ has given 4 full IDs in the last 3 minutes with ads, wish more would ID like this - RZ (
Jan08 01:54 in 1964 cud hr K5SRO (SAPD Ama. club 6m repeater) with slope detection on my HE-45a - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 01:52 29.6 FM is a fun place to listen. -Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Jan08 01:52 Es 92.3 WOSQ Wisconsin strong - RZ EM60 (
Jan08 01:51 I've heard plenty of 52-MHz Es FM simplex (as well as 29-MHz) - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 01:50 back in 1975 (when I was still a Tech) Bob Cooper was reporting all the 146-MHz simplex FM Es from OK thot abt getting a 2m rig for that - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 01:49 Is that by choice or just from not hearing anything? - Wes (
Jan08 01:47 I've had the FT-847 for over 13 years and haven't made an FM QSO with it yet - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 01:45 RZ, I assume FM activity is on 52.525 or around there? -Wes ke4twi (
Jan08 01:34 now just occasional fade ups on lowest clear freqs. Lots of activity on 6 meter FM easy QSOs into OH, PA - RZ EM60 (
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