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Apr21 05:57 Tr KFDM-6 Beaumont, TX now coming in with clear picture Jack--Austin, TX (
Apr21 05:54 05:10- first saw GalaTV logo-knew it wasn't Reynosa-then 9 logo-then gone-pure luck Mike-La (
Apr21 05:38 Houston Us at subdecode levels - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr21 05:17 local KVDF-DT-31 has emerged - locals now on 30, 31, 32 :( - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr21 05:10 Tr XHTVL-9 Villahermosa Tabasco-weak "9" logo UR (861 mi) Mike-La (
Apr21 05:03 both these posts--Jack Austin, TX (
Apr21 05:01 Using a Clearstream 2V indoor antenna at 10 feet above ground level with an ATI 750 USB TV tuner connected to an HP laptop computer (
Apr21 05:00 Tr Channel 8.1 KUHT and channel 11.1 KHOU coming in from Houston right now for new logs along with KETH, KTXH, KIAH, KXLN and KUBE-TV (
Apr21 01:54 [01:40] both a blessing & a curse - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr21 01:53 Tr S 94.1 KCLK 106.9 KMOK Lewiston ID also noted. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 01:48 KLTW Prineville used to be on 95.1, now on 95.7 > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 01:47 95.1 is really open here. Nothing for about 200 miles until the weak KSND Monmouth, OR signal and KLER Orofino ID to the east at about 3KW. Es should be EASY here. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 01:46 Ms ? 95.1 UNID, very weak, CHR/Dance music and actually sounded like lite tropo scatter. Faded and never heard again. (1730 PT Wapato WA) KLER Tr S? Maybe even KHOP or further Ms. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 01:44 Tr 94.1 KXIX Bend, OR at Toppenish, WA (about 160mi). Also found a knife edge area along Lateral A Rd in Toppenish: 98.5 KEYG comes in like a local for about a mile before it fades into KMNA 98.7 soup. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 01:40 Tr S 92.3 KGON Portland, OR "another set of KGON music" at 1715 PT (Wapato WA), NEW! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 01:38 Tr 105.5 WBNT preaching on "Hive 105" 97 miles- Wes ke4twi EM66 (
Apr21 01:25 Tr 107.9 "The Link" Charlotte, NC 284 miles- Wes ke4twi EM66 (
Apr21 01:11 Tr 106.5 WJDT Rogersville, TN 167 miles, 300 watt station in East TN - Wes ke4twi EM66 (
Apr20 19:54 sri try this one for KXLE (
Apr20 19:49 its nulled to the SW to avoid 1st adjcent interference to 95.5 pdx - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr20 19:46 looking at the service pattern (
Apr20 19:43 KOMO 97.7 is the same thing - great in Wapato (probably Mt. Adams Knife edge) but not a wisp here. CBUF Vancouver BC is somewhat common and I have not heard a confirmed ID from KYSN Wenatchee yet. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 19:42 Go down to Wapato and KXLE comes in really well, but it's usually not until Selah Creek Rest Area where KXLE comes in. Oddly, I could hear it 24/7 at my old QTH in Bothell (100mi) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 19:41 I'm 40 mi from Ellensburg but a LOT of mountain blockage. KXLE is poor here and it's mainly KATS bleeding onto 95.3, or nothing. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 19:37 interference (
Apr20 19:37 [19:15] KXLE can't complain abt interfence its just outside the 60dBu service contour - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr20 19:16 Tr S 101.1 CFMI Vancouver briefly along with the Tiger Mountain Seattles, KING 98.1 (rarer Seattle) and 95.5/101.1 Portland OR > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 19:15 Tr S 95.3 CKZZ Vancouver, BC briefly with British Columbia ad; NEW! (over KXLE) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 17:07 CME hit but Bz is not far enough south - de WA5IYX (
Apr20 12:50 believe the "Kn E" effect is semi-permanent thus its appeal to CATV users - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr20 07:20 Kn E (I don't think pops up in color however). > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 07:19 In Downtown Shelton, KEGX 106.5 "The Eagle" is easy, ditto KUJ 99.1. 98.3 The Key is a little weaker but also comes in, ditto KDBL from Yakima. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 07:18 I wonder if Mt. Rainier is causing all of this Tiger Mountain skip all the time. When I am near Olympia I get KDBL 92.9 and KYPL 91.1 real well for about a mile, sometimes 2 miles around Nisqually exit on I-5. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 02:56 02:29 or better yet using: (Kn E) - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr20 02:29 rr got love that knife edge propagation (Kne?) hihi - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr20 02:18 One more thing. It seems walking along or near Wide Hollow Creek, a creek three blocks from me, seems to be a "Seattle magnet". Closer I get, KIRO gets stronger. Farther away and it's hardly audible after about a block. WEIRD! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 02:16 Now if it was real steady stuff, I would just mark it as Tr. This is still tropo "scatter" even though I am getting 200+ mi stuff. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 02:15 Last week on my Grundig G8, 92.1 KUMA Pilot Rock OR at 6900 watts was in fairly. Even with the DSP chip KDNA splatter makes it, faintly, and making KUMA a toughie on any radio, actually. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 02:13 And this is all with a Grundig G5 portable with a 30'' whip! Impressive. Oddly, there are stations I should get during Tr S that I never do, like CBU-FM1 92.1 Victoria BC (just KUMA, KDNA splatter and bleed from local Yakima stations) and KKZX 98.9 Spokane (nope, just KLCK) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 02:12 I tune into 96.5 and can rely on hearing KJAQ (100mi) and KWLZ-OR (130mi) and that unid rocker station, likely KOZE-ID (170mi), sometimes even Ms. I have heard SS Ms hits on 96.5 here before. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr20 02:11 Maybe - KJAQ 96.5 and KIRO 97.3 are almost 24-7 here, fading in and out, sometimes strong and sometimes very weak. CFMI seems to be the most common Vancouver BC (220 mi and I cannot believe I am getting this so often.) > Yakima CN9 (
Apr20 01:55 [01:44] bit odd for "Tr S" w/ current breezy wx conditions? - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr20 01:44 Tr S 95.3 UNID rap mixing with KXLE - maybe Vancouver? Also: 96.1 CHKG, 101.1 KXL, most Tiger Mountain Seattle stations > Yakima CN96 (
Apr19 18:31 Tr 89.3 WPNE Green Bay, WI- weak over WGNB at times with NPR and 'Wisconsin Public Radio'-- 225 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr19 18:23 Tr 102.9 WHQG Milwaukee, WI- fair/poor with rock mix 'The Hog'-- 170 mi-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr19 17:54 Tr WMRN 94.3 Marion OH ~112mi 3kw over local 94.3 xlator JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 17:34 Tr WBLV 90.3 Twin Lake, MI ~163mi 100kw JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 17:30 Tr WGVU 88.5 Grand Rapids, ~144mi 4kw JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 17:23 unfortunately despite the aprs map, nothing interesting noted on FM band at the moment JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 17:06 I was thinking of that possibility but LS86 frequency offset before was 55.259600,this one is 55.251....Didn't see their logo at the top right either..Live stream here...Click on the ustream part Hugh IM67 (
Apr19 16:22 Hugh: On you video at 0:18 the smugged word looks like AMERICA with apostrophe above the letter E. I think it is Ch 2 LS86 Buenos Aires, Argentina again - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr19 15:52 A Spanish Ham friend of mine has checked the Caption,reads "Para Publicitar Avisos",then at the end Radio Noticias & some phone numbers Hugh in IM67 (
Apr19 15:48 If there were any,I'd get them by all modes here,tropo ES & MS Canary Islands 6M beacon comes in well (
Apr19 15:45 Hi,there are no band 1 signals now on the Canary Islands...Spain & Canaries are all Digital This was a TEP signal,mixing with various 525 line videos which some on most evenings here now..Hugh (
Apr19 15:24 Hugh: On your video at 0:05 the third word CITAF, check the contact info on this link: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr19 15:11 Re 1258,slightly further west than Canary Islands...Argentina,Uruguay and Paraguay use 625 line system N Hugh in IM67 (
Apr19 14:42 with all the xltor CPs granted for here I could use a "nearby" remote base to remain viable for Es data collectiom - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr19 14:16 the only caveat: i'm stuck pointing one direction or building some sort of web connected controller contraption. JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 14:12 I could see it working great in a more remote location. I am thinking of asking a friend to let me colocate a laptop, SDR, and antenna at their house near Clinton, MI JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 14:10 I could tune on the SDR and make the HD sidebands disappear, even wildly adjusting the gain controls, but the JVC would still lock on every time. JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 14:09 I do believe the SDR will be pretty useless for Ms and Es. I could pull stations in HD on the JVC while no amount of tweaking would bring it in on the SDR. JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 14:08 last night i did a little basic comparison between my SDR and my usual JVC KD-HDR1 on FM band. JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 14:02 running a scan downstairs on the samsung dlp but it's at the end of the coax circuit, also antenna is pointed NNE LOL JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 13:59 not able to check yet, room mate is sleeping upstairs, his room is across from the command center JJ in EN82 (
Apr19 13:15 Hey Michigan Guys…..You hearing anything??? Maps look Great to the West!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Apr19 12:58 Hugh: Was your aerial aimed towards Canary Islands or in a different azimuth? - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr19 06:18 Ref 22.55 TVE Canary Islands E3 closed 12+ years ago (
Apr19 01:37 The APS13 didn't make it back into service, lack of help and support. LM/FM29 (
Apr19 01:21 that is with something like a 2N2222 shunted across the appropriate pushbutton - de WA5IYX (
Apr19 01:18 I got as far as thinking a 555 timer pulse could step thru the Sony (all 20 mems) and pause for attended monitoring - de WA5IYX (
Apr19 01:15 re 22:28 - now if someone could design an add-on circuit to scan a few mems in a Sony/Sangean and stop if the AGC was a certain level - de WA5IYX (
Apr18 23:46 Music was late 1970s. > Yakima (
Apr18 23:46 GW ? 102.5 with oldies could have been a pirate/XM but maybe KZOK Seattle, very strong about a mile from home. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 23:45 Tr S 96.5 Unid rocker is back. Strong with rapid fading with KWLZ - KOZE Lewiston, ID? Oddly, best N-S. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 23:44 94.1 has KRDE in AZ, KMXB in NV and KMYI in CA as examples. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 23:42 2. All I have to do is try. There likely will be 94.1s in a skip path going into SD/MN. Ditto down in AZ/CA. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 23:42 1. 5/10 is just an example. There are others that I missed. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 22:55 [21:00] Hugh - Looks like that is on E3 vice A2 from Canary Islands, RTVC network? - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr18 22:28 If you lock in on frequencies #1 and #2, odds are pretty good that skip will be on #3 and #4. Unattended will work MUCH better in areas that get a lot of skip to start with ... Mike (
Apr18 22:27 One day does NOT a hobby make. You're fixated on one day. We don't know when or on what frequencies it will occur. ... Mike (
Apr18 21:55 The 5/10 opening was 4 hours long and netted several midday logs from Rick N6KCR in Seattle - all the way out to Central KS and 101.7 KREJ (well over 1300 mi). > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 21:53 Randy's also caught translators on 93.9 all from unattended tape. Who knows what I might get. Leave it on 88.9 all day, and during a big Es opening I might have a translator I'll never hear again. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 21:52 Maybe not completely ten-fold, but I could get some new rare logs from that. I know several DXers who have unattended recordings all the time. KW4RZ uses 93.9 - about his only fixed frequency. Results - he gets loads of stuff from NE US down to Central America depending on the opening. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 21:00 625 line Ch A2 caption received at 2000z in Portugal on 55.251...There's "Noticias" and 2 in the middle between the large lettering captions 73 Hugh in IM67 (
Apr18 18:06 We need to get away from sunspot counts and 10.7 cm flux values - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr18 18:05 Everyone can keep tabs on TLC's here, then see if Es becomes active later - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr18 17:03 wish someone wud do follow-up on this - de WA5IYX (
Apr18 16:16 Appearance of Night-Shining Clouds Has Increased - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr18 15:41 Today Finally might be the day where i get put back into action where as my aps13 will return to the roof. LM/FM29 (
Apr18 15:35 [14:14] I guess it depends what you live for. Also don't see how even two fixed freqs will increase reception tenfold ... Mike (
Apr18 14:23 if they were voice-only vs mixed musical content even 8-kbps might suffice - de WA5IYX (
Apr18 14:21 FWIW, all my WAV dubs from tapes are made at 22-kHz PCM (then turned into 16-kbps Real Audio) - de WA5IYX (
Apr18 14:19 Been using a car transmitter (7$ shipped) and a Tecsun for FM dx (20$) and very happy with results, that's within just about anybody's budget.... (
Apr18 14:18 Select the lowest (8 kbps) for the longest record time, but sound quality will degradedl with the built-in 1" speaker during playback. I suggest using a headphone. - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr18 14:17 Audacity takes up a lot of disk space, lots of free recording software record directly into mp3. First step is getting your dx to your PC however, after that the possibilities are near-endless (
Apr18 14:14 " May 10th last year... absolute lifesaver" come on get a life - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr18 13:54 And should I use 128kbps or 48kbps for long Es recordings? > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 13:51 that could increase my Es logs ten-fold. On days like May 10th last year it could have been an absolute lifesaver. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 13:50 My ultimate goal is to have one on a low educational band frequency (either 88.9 or 88.7) and one on a higher frequency (either 94.1, 96.5 or 97.3). > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 13:49 OK. Maybe I'll get the $60 Sony, maybe I can find it cheaper on ebay. Will look at the model #. I would prefer two recorders (one for the G5 and the other for the G8) but I don't know if I can do that with my small budget. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 13:47 For 7 hours a day I am at work, however. About 3 miles away. What happens there? Can I just get a recorder, get Audacity, post after work every day to the computer and look over the strong waves (Es)? > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 13:29 Balcony, yard, neighbor's house if the transmitter's signal reaches the radio that you match-tune to it and connect to your PC, you're set... (
Apr18 13:23 I live in an apartment. I don't think they would like an antenna device on the roof of our building. I just want to record DX, while the Grundig is either out in the balcony, or in my room with the window open, on a pretuned frequency, 7 hours a day. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 13:15 Some of those even have internal rechargeable battery so no need to be plugged in to power source-could leave your Grundig on the roof if you want and do some very localised ''remote dxing'' ... (
Apr18 13:13 Connect the junk radio to your PC that is to say...that would even allow you to leave your Grundig in any location where reception is best and listen to it via any radio in the house, provided it can receive the car transmitter... (
Apr18 13:11 @Yakima: Could get one of those little car transmitters (10$ or less online) and connect it to your beloved Grundig, then use any junk radio to receive on the frequency of your choice in room where your PC is and connect that to using inline audio jack...--FN26 (
Apr18 13:08 @LM:Thanks, was fun to hear right through CKOI, Ms has been steadily increasing past few days--FN26 (
Apr18 12:54 east coast looks interesting on APRS map right now JJ in EN82 (
Apr18 11:29 Just noticed that DXmaps has a new mode - Aircraft Scatter -KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr18 09:27 The first thing you will find is that it will not have a power on/off switch. If your not going to use it for awhile you have to remove the batteries - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr18 09:21 For a DVR with a PC port you will need to spend a little more $, this is the model you need- KA3JAW FN20iq voice recorder&cp=1&lp=2 (
Apr18 08:55 Yakima CN96: You will have plenty of record time (over 2,000 hours) for a 2GB. You can not upload files to a PC wiith it as there are no data ports - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr18 04:55 Use this as a guide (read SPECS), but you need to know supported file formats ... Mike ---> (
Apr18 04:13 I found a Sony voice recorder on sale at Best Buy for $29.99. Has 2GB internal flash memory-will that work somewhat on trying to get my DX files uploaded to the computer for Es unattended monitoring? > Yakima CN96 (
Apr17 23:50 WLAN is a local for me, nice catch. LM/FM29 (
Apr17 13:25 Ms WLAN-FM - FM 96.9 - Lancaster, PA SDR RDS ''WLAN Top 40'' --FN26 SW Qc (
Apr16 23:52 Tr S 101.9 WKRQ Cincinnati, OH- weak/poor with CHR and J. Timberlake/Jay-Z 'Suit And Tie' and webstream match-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr16 22:47 tnx, only one Q (LU7EC) - much the same LU/CE folk each day hr - I vid taped a bit of CE4WJK - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr16 22:27 WA5IYX de N8UUP - Well done on the LU F2 this afternoon! (
Apr16 22:19 KGNZ can be a tropo pest hr when beamed n.w. - Lubbock a real rarity - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr16 22:13 Tr S 98.9 WVCX Tomah, WI- very weak with VCY America and preacher-- 100kw 305 mi-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr16 22:11 looking at an old 1980's dx log see, 88.1 KGNZ & KTXT are still around - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr16 13:51 more recent discoveries re NLCs - de WA5IYX (
Apr16 13:17 Yakima: you can safely use the headphone jack.. in fact most PCs have more than one input, meaning you can record from 2 different sources at the same time . JJ in EN82 (
Apr16 02:31 [01:58] I'd be hard pressed to get an operating system loaded on 3GB. My swap files run more than that ... Mike (
Apr16 02:03 Maybe I'll use a 64GB flash drive on top of the voice recorder. Then I'd go through the recording each afternoon after I got back. I'd be happy if I had unattended Es! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr16 02:02 It would be running 7:30-3PM (0730-1500) weekdays. If there was E-skip at 10AM, I'd go to 2:30 in and check. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr16 01:58 1TB hard drive? My hard drive is about 2 or 3GB. Not a lot. Used to be 512MB in 2007 when I got it! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr16 01:56 01:55-counting duplicate catches of course Mike-La (
Apr16 01:56 I can actually just check the TVFM Skip Log after I get back. I would check for Es during the times it was strong and in action. Would have been full of skip if only I had a recorder on May 10th, 2013! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr16 01:55 2013 Es catches through Apr 15 (63) --same period this year-(2) Mike-La (
Apr16 01:52 My G5 has a line-out jack. What do you do for a radio that has no line out jack? Put the recorder line out in the headphone jack? I'd like to record 2 radios at once. One on a low-band freq, the other on 96.5 or 94.1. > YAkima CN96 (
Apr15 23:44 Tr S 99.7 WZDR Sturgeon Bay, WI- weak with Pink Floyd on 'The Drive'-- 46kw 227 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr15 23:40 Ms 99.7 KHLT Belle Plaine, KS- weak burst with Rod Stewart 'Young Turks', time and song match-- 50kw 734 miles NEW #2050-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr15 23:05 I used to record Ms sessions to my 1TB drive, look for waveform anomalies and go right to them. Not enough content to reap great rewards, but I could process 12 hours worth in about 20 minutes ... Mike (
Apr15 22:49 at the old 20 in Plymouth MI I could significantly null some of the Detroit noise and gain a few adjacents, but not here :( Need something more directional I guess. JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 22:48 I haven't set up to record any Ms yet at my current 20, I have two good freqs free from iboc but they're usually plugged up with ~120mi tx JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 22:46 but again, battery cost. JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 22:46 Some voice recorders can save directly to an SD or micro SD card. That would be viable also, take the card out, open it's contents in audacity, blammo JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 22:44 I'm almost at 1,200 stations using only the indoor dipole here. I only want to be able to record for Ms. - de Jon in FN03 (
Apr15 22:40 I do have an SDR but I haven't figured out how to use it to record RDS. I don't think it's sensitive enough for any skip on the FM BCB though. JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 22:39 I guess I kind of see recording to the PC as being more efficient period. You don't always have to listen to hours of static. You pick out a point when the waveform looks juicy and listen. JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 22:38 Jon: you sure do pretty well for not having an outdoor antenna! JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 22:37 using a voice recorder would be counter-intuitive to efficiency, it adds another step (playing back all content at 1x speed for the PC to record and show waveform) J J in EN82 (
Apr15 22:36 I can't begin to explain how much easier it is to spot dx faster just by using the waveform as a guide. JJ in eN82 (
Apr15 22:35 The cost of the cable plus the time to "install" (read: plug in two ends) would be much more worthwhile in my opinion than buying batteries for a voice recorder all the time. JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 22:07 I have the same problem here, along with not having outdoor antenna either. - de Jon in FN03 (
Apr15 22:07 Tr S 99.9 W260BR Auburn, IN- weak and alone on freq. with Cont. Christian/Star 88-3 38 watts, 48 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr15 21:50 What can you do when your radio and computer are not in the same room? My portable G5 is in my room w/o computer access, and having to run several feet of cable is a waste. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr15 18:22 Es spotty 54.310, 60.310 - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr15 18:02 CH-2 audio Spanish ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr15 18:01 Es CH-2 55.260 S9 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr15 17:54 fuzzy still from JVC camcorder - de WA5IYX (
Apr15 15:37 [23:51] My Olympus voice recorder LOVES batteries, especially when its cold ... Mike (
Apr15 14:05 But then you soon realise that there is never enough time to go over all those recordings :-) (
Apr15 13:56 At least if not SDR ( which at least for me requires the help of a PC genius to run-and keep running ) at least Audacity or mp3directcut (the latter saves directly into mp3 files thus saving enormous diskspace ) (
Apr15 13:51 re:13:28 The voice recorder is really unnecessary. Your sound card should have a MIC or LINE IN jack, you simply record on your PC from that. JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 13:43 RDS: 2mhz bandwidth recordings, RDS auto-log with timestamp, and unlimited length recordings if there is enough room on the HDD...highly recommend it :-) (
Apr15 13:31 Ms WSRV - The River 97.1 FM Gainesville, GA -Classic Rock, first, it's in everyday on SDR RDS--FN26 SW Qc (
Apr15 13:28 That's why I need to get a voice recorder with a USB cable so I can use Audacity or Total Recorder for DX playback. A big E-skip opening can happen at any time of the day, even when I am gone! > Yakima CN97 (
Apr15 12:52 re: 23:51: a PC running recording software does wonders. I use Audacity to look for Ms, makes it really easy to spot looking at the entire waveform. JJ in EN82 (
Apr15 02:54 Es TV2 south- SD deportes Gala logo UR Mike-La (
Apr15 02:08 on a pretuned frequency, probably 96.5 or 88.9. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr15 02:08 This week or next week I hope. The "big one" was May 10th. It will be recording 7:30A-3P every day from May 1st on. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr15 01:44 You've been saying that for months. Gonna wait until you miss "the big one"? ... Mike (
Apr14 23:51 Also, I need to go get a recording device, probably one of those Sony/Olympus voice recorders. If I want to get more E-skip this year, and I'm not around, I NEED a voice recorder. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr14 23:51 My G8 whip fell accidentally. It got accidentally dropped and the whip came off like a tree branch. The G5 was a new whip I attached to the radio. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr14 23:50 This week I have loads of stuff to do. First, go get my G5/G8 whips repaired (both of them are being held by duct tape!) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr14 23:47 This morning it was 28F in Yakima! Even worse in Hermiston, OR (25F) CAN WINTER JUST DIE?! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr14 23:33 so a bit chilly for any lunar eclipse viewing here tonight - de WA5IYX (
Apr14 21:22 low Tues morn hr forecasted 38F - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr14 19:39 Es Ch-4 Spanish ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr14 19:32 Es CH-2 55.240 /59.740 Spanish Ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr14 19:24 Es CH-2 video/audio Spanish. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr14 19:23 or the YouTube version - de WA5IYX (
Apr14 19:18 the second photo on this page - de WA5IYX (
Apr14 19:16 WBLV was among my first RDS catches in 2000 - de WA5IYX (
Apr14 18:04 ah, 10-4. JJ in EN82 (
Apr14 17:12 Tr S 99.5 WAOL Ripley, OH- poor/weak fade-up with train 'Hey Soul Sister' and ID '99-5 The Edge'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr14 16:59 Tr S 99.5 WKDQ Henderson, KY- weak with country and 12:00 'Star Spangled Banner'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr14 16:39 WBLV is a public radio station 'Blue Lake Public Radio'. SRN News is usually associated with religious stations-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr14 16:30 en71: wblv grand rapids? I've had it from here. jj in en82 (
Apr14 16:03 Mar 27 2m antenna partial fall 0631-0634.JPG - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr14 15:27 Tr S 88.9 unID with SRN News, antenna bearing WNW--EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr14 14:39 sferics - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr14 07:14 Ch A2 Pileup yesterday around 2020z in Portugal.Soccer game in there somewhere! Earlier received the 50MHz beacon from the Falkland Islands.. Hugh in IM67 (
Apr14 02:25 Tr S 103.1 CFHK Saint Thomas, ON- weak with CHR 'Fresh FM'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr14 02:15 Es ch-2 55.250 in at S5 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr14 02:10 Tr S 98.7 unID with CBC News- Either Owen Sound, Peterborough or Dryden, ON-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr14 00:48 Tr S 104.5 WFMB Springfield, IL- weak under WLZZ/WJJK with country music and Bob Kingsley program-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr13 17:48 Tr S 98.9 WJEZ Dwight, IL- weak with 'Pink Houses' by John Cougar Mellencamp- 1.3kw 189 miles! EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr13 17:45 Tr S 98.9 WLKU Rock Island, IL- weak with Cont. Christian 'K-Love', same as semi-local K-Loves on 88.7 and 89.3-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr13 13:30 ck the graph links at the bottom here - de WA5IYX (
Apr13 13:27 subtantial difference with this - de WA5IYX (
Apr13 13:26 NTSC tropo maximums - de WA5IYX (
Apr13 13:14 Interestingly, I never did catch anything on channels 58 or 65. And not for lack of trying, either. Only countries heard on TV were US and Canada. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Apr13 13:09 And I can recall one late-night in late 1994 with Hazard, KY (WYMT-57) in. I think that was one of my farthest upper-frequency catches, besting WEHS-60 Aurora, IL and WSTR-64 Cincinnati. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Apr13 13:07 Though I DO remember a good tropo morning in 1995 where Rochester, NY; Peterborough, and Ottawa, ONT were all in on tropo. I can recall another good one with Clarksburg, WV that same year. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Apr13 13:06 Farthest TV Es was KENW-3 Portales, NM in 1990. Honorable mention KTVS-3 Sterling, CO in 1987. Best tropo was Christmas 1994 with STL area stations in. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Apr13 13:05 [06:44] likely the silent 88.3 KSBC/Nile, WA move to - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr13 13:04 Did TV DX from 1983 - 1999. FM 1994-present. AM 1990-1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2000-present. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Apr13 12:09 I guess it is doesn't matter now. : ) (
Apr13 12:05 I had no way to "retaliate" against K02MX/KBEJ/KCWX here - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr13 11:48 Tv dxing became 2nd when CH2 KDTN went active. KERA never got a dime from me again. (
Apr13 11:45 I used a 13 and 19 inch BW Zenith for years. Then a Monkey Wards 13 in color in later years de dwi (
Apr13 11:30 hey Pat. Going to Kerrville soon to find a place to retire. Art ka5dwi (
Apr13 11:28 Dont know shortest for sure but Ch6 in Tuscon AZ in DFW sticks out. Had 2 meter opening later. de dwi (
Apr13 11:26 Sure enjoy reminising. My longest from Houston was Ch4 CFCN Calgary AB in 1972. de ka5dwi (
Apr13 06:44 However, 100.3 does not have a callsign yet. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr13 06:44 GW 100.3 I found out my Mexican station is a brand new LPFM in Buena, Washington. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr13 06:30 I started around 2005 (AM) and 2007 (FM) just barely, then a lot of 2009 and later. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr13 06:15 APRS maps aside, Houston Us are at subdecode levels here - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr13 02:57 HIGM 88.1 is also a log of mine! One of my longest. Tim EM86 (
Apr13 02:25 Hey WMEV is a semi local of mine. Tim EM86 (
Apr13 02:06 [02:05] Was not CHAY-Barrie, ON or off-the-back WXRT-Chicago, IL.-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr13 02:05 Tr S 93.1 unID weak fade-up with Nu Shooz- I Can't Wait over WDRQ/WZAK.. Only logical choice, WQYX Clearfield, PA has AT40 at this time-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr13 01:52 Tr XHMTA-11 Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Apr13 01:50 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros very strong (442 mi) Mike-La (
Apr13 01:48 [01:21]aka Cougar Mountain site - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr13 01:47 Tr XERV-9 Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Apr13 01:46 Tr XHOR-14 Matamoros-strong (442 mi) Mike-La (
Apr13 01:41 '82 here.. Started DX'ing at 17 and logging my DX at 20. Longest Es was 88.1-HIGM-Santiago, DR @ 1,763 miles and shortest was 93.9-WMEV-Marion, VA @ 393 miles--EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr13 01:36 Congrats on all of the new logs, Yakima! EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr13 01:21 Tr 105.3 KCMS Edmonds, WA "Spirit 105.3" through KONA, NEW!! (6:00PM PT) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr13 01:21 Okay take care Jack! 73's! Tim EM86 (
Apr13 01:19 Nowadays it's the iPhone to the rescue when documenting loggings with audio or still photos. :) Take care! Jack--Austin, TX (
Apr13 01:19 My Es personal records on bothe ends are: CKUA-93.7 Calgary, AB @ 1849mi & WNOB 93.7 Chesapeake, VA @ 351mi - Tim EM86 (
Apr13 01:15 Man I wish I was a young guy in the 70's. I was born in '77 but I have always felt born too late. I am old school. Tim EM86 (
Apr13 01:14 like seeing if I could get DX via Es on mp3 players with FM radio and my cell phone's FM radio. They did okay. Tim EM86 (
Apr13 01:13 I have a few cassettes too of my catches from the late 70s and early 80s including one Saturday in June 77 when picking up WTVJ-4 and WEDU-3 Tampa via Es on a Sony portable b/w TV using its rod antenna only. Jack--Austin, TX (
Apr13 01:12 Ive got two run-of-the-mill antennas on my roof. I have done experiments during openings in years past..... (
Apr13 01:10 And I'm curious what Es will bring here as well even though I'm only using a Winegard indoor amplified leaf antenna at about 10 feet above ground level and another indoor antenna to a Sony XDR-S10HDiP radio. One of these days I'll put up another outdoor antenna! Jack--Austin, TX (
Apr13 01:08 I've been at it since 1996 when I discovered Es. But I go back to the late 80's for AM & SW. Got cassettes out the you-know-what!hahaha! I started converting to mp3 though. Tim EM86 (
Apr13 01:06 I've been DXing off and on since the mid-70s after getting WTVJ-4 Miami here via Es and looks like the bug has bit again. Will post catches here as I can! Jack--Austin, TX (
Apr13 01:05 I got two main tuners that can run unattended rec's and a tv/vcr combo to record as well as the car! I'm more ready than ever now. Bring the Es forth please! Tim EM86 (
Apr13 01:04 Hello Tim! Nice to meet you! I've noticed from seeing reports that stations from here will come in like KLBJ and KGSR. KLBJ is a very strong local and KGSR just below that level. (
Apr13 01:01 Tr 0305z 4/12 KQID-FM 93.1 "Q-93" Alexandria, LA with "party" music. Also 1300z KMMJ-FM ("La Caliente") Midland/Odessa 101.3 with advertisements Jack-Austin, TX (
Apr13 00:59 Austin comes in alot via Es here, especially KLBJ. Tim EM86 (
Apr13 00:58 Hey Jack in Austin! I'm Tim in Kingsport TN EM86 I DX FM,TV,AM,SW and post here during the Es season - Tim EM86 (
Apr13 00:55 Tr app 1250z KERA-13 Dallas TX with clear picture for several minutes along with the decoding and KTVT-11 Fort Worth, TX with decoding only. Also had 11 stations in from Houston and KFDM-25 Beaumont TX as well. (
Apr13 00:51 TR approx 1300z KTVE-10 El Dorado, AR (361 mi/581 km) with very brief picture and decoding. Jack-Austin, TX (
Apr13 00:49 Hello! First time to log on to this board but not to TV/FM DXing. I'm Jack from Austin, TX. Will post shortly what I received with the tropo action here last night/this morning. (
Apr13 00:21 KWWS is new #190 logged at this location > Yakima CN96 (
Apr12 23:26 Tr S / GW 89.7 KWWS Walla Walla, WA IDed in Wapato, WA at 1500 with mention of NWPR, TOH ID, mention of WSU, NEW! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr12 18:09 May 22 good day here as well - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr12 18:09 Monterrey performing like a real trooper-still hanging in, just a little weaker than earlier-fading in and out Mike-La (
Apr12 17:48 5/22 was amazing however - most California stations I've ever grabbed from an Es opening - and some Los Angeles stuff like KTWV as well > Yakima CN96 (
Apr12 16:54 Es SW FL short skip noted on 6m - contacted N3LL in EL86 - nothing noted yet on ch 2 from SW direction FredN-SC fm03af (
Apr12 16:13 Odd year 2011. Mid season lull, 2nd half much better than 1st (
Apr12 16:13 Hi Pat, 10 Meter PropNET activity was good that day and so was 7/18, but our best day that season was on 7/27. de ka5dwi (
Apr12 15:40 Absolutely nothing got done lastnight for my antenna stuff. This is getting a bit crazy for me. LM/FM29 (
Apr12 15:33 20 Jul 2011 had hrs into Mexico, CA, AZ, NM, CO, ID, WY, NE - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr12 15:31 odd that no other Monterreys are coming in Mike-La (
Apr12 15:30 XHAW-12 Monterrey earlier(still coming in) Mike-La (
Apr12 15:27 No e-skip for me that day. The next day I had a 3+ hour opening to AZ, NM, CO, WY with mainly Albuquerque, up to 106.3 or higher > Yakima CN96 (
Apr12 14:21 Monterrey still in-now an unID ch 2 trying(no Teleactiva logo however) Mike-La (
Apr12 13:12 two major FM Es events that day (with some brief 144-MHz) amounting to 8.5 hours - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr12 13:11 Tr XHAW-12 Monterrey (580 mi) Mike-La (
Apr12 13:09 just finished doing my FM tape/log review for Jul 19, 2011 - over 120 Es idents - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr12 12:41 nothing here-just picking up my locals Mike-La (
Apr12 12:31 Tr 0656z WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi), 0827z (latent) KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr12 10:45 Can anyone ID this channel 2 analog log, Bold letter A inside circle: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr12 04:08 Tr KATC-DT-28 LA Lafayette (395 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr12 02:08 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (280 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr12 02:03 Tr KFDM-DT-25 TX Beaumont (275 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr12 01:06 I don't know when I'll get Missoula 102.5 or any Boises like what Dave gets down in Bend but I hope soon! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr12 01:05 Tr 97.5 Unid Christian music mixing with KOLW, likely KNLR Bend. Also heard: 94.1 KXIX Bend, 95.5 KBFF Portland, 98.9 KLCK, 102.5 KZOK, 98.5 KEYG > Yakima CN96 (
Apr12 01:04 Tr 103.7 KHTP Tacoma, WA with Yeah! Usher, song match, NEW! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr12 01:03 Tr 95.7 KJR Seattle, WA mention of Seattle at 1700 PT, NEW! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr12 00:53 Tr some Houston Us decoding - APRS had EL18-Yucatan 144-MHz path - de WA5IYX (
Apr12 00:21 Tr RGV stations 9,14 and 17 starting to come in Mike-La (
Apr12 00:11 Tr S 103.9 CKDK Woodstock, ON- weak/poor with country music and song match--Country 104-- 230 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr11 23:55 nice catch of Ocala way up there on 105.9! Saul (
Apr11 23:29 at our 1957-66 QTH phone drop came from a pole s.w. across street - one day high-profile truck came by & snagged it and ripped it off house - de WA5IYX (
Apr11 23:26 Congrats, Saul! I got a new Ms today too-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr11 23:14 16:56- Looks like it's attached fairly well from what I can see Mike-La (
Apr11 23:12 21:12- Yeah, a bit odd to see a service drop running over a dwelling- Mike-La (
Apr11 21:37 That was from a loop per a web check - Saul (
Apr11 21:36 Ms 93.9 "93.9 ... 104.3 ... please change your presets" - for new catch WAYI Sellersburg IN Saul @ Burnt River ON (
Apr11 21:12 I'd find some way to put some floating non-metallic guy lines on that - hope its fall zone clears the power service drop - de WA5IYX (
Apr11 16:56 (JJ in EN82) (
Apr11 16:56 My antenna is at roughly 35', but probably a bit more wobbly than you guys' :P (
Apr11 14:39 Ms 105.9 WOCL Ocala, FL- Strongest metor burst I've ever heard with Queen 'Another One Bites The Dust' and webstream match-- 923 miles NEW #2049-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr11 13:39 We have one. 97.9 KYYR-LP in Yakima plays mainly Christian rap, along with a few sermons and some Christian rock. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr11 13:33 Tr 98.7 WLFQ-LP Elkhart, IN- poor with hip-hop and ID- A 24-hr Christian rap station! 100 watts, 58 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr11 13:24 FM is somthered by in-state, lcl 102.3 LPFM off - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr11 13:23 left DTT901 on 29 overnight and all that latent decode turned up was DFW - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr11 12:13 Tr RG Valley stations 9,11,12 and 14 all weak this morning Mike-La (
Apr11 05:09 Tr some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr11 03:05 Tr XHREY-12 Reynosa-weak (466 mi) Mike-La (
Apr11 03:02 would be nice if you could tap into that Yucatan tonight Pat Mike-La (
Apr11 01:28 it's been pretty breezy hr so don't know what may develop later - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr11 01:10 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros coming in weak (442 mi) Mike-La (
Apr11 01:04 I meant, CKKQ Victoria sounded like Es, not an Es opening (I wish!) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr11 01:04 Tr 100.3 CKKQ Victoria, BC noted several times between 1700-30. Huge at 1700 with news update. Sounded like Es later fading in and out with KXAA, Mexican pirate, KKRZ... > Yakima CN96 (
Apr11 01:01 Tr 96.5 my Unid Rocker came back again around 1730. No ID and faded under pest KJAQ > Yakima CN(6 (
Apr11 01:01 Tr S 97.7 CBUF Vancouver, BC in and out; UNID CHR 95.3 under KXLE likely Vancouver as well; CCI at times to KIRO 97.3 maybe CKLR? > Yakima CN96 (
Apr11 00:58 Tr 98.5 CIOC Victoria, BC w/ mention of Victoria Home Expo contest, "Westshore Mall" and request line number, NEW to Yakima log! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr11 00:55 Tr 96.1 CHKG Vancouver, BC w/ Chinese talk at 1700 PT, NEW! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr10 22:55 Test with new wifi smartphone - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr10 21:32 20:43- Likewise Pat-about 20-22 ft here Mike-La (
Apr10 21:23 89F hr now - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr10 20:43 In all these decades I've never had a TV/FM antenna above 25' - usually more around 20' AGL - de WA5IYX (
Apr10 20:28 The APS13 will be at 35 feet which is 10 feet off the top of the house on a tripod and masts using rotator support bearings. LM/FM29 (
Apr10 19:54 Pretty Windy here today!!! The APS-14 is taking a Beating up on the Tower…but holding Strong!! Quite warm here too….Tropo can't be far away!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 London, ONTARIO (
Apr10 18:54 WA0EKO at Boulder had made a bunch of others from my 1964-70 6m Es data using their IBM7040 mainframe and 35-mm film output - de WA5IYX (
Apr10 18:51 nice that my presentation came early, but I had to skip lunch to make some last-minute acetate transparencies with black and red felt-tip pens for the overhead projector :( - de WA5IYX (
Apr10 18:32 and page 2 of it - de WA5IYX (
Apr10 18:30 here is the schedule from that 1971 Conference - de WA5IYX (
Apr10 18:26 none of the html links will work in this w/o the associated CD-R - de WA5IYX (
Apr10 15:11 You putting your APS-13 up on a tower vice home roof? - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr10 14:58 KA3JAW I am not even remotely able to DX all my radios are unhooked and antenna is down. I need help getting back in action. LM/FM29 (
Apr10 14:44 LM/FM29: Any tropo down your way? - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr10 14:43 Nothing noted in east-central PA on FM, tropo burned off here by 10 am - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr10 14:34 aprs map looks interesting for my neck of the woods JJ in EN82 (
Apr10 00:54 Tr S 93.9 WMMA Nekoosa, WI- weak fade-up over WLIT Chicago with 'Relevant Radio'. Only affil. on 93.9-- 289 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr09 23:06 [22:23] Pg. 128 - More Study Needed - Our investigation was not intended to "prove" anything. - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr09 22:23 and from nearly 50 years ago - de WA5IYX (
Apr09 21:19 along with this from the same issue - de WA5IYX (
Apr09 21:13 1962 that inspired me to keep VHF Es data - de WA5IYX (
Apr09 15:36 My Run is about 75 feet from the antenna to the radios before, now the APS13 is actually moving from one spot to another now and higher in height. LM/FM29 (
Apr09 12:43 LM: I use RG6 Quad for everything, but from antenna to radio is only about 45'. JJ in EN82 (
Apr09 02:16 Tr S 98.1 KISC Spokane, WA faded up around 1900 briefly. Also KXL-101.1 Portland OR huge with Ground Zero. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr08 21:33 LM/FM29: Lead it with the RG11. Only if you have interference issues then swap it with 100' of RG-6 Quad - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr08 20:49 TEP being heard at 1640edt: 50105-LU1WI Argentina CW & 6M Beacon from Peru - 50075-OA4TT/B FredN-SC fm03af (
Apr08 20:34 Re 21.35 yesterday,many thanks re CIIII Bancroft info. Hugh in IM67 (
Apr08 19:20 Ms 93.1 quick burst with Texas HS sports mention. Could be anybody in TX-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr08 18:58 I have a serious question. I am currently using an RG11 coax for my APS13 its 100 feet long. I have about 300 or so feet of RG6 Quad Shield. Which is suggested to use for FM to my radios? LM/FM29 (
Apr08 00:28 Tr S 93.1 WYDS Decatur, IL- weak with Pharrell 'Happy' and webstream match- 4.4kw 255 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr07 23:39 I'll probably be trying to catch rare FMs from that area of the US anyways... > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 23:38 There is one Canadian I want. My Grundig G5 only does 5 and 6, and CFQC-TV2 North Battleford, SK is doable on 6 possibly. Low distance (600mi?) but doable during very good Es to the prairies. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 23:36 Problems with ATSC: 1. I live in an apartment. No way I can get an aerial up there. 2. I don't have a converter box since I use cable! 3. I don't have another TV at the moment, just 1 that is swapped between cable and VHS/DVD. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 23:14 Anyone ever used an Insignia FM tuner? I just purchased a used Insignia NS-R2000 ($45, can't beat that), and I'm crossing my fingers that this will turn out to be a decent FM DX rig -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Apr07 22:15 [20:42] Thanks! WKFR sure helped by turning off their I-HASH for a couple hours this afternoon-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr07 21:35 [18:21] TV-2 CIII remains on-the-air in analog from Bancroft, ON - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr07 20:42 Hey EN71….103.1 CFHK is just down the Road from me!!! Good Job!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Apr07 19:25 Tr S 103.1 CFHK Saint Thomas, ON- weak with CHR and female jock 'Bruno Mars on Fresh 103.1'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr07 19:24 sferics - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr07 19:23 Tr S 103.1 CFMZ Cobourg, ON- very weak with 'Classical 96.3 and 103.1' mention and webstream match- 86kw 376 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr07 19:03 Tr S 103.5 CIDC Orangeville, ON- weak fade-up over WMUZ with webstream match. WKFR IBOC off-- 280 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr07 18:50 some hits from 13/13 kcpq - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr07 18:21 Is the strong Ch A2 CIIII station I had last year still on air,if so..For how long I wonder ? Hugh in IM67 (
Apr07 14:38 [13:57] ditto - de kb7wox cn85 (
Apr07 14:33 Plus the 15 Canadian analog chs. 2-6 at 100 or 180kW - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr07 13:57 Yakima, ATSC can be Dx'ed, it's just a little bit tougher JJ in EN82 (
Apr07 11:16 Yakima CM96: After the MX analog shutdown try for double-hop Es from Belieze on ch. 2 from La Democracia and ch. 5 from Belieze City, both run 500 watts - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr07 03:32 I've gone from TV/FM DXer to only FM due to all the switches. E-skip is harder to catch but with the skip log it helps. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 03:31 No more Mexican DX after 2015. End of an era. No reason to TV DX anymore after then.Gosh I miss U.S. analog TV! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 03:29 K222BP Prosser WA was common on 92.3 > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 03:29 GW - noted 92.3 KZUS Ephrata, WA in scan; has been either off or on very low power for months as I have not heard them here (only back in 2010 on vacation) since I've moved here in December. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr06 21:10 update to Mexico to distribute 14 million Digital TVs for the analog switch off - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr06 21:03 I want a free 24-inch digital TV too. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr06 20:57 Seen that DXmaps just surged in 50 MHz TEP activity from North to South America - nothing noted here yet - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr06 20:51 Mexico’s Turbulent Digital TV Transition - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr06 20:48 F2 some 50-MHz LU,CX,OA -47.9 and 48.3 CE music loud for the first time in a long while - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr06 18:58 most of my NM FM/TV tropo Roswell, Portales, Maljamar, Hobbs areas - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr06 15:44 14:54- I knew it was scarce, didn't know it was that scarce Ed Mike-La (
Apr06 15:35 Whole different world East of the Mountains...ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr06 15:28 from LoTW - W5FF 1992-06-19 14:34:00 2M SSB - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr06 15:25 had W5FF hr on 2m tropo a few decades ago - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr06 14:54 Wish we would get some tropo here. Only once in 30+ years i can remember. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr06 14:47 all my Ch 2 XE NTSC vid carriers seem tropo for now - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr06 14:40 Es CH-2 55.240 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Apr06 03:49 Es as well as 55.240, 59.760. 61.250, 61.260 - link to FK8CP on 50-MHz - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr06 03:45 Es 55.260 west - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr06 03:23 Gw 89.5 WCOF Arcade, NY, // 89.3 WCOM. CIUT off air. - de Jon in FN03 (
Apr06 02:06 Awesome, LM! You'll have to let us know what your reception is like now-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr06 01:23 With the help of nick D from nj he found my one router killed my reception. Thanks to him. LM/FM29 (
Apr06 00:28 2nd dry tape (refunded) worked fine today! Going through more Miami Vice (KNBC/KRON) and Star Trek TNG (KBHK) and some vintage AMC with Bob Dorian from the late 1980s as we speak > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 23:19 could be a harmonic or spur of FM station or TV link? -Wes (
Apr05 23:18 I'm hearing the KY vs UCONN game on 50.095 mhz with a weak, garbled signal aimed correlation with TV or local radio stations. Any ideas?? - Wes EM66 (
Apr05 22:55 LUs and CXs QRMing one another this afternoon on 6m - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr05 22:43 Tr S 95.1 WLST Marinette, WI- weak/poor fade-ups with country music '95.1 The Cat'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr05 22:13 gw KGAN-DT is now on channel 29 from ch. 51 de Jeff-K1MOD W-IL EN40 (
Apr05 18:59 I think I have a few Es and Tropo openings somewhere put away. de dwi (
Apr05 18:58 I have 4 VCRs. I need to convert my 28 years of Indy and Daytona 500s into DVDs one of these days (
Apr05 18:57 What do you use when you clean them with a cotton swab? de ka5dwi (
Apr05 17:22 I will be returning to Best Buy today with that horrible head cleaner. I want a wet one, not dry! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 17:22 I rewound my NBA 1994 finals tape all the way to the beginning clear leader - I don't see a single thing wrong with it. Not sure why the heads would go bad on that because it looks perfect when opening the flap. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 03:33 note all the Es over the Austin ionosonde - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 03:22 Panasonic has blue screen. (manufactured July 1999) I don't think my RCA had blue screen. It did have a blue screen when you turned it on and then put a tape it however. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 03:20 I used the later ones (nasty blue screens) to tape DX from the Emerson tuner - could change channels while taping - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 03:17 the 1987 Emerson tape mechanism failed in Jan 1993 (tuner still worked) - Magnavox VCR next - then the JVC unit - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 03:17 the tape that got stuck in the Sylvania was a beautiful travelogue called "Over Beautiful British Columbia" which aired on KCTS Seattle around 1996. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 03:16 I used to have a very old RCA, a VR450 (1988 I think) - tape got stuck in it around 2003 and it died. Then had a Sylvania model (2000?) and that died around 2008 as it too had a stuck tape. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 03:15 the Brooksonic (Dec 2002 $50 item) was going be dedicated to a wireless security camera until the JVC VCR quit - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 03:13 I will *never* go for those really cheap brands like GoVideo, Daewoo etc. Probably not good at all. > Yakima CN956 (
Apr05 03:12 my Panasonic model is a PV-9662. We bought it for $5.99 at Goodwill 3 years ago. I needed a new VCR asap when my Sony DVD/VCR (now gone) was screwing up. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 03:11 My Calgary Closing Ceremonies tape looked great on the Panasonic VCR...until I put in the said 1994 tape. Calgary looked like it was two years old - that good. All off KSTP-5 with commercials from Minneapolis > Yakima CN956 (
Apr05 03:10 I'd rather be doing things now on a standalone DVR HD - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 03:08 most of the 1987-88 VHS tapes looked amazingly well on the Brooksonic VCR a couple of years ago when I made all those clips for YouTube - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 03:08 I swung my last VCR by its power cord and launched it into a brick wall in 2003. Felt good! ... Mike (
Apr05 03:08 I put in a Sony Dynamicron Hi-Fi 120 (The NBA 1994 tape) which caused the clogged heads > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 03:07 [02:56] Audio is much lower frequency content than video, so that stands to reason ... Mike (
Apr05 03:07 What is the easiest way to get rid of mold on a VHS tape? I have a tape from 1986 with Christmas specials like Smurfs and Alvin/Chipmunks on it. Mold all over it and I REALLY want to have this tape for the holidays - Smurfs don't even air on TV anymore > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 03:03 I had to get the Mar 1987 Emerson VCR heads cleaned in Aug 1987 - blamed some poor quality Maxell T120 - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 03:03 also soccer from Mexico Mike-La (
Apr05 03:02 a couple of unID Es catches=fairly certain this is Cuba baseball Mike-La (
Apr05 02:58 I still have over 30 tapes to go through including loads of Miami Vice, movies, Murder She Wrote and President HW Bush Inauguration from Jan 1989 > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 02:57 I had a wet VHS cleaner with liquid, but that got thrown away quite a bit ago - it's nowhere to be found at my apartment. That worked well. Cleaned up the heads each time. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 02:56 but the audio is 100% perfect. Very odd but the dry cleaner is going back to Best Buy. Don't waste your $7.99 on it! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 02:56 [0134] The tape I played today was a tape (Star Trek: The Next Generation off KBHK 44 c. 1990) that played perfect before. Now I can hardly see anything, had to squint to barely see the KBHK 44 logo during a promo. Looks like a very weak DX signal when played. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 02:49 GHauser told me about it in 1971 - more prone if tape is wound with high tension - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 02:46 02:43-Azteca 7 logo UR (
Apr05 02:43 TV2 SW soccer Mike-La (
Apr05 02:23 01:57 - Knew I didn't know the proper name - thank you! ... Mike (
Apr05 02:21 baseball game on TV2-star logo UR-maybe Cuba? Mike-La (
Apr05 02:13 sure is linking to S American 6m TEP for many tonite - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 02:07 all gone now Mike-La (
Apr05 01:57 01:34 - also known as "print thru" on reel-to-reel audio tapes - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 01:49 everything is a mess (
Apr05 01:48 now TV 3 also Mike-La (
Apr05 01:45 Es west TV 2 and 4 unID Mike-La (
Apr05 01:34 Video tapes need to be played occasionally to keep magnetic characteristics from redistributing across multiple layers. That MAY look like a head problem when its actually a media issue .. Mike/cm87 (
Apr05 01:04 Bad news - head cleaner is a piece of something. Did not work at all on my VCR and putting one of the home recorded tapes back in caused just static. Refund tomorrow. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr04 12:21 cold front during nite cleared out what little tropo there was hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr04 02:01 Tr WLRN-20 Miami FL along with many Miami area FM stations in all day/night ~500 mi FredN-SC fm03af (
Apr04 00:29 KIMA-29 in Yakima starts their 5PM nx at 4:58 just after Judge Judy credits end. My oldest home recorded VHS is 1983 and it has "Here's Television Entertainment" on it taped off WMAQ-5 Chicago (NBC) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr04 00:28 KCPQ back in Seattle does that as well with 4PM. They air Maury (yuck) to 3:58 and then BOOM! The news starts. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr04 00:13 our KSAT loves to strart their 4 and 5 pm nx at 3 minutes before the hour so if you're watching their 12.2 (MeTV) you miss a few items :( - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr04 00:11 back then our locals still showed movies in the afternoons and late nite vs all the syndicated stuff and infomercials found now - de WA5IYX (
Apr04 00:06 I gave up watching most sitcoms, dramas, etc on NBC/CBS/ABC by the mid 1970s - looking at 1980 TVGs I don't recognize most of what's in them - de WA5IYX (
Apr04 00:04 most of my pgm VHS tapes are of PBS (Nova, American Experience, etc.) or comm. net news, weather, sports - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 23:02 Tr S 92.7 W224CC Detroit, MI TENTATIVE with ad for business located off of Interstate 96.. Other Michigan 92.7's (Saugatuck, Ionia, Flint) seem too far from I-96-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr03 22:37 Kind of surprised he wasn't reported to the health department. Mold is a health hazard for many. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 22:37 I only have one other mold tape, and that was an A&E Mystery tape. The mold is hardly noticeable. One flea market had a box of factory retail tapes (mainly Disney), mold so bad the tape looked like SNOW! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 22:27 My '86 tape had the Smurfs Christmas, Alvin/Chipmunks X-Mas, Charlie Brown X-Mas (wasn't it still on CBS?) and Frosty the Snowman (CBS as well!) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 22:27 That 1994 tape did have Miami Vice on the label, glued over a label with the old TJ Hooker crime drama. So taped over 3 times! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 22:26 I also found a 1989 vintage Murder She Wrote off WCCO-4 with ads. Also have the 1994 NBA Finals Game 7 (Knicks/Rockets) but the tape caused my VCR to go to audio-only, no picture. Think it needs a good cleaning! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 22:25 Maybe. My tapes came from Brookings, OR but the TV shows were either off San Francisco or Minneapolis TV. I have the 1988 Calgary Closing Ceremonies on one of the tapes, off KSTP-5 w/ commercials. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 21:11 is that what the damp PNW wx does to things ? - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 20:20 Unfortunately the 1986 X-Mas tape is full of white MOLD on the tape. Hate to see that but I want to fix it! I've heard a wet cloth lightly on the tape, opened up, would fix it. But I'm not sure. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 20:19 I got some 1986/87 tapes in that lot too - some old Houston Knights (remember that show? Crime drama with Michael Pare) and Miami Vice + a tape with some 1986 Christmas specials. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 19:44 Mar 1987 before I had a VCR (8-mm camcorder Aug 1994) - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 19:36 Tr S 92.7 WHIZ South Zanesville, OH- weak with Justin Timberlake on Z 92.7 and webstream match-- 16kw 217 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr03 19:26 Tr S 92.7 CJBX London, ON- weak with Jason Aldean 'Hicktown' and BX 93 w/ male announcer-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr03 19:21 Received my old VHS tapes today - the first one I put in was classic KBHK 44 (Star Trek TNG) 1990! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 19:16 Tr S 92.7 WQEL Bucyrus, OH- weak with classic hits and webstream match. Local translator off the air-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr03 17:30 the menu on it allows for NTSC/PAL input, etc - also takes stills - I have the DTT901 feeding it - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 16:57 I first used a Happauge HVR950 but now a Diamond VC-500 - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 16:48 I've seen endless old Youtube videos with 1980s commercials gold. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 16:48 I'd like to get one of those video capture devices - I'm not sure what's the best, but my VHS tapes have loads of commercials and promos from the 1980s and 90s off Seattle TV as well as others. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 16:29 [15:36] Private to Public: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr03 16:16 sol directly overhead Mount Roraima (
Apr03 16:12 Tr South FL still in - many Miami area FMs noted (500 mi) de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr03 16:09 Now you can dump all those VHS tapes after you digitize them to a 128GB USB thumb drive - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr03 15:53 I didn't start to digitize my old TV-DX vids from VHS tapes until late 2009 - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 15:36 Found on backup hardrive from 2005 winter season; KA3JAW FN20iq (
Apr03 14:38 New! Improved! Nice lookback and grayline features - K6STI (
Apr03 13:42 Tr WCOV-20 Montgomery AL 372 mi & WDHN-21 Dothan AL 341 mi FredN-SC fm03af (
Apr03 12:45 Tr KENS DT-39 San Antonio (359 mi) Mike-La (
Apr03 12:42 Saturday My antenna goes back up onto the roof, at least i think so, unless something goes way wrong timing wise. LM/FM29 (
Apr03 12:28 even Houston isn't coming in (
Apr03 12:28 aprs seems way exagerated (
Apr03 12:27 tropo seems to have pulled back to N.O. now Mike-La (
Apr03 12:05 Tr WEAR DT-17 Pensacola FL (286 mi) Mike-La (
Apr03 12:00 Tr WFBD DT-48 Destin FL (341 mi) Mike-La (
Apr03 11:58 Tr WTVY DT-36 Dothan AL (399 mi) Mike-La (
Apr03 07:10 no Tropo on the FM band here. looks like I may be little bit far west of this Tropo event. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr03 03:59 from the APRS maps looks like this area is out of it again tnoight. - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr03 03:16 yeah Mike, what about you seeing any action tonight? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr03 03:16 yeah Mike, what about you seeing any action tonight? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr03 02:47 am you might be seeing some action tonight Mike-La (
Apr03 02:10 Tr - WBBH-15 Ft Myers in strong now (455 mi) FredN-SC fm03af (
Apr03 02:05 Tr - tropo back in strong from central FL - usual DTVs (325 mi) as well as FM WAMR-107.5 Miami with EE/SS ID at 10pm edt (501 mi) de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr03 01:13 I heard that on the radio this afternoon. God bless the killed (except the shooter!) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr03 01:12 Tr S 101.1 CFMI Vancouver, BC "Classic Rock 101" around 1700 local > Yakima CN96 (
Apr02 23:32 apparently ended better than the previous event - de WA5IYX (
Apr02 20:38 Tr S 103.5 CIDC Orangeville, ON- weak fade-up over WMUZ with David Guetta and webstream match-- 280 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr02 19:52 Tr S 106.1 the usual KBKS Seattle WA fade in > Yakima CN96 (
Apr02 19:20 Hepburn maps look wild for the coastal dwellers - de WA5IYX (
Apr02 15:30 Tr tropo from FL very good overnight. New logging: 20-WFTV "LD" Daytona Beach 0142edt FredN-SC fm03af (
Apr02 04:35 Tr 93.1 WBBK Dothan Al (345mi) on car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr02 03:40 No Tr scatter today here. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr02 01:00 Tr S 96.9 WWDV Zion, IL- poor with classic rock 'The Drive' and Rush 'Spirit Of Radio'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr02 00:34 Tr S 102.9 WHQG Milwaukee, WI- weak with rock music and Nikki Sixx program-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr01 22:14 88F and humid-- de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr01 17:18 Tr on lunch break with 99.1 and 106.9 Habana Cuba local like on truck radio. strongest ever heard kw4rz/m em60 nw florida (
Apr01 13:18 Tr WAKA-DT42 Montgomery AL (353 mi) Mike-La (
Apr01 13:05 Tr WTWC-DT40 Tallahassee FL (504mi) Mike-La (
Apr01 12:50 I had the DTT901 parked on Ch 24 overnight and it didn't even leave a latent decode there :< - de WA5IYX (
Apr01 12:44 Tr WCTV-DT46 Thomasville GA (506 mi) Mike-La (
Apr01 12:39 Basically just scraps here Pat-nothing to brag about Mike-La (
Apr01 12:38 Tr WKRG-DT27 Mobile AL (287 mi) Mike-La (
Apr01 12:22 just subdecode Houston Us - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr01 12:16 Tr WFBD-DT48 Destin FL (341 mi) Mike-La (
Apr01 12:11 Tr WFNA-DT-25 Gulf Shores AL (286 mi) Mike-La (
Apr01 06:05 it was most of the day - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr01 05:11 Pat that's weird no Houston Us. is it windy in your location? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 04:58 not even any nibbles of Houston Us hr yet - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr01 04:21 Tr 99.3 WEBZ Panama City Fl (319mi) on car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 03:54 KMXR has been very strong all evening. Nothing else spectacular, 101.7 Bay City, 106.9 / 107.5 Houston area with fair signals. All 3 analog TV2 video carriers grinding away - KW4RZ EM60 (
Apr01 02:56 despite APRS maps nothing noteworthy here yet - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Apr01 02:42 Randy, I sure wish I could get 690 mile tropo here in eastern WA. That is impossible here without Es! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr01 01:03 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, TX good signal 689 mi + a few other Texas coast FM's - KW4RZ EM60 (
Apr01 00:10 Tr S 95.3 unid with 80s rock in and out with KXLE - maybe KPND Sandpoint, ID? > Yakima CN96 (
Apr01 00:10 Tr S 96.1 KPXR Opportunity, WA; 98.1 KISC-WA; 99.9 KXLY, 101.1 KEYF all Spokane area. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr01 00:09 Tr S 106.9 KMOK Lewiston, ID "The Outlaw 106.9" in and out all afternoon > Yakima CN96 (
Apr01 00:04 KANY is licensed to Ocean Shores but the transmitter is on Capitol Peak west of Olympia. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr01 00:04 Tr S 93.7 KANY Ocean Shores (Capitol Peak Olympia) WA, ID "Bigfoot 93.7 KANY" in null of K229AD in Wapato, WA around 3PM today NEW to Yakima log > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 21:48 Tr S 101.9 W270CJ Jackson, MI on the air with ESPN //1450 WIBM- 250 watts, 38 miles-- NEW #2048-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar31 18:06 that's a control tether dangling from the near end of the boom, the RG8 runs down the mast - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 17:52 this is what it looked like in 2010 - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 17:51 I'll learn to quit using untreated plywood for base mounts - 1/4"-bolt pulled thru it :< - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 17:48 USPS supposed to deliver the guy ring today (to be put well above 8' level on mast) - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 14:09 Tr KENS-DT-39 San Antonio Mike-La (
Mar31 14:06 Tr WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 13:54 That's a tuff one Pat-hope you get things back up and running soon Mike-La (
Mar31 13:22 last week wind partially blew over 11-el 2m Yagi 16' mast hr - awaiting parts/tools to re-install - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 12:33 Tr XHAJ-5 Las Lajas Veracruz (804 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 12:30 am yeah it's still coming in weak-thought for a minute there I finally saw my last remaining month without Es :) Mike-La (
Mar31 12:24 Mike It could be meteor scatter but you said it is stable so it must be Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 12:21 12:15- correction- too stable for Es-must be tropo-still coming in Mike-La (
Mar31 12:19 12:15-this only came in for a few seconds-assuming was Es-also heard "Puerto Vallarta" on ch 2 (
Mar31 12:15 Es XHGV-4 Las Lajas Veracruz- TVMAS logo (804 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 12:11 Tr KCEB-DT-51 Longview, Tx. (255 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 11:55 XERV coming in strong now Mike-La (
Mar31 11:54 11:53- am I was getting ch 47 west english very weak (
Mar31 11:53 Tr XHWX-4 Monterrey (580 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 11:53 Mike, i am receiving a signal a subdecode levels on DT-51 with antenna pointed west - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 11:52 Tr XHOR-14 Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 11:49 ch 4 coming in weak now Mike-La (
Mar31 11:48 XET-6 coming in very strong now Mike-La (
Mar31 11:48 yeah Mike, I was hoping too when aprs maps had Tropo to Florida and egrabow on WTFDA forum had WWL & WLOX 39 from Biloxi at 5pm in Florida - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 11:44 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 11:43 Tr XHREY-12 Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 11:43 Tr XERV-9 Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 11:34 am I was hoping for some trans-gulf tropo overnight-but nada Mike-La (
Mar31 11:32 Tr XHVTV-54 Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 11:32 Tr KLTJ-DT-23 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 11:29 thanks Mike-La - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 11:28 Tr XET-6 Monterrey (580 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 11:26 Tr KCWX-DT5 San Antonio (359 mi) Mike-La (
Mar31 11:19 nice ID on XHLAR am Mike-La (
Mar31 11:11 Video of XHLAR-57 Nuevo Laredo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 11:00 Video of XHVTV-54 Matamoros - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 09:51 Analog TV-56 is WBTR TV-41 splatter - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 09:33 Tr Analog TV-56 very weak trying to come in. may be cable leak? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 09:06 Tr XHLAR-57 Nuevo Laredo (546 mi) very weak with call Letters bottom left - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 07:01 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros (500 mi) strong in full color now on TV - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 06:56 Tr XHVTV-54 Matamoros (500 mi) strong in full color on TV - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 06:20 Tr KTBU-DT-42 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 06:18 Tr KBTV-DT-40 Beaumont, Texas (180 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 06:17 Tr KBTV-DT-40 Beaumont, Texas (180 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 06:05 ck my TV/FM DX logs for around this date in 1974 - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 05:36 Tr KPRC-DT-35 Houston Texas (259 mi) -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 05:34 Tr KPXB-DT-32 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 05:16 Tr KRIV-DT-26 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 05:15 Tr 102.9 KAJN LA Crowley (375 mi) ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 05:15 Tr KETH-DT-24 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 05:08 Tr 96.5 KPEL LA Breaux Bridge (398 mi) ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 04:54 Tr KYAZ-DT-47 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 04:50 Tr KATC-DT-28 LA Lafayette (395 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 04:49 Tr KZJL-DT-44 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 04:47 Tr KIAH-DT-38 Houston Texas (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 04:46 Tr 94.5 KSMB LA Lafayette (387 mi) - RDS "WIR" - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 04:45 Tr KFTH-DT-36 Houston Tx. (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 04:43 Tr KTXH-DT-19 Houston Tx. (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 04:36 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros (500 mi) strong audio on scanner. very weak on TV. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 04:30 Tr 103.3 KBIU LA Lake Charles (319 mi) RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 04:10 97.9 WXTA Edinboro, PA C/W is now IDing as "The New NASH-FM" RDS ID shows same ID de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Mar31 04:09 Tr WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 04:00 Tr KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 03:56 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (285mi) latent ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 03:15 Tr KFDM-DT-25 TX Beaumont (280 mi) latent ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 02:23 Tr some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar31 02:09 The other whip was closer to 2 feet > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 02:08 I put a new longer whip on my Grundig - about 2 1/2 feet, really makes a difference now. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 01:48 all of this tropo scatter sounds like Es. In and out and swapping with each other and then another one fading in. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 01:28 Tr S 98.1 KISC Spokane, WA with AC mx; 99.9 KXLY country, 101.1 maybe KEYF > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 01:28 Tr S 96.5 Unid rocker mixing with KJAQ/KWLZ, KOZE Lewiston? > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 01:27 Tr S 97.7 CBUF Vancouver, BC 220mi. French talk and mx up to fair levels. NEW to Yakima log > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 01:27 Tr S 100.3 CKKQ Victoria, BC "You're listening to the Island's Rock, 100.3 The Q" , NEW to Yakima log at 1755 > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 01:26 Tr S 101.1 CFMI Vancouver, BC "Hyundai Canada" and rock mx, NEW to Yakima log at 1750 > Yakima CN96 (
Mar31 01:26 Tr 106.9 KHPT Houston Houston Tx. (259 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 00:07 Sounded like the same chord progression and such, but not enough to say for sure it was W237BY-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar31 00:06 Tr S 95.3 W237BY Mason, MI (TENTATIVE) very weak under WCFX with possible song match, but I couldn't ID it-- 19 watts, 58 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 23:06 Tr S 95.3 WKTN Kenton, OH- weak with Hot AC mix and webstream match-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 22:47 Tr S 95.3 WZLR Xenia, OH- weak with Phil Collins 'I Don't Care Anymore' and webstream match-- 170 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 22:31 Looks like a good evening for tropo. Early signs of temp inversions S Texas thru the Central Plains de kaydwi (
Mar30 22:29 Tr S 95.3 W237CZ Grand Rapids, MI- weak with 'Public Reality Radio' //1680 WPRR over WGVS- 250 watts 75 miles NEW #2047! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 22:28 Tr S 95.3 WGVS Whitehall, MI- poor, but alone on freq. with NPR and webstream match-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 22:20 LOCAL 95.3 WBCK Battle Creek off the air! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 22:16 Tr S 99.5 WAOL Ripley, OH- poor/weak fade-up with Katy Perry 'Roar' and ID '99-5 The Edge'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 19:51 F2 29.620 KQ2H repeater in NY at fair levels here in WA > Yakima CN96 (
Mar30 19:09 [18:46] infomercial et al, enjoy for now; its the next pdx move in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar30 18:47 Tr S 101.1 KXL Portland OR 120mi + 105.9 KFBW; 106.1 KBKS Seattle huge, 95.3 KXLE Ellensburg actually making it (never does due to mountains) > Yakima CN96 (
Mar30 18:46 Tr S 100.3 KKRZ Portland + KXAA Cle Elum (thought it was Victoria BC at first) + the Mexican pirate that usually rules 100.3 here > Yakima CN96 (
Mar30 18:46 Tr S 96.5 fun to hear KJAQ Seattle, huge with 80s rock and KWLZ Warm Springs, OR with infomercial swapping a few blocks away from my apartment > Yakima CN96 (
Mar30 18:45 Tr S 98.9 KLCK Seattle, WA "Click 98.9" with Cee Lo Green, John Mayer etc. NEW to Yakima log - right thru KMNA splatter > Yakima CN96 (
Mar30 18:02 Tr S TENTATIVE 98.7 WOVK Wheeling, WV- Tr fade-up with country, Dierks Bentley 'I Hold On', didn't get the webstream up on time, but I'll keep trying-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 16:39 WKHM is on the air, but obviously at reduced power. Even my Sony has a hard time picking them out at 2.2kw@34 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 16:33 Curiously, WKHM has a CP for a xltr on 101.5 in Jackson, MI. I wonder if this is a necessary outage to install equipment for said translator-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 16:31 [16:30] WKHM Brooklyn, MI still off the air-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 16:30 Tr S 105.3 CFCA Kitchener, ON- weak fade-up over WYHT with John Legend 'All Of Me' and webstream match-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 15:54 the only example that I ever caught - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 15:51 magnetic crochet from yesterday's X1 flare - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 02:41 Ms 104.5 KFXJ Augusta, KS- Burst with .38 Special 'Hold On Loosely' and webstream match-- 709 miles, NEW #2046! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 02:36 Tr S 106.1 KZFN Moscow, ID common, but fadeup with Ellie Goulding around 7:15; 106.9 KRWM at the same time from Seattle > Yakima CN96 (
Mar30 02:36 Come tropo time it should be interesting. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar30 02:35 When I was in Seattle, Portland (especially KINK) were pests. KDUK 104.7 was the limit for me - no Medford at all. Maybe here? > Yakima CN96 (
Mar30 02:11 Ms 93.9 KJMK Webb City, MO- STRONG fade-up with oldies and webstream match-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 01:20 much Es linking to F2 modes - nothing definite from Pacific hrd hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar30 00:45 Backscatter, TEP, FK8 and VK4 and. few LUs on 6M here in the US de ka5dwi : ( station down (
Mar30 00:16 Tr 105.3 WYHT Mansfield, OH- poor and alone with CHR 'Y-105'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 00:12 Tr S 105.3- WKOA Lafayette, IN- weak under W287BL with country music 'K-105'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar30 00:11 Tr S 105.3 W287BL Elkhart, IN- weak/poor with southern Gospel music-- semi-local WKHM off the air-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar29 23:20 nice inversion showing above Medford OR. I remember hearing Seattle fm stations driving between Roseburg and Eugene a few Julys ago. de dwi (
Mar29 23:17 I have always been impressed how the northwest gets Tropo. You have an Occluded front running NS to Canada de ka5dwi (
Mar29 21:32 Tr S various Seattle stations. 94.1 KMPS, 96.5 KJAQ, 97.3 KIRO, 106.1 KBKS, 106.9 KRWM noted throughout the day > Yakima CN96 (
Mar29 21:29 TEP and F2 are on 6M > Yakima CN96 (
Mar29 19:26 6m band opened to SA from a large section of Eastern and Southern US de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Mar29 17:38 Terry Colgan's US Air back to Austin was thru DFW and he wasn't looking forward to the sight there - de WA5IYX (
Mar29 17:37 On Aug 4 return from NOLA there were storms there and at Houston Hobby - flight delays as all being wx carefull after Aug 2 - de WA5IYX (
Mar29 17:31 On Jul 28, 1985 lvg Love Field on return from Tulsa I'd taken a photo of the north end of DFW runway - de WA5IYX (
Mar29 16:29 My last business trip to NOLA I saw an impressive waterspout east of the N/S runway. I was looking at that storm at DFW as I was just leaving my midcities home. de ka5dwi (
Mar29 13:38 while in NOLA the Delta crash occurred at DFW - and MSY was infamous for its Jul 1982 Kenner wind-shear crash - de WA5IYX (
Mar29 13:35 The 1987 one in Arlington was my last air travel (Delta) - forgot to mention that 1985 one in Tulsa - the next weekend was at myonly WTFDA event in NOLA - de WA5IYX (
Mar29 13:01 I am a former operations officer in banking and now finishing a 2nd career as a HS Math teacher. retiring and getting out of DFW de ka5dwi (
Mar29 12:58 PropNET was a godsend and gave me a database to do a statistical/math based study. (
Mar29 12:52 I was an avid TV DX'er since the early 70's and that and being a CB'er got me interested in Es. de ka5dwi (
Mar29 12:48 I think the only time I saw you was in 1987. Gerald W5DBY told me who u were and what u were known for. (
Mar29 12:46 My first CSVHFS was in 87. Next 2001, 03, & 11. Papers in 10 & 11 and solo presenter and moderator in 2011. de ka5dwi (
Mar29 12:38 Unfortunately I wasn't a Ham 'til 1979 and didn't get into VHF 'til 1982. de ka5dwi (
Mar29 00:24 I made solo presentations at 1983 and 1992, and part of a group in 1976 in Houston - de WA5IYX (
Mar29 00:22 my CSVHFS Conferences were 1971, 1976, 1979-83, 1987, 1992, and 2007 - de WA5IYX (
Mar28 23:21 I think iti s evident that when the cycle takes off, Es decline. Wish we could meet in Austin. 73s Art KA5DWI (
Mar28 23:19 Interesting that 28MHz Es were suppressed in 2011 but 88Mhz was not. Maybe F2 @ 28Mhz was an influence de ka5dwi (
Mar28 22:23 some severe storms up past Austin - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar28 22:15 95F hr now - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar28 21:59 No recording, Jeff, but I'm about to turn up the Sony once again-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar28 19:44 do you have a recording of it?? Jeff, Silver Spring, MD (
Mar28 19:39 * while I don't know for sure it seems thats pretty far for MZQ to be promoting something... Jeff, Silver Spring, MD (
Mar28 19:38 re 18:54 there's a Capital Community College in Hartford CT and a 98.7 somewhat near that....Jeff, Silver Spring, MD (
Mar28 19:17 [18:54] Could have been WMZQ 98.7 if Harford has a satellite campus in the DC area.. Guess i'll never know-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar28 18:54 Ms 98.7 unID with what sounded like a 'Hartford Community College' ad. I see a Harford CC in Maryland, but no 98.7's nearby-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar28 18:33 Tr S 98.7 WYKL Crestline, OH- very weak with Cont. Christian music, K-Love-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar28 14:24 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar28 04:15 similar trend at 88-108 MHz hr - de WA5IYX (
Mar28 00:28 link to analysis de ka5dwi (
Mar28 00:21 The cycle has cut it significantly. See the blog. Station is now totally down and I wont be active for a very long time. 73s Art KA5DWI (
Mar28 00:19 I may move near you or AZ or OR. I have already done prelim analysys of Es on 10M since 2010 with PropNET. (
Mar28 00:17 Hi Pat. I enjoyed the article from QEX. I hoped to have made it to CSVHF down there, but am retiring in June. de ka5dwi (
Mar27 23:41 I remember walking into a store on Hawthorne Blvd and seeing a little 5 or 6 inch TV playing an infomercial - thanks to KRCW-LP 5. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar27 23:38 End of an era in Portland. Channel 5 used to be viewed a lot by Portland viewers it seems. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar27 23:19 5/32 KRCW-LP DT @300w now active, analog sig gone - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar27 19:06 F2 33,42 WA Sammamish - different looped msg - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar27 14:43 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar27 01:03 I got two more for sale. LM/FM29 (
Mar27 00:29 Very good results with the Sony, LM! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar26 22:45 one MA FD mentioned the two in-line-of-duty firemen deaths in Boston today - de WA5IYX (
Mar26 22:42 Very good results with the sony. LM/FM29 (
Mar26 21:28 Tr S 101.7 WNKO New Albany, OH- weak with oldies mix, 'Kool 101.7'-- 175 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar26 21:28 JJ- None of these are new logs, but were very rare with the old Insignia. I will definitely get some new ones though when conditions improve! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar26 21:22 Nice, EN71! Keep finding new ones with that Sony? I use a JVC HD unit, still, too close to Detroit's IBOC hiss here JJ in EN82 (
Mar26 19:26 Tr S 95.7 WCMB Oscoda, MI- weak under WLHT with classical music //WCMU-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar26 01:28 Ms 105.9 WGKX Memphis, TN (TENTATIVE) with country and Nash Nights Live. Could be anyone, but WGKX most likely-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar26 01:15 Tr S 105.9 unID with Rolling Stones fade-up over WJOT. Maybe needed WMMC Marshall, IL-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar26 01:09 Tr S 105.9 WLDC-LP Goshen, IN- weak with Spanish religious and webstream match- 94 watts, 49 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar25 23:23 Bell curve - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar25 23:07 low values in Mar and Sept common - de WA5IYX (
Mar25 22:30 Tr S 99.5 WKDQ Henderson, KY- weak/poor fade-up with country music and call letters by male DJ- 100kw 311 miles! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar25 19:11 interesting Table 2 Mar & Sep 0 but a huge jump from Apr to May - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar25 18:55 something added - de WA5IYX (
Mar25 16:04 F2 33.xx MA Provincetown - Cape Cod blizzard announcement - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar25 14:11 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar24 21:39 Tr S 100.5 WYMG Chatham, IL- weak/poor with classic rock and Springfield mentions-- 50kw 302 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar24 21:39 Tr S 100.5 KDEC Decorah, IA- weak fade up with Black Keys 'Tighten Up' and webstream match! 30kw 357 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar24 18:15 thunder from this - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar24 17:25 Any Es would be welcome here, especially if it eats through local tx and associated IBOC :) JJ in EN82 (
Mar24 15:51 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar24 04:29 [03:32] interesting 103.7 KHTP listed@68kw, 103.7 KNRQ listed @100kw - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar24 03:45 2010 after 7/05 was horrible. July 5th was the big ND/MB opening > Yakima CN96 (
Mar24 03:33 Maybe it will be the opposite - Es 3 times a week, every week, from May to August. DXers in the east will be saying "I am so sick and tired of getting the same old Florida FMs I could scream!" > Yakima CN96 (
Mar24 03:32 Tr S 97.3 KIRO Tacoma, WA to add to Seattle count, also heard some CCI to K279AK 103.7, likely KHTP. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar24 02:24 94.9 KTEE North Bend thru local iboc hash - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar23 21:19 Tr S 106.9 KRWM/94.1 KMPS/96.5 KJAQ/98.1 KING Seattle in and out today around noon > Yakima CN96 (
Mar23 20:16 that VP8VHF/B needs to ident more than once a minute - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar23 15:18 F2 33-MHz n.e US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar23 11:24 [05:36} Intruder from Daan, Taiwan - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar22 22:15 Tr S 100.5 WTLX Monona, WI- weak with 'ESPN Wisconsin' and Madison mentions-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar22 22:08 Party's over on 89.7.. WUBS returned to the air with urban gospel-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar22 22:01 Tr S 89.7 WUWM Milwaukee, WI- weak fade-up over WLMN with 'Milwaukee Public Radio' and call letters-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar22 22:00 Tr S 89.7 WLMN Manistee, MI- weak/poor with Ludington and Manistee, MI weather and NPR program-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar22 21:51 [18:54] 92.9 W225BL Grand Rapids is still in. This radio is amazing. It's not a clean signal by any means, but it may be shaping up to be a semi-regular here. Even at 77 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar22 21:30 At this point, I'm more interested in tropo, which was really lacking here last year. - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar22 21:27 I guess we'll just have to wait until the end of summer to do an analysis of the Es season. - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar22 21:20 I have heard that theory, but you would think Es would dominate more so in the winter when wind shear is strongest compared to summer months - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar22 21:05 BTW, current theories claim that the primary cause of sporadic E cloud formation is wind shear, and not the 11 year solar cycle. - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar22 20:23 2011-2013 Es seasons were poor here compared with 2009-2010. Can't see how 2014 could be much worse. - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar22 19:57 We are in the double peak of the cycle now, after that it' all down hill - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar22 19:47 Play video: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar22 19:45 Here is another fact: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar22 19:42 You made a good observation at 13:11. How many northeast DX'ers had Florida or Cuba during the winter? - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar22 19:35 KA3JAW why do you say that? LM/FM29 (
Mar22 18:54 Tr S 92.9 W225BL Grand Rapids, MI- very weak with religious music //WFUR 1570- 250 watts. 77 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar22 18:52 Tr S 95.1 WIIL Union Grove, IL- weak/poor with rock '95 WIIL Rock' and Kenosha mentions-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar22 18:50 Tr S 95.1 WLST Marinette, WI- weak/poor fade-ups with country music '95.1 The Cat'-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar22 18:19 This summer Es conditions will 'test' many hardened DX'ers - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar22 18:15 Solar cycle 24 will be the most anemic in over 100 years since cycle 14 (Feb. 1902 - August 1913). - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar22 17:05 meanwhile, 1985-1988 are on their own pages like this - de WA5IYX (
Mar22 16:53 some of my 1989 C90s have a "speed problem" and need to be adjusted in Wavepad before I make an RA clip for my site - de WA5IYX (
Mar22 14:48 I logged a double hop Mexican station last winter from 2011 by going back over a few older Spanish Es recordings. Bob-Nj Fn20. (
Mar22 14:41 I have even found Google Translate to be a big help for a Spanish ID if I can't compare it to a stream. The Google translate page has a button so you can hear what a written phrase sounds like. Bob-NJ Fn20 (
Mar22 14:39 Bob my antenna's are all down and my FM radios are unplugged as i am redoing alot and my roof had been redone. LM/FM29 i should be good in a few weeks. (
Mar22 14:33 Using saved audio files on the computer I can very easly go back over something many times to ID it. Especially if it's a station in Spanish, etc. I don't know Spanish but I can compare my recorded ID to a streaming ID. Bob-NJ Fn20 (
Mar22 14:29 The internet is such a huge help now for IDing stations. I find it almost adds to the interest of the hunt for DX. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Mar22 14:26 I figure it may have been even tougher for you to catch up because you would normally sometimes get opening in the winter, which takes away from spending time going over tapes. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Mar22 14:25 it's just that I could do searches on the Web for names, ads, etc that wasn't possible at the time of the original loggings - de WA5IYX (
Mar22 14:23 in going back over 1980s>1990s to make RA clips I found over 100 idents - none were really "new" stations tho - de WA5IYX (
Mar22 14:20 my FM-DX C-90 tape review is only complete thru Jun 2011 :< - de WA5IYX (
Mar22 14:14 And I even go back over some recording when the opening was very strong and hear stations I didn't hear the first time through. I record every second of Es I listen to and on multible radios when I can. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Mar22 14:11 Sometimes I dont get to go over some of my unattended summer Es recordings till mid-winter. Hence, it's like having Es in winter for me! Hi! Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Mar22 13:38 I need to relocate the raw log sheets so that this can be updated - de WA5IYX (
Mar22 13:31 except for the 30-50 MHz F2 it has been dismal here for past 6 months - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar22 13:11 Unbelieveable here that there is a lack of any form of propagation over this winter. LM/FM29 (
Mar21 21:27 33.42 FL wx - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar21 15:09 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar21 14:33 Tr some Houston Us (186 mi) decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar21 14:24 March (statistically) is the worst month for Es here - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar21 13:51 Yes it's been a long time since any Es at all. If not for US and most of Canada going all digital we would probably note more weak CCI to channel 2/3 in winter... > Yakima CN96 (
Mar21 13:27 Ms 92.1 ''Korn country weather'' jingle KKOR - 92.1 FM Waseca MN, relog but still fun to hear--FN26 SW Qc (
Mar20 22:19 XE 55.260/250 all gone. Big rock or airplanes. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Mar20 22:05 Tr 100.5 KDEC Decorah, IA- weak fade-up (possibly Ms as well) with adult alternative and webstream match-- 30kw 357 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar20 22:04 Es Been a long time...XE 55,250/260 in @ s4 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Mar20 21:52 I'll probably get 2 voice recorders. One for the Grundig G5 (to attach to line-out) on a pretuned frequency; the other using my G8 and headphone jack (no line out jack). > Yakima CN96 (
Mar20 19:33 Interesting thing about 05/10/13 recording: if I'd been monitoring that machine live, I'd have known about the DX a few minutes earlier. But if only relying on it, I'd have missed 3.5 hours of the opening. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Mar20 19:31 I've gotten a few new logs with unattended recordings, and it helps some to make them, but nothing like chasing 'em live. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Mar20 19:29 [13:53] On one unattended recording on May 10, (92.9), I think I only got five minutes of DX. It's something, but not everything. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Mar20 14:36 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar20 13:53 Man I was p*ssed. That day was the wrong day to have E-skip. 4 hours during work and only got to hear 1 1/2 min of the ending. I'm getting a voice recorder and line out before May 1. I can record all day and if I miss an opening - well, I go to the unattended recording! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar20 00:43 Yeah, Yakima, I'd saved the posts from 5-10 and 5-11-13 and was reading them today. I'm so ready. But that's because FM is the only DXing I do these days. It's been a long wait; last decent opening was 6-25-13. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Mar20 00:41 Last tuner I owned was w/o a knob, too. David Hafler DH-330, made sometime in the early 1980s. Unfortunately, by the time I acquired it, it was a piece of junk and was ditched about a year later in favor of the Sangean ATS-909X, which is a pretty good portable rig for FM DX -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar20 00:31 [00:11] interesting both models tune w/o a knob - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar20 00:14 JJ- I can receive WKKO when my antenna is pointed accordingly.. W260BR/WCHD just happen to be perfectly aligned with the WKKO null-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar20 00:11 In the way of FM tuners, I'd LOVE to get ahold of an Onkyo T-9090II or a Yamaha T-85, two of the best (or so I've heard) ever made for FM DXing. Sadly, both are hard to come by these days -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar19 23:47 We are about 6 weeks away from the start of e-skip season (May 1st) > Yakima CN96 (
Mar19 23:46 Dead for several days now...and will be dead on AM sooner or later. Counting down the days to my favorite DX time of the year - Es! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar19 22:05 EN71, do you normally get WKKO there on 99.9? JJ in EN82 (
Mar19 21:21 Tr S 99.9 W260BR Auburn, IN- weak and alone on freq. with Cont. Christian/Star 88-3 38 watts, 48 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar19 21:11 Tr S 100.5 WQSW-LP Fort Wayne, IN- weak with urban gospel and female announcer-- 100w 55 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar19 21:07 Tr S 100.5 WKEE Huntington, WV- weak with Katy Perry 'Dark Horse' and webstream match-- 279 miles! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar19 16:39 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar19 12:40 cold front bringing some dust from the TX panhandle this morning - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar19 09:55 And a few other 10-watters from similar distances (including two different 88.1 Chicagos, 88.9 River Grove, etc.) also heard in that era (about 210 miles)--Merrill (
Mar19 09:47 [22:40] I remember the "good old days" when the band was SO clear, that 10-watt WHPK-88.3 Chicago(now 88.5) was an occasional visitor to the Toledo, Ohio area...back around 1978-79-80///Merrill-IL (
Mar18 23:29 No CPs yet; just an Application "Accepted for filing." There's also a CP for a 94.1 xltr around Detroit; 97.5 Ecorse won't get any coverage with CBEW on. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar18 23:15 86F hr now after morn low c. 43F - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar18 23:10 Eric B.-- WYDM has a CP to move to 94.3 and Ecorse is getting a 97.5 xltr. Did you know that? EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 22:41 Now that WYDM is something like 48 watts or something like that, they're listenable when I null out CBEW. In the car 97.5 is CBEW all the way to about Monroe. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar18 22:40 I can usually get that xltr from Detroit on 92.7, and when 97.5 Monroe was only eight watts, the MR-65 pulled it in a few times, where it was unlistenable in the car even this close to Monroe. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar18 22:37 Though, the MR-65 has been pretty decent. Definitely worth what I spent for it and subsequent restorations. I've had it for eleven years now. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar18 22:28 sadly, they don't make the XDR-F1 or the S3 anymore. I own two F1s and three S3s. They are the core of the DX arsenal here. The F1/S3 is a great radio. - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Mar18 22:27 It was worth every dime I paid for it. Used, but in very good condition-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 21:57 Do they still make the XDR-S3HD? I'd like to get an XDR unit but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for it! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar18 21:56 Rick, I'm not the one with the XDR; I'd love to have one though. I use a VERY OLD McIntosh tuner, the MR-65 which is currently in the shop getting realigned. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar18 21:17 DX TIP- 95.1 WAJI Fort Wayne rebranding as '95.1 Best FM' on 3/20/14-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 21:08 But as such, it is a signal sucker, so just the slightest bit of enhancement and 99.9 is solid WCHD Kettering, OH-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 21:00 Have also pulled in a very tough 100.5 WQSW-LP Fort Wayne, IN- 100 watts at 55 miles. Only heard once in 5 years of the Insignia, but twice in two days on the Sony-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 20:59 A very frequent visitor on the XDR-S3HD is 99.9 W260BR Auburn, IN. 38 watts at 48 miles. Very rarely heard on the Insignia-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 20:51 I have noticed that! Translators/LPFM's which used to be no-shows are now in with weak, but listenable signals-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 20:51 I have noticed that! Translators/LPFM (
Mar18 20:16 Eric, you'll be very happy with your XDR-S3HD. It's a nice signal sucker. If you take it out of its enhanced stereo mode (or surround sound, whatever they call it), you can make great-sounding recordings from it as well. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Mar18 19:47 The huge bids for Surveys on ebay happen only once or twice a year, because stuff I need "never" gets listed--Merrill (
Mar18 19:46 I will bid "straight" on some ebay items because I'm always afraid the sniping software will have a glitch and the bid will fail. It's happened.--Merrill (
Mar18 19:45 Or New Orleans stuff from like 1956 or 1957...Oh My G*d...--Merrill (
Mar18 19:44 I'd like to see somebody come up with one from KAKI San Antonio (brief departure from KTSA, then quickly back to KTSA, in 1959), or Las Vegas before 1960, etc.--Merrill/IL (
Mar18 19:42 dont = done (
Mar18 19:42 My "extreme bids" dont "straight" are almost always for Radio Station surveys (top tunes lists) earlier than 1960. I'll often bid $200 to $500 for something that would ordinarily go $15 or $30--Frank Merrill (
Mar18 19:40 ...and bid MANUALLY. Way too many pitfalls, that last two minutes can blow by entirely forgotten and I get cheated by doing nothing---Frank Merrill IL (
Mar18 19:39 ...and always get it, because I always bid far higer than anybody else ever would. I will NOT wait until the last minute... (
Mar18 19:38 [March 12, re eBay bidding] On most things I put in sniper bids. If it's something I want no chance of losing, I will generally bid "straight"... (
Mar18 19:23 Tr 92.9 W225BL Grand Rapids, MI- weak in tight opening between WLMI/WNDV with religious music and call letter mentions-- 250 watts, 77 miles- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 19:21 Purchased a Sony XDR-S3HD radio from fellow DX'er (LM29-- he posts here sometimes) in January and this bad boy has worked wonders! Can't wait for real Tr cx! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 19:19 Getting Tr here as well VA3SW! Sure sign of spring is seeing you on the TVFM log. Bring on the Spring!! EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar18 17:20 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar18 16:41 Tr 88.7 WLFM Cleveland, OHIO In with SPANISH and RDS….Nice Signal!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Mar18 16:33 NEW FORMAT…103.9 CKDK Woodstock, ONTARIO is now COUNTRY!!! "Country 104" IDs. Switched over last week….de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Mar18 16:11 Tr First hint of Spring TROPO!!! Decent sigs to the SW of me out to about 200 Miles!! Been a Long Cold Snowy Winter here!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Mar18 14:37 starting another category page - de WA5IYX (
Mar18 03:38 Tr S 106.9 KRWM Bremerton, WA "The Story of My Life" One Direction at 1905 PT, in Wapato, WA. Also 94.1 KMPS, 96.5 KJAQ > Yakima CN96 (
Mar17 16:43 33.42 FL wx - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar17 15:48 1988 clips added - de WA5IYX (
Mar17 01:28 [22:06] Good place to go to check for changes ... Mike/cm87 ---> (
Mar17 00:12 added some 1988 clips - de WA5IYX (
Mar16 23:11 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar16 22:06 Stunting for a format change de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Mar16 17:01 APRS map lighting up a bit in SE Michigan. For no apparent reason heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Mar16 14:19 [13:38] Intruder located along Kazakhstan-Russia border - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar16 07:05 Tr S 106.9 KRWM, 106.1 KBKS, 96.5 KJAQ all Seattle area; plus 94.1 KCLK and 106.1 KZFN ID, all around 1700 PT > Yakima CN96 (
Mar16 06:07 [Mar12 0152] I have a couple of examples. First, I have a tape with an episode of the ABC medical drama "Birdland". Lasted 7 episodes in 1994. Commercials too, off KOMO in Seattle. Also: I have about 20 minutes of a show called "Going to Extremes" which was gone in the blink of an eye on ABC in late 1992. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar15 21:17 Tr S 99.7 WSHH Pittsburgh, PA- very weak w/ AC mix 'Wish'-- 278 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar15 17:46 Can't whine now - still two months to go to E-skip season. Then I'll be hoping and begging. :) 4 new AM logs last night, 3 above 1400 miles, makes me happy however > Yakima CN96 (
Mar15 14:02 I currently am not even up and running all my antennas are disconnected and all Dx items are unplugged. LM/FM29 (
Mar15 13:31 [04:30] You'd think it was all whiners on This board - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar15 12:38 many, many 1988 RealAudio FM clips - de WA5IYX (
Mar15 12:27 Ms 94.7 WQDR yet again on SDR RDS...guess that's enough for me today...--FN26 SW Qc (
Mar15 11:29 Ms KNEN - 94 Rock 94.7 FM Norfolk, NE, new one actually...-FN26 (
Mar15 11:10 Ms WQDR-94.7 FM, again! see what I meant : -) (
Mar15 11:03 Ms WQDR-94.7 FM -- Today's Best Country - Raleigh, NC...SDR-RDS relog...could post a lot of those but might make for boring reading! --FN26 SW Qc (
Mar15 04:30 This board quiet. You'd think it was all west coast DXers! ... Mike (
Mar13 16:19 close in PBSs into this am - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar13 12:39 Yakima I use my iPhone to snipe bid with the last 15 seconds to go on an item. LM/FM29 (
Mar13 04:01 Plasma TVs - a BIG problem!! Can hardly listen to stuff like KBND and KPNW at night with plasmas sometimes. Back at Marysville, 840 was a lost cause. Ditto 560. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar13 02:31 Fluorescents...compact fluorescents...local utility jamming AM with wireless reporting. What's the answer? Let everybody go from 5 KW to 50 KW and get louder than everything else ... Mike (
Mar13 02:29 OMG! Ask the FCC to do its job? I just can't imagine that! ... Mike (
Mar12 23:51 Re: 17:09 - Wouldn't it be more efficient (and maybe profittable) if the FCC went after the manufacturers of the interference generating device? - Dn64 (
Mar12 18:42 Interesting article Pat, thanks - W6NT S.Oregon (
Mar12 17:09 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Mar12 14:29 52 degrees here yesterday, looking to drop into the lower teens by tonight, with about 8" of new fluff expected JJ in EN82 (
Mar12 14:10 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar12 13:29 Ah - next time I'll do that. Watch until the last 60 seconds and BOOM - get in. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 12:48 windy cold front during the night killed all that off :< - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar12 06:04 Tr meanwhile some strong Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar12 06:03 there Apr 55-Jul 57 - KPIX Capt. Fortune, Deputy Dave, KRON Fireman Frank era - de WA5IYX (
Mar12 05:56 Pat: I've got some 1959 SF TVGs if you're interested ... Mike (
Mar12 05:56 [04:20] Four hours??? I wouldn't place my first bid until 2 minutes, if that much. I used to run two browser tabs, one ready to bid and the other checking current bid...actually checking latency. I often placed my first bid with 20 seconds left, and that left time for one more if needed. Rarely lost ... Mike (
Mar12 05:55 STX TVG Jul 23, 1960 pp. A-04 & A-05 - de WA5IYX (
Mar12 05:16 I've almost complete sets of STX TVGs here for 1960-mid 2000s - with scattered 1958-1959 and some SF Bay 1955-57 - de WA5IYX (
Mar12 04:21 Partially my fault - the auction ended at 7:30PM local time - I was eating dinner! Should would could've... > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 04:20 The problem is that with eBay, bids might be put up a few days before the end. I remember running up a VHS lot (that I lost) to well over $20, fighting against this other automatic bidder guy, 4 hours before the end. I lost by $3.50. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 02:53 Don't blame someone else for your lack of planning. You'd pat yourself on the back if it was the other way around ... Mike (
Mar12 02:52 Let them think they've got it, and swoop in at the last minute. I rarely didn't get what I wanted...1400 times over ... Mike (
Mar12 02:51 [01:28] eBay rule #1: Don't bid until the end...just watch. If you signal your intentions, you're letting someone else know they'll need to bid higher. ... Mike (
Mar12 01:56 And the DVD releases, I've noted, are often of the syndicated runs. Wikipedia has more on this under individual show entries. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar12 01:52 Then, of course, are the shows which only lasted a couple of episodes before they were cancelled. They usually have their fans also. Those never see the light of day as reruns. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar12 01:51 Yakima, simple. The original network-run shows are what the fans are usually after; the syndicated reruns usually have quite a bit cut out for various reasons. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Mar12 01:30 I have several dozen old home recorded tapes - commercials and TV galore as early as December 1983. (WMAQ Here's Television Entertainment) > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 01:29 I actually don't get why so many people are interested in old TV programming. Sometimes, beta tapes go for well over $50 on eBay. To me, old home recorded VHS/Beta tapes are not worth more than 10c. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 01:28 I had the bid for about 3 1/2 days - $14.00. Just 50c above me. :( > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 01:28 The 44 tapes also came from west Central Oregon - Eugene (KEZI, KVAL, KMTR) TV would all be on those tapes - but an i d i o t must have used sniping software for eBay... > Yakima CN9 (
Mar12 00:34 When I would go to west central MN on vacation as a kid in the 70s and 80s, I would get the TV Guides from there. So cool to see TV stations from Devils Lake and other places around there in the listings. :) -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar12 00:09 A small reason why is it's more like a "consolation prize" for losing the bid on 44 home recorded VHS tapes full of TV programming - love the commercials and old promos but someone snatched it 10 seconds to the end of the auction! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 00:09 Speaking of TV Guides, I am getting one from Nebraska - 1976 on probably Friday from eBay mail. Love to get Midwest TVGs > Yakima CN96 (
Mar11 17:49 Tr WAJI 95.1 Ft. Wayne in @ about 122mi JJ in EN82 (
Mar11 15:43 Ms WHIO - FM 95.7 - Piqua, OH, WUEZ - Magic 95.1 Carterville, IL, nice ping again on SDR-RDS--FN26 (
Mar11 14:49 Another ping captured earlier today (
Mar11 13:40 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar11 13:25 Ms 97.1 WLVU Belle Meade TN, SDR RDS ''WLVU SOFT ROCK'' through Planete 97.1 Gatineau --FN26 SW Qc (
Mar11 11:17 and the same for Sept 1967 - de WA5IYX (
Mar11 11:10 what our Nov 1980 TVGuide covered - de WA5IYX (
Mar11 04:35 Very odd. Maybe it's because of the h o e word.... > Yakima CN96 (
Mar11 04:02 If you wonder why last word is spaced as it is, its because it triggers obscenity filters !?!?!?!? ... Mike (
Mar11 04:02 We might be over 80 by weekend. High 60s or 70s every day. Don't bother with jacket. When I'm home, I don't bother with long pants or s h o e s ... Mike (
Mar11 03:59 Last season started here around July 1 and ended same week. Year before not much better. If wx stays as it is, who knows ... Mike (
Mar11 03:26 I got to get a voice recorder before May 1st. If I do, I can record E-skip openings when I am out, two radios running on AC adaptors 7 hrs a day. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar11 03:26 lol Mike - I can be normal but then I wouldn't be DXing...majority of population probably thinks FM DX is weird and they don't know diddly-squat about "E-skip" - 2 months to go to the season! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar11 03:14 You don't have to look weirdly. You can be normal if you want to :) ... Mike (
Mar10 23:44 Weirdly, I have been looking for WBAP 25.910 and KSCS 25.990 but no sign of them > Yakima CN96 (
Mar10 18:09 33.7 & 33.98 active EDT chatter - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar10 17:35 Paul in Ireland receiving intemittent business signals on 35.1, 35.16, 35.18 etc at good levels from California - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar10 16:12 Luhansk, Ukraine TV Broadcaster IRTA: KA3JAW Fn20iq (
Mar10 15:35 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar10 15:01 Missouri Ham reporting 35-36 Mhz European Trunked stations being heard at his QTH attm de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Mar10 14:27 I discovered a local (Summerville SC) pirate on 87.7 yesterday morning. Over the course of an hour, the xmtr drifted a lot. This morning at 5am it was back on frequency. It's more than a Part 15 operation due to the range. Time for some rabbit hunting this afternoon. RobSC em93va (
Mar10 04:20 aka, cross-promotion - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar10 03:45 Comcast runs ad for DirecTV too. If your competitors wants to spend money, you'll be glad to take it ... Mike (
Mar10 03:32 Yes, owned by CBS, but I think they were airing a commercial for tonight's series premiere of "Resurrection" on ABC (9/8C) which fits the KOMO TV mention > Yakima CN96 (
Mar10 01:22 102.5 KZOK is CBS radio owned - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar10 00:07 Tr S 102.5 KZOK Seattle also new to Yakima log, KOMO-4 ABC mention > Yakima CN96 (
Mar10 00:04 KRWM is not that common here. Usually KMOK is in and out but never Seattle. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar10 00:03 Tr S 106.9 KRWM Bremerton, WA also new to Yakima log, format match > Yakima CN96 (
Mar10 00:02 Tr S 103.5 CHQM Vancouver, BC // online "What Is Love" Haddaway at 1647 PDT - new to Yakima log but a nuisance in western Washington. 220 miles > Yakima CN96 (
Mar09 21:28 Will do maybe tomorrow. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar09 19:59 [19:14] Pat's right. If a CE is available, they'll put you through. If not, leave a VM. They would much rather hear it from you than an FCC complaint ... Mike (
Mar09 19:47 there was mucho splatter from them between them and KONO 860 kHz - de WA5IYX (
Mar09 19:45 I just called the station's business office & told them they had a signal problem that their engineer needed to tend to - de WA5IYX (
Mar09 19:14 Would it be better to contact the studio (which could put me on the air) or the business line (which the GM might not know about this?) > Yakima CN96 (
Mar09 19:09 [16:49] You don't have a phone? They do. Recep will put you through if you're reporting a technical issue. ... Mike (
Mar09 17:28 DX maps seem to be failing - de WA5IYX (
Mar09 17:18 they were Russian channels. - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar09 17:17 The Russians have shut-down terrestrial Ukrainian TV channels. When they resumed back on-the-air (Cont) - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar09 17:06 Ileft msg with station and he called me - seems the exciter was "doing it again" and needed retuning ... - de WA5IYX (
Mar09 17:02 a lot use itinerant-contract engineers - I had to chat with one re trash from 930 kHz years ago - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar09 16:49 Very odd - no Chief Engineer listed anywhere for KFFM. And that's who I need to email about those spurs! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar09 15:01 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar09 13:46 Station Classes and Service Contours - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar09 13:27 those KTFM 94.1 2007 FM spurs - de WA5IYX (
Mar09 13:17 minimum IF separation requirements - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar09 08:15 Then report it ... Mike (
Mar09 06:17 KATS does bleed on 95.3 but that's all radio-caused. I am maybe 6 mi from KATS. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar09 06:11 107.9 and 108.0 have garbage from KFFM - never noted before until a few days ago. K300AP Sunnyside WA used to be audible on 107.9 > Yakima CN96 (
Mar09 06:10 105.7 is not bleeding onto 106.5. They are fine right now. Remember Pat talking endlessly years ago about KTFM 94.1 spurs? They are like those, albeit a little distorted. Not caused by the radio. Caused by KFFM. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar09 05:33 Ah! Since there hasn't been anything to listen to, I hadn't been over there. Thanks for the info ... Mike (
Mar09 03:53 Technically, it's a bulletin board... - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar09 03:52 He now posts on a members-only log. - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar09 03:49 I haven't seen Bill Hepburn on here for a while. Have I missed him or is he missing? ... Mike (
Mar09 00:05 Tr 107.1 WKFS Milford, OH (Cincinnati) very weak with CHR and webstream match-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar08 22:42 Tr 92.3 WTTS Bloomington, IN- weak but leapfrogging WOWO with adult alternative and call letters-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar08 22:14 [00:36] I have to look up your area because you mention too many stations without enough info. My [01:41] comment wouldn't hold true. Problem is likely 105.7 and 107.3 combining to create garbage on 106.5. 107.9 may indicate a real problem ... Mike (
Mar08 22:11 [21:27] If you think they need to be informed, inform them. I have called local stations about problems in the past. If its a real issue, they're generally receptive....Mike/cm87 (
Mar08 22:06 Tr 100.9 WPGW Portland, IN- weak with Indiana basketball.. Not very far, but not very common here either-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar08 21:27 What's odd is that last Sunday night, KFFM was off the air for a few hours. And then it came back on, but with these spurs a few days later! Never noticed 106.5 spurs before. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar08 19:04 Ms 92.9 Wx for multiple cities including Marquette,WJZQ probably? SDR not running since a few days now, software seems bugged, can't figure it out...--FN26 SW Qc (
Mar08 15:48 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar08 15:34 I finally realized it was this anniversary - de WA5IYX (
Mar08 14:15 trouble in paradise (
Mar08 01:41 [00:36] It would be even worse on 107.2. Problem is that you're close to antennas ... Mike/cm87 (
Mar08 00:39 Tr 90.1 WMBI Chicago, haven't heard them in a while, @~239mi. JJ in EN82 (
Mar08 00:36 GW 107.9 and 106.5 KFFM Yakima (107.3) REALLY strong spurs are killing KEGX and K300AP. They need to be informed about this! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar08 00:22 Tr WENZ 107.9 in HD @ ~120mi JJ in EN82 (
Mar07 23:09 F2 KCB979 33.xx CT Norwich - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar07 16:10 50-MHz long path TI to DU and JA - de WA5IYX (
Mar07 15:52 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar06 22:24 Tr WKQZ 93.3 Bay City, ~120mi in loud and clear through WDRQ IBOC JJ in EN82 (
Mar06 22:07 ~120mi JJ in EN82 (
Mar06 22:07 Tr WKKY Geneva, OH 104.7, 6kw over semi-local WIOT, 50kw JJ in EN82 (
Mar06 20:38 it sure would be nice to hear them when they had some real traffic vs just that promo loop - de WA5IYX (
Mar06 20:06 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar06 16:47 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs been in for a while - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar05 17:34 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar05 17:09 Paul in Ireland has California Highway Patrol on 39.4 - PL 162.2 @1707 UTC - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar05 00:36 Tr S 97.3 WYGY Fort Thomas, KY- weak with country and webstream match-- WMEE off the air-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Mar04 21:18 Format change - 87.7 Cleveland "The sound" now La Mega - the SS fooled me in the car on the way home today heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Mar04 20:12 Source: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar04 20:10 Russian Strategic Rocket Forces launched an RS-12M Topol missile - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar04 20:04 JJ I'll have fun with rewiring my setup in a month when I have people over to help me get my antenna's back onto the roof after we just had our roof redone. LM/FM29 (
Mar04 18:07 Need to get on the roof today - no signals :( - thinking I may have ended up with water in coax, or perhaps the twinlead balun failed JJ in EN82 (
Mar04 17:57 F2 33,42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar04 15:35 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar04 03:14 checking I see that one of my 10-m Qs, UU1K (1446z Mar 2), was located in eastern Crimea - de WA5IYX (
Mar04 00:58 I have to wonder if anyone in the states has decoded a DAB broadcast from anywhere...didn't they run trials in Canada? JJ in EN82 (
Mar04 00:46 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - after sunset here - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar04 00:21 I'm near the 2nd "e" in Leon Valley on that map - some small hail reported - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar04 00:17 thunder - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar03 23:21 F2 extensive 33-MHz ne US FDs with "6 pm" test and messages - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar03 22:15 it was nr 80F hr on Sunday before cold front arrived with a low of 28F - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar03 17:48 N. Germany reception - QuickTime-7: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 17:47 Paul in northern Ireland also heard it on Friday at a distance of 6,800 air miles - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 17:46 There's was an ID of "X 107.7" or "XY 107.7", distance 7,200+ air miles. There's was an ID of "X 107.7" or "XY 107.7" - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 17:44 Monday, February 24. It seems to be a STL in Almirante Brown (Buenos Aires) - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 17:43 Jurgen in northwest Germany heard a weak WFM signal on 35.9 MHz - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 17:13 I ended up with 633 Qs (404 on 10-m, 98 on 15m, 100 on 20m, 31 on 40m) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Mar03 17:10 ARRL DX Phone is the first full weekend of Mar, the CQ WPX the last full weekend - de WA5IYX (
Mar03 17:08 Also yesterday same OP in northwest Germany received 33.42 MHz Sammamish WA, Information Radio, 4,900 air miles distance - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 16:47 QuickTime-7: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 16:46 at a distance of at least 5,800 air miles - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 16:45 There was F2 from Mexico (Mexico City?) to northwest Germany yesterday during the 15 UTC hour - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar03 15:38 didn't even really know the Phone test was this weekend. I thought it was going to be the next weekend (3/8 through 3/9) - when's WPX? > Yakima CN96 (
Mar03 07:58 several Ukraine stations noted active during the weekend ARRL DX Phone contest - de WA5IYX (
Mar03 01:01 Nope-KIOK is too strong for KUOW. Even on the West Valley hills, I can get KMPS and KBKS sometimes but no KUOW > Yakima CN96 (
Mar03 00:58 how abt KUOW? - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar03 00:43 KIOK is 24/7 here >Yakima CN96 (
Mar02 22:45 pop up id of "94.9 the wolf" KIOK Richland, WA thru local iboc & kuow - de kb7wox cn85 (
Mar02 21:06 Are we still going to be seeing any lo-VHF SS stations this season? I see some places the transition is set for May - Dn64 (
Mar02 19:21 Chile Muzak 47.9 Fair in IM67 now. Hugh (
Mar02 13:14 Ms 92.9 KTKC Springhill, LA RDS NEW 976 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar02 12:42 Ukraine declares war on Russia: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Mar02 01:59 Tr 89.7 WONU Kankakee, IL "Shine FM" 365 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar02 01:58 Tr 104.5 WJJK Noblesville, IN calls/classic rock 354 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar01 16:47 Tr 103.7 WXSS Wauwatosa, WI briefly "Kiss FM" 322 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar01 16:44 Ms 102.9 KBIK Independence, KS heard part of ad, previous by Es 867 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar01 13:21 Exactly 41 MHz today,does drift around a bit (
Mar01 13:20 Russian chuffer TV spur in IM67 this morning,bored voiceover of a movie by the sound of it...Hugh (
Feb28 13:48 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb28 01:48 F2 33.42 Sammamish at this late hr (apx 1 hr after our sunset) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb28 01:34 I believe I may be hearing some Au whispers on 93.7 pointed north JJ in EN82 (
Feb28 00:19 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs lingering - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb27 23:24 wish that the Canopus auroral map was still online - de WA5IYX (
Feb27 23:00 Distorted would be Au most likely unless a weak Tropo station is underneath the distortion - Saul (
Feb27 22:36 Hearing weak distorted audio on 99.7 here. Might be Au. - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb27 22:31 144-MHz au spots - de WA5IYX (
Feb27 22:22 Au - K has hit 6, getting FM Au Dx at Burnt River. Saul (
Feb27 22:03 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb27 21:47 239 miles.. Not bad for a class A during dead-band conditions! EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb27 21:45 Tr S 100.5 WTLX Monona, WI- weak with 'ESPN Wisconsin' mentions-- Relog- DARN-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb27 21:37 things don't seem that wild - de WA5IYX (
Feb27 21:33 [21:05] I'm still chasing this ESPN 100.5. Heard talk of Aaron Rodgers and Wisconsin sports, but I'm only 95% sure it's WDTX.. I'll stick around a little longer-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb27 21:05 Tr S 100.5 WDTX Rothschild, WI (TENTATIVE) weak fade-ups with ESPN Radio-- 25kw 311 miles-- Wouldn't be impossible here-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb27 21:02 Tr S 100.5 WYMG Chatham, IL- weak/poor with classic rock and Springfield mentions-- 302 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb27 20:42 magnetopause crossings - de WA5IYX (
Feb27 15:57 Ms 98.9 KKPR Kearney, NE- STRONG burst with REO Speedwagon 'Take It On The Run' and webstream match-- Heard prev via Tr.-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb27 15:52 Tr S 98.9 WLKU Rock Island, IL- weak with Cont. Christian 'K-Love', same as semi-local K-Loves on 88.7 and 89.3-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb27 14:44 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb27 14:38 Tr S 98.9 WVCX Tomah, WI- very weak with VCY America and preacher-- 100kw 305 mi-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb27 12:13 U.S Govt censoring internet news services on Ukraine coup d'état - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb26 20:31 33.7 Cattaraugus Co ny - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb26 20:15 In the next several days it will be another well remembered event - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb26 19:58 I'm old enuf to well remember Nov 1956 and Aug 1968 ... - de WA5IYX (
Feb26 19:09 Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered combat readiness of the country’s armed forces across western Russia, including the border area towards Ukraine - KA3JAW FN20iiq (
Feb26 17:37 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb26 16:05 Ms 97.9 Grand Rapids' Rock Alternative - 97.9 WGRD TOH ID through Ottawa's CJLL...a few nice pings this morning --FN26 SW Qc (
Feb26 14:22 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb25 17:23 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb25 15:49 OTOH, the publishing of some articles on the propagation data collected over the decades has produced a few $ - de WA5IYX (
Feb25 15:31 True at least I have almost everything for now, just got to replace things. LM/FM29 (
Feb25 15:27 re[14:36] "Money is tight" read the amateur's code # five (its only a hobby) - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb25 15:18 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb25 14:36 I am worried i wont be ready for this years Early Tropo season, But at least up for the Summer Eskip Season, Money is tight and the antenna's are still down. LM/FM29 (
Feb25 03:06 X4.9 flare - not geoeffective but impressive de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb24 23:34 [18:10] And they still are, as of right now. That's happened sometime in the last 8 hours, cuz those maps were all showing up at 0920 CLT this morning. -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Feb24 18:30 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb24 18:10 re15:20 Checking shows maps labled "entire grid undefined" - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb24 15:32 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb24 15:20 Checking out the Hepburn map for this coming Saturday at 1200 UTC, looks like slightly enhanced cx for the upper Midwest from about Des Moines northwards. The first glimpse of the FM season, perhaps? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Feb23 23:44 84F hr now but cold front due later tonight - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb23 21:44 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb23 19:05 Strong Ch A2 525 pileup in IM67 at the moment...No Audio...Hugh (
Feb23 17:29 Nuke Test: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb23 16:52 and just in time to shorten the life of the newly-launched Telstar by eroding its solar cells - de WA5IYX (
Feb23 16:50 the Jul 9, 1962 nuke sure messed up the R. Japan 9-MHz signal that morning hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb23 16:19 Go to Failures- Bluegill Prime: KA3JAW FM20iq (
Feb23 15:44 as here - de WA5IYX (
Feb23 15:42 by the early 60s the USAF/RAF base that my Dad had been at became a Thor missile site - de WA5IYX (
Feb23 15:37 I'm glad that I wasn't old enough to fully appreciate how vulnerable being in the UK 1952-54 was - de WA5IYX (
Feb23 15:24 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb23 14:44 Russia/Ukraine Border: : KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb23 14:29 Interesing News: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb23 13:49 Hugh: If you hear Ruski Chuffer activated on Sunday, then you know Putin is putting his military options on the table. Keep your eyes on the news in Kiev - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb23 12:31 Chuffer is FM audio mixed with AM video buzz,changing all the time with chuff every second or so (
Feb23 12:14 Hugh: Is the Ruski Chuffer on AM or FM mode? - KA3JAW FM20iq (
Feb23 10:12 The Ruski Chuffer on 40.98 is back,strong in IM67 this morning.Suspect Western Russia,so far not heard in N Europe..Maybe too close for F2 hop..Hugh (
Feb22 22:39 F2 from central California to Chile - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb22 21:37 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb22 17:33 Given a nice (2004) 13" tv/VCR combo unit that records with no blue screen! Gonna have separate ant for it & hopefully rec some Latin/ S Am. TV this summer! Tim em86 (
Feb22 17:02 It appears that I have to do a ton of replacements for my antenna's now, after the whole winter of the rotators and bearings sitting in the snow and ice they are shot. LM/FM29 (
Feb22 06:23 at 12,359 miles distance. Also southern Japan JH6BPG Dazaifu (near Fukuoka) - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb22 06:19 I see at 03:50 BA4SI in Wujang (near Suzhou) on 6M F2 comms with LU5FF in San Justo near Santa Fe (cont) - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb22 03:02 all the huge number of spots on the 6m map but so few on the 10m one - de WA5IYX (
Feb21 21:29 Many thanks for that,could well be LS86..Been tweaking the best still image,will post to WTFDA forum later,73 Hugh IM67 (
Feb21 20:49 A2 audio with multiple wave fade-ups one minute ago - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb21 20:23 [19:56] America-2 logo here: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb21 20:21 [19:56] With F2 paths today being any indication to yesterday, the path lands in Buenos Aires - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb21 20:19 [19:56] Call sign LS86 in Argentina - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb21 20:18 [19:56] At 00:44 of your Youtube that logo in the upper right might be a multi-color cube with the word "AMERICA" below it - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb21 19:47 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb21 19:47 Quite an A2 Pileup at the moment in IM67,including the Dominican Warbler,,,Unusual Hugh (
Feb21 16:43 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb21 04:45 took out any tropo - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb21 02:44 and it does - 3 new ones so far (see BCB logger) > Yakima CN96 (
Feb21 01:00 Hope that the Au opening ROCKS on AM tonight! Come on California graveyarders! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb21 01:00 I have not listened to shortwave frequently for years. And 23:29 is one reason why. SW will become a mix of China, Cuba and 20m hams by 2020, I guarantee. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb21 00:56 The UK's first TV show dedicated entirely to Amateur Radio: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb21 00:07 85F high hr today - north wind now - KSAT-DT "fixed" now - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb20 23:29 BBC World Service to reduce shortwave transmissions: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb20 22:13 Denmark and Finland with Au - KA3JW FN20iq (
Feb20 22:10 Sweden OP has F2 into US on both east and west coasts at 11 pm - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb20 22:10 EL29 is often in another world vs the rest of us in TX - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb20 22:07 Video here from 625 line S American Video on Ch A2 earlier in IM67.Audio is just the video carrier buzz,MUF not high enough for audio. Hugh (
Feb20 20:58 Appears TEP back on 6 meters for TX, FL now de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb20 20:07 Recorded some ghosty video,will post a YT video later Hugh (
Feb20 19:56 625 line S American video (Argentina etc)mixing with 525 line now on 55.26 in IM67 Hugh (
Feb20 19:13 Tr strong - WIRK-103.1 FL Indiantown RDS k 428 miles. 15:21 - ch 2-UNID hash looked like F2 hash but nothing IDable Fred N - SC FM03af (
Feb20 18:44 They must be having problems since they have quit decoding on the DS box now :< - de WA5IYX (
Feb20 18:27 which is bad since a LOT of time with KSAT-12.2 (Me TV) - the DS DTX9950 still OK for them - de WA5IYX (
Feb20 18:26 Chile Muzak 47.9 strong in IM67 Hugh (
Feb20 18:20 78F but on the verge of a cold front - DTT901 has quit decoding KSAT-DT-12 (plenty strong) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb20 16:37 wonder with all that 6m F2 earlier (which I missed from being up late getting Carbonite restore started on new Win8 laptop) - de WA5IYX (
Feb20 15:22 Es ! UNID-2 hash south de Fred SC FM03af (
Feb20 15:01 KDKA back in stronger de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb20 15:00 Cleveland DTV/FM still in strong de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb20 13:04 Tr KDKA 25/2 Pittsburgh, PA de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb20 13:03 Tr WFMD 12/68 Mansfield, OH de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Feb20 04:19 69F, hi hr was 85F - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb20 03:59 another CME ? - de WA5IYX (
Feb20 02:22 I hardly hear Seattle here except for aircraft scatter. It's the Cascades that block it. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb20 02:22 Tr S 94.1 KMPS Seattle, WA + 106.1 KBKS Seattle, WA very weak to weak on way home, KMPS w/ ID "94.1 KMPS" > Yakima CN96 (
Feb20 01:47 Most RG Valley stations coming in very weak Mike-La (
Feb19 23:42 barely hrd ZL3AAU for a few minutes way up at 50.160 - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb19 22:47 ZL3NW in here this afternoon ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb19 22:41 note high foF2 levels over US ionosondes today - de WA5IYX (
Feb19 18:40 this all is pretty much the rebound effect after a magstorm - de WA5IYX (
Feb19 18:36 only freq list I have for 30-50 MHz KH6 dates from the late 1970s - de WA5IYX (
Feb19 18:35 6m F2 hot midpoints too close to hr for any direct stuff :< - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb19 18:35 WA5IYX: Any KH6 traffic on the scanner? KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb19 18:24 WA state should have FL in strong via F2 - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb19 18:17 F2 extension over XE - de WA5IYX (
Feb19 18:16 Plasma dynamic pressure rising - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb19 17:57 it'd have to be strong to get thru the KCWX-DT-5 snow hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb19 17:33 WA5IYX: Check for Es on analog Belize Ch-5- KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb19 16:45 Radio Au might be detected from New York to Maine states - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb19 15:41 15z K=6 but Bz gone north agn - de WA5IYX (
Feb19 15:07 Tr S 98.9 WLKU Rock Island, IL- weak with Cont. Christian 'K-Love', same as semi-local K-Loves on 88.7 and 89.3-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb19 05:45 APRS has any long-haul footprint still a bit east of me - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb19 04:57 Tr Florida panhandle to Texas coast rather wimpy 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, 101.7 KNTE Bay City, 106.9 & 107.5 Houston - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb19 04:15 so far tropo hr a let-down - even Houston FMs marginal - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb19 01:41 Tr XHREY-12 Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Feb19 01:36 Tr XERV-9 Reynosa (466 mi) weak Mike-La (
Feb19 00:20 tropo has been dead down here for the last 2-3 years Mike-La (
Feb19 00:19 Yeah I hope it doesn;t turn out to be all fluff and no stuff Pat Mike-La (
Feb19 00:18 Yeah I hope it doesn (
Feb19 00:18 Yeah I hope it doesn (
Feb18 23:15 Hepburn maps for La. look better than for hr (79F hi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb18 23:01 23:01 - very weak (
Feb18 23:01 Tr ch 11 unID SW Mike-La (
Feb18 20:16 Tr WNLI 88.5 Sturgeon Bay WI @ ~273mi JJ in EN8 (
Feb18 20:09 Tr WKQZ 93.3 Bay City, ~120mi through WDRQ IBOC JJ in EN82 (
Feb18 20:07 Tr Cleveland FMs in, WENZ and WCPN in HD @ ~120mi JJ in EN82 (
Feb18 19:34 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb18 19:26 Yakima CN96: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb18 13:44 OTOH, I've seen some films on KCWX-2.2 "This TV" actually blur-out portions of some sculptures ... - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 13:30 in the 1990s KMOL-4 once ran some modern gangster movie that they hadn't "sanitized" the sound track - sounded like something PBS might have (with warning) on - de WA5IYX (
Feb18 05:58 [2347] Probably because it was aired in the middle of the night on KMOL compared to prime-time in 1972 > Yakima CN96 (
Feb18 00:12 Mon temp range here 63-82F - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb17 23:47 it seemed that their 1980 print used had some more-risque scenes in it that the 1972 network version didn't - de WA5IYX (
Feb17 23:38 taped off KCPQ-13 in Tacoma back when Fox was an "infant", c. 1987 > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 23:38 I have a "tiny" part of Cleopatra on VHS - someone taped over 90% of it with another movie (on a blank tape obviously) - the last 10 or 15 min of Cleopatra is on my tape with commercials. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 23:36 I see you always get that station. I haven't tried yet for the KSCS or WBAP relays this year > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 23:31 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb17 22:52 more NTSC tropo examples of when they were off - de WA5IYX (
Feb17 22:46 in Aug 1980 with H, Allen menancing TX KMOL-4 stayed on all night (running the 1963 flick Cleopatra) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb17 22:44 back in 1988 our locals would still regularly t/off after midnight on most days - de WA5IYX (
Feb17 22:20 I get KEYG pretty often here. You must have had aircraft scatter. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 21:04 toh fade up 98.5 KEYG grand coulee WA id @395km - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb17 20:54 Not sure either. KDFW looks pretty good at times in that clip. WOAI must have been off with maintenance. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 19:38 Don't know why this May 1988 tropo clip of them has so many views - de WA5IYX (
Feb17 15:34 KDFW-4: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb17 05:59 Don't get them down here at my QTH - have to climb up the hill or go north near Selah to get Portland 24/7. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 05:58 I went up near Cowiche Canyon the other day (NW Yakima, about 500 feet above the valley) - no dice on any 106.1 there either. Did get KKRZ/KXL/KRSK/KFBW all Portland, must have been knife edge at 120 miles. Don (
Feb17 05:57 Northwest US hasn't seen any enhancement for weeks. Been quite a while since KZFN 106.1 came in here. > Yakima CN9 (
Feb17 04:32 Tropo is dead on FM and TV Band here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb17 04:22 hi, 93.9 has been just S. Georgia every time I've come in to check. Still 55.260 running S6-7 now - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb17 03:29 Tr plenty of Houston et al in-state FMs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb17 02:24 looks like the tropo has died here for now XHTAM-17 Matamoros has Disappeared for the last two hours on the scanner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb17 02:13 Hi KW4RZ how you been. are you receving 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, Tx right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb17 01:50 Tr 55.260 S-8 on Kenwood and 6 meter quad, audio is SS so prob XHRIO Matamoros. Also 55.240 and 77.250 weaker. No hi-VHF or FM noted - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb17 00:58 so far just some spotty Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb17 00:33 too bad APRS Propagation Maps is broken - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb17 00:23 that would be nice am :) Mike-La (
Feb17 00:19 Hi Mike & Pat hope what pat said about good night is true. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb17 00:16 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros weak on scanner (500 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb16 23:51 Tr XERV-9 Reynosa (466 mi) weak Mike-La (
Feb16 23:49 Rio Grand Valley stations trying to come in early...could be a good night (
Feb16 23:38 Tr ch 11 and 12 SW very weak Mike-La (
Feb16 18:10 Ms 104.1 KRBE Houston, TX- weak Ms burst with LMFAO 'Party Rock Anthem' and song match per website- 1036 miles, prev Es 7/2010-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb16 12:32 Hi,yes ZS6CCY quite strong now on 50.115 73 Hugh (
Feb16 12:10 Hugh: You might have TEP down to South Africa - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 11:56 Not sure how 40.98 appears as a spur but am calling it the "Ruski Chuffer" due to the sound...Hugh in IM67 (
Feb16 11:55 43.24 (6.5MHz below R1 video carrier) sounds like a typical bored Rusian voiceover dubbing of a foreignTV show (
Feb16 11:51 MUF not MUG lol another one on 40.98 drifting to 40.96 video/audio mixed in and a rythmic 'Chuffing' sound .Hugh in IM67 (
Feb16 11:48 F2 MUG got to about 45 MHz briefly this morning in Portugal 43.24 MHz R1 tx audio spur here Hugh in IM67 (
Feb16 05:03 Typo sorry. Its the Hepburn Maps that is showing Tropo may be on the increase along the Gulf Coast States - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb16 04:59 Likely the feed that puts data on the map is broken ... Mike (
Feb16 04:09 The Google map loads, but there's no tropo at all anywhere. - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb16 04:09 The APRS Map has not been working here at all for the last couple of days. - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb16 04:01 APRS Maps shows that Tropo may be on the increase along the Gulf Coast States - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb16 03:53 Congrats KA3JAW, Mike & Pat on receiving the E-Skip. Looks like I am too late and missed out this time. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb16 03:26 Extended Warning: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 expected - valid to 0900 UTC - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 03:20 That was a one-time Es event for me, never had it again since - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 03:08 02:56- at 1400+ that was a nice catch for you KAJ Mike-La (
Feb16 03:05 XEWO-2 earlier Mike-La (
Feb16 03:04 Yeah its been a while for me too Mike-La (
Feb16 02:56 XEWO-2 - Haven't had them since Dec. 17, 2012 - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 02:45 Es XEWO-2 Guadalajara (957 mi) Masvision logo Mike-La (
Feb16 02:39 Es TV3 Net 5 logo LR weak Mike-La (
Feb16 02:33 Tr 98.9 W255BC Plainwell, MI- very weak but alone on freq with Harold Camping and Family Radio- 10 watts, 50 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb16 02:21 Es TV2 South unID Mike-La (
Feb16 01:46 as 61.25 (-35 dbm) also showing - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb16 01:41 Es 55.240 bouncing around on SDR# system - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb16 01:38 WLAN is 79 miles away - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 01:37 Es CH-2 55.250 S8 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb16 01:36 Au is all but gone here-back to Ms fun ! --FN26 SW Qc (
Feb16 01:34 Getting flutter on 96.9 FM - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 01:31 Hearing odd distorted sound like wind blowing thru a metal tube on 96.9 FM - KA3JAW Fn20iq (
Feb16 01:29 Hearing 96.9 Lite Rock Atlantic City, NJ at 98 miles over WLAN Lancaster, PA - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 00:32 Au CCI starting to show up on tv and FM-- FN26 SW Qc (
Feb16 00:32 6 meter Au being reported this hour across the central Great Lakes - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 00:21 ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1) threshold reached at 2359 UTC - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb16 00:07 Paul in Ireland had LA CHP today on 39 MHz during the 17-18 UTC hour today,distance 5,090 miles - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 21:41 WVNO is also announcing that they now have HD -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb15 21:40 Think KWI is the factory default on some RDS systems -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb15 21:39 Someone at 106.1 WVNO Mount Vernon, OH finally found out how to program their RDS, no longer "KWI" -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb15 20:08 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb15 19:48 I later ended up doing transfers with this vs the Atari 1050 drive - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 19:41 my (May 1989) Atari modem - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 19:36 I still retained my Commodore C64 1660 300 baud modem - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 19:35 my other 2m Au events are in that list (Jul 1982 and Oct 2003) - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 19:28 black magic at times with a 9-v battery and thumb pot shunted across the 4-wire phone cable to simulate line conditions - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 19:28 I never thought I would hear the Gopher text menu interface and BBS ever again - lol - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 19:25 to get files from the Atari disks to the IBM I had to connect an Atari 1200-bd modem to a modem on my SX-16-386 and play games with terminal software (AT commands) for X-Modem protocol - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 19:20 these RSGA, SRS, SGAS files are involved - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 19:18 I just got a 3.5" USB item ($20 from Newegg) to replace a similar 2005 Sony unit - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 19:15 I remember that GeoMag day on March 13, 89 - Was listening on 10 meters and I thought the antenna was disconnected as the band was dead. - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 19:11 Hope you still have a workable 3.5 drive to read the files - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 18:59 it took a c. 5-min LD phone call at that speed to get three small files :< - I later moved them from the 5.25" floppy to a 3.5" one - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 18:56 somewhere here I have the NOAA text files for that 1989 storm - downloaded from the Boulder BBS with an Atari 800 and 300-bd modem - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 18:38 that's what it usually takes to get au effects here at this low-latitude on VHF - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 18:24 The Kp reached 8.5 to 9 too during that magstorm - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 18:10 things were more productive on 144-MHz so I didn't linger at 88-108 MHz - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 18:07 only FM Au I ever noted was with the Mar 13, 1989 magstorm - just a lot of extra weak hiss on the "vacant" channels - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 17:44 Take notice a "zero" on the signal strength meter? - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 17:41 FM Au sample: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 17:21 we'll see - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 17:09 Tr 95.3 WZLR Xenia, OH "The Eagle Rocks on 95.3 and now on 101.1 as well" 301 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb15 16:21 I will be DXing AM tonight - bring on the rare California graveyarders! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb15 15:43 KP4 expected - Au fall into central US/CA border region - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 15:22 75% odds for aurora over Canada tonight from three incoming CME's - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb15 14:50 CME impact but Bz north - de WA5IYX (
Feb15 01:07 Thanks, Jon! ... Mike (
Feb15 00:50 An ARRL CW contest is this weekend. - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb15 00:33 Is there a DX contest, skip in the west, or DXmaps just getting silly? ... Mike (
Feb14 22:24 this was in advance of a mild cold front so there will be no beneficial tropo from it - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb14 22:14 record high of 92F here today - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb14 19:38 Ms WZLQ - Z 98.5 Tupelo, MS RDS ID ''WZLQ NORTH MS '' , pings not as plentiful as they have been today but always a few --FN26 SW Qc (
Feb14 19:24 F2 33,42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb14 02:36 some nostalgia from nearly 60 years ago - de WA5IYX (
Feb14 02:12 Es 55.260 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb14 01:41 Es CH-2 Spanish ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb14 01:39 Es 55.240 S0 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb14 00:42 If you are into radio try program tonight on radio...End of the Dial (
Feb14 00:08 -1' 1 (
Feb14 00:08 -1' (
Feb13 20:42 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - prob in much earlier - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb13 15:00 Gr 107.8 WOGT "1079Big FM" East Ridge TN EM75 (apparently on aux transmitter) 4 miles (
Feb13 14:58 G 107.8 WOGT "1079Big FM" (
Feb13 03:59 1-2" of snowfall per hour with possible thundersnow predicted in Philadelphia - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb12 20:24 been looking at the WSB-TV Atlanta streaming coverage of their snow/ice - de WA5IYX (
Feb12 20:08 I heard what I thought was MS on 99.5 AND on 6 meters....a beacon in AR only 462 miles. It lasted a full minute or longer. Not sure, maybe MS or E flare up. -Wes ke4twi em66 (
Feb12 18:23 supposed to get 80F by the weekend hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb12 18:00 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb12 16:49 12-18" of snow forecasted in N.E PA on Friday - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb12 16:02 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb12 15:39 This bouy is on 29.890 Mhz using FSK with radiated power of 75mW: KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb12 15:38 For you ops in the Gulf region, here is a beacon you can use for propagation study - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb11 20:24 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb11 16:34 700+ FM RA clips from 1987 - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb11 16:26 16z 35F, wind chill 26F - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb11 16:00 unid ch3 SS w/ "N" lower left & temp 14C - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb11 15:45 very snowy Ch3 fade up this am - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb11 14:33 Darn! I probably didn't miss much anyways. MUF at TV3 is not going to cause much FM activity. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb11 01:35 FCC fangs showing again - de WA5IYX (
Feb11 01:31 Es fade up Ch3 XHBC w/blue "3" bug in lr - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb11 00:46 6m alive in the west but not here at my location - W6NT S.Oregon (
Feb11 00:25 Es Ch2 SS w/xew bug ur - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb11 00:04 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish lingering late today - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb10 23:53 snowy Es w/ CCI ch2 - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb10 22:12 better - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 22:03 looks like that newspaper only allows non-subscribers 3 free views/month ... - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 21:13 OK - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 21:06 KCF415 apparently most 2x tfc on hi-VHF - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 20:55 must be this outfit - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 20:51 F2 33.78 NH FD major explosion at ball bearing plant - 6 to 8 ambulances - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb10 17:54 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb10 16:05 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs probably in for a while - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb10 14:50 14z 22F, light fog, still several inches of snow on the ground but not one school is cancelled today - unless it's in Pendleton or Hermiston > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 02:05 good summary - road graders were used as snow plows - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 01:49 it was on a weekend, but some shaded patches of snow lasted until Wednesday - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 01:48 one of several YouTube samples - de WA5IYX (
Feb10 00:22 I suppose schools were closed for a month! The local TV stations probably were on 24-7 preempting network programming for non stop news. Is that what happened? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb09 23:36 13" nearly 30 years ago here - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 22:56 Some of the sidewalks aren't even cleared off yet - just a pile of 12''+ snow for people who want to get a little bit of exercise... > Yakima CN9 (
Feb09 20:32 my mid 1950s in Nor Cal were mostly wet (e.g., Dec 1955 Yuba City/Marysville floods) - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 20:15 Its no different than giving a 6-course meal to someone with malnutrition. Immediate gratification and thats it ... Mike (
Feb09 20:14 This doesn't begin to fix the drought. Once you hit ground saturation, the rest is runoff and its gone. (
Feb09 19:30 I'm sure there will be delays tomorrow regarding school, but probably not closures. We are more used to it than in hype-filled Seattle, where one flake = 50 miles of school closures. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb09 19:28 Thank goodness!! California can stop talking about a drought. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb09 19:27 Actually, checking outside just now there's at least a foot or more of snow. Just brushed off all the snow off the car. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb09 19:15 strange, I recall looking up at some white girders crossing that bridge at night - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 18:29 we probably hit snow first near Lake Shasta on way to overnight in Bend OR - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 18:26 wish that I could find details of the winter storm that caught us in transit on US97 from SF to Wash in Feb 1951 - de WA5IYX (
Feb09 17:23 Ms 89.3 KCMP Northfield, MN in full HD for 30 sec! NEW 578 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb09 16:54 Our Buick is buried. Probably 8 or 9''. Other apartment kids already up playing at this early time > Yakima CN96 (
Feb09 16:11 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb09 13:54 Tr- KLJY 99.1 Joy FM in Clayton, MO 284 miles (relog) surprised to hear it in a poor direction for me- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Feb09 09:41 No snow here. 4-6 feet new in Sierras. Rain here between 4-12 inches (depending on where you are) ... Mike/cm87 (
Feb09 09:05 2' of snow here so have fun if it's coming your way Yakima > dave CN94 (
Feb09 06:22 upper 10s F right now, 6+'' of snow and still falling like crazy. Probably more by daylight. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb08 22:45 more prattle re our local FM xltors - de WA5IYX (
Feb08 22:42 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb08 20:58 That is a 2,910 mile F2 path - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb08 20:54 ALERT - Florida into Peru via F2 at 20:31 UTC - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb08 19:29 forgot to turn on scanner earlier :< - just 33-MHz n.e. US FDs dominating - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb08 18:23 f2 39.14 San Diego... sounds like CHIPs from.the 1970s..takes me back.... de; wa4ukx....SC (
Feb08 15:53 Tr 92.3 WPWX Hammond, IN call in show, ads "Power 92" 334 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb08 02:21 a little 67.240 in there too - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb08 02:19 Es 55.250 & 77.250 maybe Ciudad Juarez - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb08 00:55 XE1RCS/b 50.019 is 559 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb08 00:52 Es CH-2 55.250 S9+ ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb07 21:42 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb07 17:11 17z 30F, freezing drizzle and fog. 22F wind chill - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb07 15:41 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb07 14:33 1F, about 2in snow, Yakima schools are ON TIME, who the heck thought that kids should walk in 1F weather?! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb07 13:19 31F, so far in town precip evaporating before reaching ground - may change before noon thaw - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb07 01:39 San Francisco is getting rain - THANK YOU RAIN GODS!! California is saved from a massive extinction of critters and fish > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 23:47 F2 Sammamish still in as sundown approaches here - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb06 22:24 Ms 94.3 WQPC Prairie Du Chien, WI - audio ID , seconds after posting previous comment...--FN26 (
Feb06 22:19 Ms quite active today, several good bursts, many relogs --FN26 SW Qc (
Feb06 21:54 93.3 xltor for 92.5 hr is lagging almost a minute from being //, weird - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb06 19:31 forecasting spotty sleet tonight hr - it dropped to 31F by 19z - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb06 19:12 19z -6C, -15C dp, -14C wc, w/ lt snow - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb06 19:12 19z -6C, -15C dp, -14C wc, w/ lt snow - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb06 19:03 18z 32F, 17F dp, 23F wind chill - but 70F by Saturday - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb06 17:47 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb06 16:06 F2 33.xx KNAW393 MA Bourne - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb06 15:08 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb06 14:42 looks like Houston has the freezing precip this morning - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb06 09:29 always awesome ... first in 35 ... does not compute ... Mike (
Feb06 04:52 I don't get KIRO on the TV (just KIMA for CBS) so I streamed it of course. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 04:51 I watched about an hour of KIRO-7's coverage of the parade - always awesome to see the first sports celebration in 35 years in Seattle! (last was the SuperSonics NBA title in 1979) > Yakima CN96 (
Feb06 04:51 Sammamish - where probably 1/2 or more of the city was at today's Seattle Seahawks victory parade. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb05 22:59 33.42 FL wx - de kb7wox cn85 (
Feb05 21:43 Hello from FNOOxl De KB3PLG (
Feb05 18:22 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb05 16:41 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb05 15:36 while all along its RDS was still for 92.5 and its contents - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb05 15:34 for a while last nite 93.3 xltor had KZEP-104.5 (r) on it instead of 92.5 (k) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb05 02:19 has that F5 listing FK95 as grid - de WA5IYX (
Feb05 01:20 01:13 UTC with F2 from Argentina to Hawaii at 7383 miles distance - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb05 01:14 00:41 UTC with F2 from France to Argentina at 7174 miles distance - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Feb05 00:36 some more 1987 2-m clips - de WA5IYX (
Feb04 20:13 just 55.24 apparently tropo on the SDR# system the last hour or so - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb04 19:34 XE TV now back into the noise. About 3 hours of CH-2 and 4. No FM stations. Been awhile. Nice opening. Only XE1RCS/b ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb04 18:29 Es Now up to CH-4 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb04 18:12 Es CH-2 Now S9 + ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb04 17:22 Must be on the edge. A good 30 min spike of XE CH-2. Now multi 55.250 signals weaker. Only on spectrum monitor. Not much video on TV. ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb04 16:27 Es CH-2 spanish ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Feb04 04:57 table for a higher-result FM channel - de WA5IYX (
Feb04 01:12 test (
Feb03 17:20 Ms 99.7 WXAJ Hillsboro, IL 598 mi., RDS photo from 16:33 UTC, PI: 916D, PS: artist/title, PTY: Top 40, strong burst (NEW) de Dave-PA FN01 (
Feb03 17:09 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs (may have been in a while) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Feb03 04:43 added some Jul-Aug 2013 images - de WA5IYX (
Feb03 04:19 Ooh! Ooh! Aurora? I'll be checking the AM dial tomorrow night and if I'm only getting CA and maybe NV on the open channels, then it's Au. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb03 03:24 Your Yakima DXer has turned from a DXer to a chaotic Seahawk fan - for life. Congrats Seahawks - 43-8 Super Bowl win over Denver > Yakima CN96 (
Feb03 00:01 solar flux forecasted to go over 200 agn - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 21:40 Only for a year or two. We alternate between El Nino (rain) and La Nina (wish for it). Diff this time is we haven't had real seasons for two years now ... Mike (
Feb02 21:31 Thank the rain gods for this - California has been in the worst drought for god knows how many decades. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb02 20:44 Something is upsetting the dust on my balcony...OMG, its RAIN!. Haven't seen this in a long time ... Mike/cm87 (
Feb02 16:36 a little experimental display for a low-result FM channel here - de WA5IYX (
Feb02 13:40 Ms 93.9 KSSZ Fayette, MO RDS 649 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb02 13:37 Tr S 93.9 WLIT Chicago, IL "93.9 is My FM, WLIT, Chicago" 332 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb02 04:45 Tr S 93.1 WIMK Iron Mountain, MI "93 Rock" in briefly 354 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb02 04:32 Tr S 90.9 WCFG Springfield, MI contemp Christian music //WCSG-91.3, 700 watts NEW 211 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb01 16:49 Ms KWQW Boone, IA RDS PI "KWPV" 632 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb01 16:45 Ethan, SD, Sorry (
Feb01 16:45 Ms 98.3 KUQL Ethan, OK sporting event "sponsored by Fort Randall Telephone" 844 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb01 02:45 Mike, I should have said what checking "here" meant. What I meant had nothing to do with this board, but not checking for Dx lately--Frank Merrill/IL (
Feb01 02:44 QUOTING: Jan28 01:26 21:30- you were gone? Mike-La ( (
Jan31 23:14 81F high hr today - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan31 22:36 Re 12:19- That would explain my fade-up on 95.1 with 'Escape (The Pina Colada Song)' last night-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan31 22:35 Hey guys! I just purchased a Sony HD radio from LM29 and am looking forward to sharing my reports with you guys-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan31 21:11 Tr 89.7 WUWM Milwaukee, WI WPR News / Weather 325 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan31 20:55 JJ, Lite FM is softer than Doug FM was. It seems more like a gold-based AC than anything else -- perhaps Kool 107 from the early 2000s. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan31 20:37 Some rare (for me) tropo into AL, which is nice! RobSC (
Jan31 20:36 Tr 93.7 WDJC AL w/Alabama Radio Network nx NEW RobSC em93va (
Jan31 20:35 Tr 93.7 The Voice WDBT 363mi w/Rush Limbaugh NEW RobSC em93va (
Jan31 17:23 Tr 106.9 Bob FM country - South Carolina into Northwest Florida - KW4RZ mobile (
Jan31 16:59 Thanks for the heads up Eric. "Canada's rock" sucked anyhow! Are they trying to fill Doug FM's shoes? JJ in EN82 (
Jan31 16:30 Still hasn't reached FM here... - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan31 15:54 alpha-Centaurids meteor shower Jan 28-Feb08, max Feb02 - KA3JAW Fn20iq (
Jan31 15:23 Tr WJTC 45 Pensacola FL (481) fred N-SC fm03af (
Jan31 15:15 Tr WEIQ-41 Mobile AL 497 mi fred N-sc fm03af (
Jan31 15:13 Some 6 meter Es are about. Nice to see red lines on the 6 meter page again de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan31 14:36 Tr WFSG-38 Panama City FL 402 mi Fred N - SC FM03af (
Jan31 12:19 NEW FORMAT: CKUE-95.1 Chatham and CKUE-FM-1 100.7 Windsor ex-rock, now Soft AC as Lite FM. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jan31 01:38 Stranraer best guess based on Es bell curve distrances - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan30 22:48 Nice job KB7WOX - been looking for the 6 in North Battleford for a long time now. // CFQC-TV1 if you ever get it > Yakima CN96 (
Jan30 20:29 any Candians I ever get from here are over 1400 miles - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan30 19:24 Stranraer 1259km(782mi) - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan30 19:22 didn't last more than 5' likely Ch3 CFQC-TV-1 Stranraer, SK ... w/ a strong 54.310 tone in // - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan30 18:57 Lotto Max is a brand new lottery game offered accross Canada -KA3JAW FN20iq (
Jan30 18:32 on Ch3 - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan30 18:31 Es unknown EE w/lotto max ad fade up - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan30 15:01 lunar transit of sun from SDO - de WA5IYX (
Jan30 04:33 I suppose if I had a big ol' antenna like a Korner 15.9 we'd be looking at loads of Tr scatter and Ms. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan30 04:32 91.9 KDNA on very reduced power - sounds like 100W at the most - only thing I notice is threshold talk on 91.7 - KBLD? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan30 04:31 89.5 KSOH, 96.9 KZTA, 98.7 KMNA, 99.3 KIT, 102.7 KORD all off the air - only thing I notice is KEYG 98.5 in Grand Coulee, WA. No Tr equals static on all my new frequencies! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan29 22:46 especially when one of the roof rafters sounds like a firecracker going off ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 22:29 Probably affects the homeowner the same way ... Mike (
Jan29 22:22 28F this morning hr but mid 70sF Friday - lots of timber in houses creaks and groans with those rapid swings - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan29 21:27 33.42 FL wx - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan29 00:46 well, unlike last time here, and this time in Austin/Houston, none of the freezing precip stuck - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan28 23:10 Congrats Rob! WMIH should be an easy catch here, if CIUT ever goes off air... - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan28 23:10 Pat you spoke too soon more precip over you again. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 23:07 Tr 89.5 WMIH Geneva, OHIO EWTN Catholic Religion RDS and STRONG SIGNAL!! FM # 2400 Logged!! de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Jan28 20:04 most precip has moved on east, but the clearing skies tonite will bring mid 20sF - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan28 18:35 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan28 12:47 freezing precip near again - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan28 11:34 Look for a new hobby for cycle 25 in 2022 (ref chart) - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Jan28 01:26 21:30- you were gone? Mike-La (
Jan27 21:30 [03:12] Ooooh, cool......STUFF! (Actually I haven't even checked here in months...)--Frank Merrill/IL (
Jan27 19:45 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (been a few weeks since last heard) - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan27 03:29 first fade up since 12 Dec but only lasted abt .5hr - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan27 03:22 Congrats on XHBC KB7WOX - first NW skip in a while. Hopefully the summer will be even better. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan27 03:18 some Houston Us at subdecode - got 79F hr today - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan27 03:12 Walla Walla and Pendleton stuff really enhanced tonight - 93.3 KRKL almost sounds local. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan27 03:12 Tr ? 88.7 preacher but not // CSN. I logged Hanford the other day and I wonder if it's either this, or weak non-fadey Es. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan27 02:45 now only KHPT 106.9 FM The Eagle left. but i can receive KHPT weak with the weakest of Tropo conditions on my car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan27 02:40 was receiving some Houston FM stations on the car radio about two hours ago. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan27 02:11 It is also close to WAWN in Franklin, PA. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan27 02:03 RE:00:14 It also seems Close to 89.5 THE EAGLE in Oneida!! HAHHAHA de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan27 02:00 Es XHBC vry snowy - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan27 01:58 Es ch2 SS weak w/cci - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan27 00:14 Tr 89.5 WMIH Geneva, OH heard new station on air with EWTN religion (21 kw DA). Seems close to WVMS Sandusky 128 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan26 23:58 Ms 88.9 WMAU Bude, MS PDS PI: "WMPN" / PS: Think Radio 983 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan26 21:40 Frank: Except for work, I don't need long pants. THIS IS JANUARY!!! ... Mike (
Jan26 21:22 I remember the first show cover map I saw this season in mid-December and I thought the map was "wrong" because the Sierra Nevada had almost nothing on top--Merrill/IL (
Jan26 21:14 [Jan24 17:59 To be low-mid 70s here today (again). Warmer tomorrow. Rain by 2018 ... Mike/cm87] Well, that's really good to know that you'll have rain before 8:30 PM, lol (hope it's a lot, but no flooding please)--Frank Merrill/IL (
Jan26 21:08 looks like another messy winter weather event setting up for the south Tuesday - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan26 18:54 A Google search will find an answer for almost any tool you need, including batch Real Audio file renaming tools ... Mike (
Jan26 16:40 and then there are those yet-mostly-untouched 1973-1979 reel-to-reel tapes ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 16:37 1987-1994 (not complete) have over 5000 RA files NOT uploaded yet - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 16:32 in fact, the newer RA players don't display all of that so I use a legacy version to see it - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 16:30 yes, but that won't rename them - mp3s don't imbed descriptions (date-time-freq) like RAs do - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 15:34 pat, you can batch convert at the click of a mouse if you desire. jj in en82 (
Jan26 13:41 might consider that for the yet-to-be-made thousands :> - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 13:39 a bit many on the server to convert, rename (call-yyyymmdd-hhmm--), remove old ra, u/l new, change all html links - de WA5IYX;O=A (
Jan26 13:36 Hugh: Have you heard the WG2XPN/B on 70.005 MHz CW from Virgina, USA? - KA3JAW FN20iq (
Jan26 08:29 I put one of those ra files into the Cool Edit audio program,with a bit of initial adjusting/tweaking the final mono mp3 is slightly smaller in size.than the equiv RA. Hugh in IM67 (
Jan26 07:30 That means that the bitrate is probably 8x higher than it needs to be and it is in stereo. That's why its so much bigger ... Mike (
Jan26 07:28 and some 600+ from 1986 - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 06:20 I just used the default rate in that piece of software (on a XP desktop) for conversion to mp3 - de WA5IYX (
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