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Jan30 18:41 F2 33.42 MHz WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan30 15:07 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan30 02:29 Es 55.26 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan30 01:01 Es Azteca 7 on 2V, audio bits, prob Tampico, how much longer analog? Glenn Hauser, Enid (
Jan30 00:30 Es ch2 analog algo with ant S, XE? 6m map has 58 MUF around Memphis, Glenn Hauser, Enid (
Jan29 19:04 They spent a lot more years trying to get it on Ch 2 (1986-2000) than it was there (2000-2009) - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 18:57 KCWX TL is at 350.0m AGL and 929.0m ASL - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 18:52 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 18:44 "Saga" fits - I first started composing it in Aug 2000 and added to it when needed - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 18:24 17:46- Lol no Pat I haven't, looks like a novel. I'll look at it in a bit Mike-La (
Jan29 17:46 have u ever plowed thru this ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 17:44 17:39- I wonder why Fredricksburg and not SA Mike-La (
Jan29 17:39 with KCWX's TL 48-mi away it's the most remote to claim this market (all others are within 25-mi of me) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 17:26 5 in S.A. trying real hard too Mike-La (
Jan29 17:24 Houston Us still coming in-even KLRU and KEYE in Austin in Mike-La (
Jan29 17:12 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - thin - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 16:30 Tr KFDM-DT-25 (280 mi), KITU-DT-33 (285 mi) TX Beaumont - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 16:15 KLTL still spotty decodes - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 16:09 Still very much up in the air but I may be moving to the Twin Cities this summer - Dn64 (
Jan29 15:03 Tr 93.1 KQID LA Alexandria (409 mi) ID/ads - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 14:35 cold front hr tomorrow will kill tropo off - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 14:33 Tr 93.1 KTYL TX Tyler (290 mi) ads - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 14:21 tropo breakng down now Mike-La (
Jan29 13:57 Tr KXAN-DT-21 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:53 amazing how often Houston stations on same tower with similar ERPs in this direction show wide variations in decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 13:46 Tr KNVA-DT-49 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:31 Tr KERE-DT-14 Dallas (302 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:26 Tr KCWX-DT-5 Fredricksburg (369 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:26 Tr KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 13:23 Tr KEYE-DT-43 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:20 Tr KENS-DT-39 San Antonio (359 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:20 dense fog here - vis. under a mile - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 13:19 Tr KVUE-DT-33 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:16 Tr KNIC-DT-18 San Antonio (367 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:12 Tr KNCT-DT-46 Belton (310 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:07 Tr KLRU-DT-22 Austin (320 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 13:06 Houston Us decoding with strong singal here Mike-La (
Jan29 13:01 Tr WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 12:42 so far still only in-state (or border XEs) decodes hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 05:12 Tr new log WCLI-FM - Hank FM 101.5 FM Enon, OH Rob Cincinnati (
Jan29 05:03 The link talks about the fomat change. (
Jan29 05:02 Tr new log WLCL - 93.9 FM Louisville, KY with new ESPN Radio format Rob Cincinnati (
Jan29 04:25 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (285 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 04:21 Tr KFDM-DT-25 TX Beaumont (280 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 03:06 in bygone days - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 03:04 map looks promising, but actually things have dropped off a bit here Mike-La (
Jan29 03:03 u can see why I don't get much Ch 19 DTV DX hr anymore - de WA5IYX (
Jan29 02:58 nothing beyond the Victoria area decoding so far - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 02:57 XERV-DT-19 Reynosa earlier Mike-La (
Jan29 02:53 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Cristi (367 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 02:36 Tr KIII-DT-8 (367 mi) been a while since I've seen this one Mike-La (
Jan29 02:24 Es 54.310 faint, spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan29 02:23 aprs map starting to look better Mike-La (
Jan29 02:14 nope-KVHP :( Mike-La (
Jan29 02:07 a DT-30 trying to come in-maybe XHAB Mike-LA (
Jan29 01:53 we might have a shot at catching some new ones with the Reynosa analog stations shutdown - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 01:51 01:43- yep hopfully so am Mike-La (
Jan29 01:47 Tr KVEO-DT-24 Brownsville (446 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 01:43 hope it last all night so I can DX when I get home from work - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 01:42 Tr KNVO-DT-49 McAllen (456 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 01:41 hi Mike-La, I see the Rio Grande Tropo is starting. I am at work right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan29 01:28 Tr KGBT-DT-31 Brownsville (446 mi) Mike-La (
Jan29 01:24 Tr XERV-DT-19 Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Jan28 23:41 Today marks the one year anniversary of that awful snow event we had here in the Atlanta/N Georgia area… what a day that was… -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan28 20:09 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 17:27 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 17:13 the one for Mar 30-31, 1974 was also a stalled cold front mostly e-w in the Gulf - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 17:05 the main menu for them back to 1871 - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 17:04 when/if u can see the maps note the Jan 27 hi temps in STX - there archived maps can be useful to look at for "historic" tropo dates - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 17:00 u need to have the viewer plug-in for djvu files - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 16:40 that was on the backside of a cold front that had stalled e-w across the Gulf - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 16:37 check out the Jan 26-27 tropo hr in 1975 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 16:34 it got 82F here Tuesday - just shy of the 84F record - maybe warmer today - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 16:31 I've the Diamond VC-500 installed on the D830 laptop, now to relocate Digital Stream box remote ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 16:26 yes, winter preference for after-dark Es - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 15:29 I am curious to see if they happen today I hope. That would really be special. I haven't seen multi-day since the late 90's (
Jan28 15:27 It has been a long time that I have seen winter Es last late in evening, although it is not uncommon for them to be evening events. (
Jan28 15:26 Most of the flux readings and solar flux appeared to get unsettled around 0:00 UTC +/- a couple of hours. de dwi (
Jan28 15:25 I really thinklast night's eents had some solar influences. I guess being at the right place, right time. de ka5dwi (
Jan28 14:27 everything in the sub decode zone here Mike-La (
Jan28 14:04 DT-20,1 with XHRIO on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 13:54 a few RG Valley (230-mi) Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 06:39 Es PRO-2004 is still snagging on 55.25 a bit - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 06:33 DTT901 had a latent "2.3 " display on it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 06:26 what can also look like a stagnant path from one vantage may be due to a continual Es generatiom near a midpoint with "older" patches drifting right towards you and getting too near to support that freq at a shorter distance - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 06:09 I've had a few FL FM Es events appear "stagnant", but with the Gulf and Atlantic one couldn't be sure if the footprint hadn't extended/moved there as well - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 06:05 still plenty of 39-44 MHz Calif cops on the PRO-163 scanner - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 06:05 I've had openings to Yuma where it never changed. There was KTTI like a local, and KAWC, and even pulled KCFY through a local's null. But no Phoenix at all, as I recall. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan28 06:03 Same with the strong Ch 2 that I had c. 2215z-0000z before mni 50-MHz spots began - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 05:59 I can't recall many Es events where the path midpoints stayed over such a small area for so long w/o hardly drifting - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 05:57 I think the 54.310(s) has finally gone here after some 5 hours - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 05:43 what an opening. I am still hearing central tx beacons on 6 meter at this time de ka5dwi/7 dm34un (
Jan28 05:19 Es another latent decode on KVMY-DT-2 LV NV - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 04:13 KVMY-DT-2.1 I suppose (from my Jan 4 logging notes) - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 04:10 Es latent Ch 2 "21.1 Antenna" so Las Vegas, whatever their call is now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 04:03 judging by the 50-MHz maps this event has had very remarkable geographic stability - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 03:59 it was in the entire last 2 hrs, as was 55.25/57.95 much of the 1st hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 03:57 Es 54.310 still at it (DTT901 back on Ch 2 and "meter" moving) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 03:42 Mexicali back in fairly strong Mike-La (
Jan28 03:06 FM open here de AC7XP (
Jan28 02:47 Es Ch 3 analog unid, very brief fadeups, much too weak to get any ID or check any bugs...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan28 02:23 Es 90.7 KPFK CA LA RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 02:21 XEPM-2 Juarez earlier-strongest signal of the night Mike-La (
Jan28 02:21 TX Hill Country tropo FM annoyingly loud this eve - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 02:05 XHBC gone, but XEPM back in again Mike-La (
Jan28 02:02 Es 91.1 XETRA Tijuana RDS bogus PI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 01:45 things starting to break down now, but XHBC and XEPM still visible, but barely Mike-La (
Jan28 01:28 91.1 SS swapping but likely tropo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 01:14 DTT-901 "meter" bouncing about - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 01:11 Es XEPM-2 Juarez "tu canal" logo LR (833 mi) Mike-La (
Jan28 01:11 until then, DTT-901 on Ch 2 bmd wnw (beating 54.310s now) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 01:07 I should have installed the other VC-500 on the Dell D830 XP to use with the Digital Stream box and other ant for nites like this - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 01:02 and that will "occupy" the DTT-901 on Ch 9 then - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 01:01 I plan on recording PBS American Experience (Edison) 8-10 pm CST to the 1-TB ext HD on XP with VC-500 - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 00:53 Es TV4 west very weak Mike-La (
Jan28 00:52 00:46-thx am I'll be watching Mike-La (
Jan28 00:51 Es XHBC-3 Mexicali - logo in square box l/r - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 00:47 Es 55.25 "gurgler", faint 54.310 - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 00:46 Es 61.25 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 00:46 Mike-La , Pat, aprs maps showing Rio Grange Tropo will be strong Wednesday night Thursday morning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan28 00:40 Es XHBC-3 Mexicali "3" logo LR-weak (1366 mi) Mike-La (
Jan28 00:25 all this for 2+ hrs and only one 50-MHz spot plot on the map - de WA5IYX (
Jan28 00:22 Es TV2 SW weak Mike-La (
Jan28 00:22 Es 67.25 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 00:09 aud/vid swapping (often not matching) some drama and game show - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan28 00:03 Es Ch 2 SS west with zero-beat CCI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 23:29 bmd west this Haupp. Win6 thing is getting our lcl 89,1 audio on Ch 4 ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 23:25 after nearly being convinced that this was some super tropo, the l/r Net 2 logo has a fading ghost so Es - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 23:03 XE Ch 2 in color much of time, wish for voice TOH ident vs microscopic text that I have better things to do than stare at a snowy unstable image and wait for - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 22:29 59.75 loud enuf for PRO-2004 to stop on it at times - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 22:21 whatever Ch 2 is they just had a full-screen Net 2 logo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 22:19 also some Ch 3 - may be a mix of tropo in this - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 22:12 Es 55.25 w or sw - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 21:54 Es XE TV CH-2 and 3 Spanish Ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan27 19:28 Ms 2-CHBX ON Sault Ste Marie 952 mi (3 sec burst - CTV Dr Oz - 1st TV Ms in SC log!) de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan27 19:15 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan27 15:04 1 -1' (
Jan27 12:48 is sure mentioning a lot of Mass towns that have/had low-VHF FDs - de WA5IYX (
Jan27 12:45 with the blizzard up there any 33-MHz n.e. US FD traffic might be interesting - de WA5IYX (
Jan26 18:19 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan26 00:18 Tr Spokane back on FM, some very strong > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 23:13 Es XE TV Ch-2-5 Spanish audio ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan25 20:55 12/35 KVOS-DT w/subs( 350km/217mi) - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan25 19:38 Fog clearing out here, so Tr is going downhill now. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 19:36 Tr 98.9 KKZX Spokane w/ ID > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 19:36 Tr 97.3 KKRS Davenport, WA religious teaching, very strong at times > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 19:36 Tr 88.1 KYRS Medical Lake, WA with mention of, and bluegrass concert coming to Spokane. NEW!! 6.8 KW > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 18:06 I have them here too. KEYG is very strong here, trying for KZID ID on 16kw but no chance here yet. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 18:06 98.5 KEYG -de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan25 18:06 Tr 88.7 KAGU Spokane just mentioned Gonzaga, TOH ID NEW!! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:54 Tr 88.7 unid Classical. Likely KAGU > Yakima (
Jan25 17:54 Tr 95.3 KPND Sandpoint, ID classic rock format, about 200mi > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:53 Tr 96.5 KWLZ Warm Springs, OR with :30 BOH newsbreak > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:53 Tr 106.1 KZFN ID "Z-Fun 106" > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:52 Tr 98.1 KISC WA w/ Casey Kasem AT40 > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:52 at 0930z, Tr 92.1 KUMA-FM Pilot Rock, OR in strong KDNA splatter with ID. Wish it would have been KCRK! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:51 Tr 107.9 KMBI Spokane w/ religious teaching, over 100W LPFM 5 mi east of me. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:51 Tr 99.9 KXLY Spokane "Coyote Country" > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:51 Tr 96.1 KIIX WA huge with IDs > Yakima CN96 (
Jan25 17:36 Ms 99.5 KHAZ Hays, KS RDS PI/PS, previous Es 979 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 17:34 Ms 99.5 KUTT Fairbury, NE C&W //stream 829 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 16:34 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan25 16:16 13/13 KCPQ-DT - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan25 16:15 14/20 KTBW-DT w/subs - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan25 15:53 Tr 89.3 WPNE Green Bay, WI Call, classical mx 325 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 15:52 Tr 89.7 WUWM Milwaukee, WI RDS 322 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 13:21 FWIW, lots of infomercials - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 13:00 our KISA-LD-40.7 sez REVN in PSIP - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 12:40 he's also been a broadcast engineer at stations in svrl TX markets over the decades - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 12:33 I got active with a few of those AVS forums starting in mid 2009 - BPTTV is WB5ITT - de WA5IYX (
Jan25 06:01 Tr 88.9 WVRN Wittenberg, WI legal ID 382 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan25 03:13 the post is about the how KUMY-LD-22 is Breaking some FCC laws - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 03:10 read this post about halfway down on pagge from BPTTV member on AVS Forums - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan25 03:04 hey Mike-La, did you know about this low power analog station on ch.22 in Beaumont Tx? (
Jan24 19:47 Tr really good cx today - 93.3 KUBE, 93.9 KPDQ, 94.1 KMPS, 95.5 KBFF, 95.7 KJR, 96.5 KJAQ, 97.3 KIRO, 98.1 KING, 98.9 KLCK, 101.1 KXL, 106.1 KBKS, 106.9 KMOK in and out today. Some very strong. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan24 19:46 Tr 88.1 KAYB Sunnyside AFR, but no sign of CBU-1 or KWAO. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan24 19:46 Tr 88.1 KCWU Ellensburg, WA "88.1 the Burg" w/ KYTR off the air this morning. NEW!! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan24 19:13 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (promo loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan24 16:32 Houston, DFW and NE TX FMs in as well, but nothing further away than that...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan24 16:31 A few of the stronger Houston UHF DTVs drifting in right now via mild tropo...the usual suspects KPRC, KETH, KIAH...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan24 14:37 but highs in the low-70sF most of this coming week - winter gyrations in STX - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan24 14:35 some area frost this morn (after snow within 60-25 mi Fri morn) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan24 01:40 Es 55.24/25 mix s/sw - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 16:18 F2 33-MHz n,e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 14:23 our KENS-DT-39.3 has dropped their wx radar and NOAA NWS sound for "Justice TV" :< - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan23 13:50 the copter ride will cost and any vehicle insurance policies likely void under the circumstances - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 13:47 includes some details that the network TV nx stories left out - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:23 more on KUSU there (KVFX 94.5 there emerged in 1974) - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:13 sure didn't notice them on - as mid Sept it might have been off for "summer" - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:10 housed on campus ... strong cold front (which wud later bring snow to Denver area) rattling power lines - tho could hear 96.1 Idaho Falls on whip GEN1451A - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:06 but, the place on camous the attendees were house tried to get SLC direct - KUTV with horrible line noise - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:04 in Sept 1971 (when going to that Es Conference at USU in Logan) noticed all the upper UHF ants pointed up at the xltors (for SLC) in the hills around the Cache Valley - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 02:01 Dalhart (with its 5 hi-way intersection downtown) often reports the coldest lows in the winter in TX - de WA5IYX (
Jan23 01:40 So who in H377 is watching them (Des Moines NM has <200 pop!) N8NU (
Jan23 01:39 Today, five UHF DTV xltrs up there - interestingly, KOAT and KVII among them, with result TWO 7.1s and TWO 7.2s N8NU (
Jan23 01:38 Vivid memories of seeing a UHF xltr of KNME passing by Sierra Grande (Vickie was doing the driving) N8NU (
Jan23 01:37 [00:53, IYX] Exactly right - to Dalhart by night, from there next morning N8NU (
Jan22 19:57 Rather marvelous invention, if you ask me. (Or even if you DON'T ask me, hahaha) (
Jan22 19:55 Not to mention the friction from going through the crops at the wheels, as well... (
Jan22 19:53 ...there's a LOT of mass when they're filled with water. Also seems like the wheels need to be angled very precisely (like pi-to-eight-decimals)...but these are less mysterious to me now. Thanks--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan22 19:51 my travels, I always wondered how they move. Nothing on them looks like a "motor" and there' (
Jan22 19:51 my travels, I always wondered how they move. Nothing on them looks like a "motor" and there' (
Jan22 19:50 Very cool, Pat - thanks for the links. Good story, too - I'm glad he lived to see his contribution recognized. When I see these systems... (
Jan22 18:03 freezing precip nearing Hill Country - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 17:04 54.310 ms? hit- de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan22 15:43 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan22 15:04 worth a read (someone needs to remove the duplicated text) - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 14:51 the systems have been around near as long as I have - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 14:45 Seeing them again on a Denver-Sioux Falls Aug 1971 flight soon had me rethinking that - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 14:43 When I first saw those (brown) circular items from the air I somehow thot they might be oil drilling-related - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 12:37 Uh...I guess I should look on YouTube, shouldn't I?--Frank M. (
Jan22 12:36 Seems to me like using those irrigation apparatuses would be a complete PITA--Frank M. (
Jan22 12:35 ...I can't figure out how they rotate those things and constantly refit them PRECISELY, and they seem to have too few wheels--Frank M. (
Jan22 12:34 [22:28] I drove by irrigated fields before I ever flew over any. I want to watch a farmer operating that equipment... (
Jan22 00:57 lunch at Ramada Inn Trinidad - snow-capped Rockies into distant view - de WA5IYX (
Jan22 00:53 Amarillo w on IH40, n US385 Dalhart, US87 thru Clayton, Raton, IH25 to Denver - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 23:41 A strange feeling, like being in a spaceship, total darkness except bright blinking lights in no discernible pattern N8NU (
Jan21 23:40 Reminds me of my one and only drive though the TX Panhandle, From Vega NW to NM just south of NW corner N8NU (
Jan21 22:30 on ground in 1971 cud smell the oil fields nr Big Spings before see them (mni pumps, owned by UT system, painted orange) - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 22:28 I flew over that area in Aug 1970 (going to Denver) - wondered what all those circular green patches were (pivot irrigation fields) - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 22:25 and grain elevators/silos stand out you think they are high-rise buildings of a distant town - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 21:37 Anotheer thing out there, farm/ranch and city lights can be seen "forever" - I remember a single light more than 10 miles away (somewhere near Ralls) casting a shadow--Frank M. (
Jan21 21:33 MAY-suh... (
Jan21 21:33 Ah, Lamesa...I was listening to KPET-690 there in 1972, my first visit to the area. Some ads said La MAY-shu, others said La MEE-suh...--Frank M. (
Jan21 21:29 the old joke at Amarillo AFB was that no one could go over the hill to become AWOL as no hills - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 21:27 near Lamesa there was red dust piled up for 2'-3' against telegraph line poles along the railroad tracks - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 21:24 in Jun 1971 near Lubbock there was some sheet metal up in trees - remnant of their May 11, 1970 tornado ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan21 21:22 I've actually never *known* that I was entering/crossing the dryline. Seeing two distinct air masses at their border would be a phenomenon itelf--Frank M. (
Jan21 21:21 the 00:33 is for the 20th not the 21st (
Jan21 21:20 [00:33] Areas near close-by Canyon rather monopolize a region which is otherwise pretty flat. Lots of sagebrush, etc. out there as well--Frank M. (
Jan21 21:05 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - promo loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan21 18:11 54.310 pop up - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan21 16:45 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan21 12:10 cold front has passed so only ducts s and e of here remain - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan21 03:32 Atlanta's new Justice TV network (11.3 digital/WXIA) seems to be a lot of those NBC Dateline shows one after the other. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan21 00:31 00:07- yeah perfect time for it Mike-La (
Jan21 00:10 Pat, 82F not bad for January - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan21 00:07 yeah Mike-La I hope we can get some good Tropo tonight before this cool front comes thru - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan20 23:47 aprs map showing the beginnings of my old Mexico pipeline? I wish! Mike-La (
Jan20 23:14 high had been 82F, just shy of the record 83F in 1972 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 23:05 currently 81F in town - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 21:09 F2 33-MHz n.e.US FDs - thin - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 19:13 Re: 15:29 - I get that station often via Tr (almost nightly). - Dn64 (
Jan20 15:44 some Houston Us hanging in well - their 36.2 GetTV and 36.3 Grit - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 15:41 there must be something about Michigan and Ontario and meteor scatter ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 15:29 Ms 99.5 KMCJ Colstrip, MT- short burst with preacher talking about forgiveness and webstream match- 1097 miles, heard prev via Es-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan20 13:48 but suspct that this is all in-state, nothing "exotic"- cold front due late tonite - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 13:41 CCI now forcing svrl locals into non-decode when beamed east - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 12:05 Houston Us decoding - KPRC story on bad fog there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 05:40 Tr WEAR-DT-17 Mobile Al (184 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan20 04:26 Comet Lovejoy? Is this time for a rousing chorus of "Video Killed the Radio Star"? Sorry...couldn't resist ... Mike (
Jan20 04:01 03:38 oh no another Comet Kohoutek (
Jan20 03:43 can't crane neck ... I'd have to recline on the ground to sight along the RV-6 scope tube pointed that high up ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 03:40 it's so high in sky can crane neck up with binocs, have to sit - and can't aim RV-6 scope without a finder scope on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 03:38 wasted a lot of time with my 7x50 binocs seeing if I could spot Comet Lovejoy in this light polluted urban enivornemnt - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan20 01:52 Tr Houston Us starting to show up Mike-La (
Jan20 01:26 I've seen the dry line thunderstorm development in eastern Colorado in the summertime, when I lived there. Couldn't believe how high those thunderheads got - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan20 00:35 a slope of 10' per mile is flat - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:33 unless you've been there hard to believe how flat it really is (llano estacado) - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:29 then big storm in Amarillo (overnight stay) as tornado warnings for many of towns we'd passed thru to there from Lubbock - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:27 when going thru Lubbock Jun 7. 1971 (on way to CO) there must have been one there - a towering cumulus that wouldn't quit - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:22 I want to go west and experience this dry line boundary for myself. just to see these storms develop and shoot way up into the air in a very clear sky - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan20 00:15 good read and liked it. thanks Pat - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan20 00:05 the fingerprint powder that the SAPD used on it made a big mess ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan20 00:02 Trouble is that wx book in 1960 was gotten during the time the family 1957 Chevy BelAir had been stolen from LAFB (found intact in downtown parking lot c. 24 hrs later) - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 23:59 Es - ch 2- CHBX ON suddenly in with good signal de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan19 23:47 I took a Met course at UT Austin in fall 1970 & picked up a lot more - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 23:45 I learned a lot of wx from a little Golden Science book in Jul 1960 (lapse rates, etc) - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 23:22 Interesting dry-line reading Pat. Thanks for sharing - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan19 23:11 14:53 Mike-La, your DT-46 catch may be KBPX-CD-46 Houston Tx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 23:04 more "adventures" with drylines - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:51 short primmer on drylines - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:47 more accurate - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:41 contrary to what my 7th-grade (1960) science book diagram had in it, this part of the state in summer is dominated by maritime tropical vs continental tropical air masses - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:38 on rare occasions it has ventured as far as here (and a bit further east) giving very low dew points and RH - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:36 when present it can shift back and forth a few hundred miles during a day - of creating a few (but intense) T-storms along it - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:33 the dry line blocks tropo from the east into west TX - the AZ & NM mountains block it from the west - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 22:17 I thought there was a "Dry line" out there in West Texas, where CA FMs would boom in for miles on I-10. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan19 22:00 e.g., I used to watch the Disney ABC Zorro in 1957-58 and never knew that it was until this morning - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 21:51 I'm amazed at how mni of these 50s series showing up on Cozi etc were filmed in color - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 21:47 rather rare: KAVE NM Carlsbad (403 mi) 02-27-1973 0037 tr 06-22-1981 0815 tr 3 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 21:44 the 8, 000 Ft. Mountains near El Paso sort of block any Juarez tropo hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 21:43 [18:39] TROOP?? You must be sending your message on a phone and it's auto-correcting?--Frank M. (
Jan19 21:42 [21:23] I remember back in the 80s?? that some WTFDA DX'er in Arkansas was getting tropo all the way to, I think, el Paso! Midland/Odessa blasting in. ARID PATH, that has to be extremely rare--Frank M. (
Jan19 21:41 this (and those for Ch 3-6 & hiVHF on my site) will give u an idea - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 21:24 My wife and I thinking about *retiring* to the Las Cruces area - JimT/EM37 (
Jan19 21:23 Hey Pat, just curious. Do you ever get much tropo or troposcatter towards Midland-Odessa or Juarez? - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan19 21:12 19:25- yeah Mike-La we may get to receive some new catches when the Mexican analog go off the air. I sure hope so - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 21:10 maybe, with DTV u never know what CCI is there or not - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 21:00 wonder if the shutdown of XHTAM-17 analog signal had anything to do with Pat receiving the XEFE-DT-17 - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan19 20:22 actually, it seems that XEFE-DT-17 has been airing for a while, I just didn't know it - XHBR-DT-25 has a huge sig vs it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 19:25 18:32- yep, sure would be nice to catch one of those brand new south of the border DTVs like Pat did. Mike-La Mi (
Jan19 18:50 65F hr now with a warming s.w. wind (record hi ths date 85F in 2000) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 18:46 re 1839 - and one never knows where else it might be to that lack APRS beacons (a lot of Mexico and the Gulf) - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 18:43 it may get 76F hr Tuesday, but a cold front Weds will make it like January agn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 18:39 aprs maps still showing Troop opening to Reynosa in sw Louisiana. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan19 18:32 hope we have some Tropo tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 18:30 congrats guys for receiving some new decodes. I missed this Troop opening - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan19 17:14 Tr KVVV-DT-15 Houston (new) Mike-La (
Jan19 17:08 sure is nice to see a sharp XEFE logo in UL for a change :) Mike-La (
Jan19 16:37 Tr KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 16:12 Ms 99.5 WIHT Washington, DC- Short burst with Bruno Mars 'Locked Out Of Heaven' and playlist match- NEW LOG! 463 miles-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan19 15:51 Tr KAMU-DT-12 College Station, TX (new) Jack, Austin TX (
Jan19 15:44 see the bottom 4 images on this for XEFE-DT-17 caps - de WA5IYX;O=A (
Jan19 15:40 Tr KFXK-DT-31 Longview, TX Jack, Austin TX (
Jan19 15:34 a few RG Valley spotty decodes - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 15:32 nice job Pat-I'd like to see that one some day Mike-La (
Jan19 15:29 their 17.2 has a weird blue screen (two shades) - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 15:18 their PSIP lacks any pgm info - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 15:16 Tr XEFE-DT-17 TAM Nuevo Laredo (new) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 15:10 XHBR-DT-25 decoding beamed at Austin (CM-4228 f/b aint that great) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 15:02 tropo ducts handle UHF better than 76-82 MHz - wonder if my subdecode 20 is KLTL - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 14:59 watching aprs map-let me try SE :) Mike-La (
Jan19 14:59 svrl subdecodes, prob in-state - supposed to get into 70sF next few days - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 14:58 As strong as KNIC is-not a whisper from KCWX Mike-La (
Jan19 14:54 14:53- TCN on signal screen Mike-La (
Jan19 14:53 Tr unID DT-46 with "ZUUS" program? (music videos) Mike-La (
Jan19 14:49 14:38-using a UniMas logo since I last saw them-TeleFutura relaunched/rebranded as UniMás on January 7, 2013 Mike-La (
Jan19 14:46 KNIC's TL is remote from mni here, on higher ground so shorter tower give higher ASL - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 14:38 Tr KLRU-DT-22 Austin (320 mi) been a long time since I've seen this one Mike-La (
Jan19 14:33 Tr KNIC-DT-18 San Antonio (367 mi) Mike-La (
Jan19 13:55 May 25-26, 2012 had some widespread tropo, but not super stuff - de WA5IYX (
Jan19 13:53 just some Houston Us decoding a while earlier - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan19 13:46 Tr KBTV-DT-40 Beaumont, TX (217 mi) Jack, Austin TX (
Jan19 13:44 Tr Houston Us and KHOU-DT-11 decoding Jack, Austin TX (
Jan19 13:27 as dominant as KTXH-DT-19 is, it will always be difficult to catch XERV-DT-19-it's blasting in here this morning Mike-La (
Jan19 13:24 04:52- the few times i did catch it, it was very weak Mike-La (
Jan19 13:11 Tr Houston Us decoding Mike-La (
Jan19 08:54 that Rio Grande Tropo duct was definitely elevated so no chance to receive any Mexico or your locals from it - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 08:45 you guys up north were receiving Rio Grande Mexico Tropo and I was not receiving no Troop here on the Gulf Coast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 08:41 yes I remember that big Tropo opening Frank M. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 07:55 That opening even got down to XEFB-2 (
Jan19 07:54 [04:52] XHMOY-22 was seen here in EN40 (Macomb IL) by both Jeff Kadet and myself, on May 26, 2012 around 0400 local (1,160+ miles all over land)--Frank M. (
Jan19 05:24 KWBJ-CD-22 FCC Service Contour Map - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:22 KDCG-CD-22 FCC Service Contour Map - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:18 KWBJ-CD-22 FCC Service Contour Map - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:15 these two DTV stations are KDCG-CD-22 Near Mike-La and KWBJ-CD-22 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:10 I think me and Mike-La may be having a problem with a couple of DT-22's keeping us from receiving XHMOY-22's signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 05:05 with XHMOY-22 2,576 kW rated power they should have been a easy catch with strong Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 04:56 I received a very weak analog signal on TV-22 once with the Gala logo u/r a couple years ago - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan19 04:52 Mike-La & Pat, have you ever received XHMOY-22 ? their power is rated at 2,576 kW - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan18 21:24 I avoided Vista and wished that I cud have done the same with Win8 as Win10 is supposed to "fix" that - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 21:16 that had replaced a 2005 Sony USB-floppy drive that mechanically failed (disks wouldn't eject) that I got for the 2004 XP - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 21:12 I only was gifted the 430CDT in May 2006 - the Bytech USB-floppy drive had worked well until recently - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 20:06 [15:02] Chances are good that its an unrecognized file system. NOBODY uses 98, ME or Bob anymore. A few sillies still use 2000 ... Mike (
Jan18 20:04 [14:54] 18 year-old computer technology...are you surprised? You got 10 years more from it than most would have ... Mike (
Jan18 17:31 Ms 90.1 WMPR Jackson, MS RDS PS/PI 915 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 16:05 Ms 89.5 WYFK Columbus, GA perfectly timed ping with TOH legal ID NEW! 791 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 15:56 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan18 15:02 It also seems that the USB floppy drive (yr old) for this Win8 is now damaging disks put in it, so I'll need another there - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 15:00 I did make a Win98SE floppy boot disk, and that has given me DOS EDIT and printing back on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:58 it was the machine that I used for CT9 K1EA contest software and also with a 1992 Epson L-1000 dot-matrix printer - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:56 luckily last Aug I did a full copy of its HD onto the Win8.1 HD - but most new files on it since then are gone - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 14:54 up all nite, not becuz of any tropo, the 1997 (I've had since 2006) Win98SE Toshiba 430CDT 2G HD seems to have failed - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 13:55 Tr WKRG-DT-27 Mobile (287 mi) Mike-La (
Jan18 13:51 Tr WEAR-DT-17 Pennsacola (276 mi) Mike-La (
Jan18 08:07 Ms 100.1 KWFX Woodward, OK "Ms pest" C&W / RDS 1072 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 07:33 Ms 96.5 KBYZ Bismarck, ND Joe Walsh tune / RDS 961 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 07:25 Ms 96.5 KNWC Sioux Falls, SD RDS NEW 771 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan18 06:25 that's why, whenever possible, I use that Diamond VC-500 USB device - once it's running u have two hands free - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 05:26 nead vid compilation, but I wish those using a camcorder for extended off-screen vids of pre-planned events like this wud use a tripod for a steadier image - de WA5IYX (
Jan18 02:44 [18:27] Translator construction permit on 88.9 K201AS in Yakima with 15 watts that will rebroadcast KYPL-FM - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan18 02:41 over halfway thru video you start to see some analog stations showing a program and BAM! static snow signal is gone - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan18 02:37 another video showing a band scan of the shut analog shutdown in Reynosa Mx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40. (
Jan18 01:59 my Airspy One receiving very weak Houston Us DTV pilot carrier signals here with no Tropo conditions here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan17 22:28 I also haven't heard anybody complaining about burning out the front end from putting too much RF into it?--Frank M. (
Jan17 22:27 I also understand its sensitivity and selectivity, and overload rejection, rival the big boys too, right? (
Jan17 22:27 Does the Eton tuner display RDS for the signals in the swath of band that it stores? How much does it store, 6 mHz swath of band, and for how long? (
Jan17 21:19 and, a not so great horizon profile when next to a spring-fed creek - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:58 this shows the hill ASLs around here/there - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:52 details of which - the plane traffic there (small) passes low & close - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:49 there's a small grass runway strip within 2000' east of them - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:45 they're on 10 acres there (since 1994) - zoomed in can't see antenna/shadow - de WA5IYX,-98.8685559,42m/data=!3m1!1e3 (
Jan17 20:42 u can see some of hills suggested in this view - de WA5IYX,-98.867709,2698m/data=!3m1!1e3 (
Jan17 20:39 a May 2011 Google street view of the area there - de WA5IYX,-98.867709,3a,75y,270h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sxu9ZvD_6LxMfgcDjYqkhIg!2e0 (
Jan17 20:35 10 years ago they had this up there (+ small sat dish) - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 20:01 their tvfool plot is even "stranger" (7 mi from KMYS-DT-32) - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 19:53 Your friends 30 mi NW must have lots of little hills in the way, meaning a lot more static-filled San Antonio channels. With a phaser you could probably get Es on 94.1 or 88.3 up there. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 19:52 We have a 93.7 in Yakima (ex-KLKY translator) that repeats 1020 KDYK (Regional Mexican station...) and the sound is ATROCIOUS. It sounds like a telephone. How could they let this happen to 93.7? I'd rather see it off. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 19:45 WHOL-AM is a Spanish Tropical format - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 19:44 Easton, Pa that is only 900+ feet away from my QTH - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 19:43 WHOL-AM 1600 KHz (500W day/56W night) Allentown, Pa has a FM translator W258BM 99.5 MHz (8W) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan17 19:06 as here - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 19:03 compare this fmfool plot from some friends of mine 30 mi n.w. of here with mine - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan17 18:56 some will claim that the rising noise floor (consumer-generated RFI) on m.w. is "making" them do this - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 18:54 and, are these FM "mirrors" of AM using full 15-kHz fidelity there ? Not exactly what's needed for news/sports/talk programming - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 18:50 it's band enuf when some egomaniac wants a LPFM for "unique" programming, but having the entire AM band simulcast on FM ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 18:48 the rural boondocks used to be the realm of FM xltors - now the way that AMs are getting them u'd think 550-1700 kHz was going to be reallocated - de WA5IYX (
Jan17 18:27 I just hope to god no one takes 96.5 or 97.3 here. That would be a DX disaster. 96.5 is one of the best open channels in the valley. In summertime, I hear 3 stations in and out all day from up to 200 miles on this a great Ms and Es beacon. Same goes with 88.9, which is another Es "beacon" frequency. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 18:22 LPFMs and translator grants have skyrocketed the past year or so. In some markets, expect lots more non-local channels gone to some 250W translator or LPFM. AM owners want to get onto 250W translators. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 15:42 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan17 11:22 I will be losing 95.3 to a translator for WBEN's hd2 format change. LM/FM29 (
Jan17 05:56 Ms 89.1 KUAR Little Rock, AR RDS 844 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 05:52 Ms 89.1 WLBF Montgomery, AL RDS 813 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 05:49 Tr 90.1 WORI Harrison, OH "Air One" 358 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan17 05:19 Two other translators are firing up soon - goodbye 106.1 and 106.9. One will relay KRSE, the other KHHK. Which makes no sense. All 3 xlators I found out are in Wapato, just 10-15 miles from the transmitter. What a waste. They could have least put something new on there - a revamped "Bob FM", an AC station, etc. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan17 05:09 DX frequency gone: 104.5. A new translator is on, repeating KXDD-104.1. May be this new K283BX Mabton station. No null at all, so maybe something else on the frequency. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan16 22:06 also WHBC Canton OH at ~140mi JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Jan16 22:03 Tr WAKS 96.5 Akron OH, also 104.1 WQAL Cleveland ~120mi JJ in EN82 (
Jan16 20:19 e.g., Dragnet left MeTV to now be on Cozi - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 20:17 with MeTV, Cozi, GetTV, and Grit now in this market a given series drops on one and pops up on another - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 17:38 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish - back to old ID loop - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 16:22 [14:16] You're right - however Dan's site lists Jeff/Jim/Girard/Ed having logged Ms --- Fred N - FM03af SC (
Jan16 16:19 15:15- Antenna TV-one of my favorites Mike-La (
Jan16 15:15 just noticed yesterday that our WOAI-DT-48.2 is Antenna net now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 15:13 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 15:12 XHAQ-5 and other US DT5s (low-VHF with the most!) have done it hr - also sferics take them out - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 15:10 KCWX-DT-5 in some areas with folks bmg towards other Ch 5 NTSC/DTV targets probably goes into non-decode - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 14:16 Unless I missed it, I haven't seen that stat listed Mike-La (
Jan16 13:58 Within WTFDA, what is the longest distance for DTV Ms? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan16 13:53 low VHF for DTV has always taken criticism-but are there any problems in KCWX's transmission that you know of? Mike-La (
Jan16 13:50 ...and yes, KCWX-DT-5 is also my only DTV VHF low station via tropo :) Mike-La (
Jan16 13:47 13:37-this it true Pat, I suppose seeing a latent PSIP after having DTT901 on only during the wee hours, could make a case for Ms Mike-La (
Jan16 13:37 I'd thot abt leaving DTT901 on Ch 2 bmd north (KOTA/KNOP) all nite - my only low-VHF DTV tropo is my KCWX - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 13:19 least with regular equipment like I use Mike-La (
Jan16 13:18 11:55- yeah that's what I was thinking-seeing a latent PSIP only means something was there-could have been a normal tropo or Es appearance-just seems it would be very difficult to ID a MS catch IMO Mike-La (
Jan16 11:57 if u just want DTV ms pilot pings - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 11:55 I don't know if they saw a "live" decode or came across a latent PSIP ident - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 11:53 some DTV ms info here - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 02:06 not sure what it would look like on a dtt-901 Mike-La (
Jan16 02:03 01:28- come to think of it...has anyone ever rec'd a DTV station via Ms? Mike-La (
Jan16 01:58 my nearest Canadian on there is over 1400 miles - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan16 01:52 that text file is by state, channel, and date - call is one used on first logging - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 01:43 Miami at 1150 mi my best - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 01:42 If I get analog tropo from Canada this year which I have on skip (is CHBX-NON-DT-2 still on?) I should sit on it and try to catch a parallel by MS--Frank M. (
Jan16 01:40 Having a Canadian hat trick would be appropriate, eh?--Frank M. (
Jan16 01:40 Oh wait...MAYBE Bancroft on 2?? I can't remember if they were part of the massive Canadian July 3 tropo opening in 2011 (I think)--Frank M. (
Jan16 01:38 I can't think of any TV hat tricks here. It would have had to be more than 20 years ago by which time everything was all night==Frank M. (
Jan16 01:37 May 26, circa 04:00 Central... (
Jan16 01:36 I mean 2012. Three years ago already? (
Jan16 01:36 Pat, not sure of the meaning of the groupings in the 00:36 link. Also, I'm 1160+ to XEFB-2 via Tropo in 2013. Do I have a North American record? ONE MILE farther than K1MOD--Frank M. (
Jan16 01:28 probably harder to get it done now since our analog shutdown. Mike-La (
Jan16 00:39 WEAR-3 was the earlist done those ways (by 1974) - de WA5IYX (
Jan16 00:36 five on this - AR,FL,GA,LA - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 23:54 Es Ch-2 55.250 and pilot 54.310 s3-4 ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan15 23:22 23:08- My only hat trick station- Ms, Es and tropo Mike-La (
Jan15 23:10 been having Ms hits throughout the day-finally something familiar Mike-La (
Jan15 23:08 Ms XEFB-2 Monterrey Teleactiva logo UR (580 mi) Mike-La (
Jan15 19:54 With the Airspy item now out that RTL2832U dongle stuff is going to look even more obsolete - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 19:10 I'll properly split off the SDR# section on to its own page shortly - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 18:38 old, outdated, but still a recent WIP - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 16:45 Dangerously thick fog here still at noon. -- Dan EM74 mobile (
Jan15 15:32 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 13:39 Got an e-mail report on my 2m (5 watt) beacon EM66 -> EL87 Florida... unfortunately at work away from my tuner - K4NBF (
Jan15 12:04 still faint 55.24, 55.25 (ms mix), 61.25, and 67.24 vids on FT-847 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 06:32 Tr 101.5 WTKX "TK101" Pensacola FL 339 miles Ben EM75 (
Jan15 06:01 Re 05:50 I am in Chatta TN, WSYE was in. Now I think WOKK Meridian is in Ben EM75 (
Jan15 05:50 Hi Ben, I see you are receiving some Tropo. what state are you Dxing from? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 05:46 Reynosa/Matamoros TV Analogs were Tropo Targets for us on the Gulf Coast. but sometimes there were Targets for DXers in the central US - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 05:43 Yakima we will still be able to receive many Analog TV stations for Es Beacons in Mexico via Es this summer. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 05:19 As the Reynosa/Matamoros stations ceased operation, does that mean other border stations went bye bye too? Did we say goodbye to XHBC as well? > Yakima CN96 (
Jan15 05:17 Looks like the only way we can figure out if Es is coming in is to keep that radio running unattended on the lowest edu-fm frequency! I leave it on 88.9 quite often during May and June when unattended. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan15 05:17 Tr 93.3 WSYE "Sunny93.3" Houston MS 228 miles Ben EM75 (
Jan15 05:11 Pat, are you still receiving 55.250 & 61.250 MHz TV station video signals? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:58 03:31yeah Ben that would have been great for us DXers. wish they would have did that - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:57 then a 1-hr show can easily be burned to a 4.7G DVD-R as an mpeg - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 04:54 my diamond VC-500 takes the NTSC a/v from the DTT901 and uses c. 2.5 G for an hour - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 04:50 02:51 yes Pat. WEAR-DT-17 may be a problem for me if there is Tropo to the east at the same time Tropo is strong enough to receive a decode of XEFE-DT-17 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:04 MPEG-2 is a bandwidth hog - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:03 ment to say MPEG-4 H.264 Codec - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 04:01 but if you record the same 1 hour OTA show broudcast with the H.264 codec it will only take about 1 gig of Hard drive space on the HD DVR - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 03:32 Then promote free to air Ku satellite to eliminate the stations that simply rebroadcast a satellite feed Ben EM75 (
Jan15 03:31 Re: 0255 US should have adopted a variabe bandwidth system giving CA stations 2 MHz Ben EM75 (
Jan15 03:05 for example it takes a HD DVR about 7 Gigs to record a hour OTA TV show from MPEG-2 broadcast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 02:55 MPEG-2 should have never been used for HDTV all other countries including Mexico is using the more better MPEG-4 codec - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan15 02:51 it subdecoding "distracting" when I'm looking for WEAR-DT-17 to east - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 02:49 17 KMOL-LD TX Victoria 99-mi 116-deg 01-30-2012 0120 - my nearest DT-17 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 02:49 ATSC 3.0 spec. with H.264 or the new H.265 codec uses less bandwith - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 02:45 there is hope for the DTV Repack to have good picture and it will mean a new HD tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 02:38 yeah Mike-La there is no DT-17's near us. we may have a shot at XEFE-DT-17 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 02:00 and maybe the death of free OTA TV because of it. the HD picture will look like pixilated crap after the Repack - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 01:54 the countdown to DTV spectrum Repack in 2016. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 01:48 I know we are sad that analog TV is leaving Mexico but a Bigger countdown has already begun - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:43 yeah Pat there will be no more free TV. example, the college football championship was on ESPN and not free over the air like it has been in the past - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:34 after they kill off OTA TV those towers will be handy for all those "other spectrum users" - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:31 so much for those who wanted to see their networks in 1080p/i HD on their $5k wall-sized HD TV - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:31 we will have less channel targets to catch when they do this because of all local channels jam packed to one or two RF channels - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:23 for WiMax wireless and other new wireless tech. - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:21 but hay they are opening up RF channels to DX on. Not. they will be using those open channels - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:18 to free up channel spectrum - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:17 how I understand it, the FCC is going to pack your major network channels to 1 or 2 RF channels on subs of that channel - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 01:05 41F and drizzle hr most of Wed, but maybe nudging 70sF on Saturday - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan15 01:03 I recall slewing that Emerson 872 VCR down there (with its painful tiny pushbuttons) and seeing that wipe out NTSC DX signals - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:02 looks like aprs map may give you a little tropo tonight? Mike-La (
Jan15 01:01 by the mid 1980s svrl locales were using the lower UHF TV channels for Public Safety 2x comm - that's why the Bearcat scanners had coverage there - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 01:00 that would be interesting Mike-La (
Jan15 00:56 bottom line your stations may be changing RF station numbers soon. some may have to go to VHF Hi 7 to 13 - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 00:56 someone needs to invite him over here (
Jan15 00:53 I'd say that's a question to ask Raymie :) Mike-La (
Jan15 00:37 Spectrum reallocation (repack) - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Jan15 00:36 you go Mike-La. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan15 00:31 06:44- and I don't see any other 17's in my way-would be nice to see XEFE in digital Mike-La (
Jan15 00:20 I guess as opposed to a "round" pattern- more power can be focused in 3 directions? Mike-La (
Jan15 00:19 00:18 haha gotcha :) (
Jan15 00:18 the TL is NW of Lake Charles Mike-La (
Jan15 00:18 the aquatic life doesn't add to ratings and hence ad revenue ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 00:17 From the TL it looks like they are targeting Beaumont and L.C. not sure what is north Mike-La (
Jan15 00:15 yes, those null points are to "protect" co-channels or not "waste" signal into the Gulf - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 00:14 Maximum power: 1000 kW at 0°, 120°, 240 (
Jan15 00:14 Minimum power 73.98 kW at 60°, 180°, 300° lol Mike-La (
Jan15 00:11 is that how you see it Pat? (
Jan15 00:11 yeah thats what I was looking at-no wonder I don't see KVHP-if I'm reading it right, their sig ratiates at 12, 4 and 8 o'clock postitions-I'm at about 2 o'clock :( Mike-La (
Jan15 00:08 click on the small polar-plot graphic for a much-enlarged image - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 00:05 like for KVHP - de WA5IYX (
Jan15 00:04 thx Pat I'll check it out Mike-La (
Jan15 00:03 the Rabbitears site has them (as does the FCC site, after a little navigation) - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 23:45 anyone know of a site that shows the antenna radiation pattern of TV stations, i.e. the direction the signal is focused on the most? Mike-La (
Jan14 23:40 repack? Mike-La (
Jan14 23:33 is Mexico doing a repack of DTV stations like they are doing here in the US? - amfmtvdtvbrla . (
Jan14 23:02 19:02-You're right about that am, although I think my primary culprit is KVHP Mike-La (
Jan14 19:02 a kind of double whammy from the west and east of you - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 18:59 Mike-La, WLFT-DT-30 150 kw signal may also be blocking you from receiving XHAB-30 signal. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan14 18:51 I will not see XHAB-DT-30 here because of local WLFT-DT-30 so we are all blocked - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 16:30 F2 33.42 dead air Sammamish ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 14:33 the 1991 XHAB-7 video clip - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 14:31 Snappy frame grab from May 1999 - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 14:29 from Apr 1991 VHS - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 14:23 still 55.24, 61.25, 67.24, 67.25 around - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 14:22 30 KVHP LA Lake Charles 306 78-deg 03-18-2011 2300 - KABB off air - have video clip, but never u/l to YouTube - de WA5IYX EL09l STX (
Jan14 13:42 13:27- however, I would have traded it for a one time viewing of XHAB-7 :) Mike-La (
Jan14 13:27 This was probably my only strong appearance of XHAB-DT-30 Mike-La (
Jan14 13:25 13:20- should have said (rarely viewable) Mike-La (
Jan14 13:21 only rare times does XHAB-DT come through Mike-La (
Jan14 13:20 06:56- Likewise here with KVHP in LC-a station so weak that for me it's not even viewable in tropo condition-yet it blocks XHAB-DT-30 Mike-La (
Jan14 07:08 here is a good Confirmation video that the analog stations are off the air in the Rio Grande area - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:56 I'll never see their DT-30 as long as KABB-DT-30 is on hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 06:52 that video is of XHAB-7 analog signal shutdown - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:46 FT-847 can tune DT-17 pilot, but my 432-MHz 11-el Yagi is skewed over 90-deg ccw from CM-4228 on same mast - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:46 here is abMatamoros shutdown video posted on youtube - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:44 didn't realize XEFE-DT-17 had 100kw ERP, must try for it - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:43 a good bit of wind-loading with all that PVC pipe there - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:39 check out this PVC antenna. Raymie said it is selling like hot cakes - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:28 it is a video of the final few seconds of XHNAT-45 analog as seen on the transmitter plant TV - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:26 here is a video posted on Instagram Raymie posted the link - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:19 65.75 SS audio assumed XHPN-3 still there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 06:16 here is a little Souvenir for everyone here from tonights history event - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:13 these are surely not all coming from US LPTV NTSC Ch 2-4s - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:08 I had camcorder running on FT-847 readout & s-meter and digital clock 0559z-0601z just in case anything dramatic - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 06:08 Pat look at the last WTFDA post here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:06 maybe theres hope Pat? - Aamfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 06:05 abrupt ... 61.25 faint with meteor pings, 67.24, 67.25 faint - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 06:03 nothing abruot on the 55.24 NTSC here yet (they could be just on raster as no flash-cut involved) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 06:02 shutdown the end of an era. :-( -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 05:44 less than 20 mins till Reynosa area analogs shut down - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 03:20 but I would have to say yes Mike-La (
Jan14 03:19 am I've seen a few-I think I've really seen all the NO stations but I dont log anything under 200 miles so I dont have it documented Mike-La (
Jan14 02:49 I receive them when Tropo is up to the east. get them a sub decode levels with no Tropo. I am about 85 miles from New Orleans - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:39 nope, not many DT-11s logged - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 02:38 sorry for double post problem with this phone I have - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:36 Mike-La & Pat, have you ever received WYES-DT-11 via Tropo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:36 Mike-La & Pat, have you ever received WYES-DT-11 via Tropo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 02:34 Mike-La & Pat, have you ever received (
Jan14 02:07 the N5DRG spots are 28 MHz - see if it grows (Ne needs to x4 for x2 MUF) - de WA5IYX (
Jan14 01:59 should have said before 06z and see if their signal stop coming in after 06z - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 01:48 Pat that is what I am going to try to do at 06z. don't know if the Airspy One will pick up the weak XHTAM-17 signal here via Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan14 01:28 Looks pretty weak at this point - JimT/EM37 (
Jan14 01:27 Pat, N5DRG in your area has some Es to the East, GA-SC area - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan14 01:15 I'll try to remember to listen to 55.25 etc XE NTSC vid carriers to see what happens later at 06z - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 00:32 besides my FM priority, unlike some DXers, I don't have multi-tuners/displays/recorders on each low-VHF channel to catch the fleeting idents they use - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 00:29 and having locals on 4 and 5 for decades limited things there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 00:27 a lof of heavily-populated Mexico is under 700 mi for hr so makes that Es tuff - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan14 00:05 ...that I know of anyway Mike-La (
Jan14 00:04 23:48 You've done well through the years Pat, I'd always hoped to have caught something out of Baja Cal Sur, but never could pull one in Mike-La (
Jan13 23:52 I might as well make up some for my hi-VHF UHF XE tropo catches as listed in this - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan13 23:48 looks like I wont to be changing this much now - de WA5IYX (
Jan13 22:48 I think all the border stations are getting real close to shutdown Mike-La (
Jan13 22:28 Mike-La, is XHREY-12 Reynosa shuting down its analog signal at midnight as well? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 21:56 correction 3 in Piedras Negras (
Jan13 21:54 2 in Matamoros, 2 later in Juarez, 3 in Nuevo Laredo etc Mike-La (
Jan13 21:53 ...specifically Es possibilities Mike-La (
Jan13 21:47 am, at least thats one good thing, maybe these border town stations ending will briefly open up other possibilities Mike-La (
Jan13 21:46 maybe when XHREY-12 shuts down its analog signal XHMTA-DT-12 may be a new Rio Grande Tropo beacon for us on the Gulf Coast - (
Jan13 21:38 Mike-La, Raymie posted about XHMTA-DT-12 and analog XHREY-12 being on the same heading is why no one has received them via Tropo yet - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 21:22 New TV station is coming to Atlanta on the NBC affiliate WXIA on subchannel 3, the Justice Network, on 20 Jan -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan13 21:21 maybe the DX gods can grant us one more tropo event tonight? :) Mike-La (
Jan13 21:19 20:52- Yeah I know am, hate to see them starting to go away-won't be the same Mike-La (
Jan13 21:10 And when did Cofetel in Mexico decide AM broadcasters would migrate to FM? No more AM radio south of the border?? - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan13 21:05 Raymie member on the WTFDA forums says it here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan13 20:54 Maybe no audio because somebody got hungry and ate the sammamish. Was it a BLT?--Frank M. (
Jan13 20:52 looks like the analog shutdown for XHAB-7, XERV-9 and XHTAM-17 is going to happen tonight. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan13 20:45 test (
Jan13 19:41 Es 55.24 south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan13 17:29 F2 California Highway Patrol up to 40 Mhz Mark FM29 (
Jan13 15:19 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 17:33 F2 33.42 dead air - Sammamish ? - if so wish they'd get audio back on it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 17:17 the partisan Travis Co. DA is after the TX Gov. now - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 17:13 it seems a lot of Governors/ex-Gov. end up with one for that ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 16:56 [03:57] Trade it in for another orange shirt...a prison one?--Frank M. (
Jan12 16:21 A2 mainly zero 525 625 video mixing together.Hugh in IM67 (
Jan12 15:16 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 12:50 I shud have composed a section on my site to illustrate the mni SDR# screencaps I made. BTW, that NTSC 34 LPTV is still on hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 12:40 and when decoding on DTT901 - the Airspy 10-MHz display wud be more revealing - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 12:37 WVLA-DT-34 subecode from lcl KNIC-34 SDR# - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 12:29 the DTT901 "meter" is an indicator of bit-rate error (higher fewer errors) - u can have huge CCI and zero on it while the pilot(s) wud be strong - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 12:26 the (2002) FT-847 (tunes to about 512 MHz) could hear some no-local DTV pilots using 11-el 432-MHz beam - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 09:03 signal may be from XHVTV DT-51 Matamoros - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 08:58 receiving the very weak pilot DT-51 carrier signal on the Airspy One - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 08:57 receiving very weak pilot DT-51 carrier signal on 692.310MHz antenna pointed sw when receiving signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 06:58 pilot carrier signals very weak then building up stronger then fadeing almost out then somtimes out for a second then returning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 06:55 I am hearing the pilot carrier signals in LSB mode using SDR# software - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 06:49 looks like the Airspy One is more sensitive than the DTT-901 converter box - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 06:46 receiving very weak signals of Houston DTV Us on the Airspy One here but not a peep of sub decodes on the DTT-901 converter box. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:57 the NJ Gov. can put away his orange shirt now - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 03:57 I see this pesky ch 2 "trece" is still coming in weak right now Mike-La (
Jan12 03:56 half afraid to ck lcl TV nx for wx after the Dallas game outcome ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 03:56 no tropo here am-too much rain in the area Mike-La (
Jan12 03:55 Es Ch 2 mix, downward trend - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 03:50 Pat you may have some Fog overnight in your location as well so you may have a chance for some Tropo as well maybe - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:47 no Houston on FM, tho bmd south - STX tropo up a bit - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 03:45 the front will cause some dense fog and may bring in some lower Texas / Mexico Tropo conditions tonight I hope. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:42 a warm front is going to lift up from south to north over me and Mike-La later tonight. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:38 Es TV-2 with FOROtv logo at lower rt hand corner of screen...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 03:37 Mike-La Pat are you receiving any Tropo from houston right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:30 E-skip signals starting to fade away here now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:29 FOROtv (F) logo lower left corner of screen - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:27 Es TV-2 FOROtv (F) logo signal strongest with antenna pointed sw at Monterrey Mx. XEFB? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:19 still a swaping mess on TV-2 & 3 here audio and video swaping - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 03:19 Es Ch 2 mix Net 7, Ch 3 mix wrestling, Ch 4 mix Net 5 ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 03:12 Es Ch 4 (67.26) south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 03:09 03:01: Thanks a lot for the help! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 03:08 Es TV-3 with Televisa 5 net ID in lower rt corner...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 03:03 Dan, Danny's site is an excellent source of info Mike-La (
Jan12 03:01 02:43- Dan that ch 3 is XHPN-3 in Piedras Negras-nice catch Mike-La (
Jan12 02:54 Es TV-2 with Azteca 7 net logo upper rt corner, in for only a few seconds...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 02:47 and one of my Ch 2s is still a trece Net - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 02:45 That's the first time it has ever worked for me. The "submit from a separate window" thing is still down for me -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:43 Es TV-2 Azteca 7 logo UR with what looks like a helicopter chase - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 02:43 Test -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:41 it saves hvg to cut-n-paste them into a browser - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:40 it's easier if u can paste URLs in window down page - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:40 what you are posting is not a clickable link-post links at bottom of page Mike-La (
Jan12 02:39 Es still a mix of SS Ch 2s south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 02:38 Es XHQ-3 Culiacan, Sinaloa -Grupo Pacifco "3" logo (996 mi) Mike-La (
Jan12 02:38 That's weird. It works fine for me. Try this and click the one that is NOT part 2 -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:36 .Es up to ch 6 but weak Mike-La (
Jan12 02:34 02:32- link doesnt work (
Jan12 02:32 Mike-La, do you mind checking my video linked at 2:05 to see if the ID on the bottom right matches mine at all? It'll help me identify my received station. Thanks -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:28 XHPN-3 earlier Mike-La (
Jan12 02:25 Es on tv here is a CCI mess - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 02:22 Es 88.9 XHM Cd. México 'Siempre 88.9" matched to webstream! - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 02:21 XHRED Jan 15, 2013 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 02:17 It is in the LR tonight Pat Mike-La (
Jan12 02:16 yes, HD in Mexico ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:15 that looks like the XHPN-3 logo there in l/r - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:14 I can't believe XHRED 88.1 is blasting in (sometimes HD) and I can't find anything else SS on FM! - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 02:10 as far as still frames, the more snow the higher the byte count of the jpeg - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 02:10 Es TV-2 ,3 & 4 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan12 02:05 Es XHQ-2 Guamuchil SIN Grupo Pacifico "3" logo (1014 mi) Mike-La (
Jan12 02:05 iPhone recording that has a few better color scenes. My previous part 2 video only came in 360? I'll re-upload in 1080p tonight. Just look for the video on the channel if interested. Don't wan a keep spamming links -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 02:05 Es 88.1 XHRED Cd. México in HD! - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 02:05 Ch 2 now coming back in for a few seconds and can make out a lower case "f" in the lower right hand corner, if that means anything...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 01:58 My new camera's recording of my TV getting an UnID on 3. It says part 2 because part one is uploading now (I uploaded it to the wrong channel earlier). I'll link part one in a few minutes -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:49 Es Ch 2 unID, possibly MX, can only make out the words "Audiotech" and a phone number at the lower left corner, 2625-2625. Picture too weak to even get an ID bug...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan12 01:48 couple EL09 guys strong on 6m - kw4rz em60 (
Jan12 01:45 Nothing being received here anymore. Still monitoring some frequencies -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:44 thot I'd bm ene for a while - all Austin super loud - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 01:35 Es Chihuahua FM's low end reaching RDS strength - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:34 in the 70s WMTM used "We Move The Merchandise" on their verie - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 01:29 The VHF 3 is very very weak now with occasional disturbances in the static. Uploading 2 videos in a minute. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:29 Es seems to be favoring south of the border 89.3, 89.7 from Chiuhuahua estado continue quite solid - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:28 Es XHPN-3 Piedras Negras (503 mi) Mike-La (
Jan12 01:26 thanks Pat. Appears the new "Big 93.9" is still same format (S. Georgia same) - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:23 Es 88.1 XHDZ Cordoba VER with Imagen news (relog) - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 01:23 at 280 mi that Midland used to be frequent tropo until Kerrville came on the freq - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 01:18 Congrats, KW4RZ! That was the first ever ES log I made in my DXing career. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:16 KMXR Corpus with new slogan - de WA5IYX (
Jan12 01:16 Es 92.3 KNFM Midland, TX "Lonestar 92" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:14 Time to hook up my new HD camera to see how well it records TV screens -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:10 more STX tropo than there's been in a while to hinder any Es - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 01:10 Es 88.1 country music mixing with local translator -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:08 (Dan EM73QX) (
Jan12 01:08 Es 3 in fading, 4 is severely interfering with local WUVM which has a frozen screen (
Jan12 01:04 Es 2, 3, 5, 6 VHF -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 01:04 Es Ch 2 "trece" u/r - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 01:03 hi Jim, mostly wimpy stuff here low end, but it's sustaining - Randy kw4rz (
Jan12 01:03 Es 89.3 XHFA Chihuahua, CHIH "La Poderosa" full ID mix with XHNP and something in EE - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 01:01 Hi Randy! Getting some MX fm's here also - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 00:58 Es 89.7 XHDP ciudad Cuauhtemoc, CHIH (DL68) "La Ranchera" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 00:54 Es 89.3 XHNP Puebla, Mexico "La Grupera" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan12 00:53 Es Ch 2 mix, some 3-4 south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan12 00:52 Es 88.1 SS, sounds like a repeat of last night! - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan12 00:45 Es XEPM-2 Juarez "tu canal" Televisa Juarez (833 mi) Mike-La (
Jan12 00:44 Es alert 88.3 flares periodically -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan12 00:40 Es TV 2-6 SW weak Mike-La (
Jan12 00:34 . (
Jan11 20:24 Ms ? Silent 88.3 station came in and out of nowhere for ~15 seconds. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan11 19:14 F2 WWV VG signal on 25 mhz. Cannot find KMAX STL, in fact not one STL in at all, for that matter. 25.91 blank. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 19:14 our lcl 102.7 audio abt 9 sec ahead of the KABB (Fox) Dallas-GBay game - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 19:10 KMAX-TV should have a local (maybe?) show called the Car Czar Show right now. At 1930 UT, they air "Hiring America" a show about veterans. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan11 19:05 tho this doesn't seem to confirm it - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:54 IIRC, the Mickey Mouse Club might have been one of them - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:52 KOVR use to carry a few ABC programs time shifted from KGO-7 there - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:45 I guess the PRO-163 covers that 25-26+ STL range - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:39 has them as on 26.45 with 84 watts - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:33 KOVR moved a few months later to serve Sacramento market with TL on west slope of Sierras - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:31 yeah, 26.11 loud on FT-847 and 10m Yagi - (last time I hrd any KVOR it was Ch 13 on Mt. Diablo, SF Bay Area Jul 1957) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 18:29 No 6M SIG's heard at all..A2 virtually gone now (
Jan11 18:27 a few anxious moments with DTT901 after outage - had to unplug and short AC prongs before it'd turn on agn - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:24 F2 26.11 Sacramento CA - nice signal on San Antonio GT too! Thanks for your tip, Rob! CW31 IDs and Sacramento ads - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Jan11 18:22 odd no Eu-SAmerican 6m spots with MUF that good - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 18:20 Weak CH A2 zero 525 & 625 S American video mixing together in IM67 73 Hugh (
Jan11 17:39 KOVR - TV Link is still in for anyone who needs it!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan11 17:38 KOVR - TV Link thanks to a Tip from Harold Frodge from the MARE Radio List. NEW STN for me!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan11 17:37 F2 Skip - 26110 Khz FM Mode KOVR - TV Studio Link Sacramento, CALIFORNIA Local Ads Network Promos and Variety Show de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Jan11 16:57 F2 33.42 dead air - Sammamish ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 16:57 Nothing received or noted during last night's ES opening. Was listening to the radio a lot of last night and nothing out of the ordinary appeared. Congrats on the catches! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan11 16:32 Es TV2 South Azteca 7 logo UR Mike-La (
Jan11 15:36 Es 55.240/250 and 59.740/750 Spanish loud ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan11 15:25 Definitely not troposcatter - JimT/EM37 (
Jan11 15:24 Es 88.5 preacher, popping in/out last 10 minutes - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan11 15:24 Ch 2-4 XE vid carriers on FT-847 either tropo or Es backscatter - no DTV pilots - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 15:22 I've also been looking on FM, Jim. Es on 6m has stretched out to west TX and NM now. - Wes em66 (
Jan11 15:21 in the mid 1960s it seemed mni 50-MHz 2Es events to New England were asymetric with the first hop from hr into Memphis - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 15:18 Active six meter Es showing on the DxMaps website....anyone hearing anything unusual on FM or TV? - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan11 15:09 the trouble with short Es between given points is that provides someone else the high MUF for that midpoint - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 15:05 and, even if Es target density were uniform, the area shrinks with distance (1/r**2) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 15:03 Pat: very strong signals on 6m from your grid to em66 right now- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Jan11 15:02 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 14:57 since getting involved in 88-108 I likely have missed comparable events on 6m hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 14:56 14:55-Wow! OK Jack you have some work to do :) Mike-La (
Jan11 14:55 the shortest 50-MHz Es I ever heard was Big Spring-Austin in 1967 (c. 280 mi) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 14:55 test (
Jan11 14:50 13:54- I'm not sure what the record short Es is, but that has to be getting close to it. Mike-La (
Jan11 14:48 13:43-correction, that's Nuevo Laredo Mike-La (
Jan11 13:54 Thanks, Mike. It's probably about 370 since I live on the north side of Austin. I guess it makes up for not getting any of the FM Es last night Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 13:43 03:16- Wow-Congrats on that very short hop Es Jack- about 350+ miles? My shortest is Nuevo Leon at 474 Mike-La (
Jan11 13:28 6m Es to Florida this AM...heads up Mark FM29 (
Jan11 13:18 Ms 88.5 KEOM Mesquite, TX RDS 1108 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan11 11:10 UPS for router & DSL modem only lasts c. 30-min (should pull laptop PS to extend that) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 11:08 0415-0456 CST power outage - more of these in the past year than in the prior 5 or 10 years combined - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 04:10 Thought you'd like that ... Mike (
Jan11 04:05 tnx - interesting info - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:54 Email to you now ... Mike (
Jan11 03:51 I had a mid-2012 refurb D620 XP ($120) - tried a $100 bench PS on it - it didn't like it ,,, - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:49 yes, it's OK - that's a D830 XP laptop with messy screen - finally found a PS for Dell laptops that wasn't an RFI machine - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:45 Pat: Is your email still working? If so, I'll tell you how to get updates for another 4 years ... Mike (
Jan11 03:42 GX620 is Cat5 to the router while D620 is WiFi - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:40 with MS dropping XP updates last Apr I only visit regular/safe URLs with them anymore - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:37 my shortest Ch 2 Es was WBRZ LA (447 mi) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:37 Couldn't get any FM eskip this time though, so have to settle for the channels 2 and 3 that came in when they did...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 03:36 the refurb GX620 came with SP3 - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:36 The antenna was aimed NNE so it was coming from the back, too...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 03:35 I got this refurb Dell D620 XP laptop in Aug 2013 - screen soon became this (Jun 2014 photo) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:34 (03:22) I know, which made me a bit surprised when I checked online and saw it was from Monterrey with no apparent relayers either...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 03:34 Is that when you first noticed the video freezing when you went from SP2 to 3? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 03:30 sri XP, too mni boxes around here ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:30 SP3 on the WIn7 (refurb Dell XP Optiplex GX620 - Mar 2012 for $119) - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:28 Es Ch 2 getting spotty now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 03:26 Pat, Is your XP machine running Service Pack 2 or 3? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 03:26 which OS has been so poorly received that Win10 is due soon ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:24 my Feb 2010 Aspire 5517 laptop quit on me in early 2014 - that's why I've this Win8(.1) thing now - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:22 That's under 400-mi Es for u there (a 282-mi tropo target here) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 03:20 [03:01] Turn on XP compatibility and it should work ... Mike (
Jan11 03:16 XEFB Ch 2 Monterrey MX with "Teleactiva" logo received earlier this evening...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 03:14 thunder, of all things now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 03:13 the "noisy" vid will be there before any audio comes from it - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:12 this WinTVv6 doesn't have "blue screen" per se, but a certain sig level triggers vid/aud from black/silent - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:07 yes, audio keeps going with the white screen - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:06 found out in late 2009 I cud have used it to record NTSC a/v live from 872 tuner that last year + before DTV-only - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 03:03 Pat, when your screen turns white is the audio normal with the WinTVv6? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 03:01 I got a HVR-950 USB device for my 2004 XP in Mar 2008 (while waiting for Conv Box Coupons) - never cud get it work with Win7 laptop - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:57 Plug-in card really needs to be installed in a newer box where it can be serviced by newer drivers and newer programs ... Mike (
Jan11 02:57 WinTV card may use DMA if needed (equivalent to turbocharger!). USB is nothing more than serial bus for a new generation. (
Jan11 02:52 that'd been gotten in late 2006 to make DVDs from VHS tapes - I put the Haupp card in c. Apr-May 2014 - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:50 since the Emerson quit in late 2011, I'd been using a Presidian PDR-3222 as the NTSC tuner - poor low-VHF sensitivity vs the WinTVv6 card - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:47 the WinTVv6 is a plug-in card, the VC-500 is USB - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:45 it has a "crude" FM tuner in it as well - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:43 this be it - HAUPPAUGE CAPTURE TUNER CARD J812F WinTV-PVR-150 L.P. NTSCNTSC-J 25012 LF - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:41 Es Ch 2 Net 5 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 02:41 Another thing to consider is how video is handled. New higher-end video cards offload a lot of processing to video RAM, while old ones steal RAM from system RAM as needed (
Jan11 02:40 USB is slow as molasses, so disk cache never fills. When it gets swamped, you get freeze-ups until it has bandwidth to write ... Mike (
Jan11 02:40 I'd still rather be feeding that with the A/V output from the 1987 Emerson VCR tuner if I cud get that oldie to work agn - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:30 How come it works smoothly with EZGrabber and the Diamond VC-500 video capt USB device ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:26 Pat: 3G RAM results in a swap file of 3G unless you alter it. You're close to scr3w3d for normal usage ... Mike (
Jan11 02:25 Es YSWUR-4 El Salvador (1173 mi) Mike-La (
Jan11 02:21 it was/is prob in my Ch 2 jumble tonite - may be better chance when Mexico abandons all low-VHF NTSC - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 02:17 Es YSWR-2 El Salvador (1173 mi) Mike-La (
Jan11 02:15 Es Ch 2 jumble. 3 and 4 thinning considerably - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 01:46 Es 93.9, 96.9 SS spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 01:43 Es 92.7 XHSAV VCZ San Andres Tuxtla (town ID) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 01:36 Es 92.7 SS agn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 01:33 about 3.7G free of OEM 40G HD, upgraded to 3G RAM - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 01:28 I've been using it lately to record a bunch of PBS (Nova, etc) to an external 1TB HD - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 01:27 ok, will ck later when things calm down, VC-500 works OK recording on it - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 01:22 Pat: Look to see if write caching to your hard disk is enabled. That would cause it, as would a small cache ... Mike (
Jan11 01:10 [00:30] Your XP hard drive controller is more than likely restricting (<133 MB/s) the bandwidth - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 01:04 Es Ch 4 basketball - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 00:55 Es 94.3, 89.3 SS rapdily in out - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 00:45 Es 91.1, 92.7 SS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 00:41 Es Ch 2-4 multi south - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan11 00:35 I've a switchbox for the 17" Samsung LCD monitor to serve three (mostly aged) desktops - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:32 I got another card to put into a Win7 desktop, which is a pain to take down from shelf it's on - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:30 viewing - it gets even worse trying record on that XP desktop - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:28 Pat, is your WinTVv6 acting up when your viewing a channel or recording? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan11 00:26 don't know why K1TOL thinks his 50-MHz XEs are F2 at this hour - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:18 when it's not driving me batty with its freezing frames ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:17 keep hvg to restart the stupid Haupp WinTVv6 as it goes to white screen - de WA5IYX (
Jan11 00:16 Es XHG-4 Guadalajara (957 mi) Mike-La (
Jan11 00:09 Ch 3 in very briefly with a "5" logo in the lower right hand corner, no other ID caught...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 00:08 Es Ch 2, Ch 3 Mexico; Ch 2 with Teleactiva logo in upper right hand corner with sports show, poss XEFB-2 Monterrey? Jack, Austin TX (
Jan11 00:04 Center point of Es must have moved out into the Gulf now, most signals gone - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan11 00:02 Es Ch 3 boxing Cuba ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:59 Es XEFB-2 Monterrey Teleactiva logo (580 mi) Mike-La (
Jan10 23:58 Es Ch 2 jumble, 3 slight - 59.75/.76 aud on PRO-2004 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:58 23:53-I'm thinking it was something on the western side of Mexico being I'm seeing Sinaloa Mike-La (
Jan10 23:57 Es XHXV is 88.9 - JimT/EM37 (
Jan10 23:57 Es XHXV Tierra Blanca/Victoria, GTO, full ads for Victoria, Guanajuato NEW! - JimT/EM37 (
Jan10 23:55 23:53-no idea, not strong enough to see Mike-La (
Jan10 23:55 Es XHQ-3 Culiacan, Sinaloa -Grupo Pacifco "3" logo (996 mi) Mike-La (
Jan10 23:54 before the FM MUF noticed Ch 2 baseball so prob Cuba - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:53 Mike-La: Was your messy TV-6 XHTAO Multimedios in Tampico, Tam.? - KA3JAW FM20jq (
Jan10 23:50 Es XHQ-2 Guamuchil SIN Grupo Pacifico "3" logo (1014 mi) Mike-La (
Jan10 23:46 Pat looks like six meter qso's from your area to Cuba & Caymans now - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:43 Es up to ch 6 now-for the most part messy Mike-La (
Jan10 23:42 Es footprint from hr slid off mainland FL now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:38 Es 92.7 WEOW FL Key West "WOW" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:37 Es TV2 SW Azteca 7 showing Patriots-Ravens game Mike-La (
Jan10 23:36 Es 88.9 SS - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:36 lcl 95.1 resumed HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:33 Es 99.1, 100.7, 101.5 Miami area - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:32 Es 88.5 XHCN Irapuato GTO "Los 40 Principales" - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:32 88.5 XHCN Irapuato GTO "Los 40 Principales" - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:31 Es TV3 South Net 2 logo UR-Soccer game Mike-La (
Jan10 23:28 Es 107.1 FL Kat-Country - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:26 Es 103.9 WXKB FL RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:25 Es 99.9 WKIS FL RDS/HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:23 Es TV2 SE baseball probably Cuba Mike-La (
Jan10 23:23 Es 96.5 WPOW FL Miami RDS/HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:23 Es 94.1 SS news talk - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:17 Es XEWO-2 Guadalajara-Masvision logo (957 mi) Mike-La (
Jan10 23:16 Es 89.3 WRMB FL Boynton Bch RDS et al - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:15 Es muf now up to 107.1 - had to move the 8mhz recording windows up the fm dial de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 23:11 Es 88.1 XHDZ Cordoba, Veracruz with "Imagen" noticias - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:10 Es 88.1 XHRE Celaya, Guanajuato "La Comadre" (
Jan10 23:09 Es 55.26 s/se - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 23:07 Es 88.1 with two estaciones mixing - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:06 Es 88.1 SS hola hermano! with antenna to the south - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 23:04 Es 90.1 XHRYS-FM Reynosa TAM "Hits FM" - Vero Beach FL Globaltuners (Finndx) (
Jan10 22:37 Es still into FM from Mexico - at bottom of dial - fading in/out de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 22:21 Up to 53 MHz with booming loud signals from OP - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 22:17 Pat, you have 6M Es towards Tampa on down to Cape Coral - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan10 22:05 Fred, do you still have Es to the south? - de JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 21:55 [05:37] as well as hundreds of other mountains which are NOT very well-known, such as peaks in the Andes in Ecuador that have glaciers on them, etc.--Frank M. (
Jan10 21:48 Es warning! suddenly into FM from Mexico - 89.1-XHPMO RDS - SDR Console is recording lower end of band de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 21:20 Jim, I have just sent you a response. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan10 20:01 North American QSO party and DARC 10m contest both this weekend de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jan10 19:15 Must be contest weekend, the US map on 10m is covered under a million qso lines! - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 19:13 Jon in FN03, sent you an email - JimT/EM37 MO (
Jan10 17:12 aren't mni crosspaths with land endpoints for a ME-SC Es midpoint - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 17:10 F2 33,42 dead air - Sammamish ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 17:06 101.1 CFLZ is back on after being off for two weeks. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan10 16:28 Es lurking on ch 2z - also DTV Pilot ch 2 & 6m beacon from Bowdin Maine noted de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan10 15:37 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 12:49 freezing rain has some freeway ramps closed within 2 mi of hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 05:37 that exempts Mauna Loa/Kea and Killim. in Kenya which have genuine falls - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 05:35 in the tropics any small frozen precip is often quickly acclaimed "snow" by the residents - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 05:32 Trinidad might have had sleet (or small hail) in its mountainous areas - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 05:26 Guadalajara 10 or 15 yers ago (a couple inches), and Cairo, Egypt last winter (maybe not as unusual as I think--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan10 05:25 [06:24] The strangest place I remember hearing aboutr snow in recent years was (
Jan10 05:03 at least the 92.1 Devine did mention "and on 94.3 in the metroplex" on air - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 05:01 yet they hardly ever mentioned its existence on the air or in any adverts - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 04:59 it was downtown, 100.3 claimed needed as 101.9,102.7,104.5 on Tower of the Americas had a signal "advantage" over them - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 04:57 95.3 TX SAN ANTONIO (tr) K237AS 11-14-1983 1641 first xltor (long gone) in this town, for local 100.3 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 04:29 May have to go 15-30 miles outside of town to get away from it like I do the other xlators - Dn64 (
Jan10 04:29 I'm hoping since this station is 100 watts that Es may override it, but at 1.4 miles southeast of me I doubt it is going to happen... that's where both of my antennas are pointing - Dn64 (
Jan10 04:09 it auto-repeated off air 92.1 from Devine (6 am mdnght) - and suddenly any tropo when its primary was off in the wee hours - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 04:07 94.3 TX SAN ANTONIO (tr) K232CM 08-06-1987 0920 this pest used to be less than 2 mi from me - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan10 03:47 Here is my plot. KHNA-LP which is very much on the air is 1.4 miles - Dn64 (
Jan10 03:42 Yeah, give me a second and I'll post my plot here - Dn64 (
Jan10 03:39 Justin, have u done one of those plots for ur location ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan10 03:36 That means we now have at least 6 religious stations on the FM dial here, counting xlators - Dn64 (
Jan10 03:35 Lost another DX frequency - KHNA-LP 94.3 Catholic radio (EWTN) is on the air from Sheridan. 100 watts - Dn64 (
Jan10 01:07 Es ch 2z weak video with a couple of carriers fading in/out from south for last half hour - no IDs de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan09 23:47 93.7 xltor to return from the dead ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 20:09 What a difference 4700 ft. makes. Despite 75 degrees, snow from a week ago is still on the ground where the sun dosen't shine. de ka5dwi DM34un (
Jan09 18:33 F2 33.42 dead air - Sammamish ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 15:32 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 15:00 the last snow/ice event here (northerners chuckle) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 14:48 and for those who cudn't figure Feb 6, 1967 out - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:46 sample 1967 pix - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:41 first day that be - I was already on campus - lots of crazy students slip/fall in unaccustomed wx - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:39 They got less than SA that time - opposite of Feb 1967 when UT there cancelled classes at noon the day of the Spring semester - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 14:26 I was in Austin during the 1985 snow. Crazy stuff with cars plowing into each other. RobSC em93va (
Jan09 08:15 I remember that freak 1985 San Antonio snow storm Pat. wished we had that kind of storm here but had no chance here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40. (
Jan09 08:07 Very light rain falling here now. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan09 08:00 3 winters there by age 5 gave me enuf of that ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 07:58 I got caught in this in Boulder Sept 17, 1971 - had not been in as much since 1951 in Soap Lake Wash - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 07:55 KSAT wx guy thinks the moisture level too thin more much freezing precip hr - cold layer too thin for any snow - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 07:50 There are svrl YouTube videos re the Jan 1985 snow here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan09 07:37 radar here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan09 07:33 looks like I may be receving some frozen precipitation most of the day today here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan09 06:24 CN96 (
Jan09 06:24 Pat - will be coming up on 30 years since that big snowstorm...I would never imagine 14'' in San Antonio! But with all the weird areas for snow lately, who knows, it could happen again. There was wet snow in Jacksonville yesterday. > Yakima CN956 (
Jan09 01:06 not as bad as a Malcom-X film that had him watching the nx coverage of that weeks after he was assassinated - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 01:03 perhaps to perennial 3rd-place ABC then it was ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 01:02 in a story about the film about Selma, AL (1965) they refered to TV as still being a "novelty" back then - de WA5IYX (
Jan09 01:01 maybe ABC TV nx needs someone with a little better historical perspective writing their copy - de WA5IYX (
Jan08 15:49 during this was the 75-m "73" contest my roof-hugging dipole burried and huge SWR - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 15:46 F2 33-MHz n,e, US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 15:12 Just for Fun…..gonna go out and pull snow off the Roof with the Roof Rake later!! the snow is stopping the Tropo Signals from getting through the roof and into my Receiver!! AHHAHA…de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan08 15:10 Temp here in London Ontario is 3 F the sun is shining keeping the temp up!! Just shovelled snow for 2 hours…3rd shovelling in the past 24 Hours. Got a good dump yesterday!! Winter in CANADA!! de ROB VA3SW EN92 (
Jan08 15:03 ouch - think it might have dropped to 29F hr - overcast so little warming expected - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 13:38 20 deg with wind chill 9 right now Mike-La (
Jan08 12:05 30F now (22F wind chill) - freezing precip forecast over next few days - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan08 01:36 The strength of the tropo dropped as quickly as the temperatures did while I was working. Going down to 10 feel like -3 with 30MPH+ winds. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan07 23:55 Tropo interfering with semi local but doing maintenance outside of the DX area with lights broken making it impossible to DX. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan07 21:13 20z foF2 map shows why the Hawaii-mainland 50-MHz F2 event today - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 21:02 any duct for that must be well above the convective/turbulence zone of the snow fall - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 20:29 Tr 98.9 WSIP Paintsville, KY "Country 98-9 WSIP" 407 mi. Not really Tr Wx here, 6 F and in a blizzard! -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan07 19:13 F2 33,42 dead air - if Sammamish in keeping with magstorm behavior with PNW MUF show at 33-MHz when n.e. US didn't - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan07 17:25 Ms 99.1 WQIK Jacksonville, FL C&W / RDS bogus KFZE 919 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan07 15:46 looks like the east coast had some post-storm 50-MHz F2 to Eu - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 14:37 90.5 KZBY Coos Bay (Jefferson Public Radio) - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan07 14:30 90.9 KJCH Coos Bay (csn feeder) - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan07 13:38 Big test today and tonight with winds gusting to near 45 to 50 MPH. See how the antenna's and rotators hold up. LM/FM29 (
Jan07 12:27 G3 magstorm - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 06:50 just a few Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan07 05:44 APRS paths falling short by a few grids east of hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan07 05:06 41 had come on in 1955, but in the late 50s/early 60s KENS-5 still ran SS movies late Sunday nights - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 05:04 even in the late 70s KWEX-41 (after being KUAL in the meantime) was a 4 pm-midnight operation - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 05:02 my KCOR-41 came in 1959 with a loaner set from the shop that was fixing the 1957 RCA - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 05:00 this is a chronological list of first-logged TV (VHF) 1957-1966 - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 04:29 [02:59] It would be nice to have it to make it easier to update your TV stats....Fred N. - SC (
Jan07 03:12 and lack of a "good" UHF NTSC tuner since then has meant concentration on DTV there - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 03:10 the demise of my 8-bay bowtie ant in Aug 2003 until the Apr 2008 CM-4228 cut into my UHF DXing - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 03:01 it lacks the azimuth headings (more critical in DTV decoding) - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 02:59 I could reconstruct such using the logs on the site tho - there is a list tho for my NTSC UHFs - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 02:55 not really, it was a lot easier to keep track of less than 200 DTVs since 2008 than several times that of NTSCs since 1958 - de WA5IYX (
Jan07 02:49 [02:47} --- Fred N - FM03af SC (
Jan07 02:47 [18:31] Pat, do you have an updated ATV log thru 12/14 similar in format to the DTV log available? (
Jan07 00:54 what, if anything, reforms here tonite will be swept away by cold front Wed morn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 21:52 No new loggings but the DFW stations are strong for this time of day...Jack, Austin TXX (
Jan06 21:52 Right now getting enhancement for Houston FM and especially DFW FMs...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan06 21:51 Was at work all day and missed this nice tropo earlier. Even checked TV at 1100 and had nothing then except the usual local and Waco channels...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan06 21:06 With the shutdown a week away, this may be my last text ID of XHOR-14 Mike-La (
Jan06 20:56 XERV-9 and XHOR-14 have been trading all day-XHOR just displayed a nice text ID Mike-La (
Jan06 19:59 93.7 KTMT (386km/240mi)- de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan06 19:22 14/20 KTBW-DT w/subs - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan06 19:00 the 18z Jan 6 Hepburn map sure fit condx a few hrs ago - de WA5IYX (
Jan06 18:31 also updated - de WA5IYX (
Jan06 17:33 updated with puny Nov & Dec loggings - de WA5IYX (
Jan06 17:25 F2 California Highway Patrol up to 40 Mhz Mark FM29 (
Jan06 17:25 cross paths on tropo ducts don't work - besides mine would all be into the Gulf water - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 17:23 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 17:19 Tr XHOR-14 coming in fairly strong again, and now XERV-9 Reynosa Mike-La (
Jan06 16:14 out-of-state fallen to subdecode levels - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 15:23 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (285 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 15:20 Tr WPXL-DT-50 NOLA (515 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 15:13 so much CCI east a couple of our locals are not decoding bmd there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 15:08 prob best tropo event to NOLA etc since last May 20 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 15:05 Austin CCI on 43 prob preventing WDSU decode - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 15:02 Tr WWL-DT-36 NOLA (514 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 14:59 Tr WUPL-DT-24 LA Slidell (515 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 14:54 Tr WEAR-DT-17 FL Pensacola (659 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 14:50 Tr KGLA-DT-42 LA Hammond (520 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 14:48 Tr WNOL-DT-15 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 14:11 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 13:55 Tr WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 13:26 Tr KFDM-DT-25 TX Beaumont (280 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 13:23 everything shut down here about 20 minutes ago Mike-La (
Jan06 13:23 KATC remains the only out-of-state decoding this morning (39F hr vs 30F Mon) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 12:55 Rare to see active Tr at 32F down south - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 12:48 XHOR-14 still coming in weak with EE audio (religious) likely KFAM-14 in Lake Charles Mike-La (
Jan06 12:46 Tr XHAW-12 Monterrey NL (580 mi) Mike-La (
Jan06 08:45 no sign of video pilot signal on Pro-2004 scanner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan06 08:43 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros (500 mi) (video pilot signal on Airspy One) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan06 08:16 no, 29 peaks east, sudec 20 east, other Houston/Corpus/Victoria sudecs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 08:07 with the way the Austin Us are in my subdecode 29 might have been their LPTV - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 07:54 thats how its behaving on analog south Mike-La (
Jan06 07:50 something will be decoding and when I check back a few minutes later it might be gone entirely - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 07:47 KATC had a latent decode between 0700-0725z - lots of fading on all - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 07:44 I'm getting nothing east (
Jan06 07:44 I agree Pat, 32 deg here right now-happen to get up and turn on TV by chance-I'm kinda grasping right now tho Mike-La (
Jan06 07:39 Tr XHMTA-11 Matamoros (442 mi) weak Mike-La (
Jan06 07:39 svrl subdecode Us east - now a 29 (NOLA ?) - never seen tropo like this when it's in the 30sF - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 07:38 Tr XHOR-14 Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Jan06 06:46 Tr KAVU-DT-15 Victoria (303 mi) Mike-La (
Jan06 04:57 Tr KATC-DT-28 LA Lafayette (395 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 04:18 Tr S 95.5 KBFF-OR, 96.1 sounded like country so KIIX WA. No Es on FM here. Map looks like I could get into AZ. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan06 04:18 Tr S 95.3 KPND Sandpoint, ID // stream, about 200 miles. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan06 03:57 XHBC-3 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan06 03:55 there must be another DT-10 lurking about as HD5030 maintains a subdecode from n.e. to s.e. there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 03:35 maybe some Houston Us and Corpus at subdecode levels - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 03:30 no signs hr of any 54.310(s) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 02:57 Pat, you have Es into NW CO, try for KREX-2 (800w) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 02:44 Cuban Multivision to exhibit Russian signal: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 02:42 ...watching Russian news - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 02:33 Imagine seeing a mobile digital TV screen on the dash of a 1950's American car - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 02:25 The Cuban adopted Chinese DTMB standard is more robust than our digital using ATSC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 01:58 as that 1957 RCA 21-T-7388 21" b&w sits in the garage with its (1960s) 21AMP4A kine - de WA5IYX (
Jan06 01:56 AFAIK, no country is churning out those "obsolete-technology" items (and any antique restorers likely pay premium prices) - de WA5IYX (
Jan06 01:49 they'd need a cottage industry there in making CRT kinescopes, flybacks, etc for that - de WA5IYX (
Jan06 01:47 they seem better adept at repairing those "ancient" autos than perhaps trying to keep old NTSC sets going that long - de WA5IYX (
Jan06 01:32 I mean they are still driving 1950s autos down wa4ukx (
Jan06 01:30 What if any advantage is it for an Island like Cuba to change over from Analog to DTV just dont see the wa4ukx em84 (
Jan06 01:29 looks like any trans-Gulf paths on the APRS map quickly went away (we're due for another cold front and maybe 25F by Thurs morn) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 00:24 none of the ducting/enhancement reaching here yet - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan06 00:04 Getting some Houston UHF DTV tropo right now...KPRC, KETH, KIAH all coming in with the Clearstream V aimed towards the Waco channels...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan06 00:02 Cuba STB's for DTT #2 (correct link): KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan06 00:00 Cuba STB's for DTT #2: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 23:52 Cuba STB's for DTT: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 23:30 aprs map showing signs of cross gulf tropo tonight Mike-La (
Jan05 16:25 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 16:08 errr...that's "text" ID (
Jan05 15:59 ...via Es Mike-La (
Jan05 15:59 15:30-I saw XHCH-2 with test ID back on Aug 2013 (one time catch) Mike-La (
Jan05 15:36 According to Wikipedia both are Azteca 13 affiliates - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 15:30 Has anyone caught MX analog XHCH 2(z) or XHIT 4(+) 100kW from Chihuahua via any prop. mode? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 15:24 my tvfool plot for here - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 14:51 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs (late tune in) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 13:24 tnx - vy impressive in ur enivorns there - 31F hr this morn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 08:49 I also have SDR Sharp screen shots of the Airspy in action at my location it is in the last reply on that page. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 08:44 Pat & all Dxers here please read my review of the Airspy here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 05:58 Jack Austin, your 94.5 may have been KSEH Brawley, CA - Pat gets it quite often. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan05 05:57 I thought the DTV 2 transmitter was going to be shut off soon. Congrats on the southwest US skip! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan05 04:23 they were my frist Es DTV decode in Jul 2009 (and I didn't even see that "live" with the DS box) - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 04:20 have had them as KORK-2 (Dec 1962), KORK-3, KVBC-3, KVBC-DT-2, KSNV-DT-2, and now KVMY-DT-2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 04:06 Nvm, found this - - Dn64 (
Jan05 04:05 Pat, is KSNV still on 2? Wikipedia says otherwise - Dn64 (
Jan05 04:00 RE: 00:25 that would explain why I am getting Ms from Iowa even though my FM-6 is pointing due south - Dn64 (
Jan05 03:57 Things seem to be fading out here now except for areal enhancement...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan05 03:56 And around 0245 there was a very brief weak fadein on Ch 3 but unable to make out any logo on the picture for a possible ID...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan05 03:39 also had an UNID in SS on 94.5 and getting mixing now on 94.1...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan05 03:38 Es 94.3 KDDL Prescott, AZ (new) "Cattle Country 94.3" with slogan ID, "Classic country for the quad cities", country mx...Jack, Austin TX (
Jan05 03:19 Es 93.1 KPLV NV LV town ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 03:17 Es 95.5 KWNR NV LV "The Bull" k - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 03:14 I'm out of touch for sure - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 03:04 Es 93.9 KMGN AZ Flagstaff RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 03:02 Es 90.5 KSOS RDS, Ch 2 "21-1 Antenna" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 02:57 Es 90.5 match KSOS stream so Las Vegas NV - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 02:52 Es 54.310 - shud've had DTT901 hooked up before - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 02:39 Es XHBC-3 bk in color agn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 02:36 Mexicali trying to come back in now Mike-La (
Jan05 02:28 a pest tonite (not to be confused with 93.1KHJ Amer. Samoa) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 02:15 02:09- at least I still have a few years left for Central America Mike-La (
Jan05 02:10 02:05-correction-that was UR Mike-La (
Jan05 02:09 Pat, I think this will answer your question - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 02:07 Es out west thinning, at times more on Ch 3 than on Ch 2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 02:05 Es XHBC-3 Mexicali "3" logo LR (1366 mi) Mike-La (
Jan05 01:54 no idea Pat (
Jan05 01:48 something zero-beating XHBC, is that Net 11 Ch 3 still on in Ensenada ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 01:48 Ch 2 is a mess Mike-La (
Jan05 01:45 Es 42-MHz CHP ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 01:40 Es Ch 4 - in-state FM tropo to sw annoyingly loud - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 01:38 Es TV2 Azteca Trece logo SW Mike-La (
Jan05 01:25 after noticing the "3" had a "box" around it ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 01:23 er, scratch that - 'tis XHBC-3 Mexicali - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 01:22 Looks like Au-Es in northern Great Lakes - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 01:19 Es TGV-3 Guatemala - logo upper right - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 01:15 Es Ch 3 now, Ch 2 mix mess - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 01:13 with that range to the west the lower folk didn't have to worry abt any signal, Es or tropo, coming from that direction - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 01:09 meanwile aprs maps showing some deep Gulf Tropo in the southern Gulf Matamoros to Yucatan and Guatemala - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 01:01 elevated Tropo ducts come to that Mountain like a magnet - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:57 check out what looks like a FM or TV antenna on the top left moutain peak in the pic. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:54 I think Fernando Garcia was on top or near the top of this moutain in Monterrey Mx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:45 during that Tropo event since i was not geting any Tropo I ended up helping some of the excited DXers the north with possible Station ID's based on the channels they were receiving. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:44 it's supposed to get 27F here Mon morn - may be need to (re)wrap front yard water spigot - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 00:41 well, u could try reflection from aircraft within the duct ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 00:39 I think my best all over-land tropo was Savannah (Ch 3 & 22) - almost trivial vs Fernando Garcia - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 00:37 Deep red Ducts went right over my location with no way to tap into them. maybe if my XG91 antenna was on a 150 foot tower I might get a sniff of some subdecodes i guess - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:36 as my longest-haul FM/TV tropo is Miami no telling what most of duct over Gulf was doing - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 00:31 seen some openings posted on here a couple years back when Dxers in illinois and nearby mid states were receiving 1200 mi + Rio Grande Texas Mexico Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:28 Es 55.25 from some azi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 00:27 some folks have had better luck with ms with just low dipoles as cuts down tropo CCI - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 00:25 with ms sigs often coming in at high angles it partially negates one's antenna pattern - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 00:22 Deep redTropo duct from Kentucky just go over my house and antenna to texas louisiana state line on aprs maps and no Tropo for me - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:22 yes, John Combs, then in Jacksonville, FL. in the 80s noticed once I had his Us hr and he none of mine - HASL hr close to his Us ants HASL there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan05 00:17 Ed in Kentucky can be receiving my locals and I can't receive not a peep of Tropo with antenna pointed to his location. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:15 yes Pat flat terrain helps with receiving those signals. but is bad for elevated Tropo ducts - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan05 00:10 Solar wind speed 444 km/sec BZ 5 nT - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 00:09 6M Au noted along US/CAN border western Great Lakes - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan05 00:09 tnx, u have a lot of high-level dBm there LOS due, I suppose, to the flat terrain - de WA5IYX (
Jan05 00:05 does the signal come from above to the antenna from the meteors ironized vapor trail? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 23:59 does it matter what direction the antenna is pointed to receive metor scatter on FM? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 23:57 Jeff, what direction is your antenna pointed in to rececive this metor scatter? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 23:53 [17:52] Nice logging, Justin! KRNA was my local my years ago, even going back to the mid-80s, when it was on 93.9 -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jan04 23:30 Pat, here is the plots in my location. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 22:56 annotated version of same - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 21:45 the 2015 for here (has a few more LPFMs/CPs) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan04 21:18 this is the site for generating a plot of your area FM environs - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 21:17 Ms 93.3 KJKE Newcastle, OK "Jake FM" 1034 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan04 20:33 wa4ukx. em84 (
Jan04 20:26 is that tv2 pilot W/NW?- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Jan04 20:15 F2 54.310. TV2 pilot.... de wa4ukx em84. SC (
Jan04 20:05 F2 41.610 mhz Snotel remotes doing top of the Hr. wa4ukx em84 SC (
Jan04 19:58 F2 40.67 Snotel 5/9 de wa4ukx em84 (
Jan04 17:52 Also overnight, reappearance of KNEB 94.1 Scottsbluff, NE previous via TrS - Dn64 (
Jan04 17:52 Ms last night - KRNA 94.1 Iowa City, IA -new- ping said "94.1 KRNA" - Dn64 (
Jan04 17:48 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan04 17:22 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan04 15:53 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan04 15:42 Ms 97.7 WTLQ Punta Rassa, FL several pings last hr Spanish / RDS 1178 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan04 15:37 Ms 98.9 WBZE Tallahassee, FL "Star 98.9" 917 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan04 15:36 not only did Eu get most of the Quad ms, now they have aurora - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 15:20 Their tower is 3 mi away. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan04 15:20 I use the Sony XDR-F1 here and my locals on 97.7 & 105.7 spill onto adjacent frequencies. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan04 15:10 Jun 2012 pix of (part of) equipment conglomeration - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 15:07 old (mid 1970s) home-brew FM preamp with MOSFET (never used) - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 15:04 2012 plot for here - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 15:00 no pat have not done fmfool plot. how do you do one? - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 14:59 I never tried CM7777 with it cuz (1) have to open to disable FM trap (2) need extra coax jumpers from where it is vs Phase Box, tuners, etc - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 14:55 Have u done one of the plots for ur location there ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 14:52 I have put a channel master 7777 on my sony XDR-F1 here and have no problem with overload here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 14:46 w/o that hill between me and downtown things wud be worse - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 14:45 tho a pre-amp (recommended by K6STI to cure some "ills" with threshold sig levels) would prob drive even it into intermod world hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan04 14:40 that radio seems to be bullet proof from any overload going by all the reviews of it on the internet - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 14:37 My sony XDR-F1 radio does not have the 90.3 WBRH overload problem - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 14:37 and four of them (comm. band) are HDs :< - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 14:35 this is bad enuf with those six at 9 mi wnw LOS - de WA5IYX EL09ql (
Jan04 14:30 it giving those micro-tuning increments with the Sony might be a way to mitigate IBOC sideband QRM - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 14:28 I live about 2 miles from 90.3 WBRH radio tower - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 14:27 I should've have pursued more with the Sony and the Seeeduino board mod, but the RTL SDR# grabbed my attention around the same time (Sept 2012) - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 14:25 the lightning-fast RDS PI decodes of the HDT-1x (and direct freq entry by keyboard) is one reason that my Sony has been largely gathering dust since 2011 - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 14:23 I have that same problem with 90.3 WBRH overload on my car radio & portable radios here. amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 14:23 hopefully the price may drop a little as they ramp up production of it - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 14:18 I can lower the gain and lower the noise floor some to lessen the overload some - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 14:16 the only station that airspy have a overload problem with is 90.3 WBRH when antenna pointed at their tower - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 14:13 the only station that I have a overload problem with is 90.3 WBRH when antenna pointed at their tower - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 14:11 hopefully we can grab these RGV stations one last time before shutdown Mike-La (
Jan04 14:08 nothing in what I saw Fr night was even closed to that strong :) Mike-La (
Jan04 14:06 *Pat (
Jan04 14:06 13:51-thx am, although I did see TGV-3, the video clip I put up was over 2 yrs old to possibly help Pay with an ID Mike-La (
Jan04 14:04 Airspy has one thing my XDR-F1 does not, and thats lighting fast RDS decoding with PI codes - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 14:01 Pat my Airspy is very good with Tropo. Its just as good as my Sony XDR-F1 radio - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 14:01 Pat my Airspy is very good with Tropo. Its just as good as my Sony XDR-F1 radio - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jan04 13:59 BTW, no tropo enhancement indicators here, and only an occassional ms burst on 91.1 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan04 13:58 many more reports of Ms in Europe on 6m and 4m than the rest of the wa4ukx em84 (
Jan04 13:57 The timing of the peak and the location of the shower's radiant favor observers in northern Europe. from looking at all the prop. reports this appears to be true de wa4ukx em84 (
Jan04 13:54 also, I may not have a comp system hr optimum for its use (so more $ investment ?) - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 13:51 and, having to maybe adjust so mni parameters (even with SDR# softw.) in a dynamic FM Es might be overhwelming - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 13:51 Mike-La congrats on receiving TVG-3. very strong signal you had of it. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 13:48 for its price (10 x RTLs) it wud have to better, but to what extent one wud might still need a tuneable preselector or out-of-band filtering ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 13:48 congrats on receiving TVG-3 (
Jan04 13:46 has anyone run that Airspy on 88-108 in a high-sig urban environment and reported on it yet ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 13:45 went thru the 1-hr vid on here - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 13:43 hi Mike-La thanks for the info. are you receiving any Tropo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 13:35 10:41-am I believe Raymie posted on WTFDA that Reynosa, Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo analog shutdown is Jan 14 Mike-La (
Jan04 12:48 my Air spy test was done with XHTAM-17 signals not strong enough to have TV video or audio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:59 with the Airspy I can lower the noise floor to hear a very weak ch.54 video signal tone buy using the IF, Mixer, and LNA Gain sliders - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:52 no audio signal on 715.750MHz on the Airspy. no audio or video signal for ch,54 on the Pro-2004 scanner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:48 my Airspy isreceiving a very faint weak video signal tone on 711.250MHz on LSB mode. must be XHVTV-54 Matamoros trying to make it here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:32 the pro-2004 has a very faint XHTAM-17 video signal on the WFM mode - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:30 The Airspy SDR also has a very weak XHTAM-17 video signal tone on the RAW mode - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:29 The Airspy SDR also has a very weak signal tone on the RAW mode - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:20 as for XHTAM-17 video signal, the Airspy SDR has a strong signal tone on LSB Mode on 489.250MHz with no Drift - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:14 my Realistic Pro-2004 Scanner has nothing but static noise on WFM mode. but when I put ny scanner on NFM mode strong garbled-speech audio XHTAM-17 signal with some static - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:12 my Realistic Pro-2004 Scanner has nothing but static noise. but when I put ny scanner on NFM mode strong garbled-speech audio XHTAM-17 signal with some static - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 11:01 the Airspy SDR has a very clear strong XHTAM-17 signal on WFM. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 10:53 my Airspy is receiving a strong XHTAM-17 Matamoros audio signal on 493.750MHz with no drift - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 10:41 Matamoros analog is still on the air they were to shut down analog signals there in December 21st I think. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 10:30 Tr XHTAM-17 Matamoros (500 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 10:21 Tr WEAR-DT-17 Mobile Al (184 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 10:07 Tr KDCG-CD Opelousas La (56 Mi) (new) -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 08:58 Tr 105.3 KXXF Winnie Tx (198 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jan04 08:48 Ms 89.1 WLBF Montgomery, AL RDS 813 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan04 08:19 May go for an Olympus, or Sony, or anything up above $40-50 for 2015 Es season. Would like to go back to unattended with a mic jack without having to deal with outside ambient noise level. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan04 08:18 re voice recorder dying: One night I recorded a wonderful WLS ID on 890. Then it would not turn on at all after the ID was recorded onto the tape. Tried to charge it the next day and it didn't work. Deader than a doornail. No opening for a battery or anything unless if I break it apart. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan04 07:40 Ms 93.3 WWWZ Summerville, SC hip-hop / RDS 744 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan04 07:38 Pings getting more frequent. Quadrantids has a narrow peak -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan04 07:34 Ms 93.3 unid w/ bogus RDS KLMI to south -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan04 06:06 I used the same tapes for 50-MHz F2 events so that ate up a lot of them in peak solar cycle years - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 06:04 I think in some bygone years with good Es seasons I had used up to 17 C90s - that was a challenge to go thru - de WA5IYX (
Jan04 06:02 I've not reviewed my 2013-2014 FM-DX C90s yet (much fewer these days with so much reliance on RDS/HD instant idents) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan04 05:26 And btw, my voice recorder died - so been thinking about a much nicer one for '15 Es season. > Yakima CN96 (
Jan04 05:25 That's why I only record Ms during Perseids. It's just at the tail end of Es season and just before MW AM season kicks in. More pings than any other meteor shower. One morning this year I had 100s of pings on 97.3! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan04 05:10 nothing noteworthy (at least on 91.1) for the supposed 04z peak of the Quad. shower - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan04 02:55 Ms 93.3 WJBT Callahan, FL RDS bogus "KEUB" 900 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan03 23:51 Es weak 55.250 & 67.250 seems to be southeast - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan03 22:12 They probably feel no need to make changes to continue broadcasting on 101.1, when 105.1 already covers the region. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan03 22:10 This may answer your question - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan03 22:08 Not sure what their future plans are. They have been off air for over a week. The 101.1 simulcasted local 105.1. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan03 21:57 21:28- Is CFLZ only down temporarily? EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan03 21:40 Ms 104.3 KVGB Great Bend, KS- short burst with Who- Eminence Front and webstream match-- 765 miles! NEW! EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan03 21:28 Several pings noted here on 101.1 ( now that local CFLZ is off air). No IDs yet. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jan03 21:15 Ms 91.3 WMPN Jackson, MS RDS 923 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan03 21:14 LKots of MS on TV Ch's 2/4/5 and Digital Ch-2 here ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jan03 21:11 Ms Getting quite a Few Ms Pings here now….Hopefully I'll get something I can ID!! de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Jan03 20:57 Ms 105.9 KAAQ Alliance, NE- STRONG bursts with Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood and stream matches-- 928 miles, heard prev via Es-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jan03 18:01 new 95.1 LP-FM or pirate, with Christian Spanish, an 818-605 number, sounds like Lose National from Spanish. I hope its not an LP as 95.1 was a `great dx frequency here in Sherman Oaks. signal is mono not completely full-quieting. Thanks in advance for any info (
Jan03 17:14 for decades if u saw the Flintstones in SS on Ch 2 odds on it was YSR-2 - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 17:07 found it odd when DC politicians in 1980s arguing abt far-away El Salvador when it's closer to hr than DC - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 17:05 YS(W)R-2 at 1200 mi abt same distance as Los Angeles or Miami from hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 17:03 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 17:00 1969-2010 TGV loggings number in the 70s - YNTC (at over 1400-mi) 14 times - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 16:58 I like to get down there again one day, perhaps Apalachicola, FL - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan03 16:54 16:43-yeah you were definately in a hot zone in FL :-) Mike-La (
Jan03 16:53 ...actually YNFA302 Nicaragua probably comes in second behind TGV-3 Mike-La (
Jan03 16:51 16:35-hard to understand Pat, TGV-3 is probably my most often seen in Central America, followed closely by YSWR-2 Mike-La (
Jan03 16:43 Mike-La: - Tks, just want to keep up with any changes in logo ID's from my Es dead zone here (hi) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan03 16:42 in a few days 49 years since I first saw them (test pattern) - IIRC, weekend of ARRL Jan VHF contest then - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 16:38 over 5-1/2 years since KCWX-2 gone and nil ident from them - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 16:35 I'd like a solid ident of YS(W)R-2 after a couple of hundred 1966-1987 - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 16:30 been like that a while-this video is over 2 yrs old-only seen during news programs-other than that-regular logo Mike-La (
Jan03 16:28 When did TGV-3 start with the two blue rotating ellipses around the 10 degree slanted number 3? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan03 16:11 I sure didn't notice any rotating elipses around the "3" last night during my brief glimpse - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 16:00 Pat not to beat a dead horse, but here's the video clip I tried to upload last night-maybe a better view Mike-La (
Jan03 15:41 F2 35.64 ASCII US pager - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 15:07 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 14:32 Last background noise fluctuation on VHF-Low band (39) MHz was at 1333 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan03 13:26 or on Aug 2, 1990 - 1722 CST - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 13:18 like this from them on May 28, 1990 - 1532 CST - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 13:15 and noon 10.7 cm radio flux at 146 sfu - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan03 13:14 SWPC indicates solar wind speed at 422 km/sec, solar wind magnetic field Bt 7 nT, Bz 2 nT (Cont) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan03 13:11 Hearing background noise fluctuations on VHF-Low band (39 Mhz) like the tide on a sandy beach - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan03 12:45 dyslexic, Vegas --- just tuning in to KCEP and not knowing that it was 88,1 you would think u had a commercial operation there - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 12:43 well, they ran "spots" for "supporters/sponsors" maybe like KCEP in Las Vages :) - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 10:34 [02:29] I thought that LPFM's were totally noncommercial, and could not have advertising?--Frank M. (
Jan03 06:11 for reference, I'm just under the second "e" in Leon Valley on the radar map - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 05:50 sure cud have used this stormy/rainy wx 48 hrs ago to supress the illegal fireworks - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 05:11 Es 55.250 Dominican Warbler.. weak - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jan03 04:47 squall line approaching - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 04:19 probably, all my IDed FM was Guatemalan, and XHP-3/4 is the only other thing that way with a "3" in its logo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 04:09 03:42-Yeah, although the 3 isn't proportioned quite the same-my bet would still be TGV, and I can't really think of anything else it could be-especially considering I also saw it a bit later Mike-La (
Jan03 04:08 sferics from this - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 04:07 Es 55.25 "gurgler" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 03:50 rom the 50-MHz plot map some of that earlier Guatemalan Es might have difted up over US now - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 03:48 Es spotty mix Ch 2 s.e. - I'd left the ant w from I checked for that lcl LPTV on 96.9 :< - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 03:45 I only saw it for 5-10 seconds and far from the quality to do a screen grab on - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 03:42 tnx, Mike, the "3" looked a bit larger and straighter, tho it's in abt the rite spot on the screen - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 03:21 Es TGV-3 Guatemala (1098 mi) --20 minutes ago Mike-La (
Jan03 03:20 Es YSWR-2 El Salvador (1173 mi) -- about 20 minutes ago Mike-La (
Jan03 03:19 02:12- Pat look in the Latin America section on WTFDA-I posted a pic of the TGV-3 news logo Mike-La (
Jan03 03:03 Es suddinly breaking out - ch 2-5 Mexico likely, also ch 2 DTV Pilot noted - 6m beacon from KS noted. de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan03 03:02 don't seem to be doing much with their (old ?) Web Site tho - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:57 many a pirate FM station has had a better setup than they have/had - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:56 oh well - the licensed TL is in a residential backyard (Google Earth) - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:42 still streaming tho - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:40 I was just outside its predicted 60 dBu coverage zone - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:29 think the lcl 96.9 LPFM has bit the dust (or looking for more ERP at new TL) - it was trying to exist on ad revenue - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 02:16 the 55.24/25 is still Es (mix tropo ?) as the HD5030 peaks it s.e. - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 02:12 anywhere you can post a clean frame grab still of that "3" etc ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:10 I got tired of hearing the loud click from the recorder when it auto shutoff from being accidentally left on (and had consumed the rest of a C90 side)... - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:08 I use that with a standard SPST wall toggle to activate the recorder (with a shunted LED-resistor to warn me that it's on) - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:07 Yeah this particular 3 has a bit of a slant to it-somewhat resembling the XHBC 3 Mike-La (
Jan03 02:05 hope u can get it u/l on YT - meanwhile I've got to resolder the 6-vdc plug wires to the FM audio tape recorder (center, negative, wire broke) - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:03 OK, it was about 1/4 way in from right edge of screen with the same font (curved top on "3") that their smaller "3" was - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 02:02 it's is fondly nicknamed the "Atomic logo" Mike-La (
Jan03 02:01 Es 55.24 still spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 02:00 01:22- Pat I believe that was TGV-3. During news programs the logo is in LR. I found an older clip showing the 3 above a long crawl type banner-I was trying to upload but it seems YT is having problems Mike-La (
Jan03 01:26 strange all that 6m TEP persisting with NAmer au reports - mag activity usually supresses that - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 01:24 on this so-so Win6TV/XP display/system I cudn't read the caption - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 01:22 it looked like a larger "3" perched above the bottom (full-width) caption/title of program - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 01:21 my first FM Es event hr since Sep 13 and it wud have to be to the "ID-challenging" Guatemala area - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 01:20 Es XHP-3 Puebla (864 mi) Mike-La (
Jan03 01:19 01:09 it's possible Pat-havent seen it in a while Mike-La (
Jan03 01:19 01:09- it (
Jan03 01:18 Es Ch 2 multi, Ch 3 getting spotty - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 01:09 has TGV moved their logo to lower right area ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 01:03 Es 92.7 SS abt the only strong one left - tuff with lcl 92.9 that azi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:57 it also doesn't help when bmd se/s there are a lot of in-state and cross-border SS tropo targets - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:53 Es thinning above 95 MHz - some of these SS appear to be overdeviating - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:45 Es >103 MHz swapping SS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:43 Es 94.9 Guatemala - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:40 Es 88.5 La Picosa id - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Jan03 00:39 Maria that be with rosary - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 00:39 Es 103.3 Radio Mario RDS Guatemala - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:38 Es desparately looking for RDS decodes, 95.5 KATT Country ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:37 Es 91.1 Emisoras Unidas w/ ID - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Jan03 00:32 Es XHAJ-5 Las Lajas Veracruz TeleVer logo UR (804 mi) Mike-La (
Jan03 00:32 Es 103.9 Extrema FM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:31 Es XHGV-4 Las Lajas Veracruz TVMAS logo (804 mi) Mike-La (
Jan03 00:30 Es SS 107.9 - most freqs <100 MHz multi SS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:28 Es SS to at least 101.5 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:27 Es Chs 3-5 coming in weak Mike-La (
Jan03 00:24 Es 91.1 SS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:22 Es 61.25 Net 2, 67,25 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:19 Ch 2 Net 2 agn while my WinTV6/XP does freeze frames of vid with smooth audio - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:16 BTW, our K14LM LPTV NTSC is back on - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan03 00:16 Now a Canal Cinco logo LR Mike-La (
Jan03 00:12 Es TV2 SW net 2 logo LR very weak Mike-La (
Jan03 00:09 the "f" and "c" on this Gateway laptop don't always activate :( - de WA5IYX (
Jan03 00:07 thunder rom this with temps in low 40sF - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 23:53 Es 55.25 continues up and down - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 23:15 The Quadrantid MS due to peak at 02 UTC on Jan. 4 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan02 23:06 Hearing a lot of MS pings but nothing long enough to identify any stations. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan02 22:51 Es Ch 2 Net 5 - if only they'd put the station ident in the VBI (like XERV-9 once did) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 22:29 Es 55.25 is the dominant offset from the XE TV now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 22:27 I guess Bz going -15 nT was enough for that ? - de WA5IYX (
Jan02 22:21 During the late 21 UTC hour there was Au across the Great Lakes on 6M - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jan02 22:13 Es multi Ch 2s s.e.- one Net 2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 18:31 That was for their carriage of Me TV though ... - de WA5IYX (
Jan02 18:29 KSAT-12.2 did that here for the city's Soccer Team (Scorpions) games and a few other events - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 18:27 Get TV's stance on being preempted - de WA5IYX (
Jan02 17:53 Ms 90.1 WXVS Waycross, GA again with classical music / RDS 756 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan02 17:26 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - may've been in sooner w/o audio - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 17:17 No tropo noted here. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jan02 16:44 I have heard them (and WBFH) a handful of times over the years -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan02 16:05 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 16:02 wow Jeff, can't even get WAHS at my house in Romulus! JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
Jan02 15:18 Tr 89.5 WAHS Auburn Hills, MI alternative rock //WBFH-88.1, "The Biff" 100 watts 109 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan02 06:21 Tr 95.3 WZLR Xenia, OH "Eagle 95.3 & 101.1" 301 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan02 05:28 Ms 90.1 WXVS Waycross, GA classical music / RDS 756 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan02 03:29 Somebody tole me that WLFM-87.7 Chicago lost WGN. They asked me if Knew what the new programming was. I couldn't give an answer--Frank M. EN40 (
Jan02 03:28 Somebody told me abiout (
Jan02 01:32 Saturday down here supposed to get in the 60sF - had that odd strong XEFE-2 Thurs morn hr - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan02 01:19 Artic=Arctic (
Jan02 01:18 These Artic highs really squash any tropo scatter. Wonder how long it will be before it warms back up a bit - JimT/MO EM37 (
Jan01 22:49 Es ch2z & ch4+ unids from south - weak video - likely Dom Rep or Cuba de Fred SC FM03af (
Jan01 22:16 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 22:07 those were with the SX-62 system and V-100 TV antenna - de WA5IYX (
Jan01 22:05 my FM DX log 1974 - de WA5IYX (
Jan01 19:08 40.67 faded away - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan01 18:13 40.67 fade in - de kb7wox cn85 (
Jan01 18:03 [12:50] Hadn't started DXing regularly yet, but remember getting KDNT Denton TX (106.1?) on 01/01/74 from Bakersfield. Oddly, I don't recall anything else being in. Not my first DX, so looked on lower freqs. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jan01 16:25 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 13:57 had to resort to KMOL-48.1 for nx on the winter wx situation here - de WA5IYX (
Jan01 13:55 KSAT-12.1 this morn instead of their early local news were rerunning the Apr 2014 Fiesta Flambeau Parade ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 13:16 it's applied for DT-27 with lower ERP, different TL, and highly-directional antenna pattern - de WA5IYX (
Jan01 13:08 also, our lcl LPTV NTSC 14 is off (ckd DTV Us to see if reborn there) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 13:00 a semi-hefty tropo signal from XEFE-2 in this weather (55.24 stopped PRO-2004 & Win6 on XP rendering vid and aud) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 12:50 a memorable example (much FM Es that day as well) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 12:48 never mind that NTSC is gone, the game is only wirecast (no OTA) now - de WA5IYX (
Jan01 12:47 in decades past more than once Jan 1 late afternoon had NBC's Rose Bowl here on WOAI/KMOL-4 mauled by Es CCI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 08:18 It is 2015!! Happy New Year from central Washington, just watched New Year's at the Needle from KING-5 Seattle. Great fireworks! > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 07:08 Ms 90.1 WMPR Jackson, MS RDS 915 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jan01 03:11 Es spotty 39-MHz US police - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 01:52 have to wait until c. 2130 lcl or it might evaporate before midnight (RH 62%) - wind chill 32F - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 00:54 despite this precip not hitting ground now (virga) - have to go out with hose at 40F and sprinkle things down afterall - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 00:14 Couldn't find a darn London stream at all. CNN didn't carry it either - focusing on Indonesia AirAsia > Yakima CN96 (
Jan01 00:03 first of that in town (Dec 31, 1957) couldn't believe it - sounded/looked like a WW2 air raid (M80s etc) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jan01 00:00 near our lcl midnight had to be outside to make sure some stray rocket didn't land on the property - de WA5IYX (
Jan01 00:00 HAPPY NEW YEAR -de Jeff VA3NN (
Dec31 23:58 back in early/mid 60s used to try to tune in a mw station in each (other 3) US time zones as they hit midnight - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec31 23:46 We have a schedule planned out for tonight: watch Times Square live on CNN or Fox News at 9PM, webstream "Big D NYE" from Dallas at 10PM, try to find a mountain time show at 11, and then New Year's at the Needle (Seattle) at midnight our time. EVERY year we watch the Space Needle fireworks instead of a 3 hr Times Square tape delay. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec31 22:45 just as long as some liquid precip keeps things damp for all of the (not-so-legal) pyrotechnics in about 7 hrs from now - de WA5IYX (
Dec31 22:41 freezing precip getting nearer - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec31 18:39 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec31 16:02 F2 33-MHz n,e, US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec30 20:47 Es UNIDs-ch 2z with a couple of carriers with fading signals - due south de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec30 17:38 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec30 17:28 worth a serious read (when time permits) - de WA5IYX (
Dec30 17:25 Bill was W3KMV in MD when he took over QST's VHF Column in 1975 (until the 1990s) - de WA5IYX (
Dec30 17:15 up until now I'd thot that the W3XO Jansky and this one might have been the same - de WA5IYX (
Dec30 17:15 Worked him many times on 6m from his different wa4ukx em84 (
Dec30 17:11 Bill is a good Op need more like wa4ukx em84 (
Dec30 17:02 that vanity call had only previously belonged to a pre-WW2 FM broadcast station in DC - de WA5IYX,_Jr. (
Dec30 16:58 at least W3XO down here (since Dec 1988) always signs /5 to avoid any confusion - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec30 16:56 Like DX group in Hi that got AL0HA call from KL7 land...all you need is mailing address there de wa4ukx em84 (
Dec30 16:49 only downside is I work more w1,,w2,,,from FLORIDA than I do from NE USA due to vanity wa4ukx em84 (
Dec30 16:19 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec30 15:40 actually learned them from this 1958 ABSC booklet - de WA5IYX (
Dec30 15:15 I gave up trying to find a pre-WW2 US call area map - no W0 then and W2/3/8 had different boundaries (some dividing states like NJ) - de WA5IYX (
Dec30 14:19 and, unlike the ephemeral FM broadcast calls, those boundaries haven't changed since just after WW2 - de WA5IYX (
Dec30 14:17 it didn't take long for me to learn this as an SWL in 1959 - de WA5IYX (
Dec30 14:15 Anyone ever wonder why the US is subdvided on this map ? - de WA5IYX (
Dec30 12:53 [06:03]Called rag chewing, been around long before Gen-X and their internet-o OM (
Dec30 06:03 W1, W5 and W whatever are much more suited to a ham board than a TV/FM board. They mean nothing to non-hams ... Mike/cm87 (
Dec29 22:41 the geometry for some W5s (EL29,EM20) for Eu better - countless days they spotted them w/o any this far west - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 22:37 I recall Jun 2000 when (then needed) EA8 in - as soon as he hrd some TX he started looking for Mexico - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 22:36 W5 is a more spread out (e-w) area vs W8/9 - not much s.w. of hr in XE-land for Eu to work - de WA5IYX (
Dec29 22:27 Can often hear the W1s working Eu Es on BS, then later hear W5 off the back off antenna, without a peep from EU in W8 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec29 22:25 Funny thing here is that EU Es on countless occasions start out East Coast, skip over W8/W9 and right to W5 land here. de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Dec29 20:25 but for any 6m Eu via Es it's often thru a pile of W2/3/4/8/9 sigs ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 20:21 so hr we didn't have an east coast wall of monster F2 QRM to deal with when Eu in like US out west did - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 20:19 to the n.e. VO1/VO2/Maritimes more common (as more distant) with a few W1s (mostly Maine) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 20:12 I've only seen F2 to US PNW twice - Nov 27, 1989 and Oct 30, 2003 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 20:07 being so near either US coast here one quickly gets used to being mostly only a spectator of these 6m F2 transcon events - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 20:03 and there was some (primarily west US) Es a bit later that day - de WA5IYX (
Dec29 19:57 tho in that map it looked like mostly 1-way beacon spots - de WA5IYX (
Dec29 19:55 some of the US actually got a bit of 6m Eu F2 that day - de WA5IYX (
Dec29 19:40 [18:24] I'll have to look at my log for that event. Even the west coast qsos were assumed mulit e.- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec29 18:52 unlike Cycles 21-23 when 6m WAC was had via F2 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 18:45 or abt the same limits as in Cycle 20 (LU,CX,CE,KP4,ZK1,KH6) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 18:42 otherwise this Cycle my only 6m F2 to Carib., S. America, S Pac. (ZL/FK8), and KH6 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 18:24 during a wild 6m F2 transcon event - de WA5IYX (
Dec29 18:16 my cloesest F2 that direction since 50048.0 VY0SNO/B EL09QLFP53RS 1905z 15 Nov 2011 Canada - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 18:07 [17:52] if ur 50-MHz Eu Qs were in summer certainly multi-hop Es - I've not had 6m Eu F2 since Jan 2002 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 18:04 F2 33.42 WA Sammamish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 17:52 I haven't heard F2 on 50MHz, and I assume the few Eu qsos I've made were multi hop e.- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec29 17:37 some lcl 47.52 2x comms (mobiles) startled me - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 15:30 F2 33-MHz n.e. US FDs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec29 08:32 VK FM in 2014 Autmun rx summary by Japanese. de JR4ENY/1 AWA (
Dec29 00:54 with the 1973 V-100 ant bmd south the residual XE Ch 2 NTSC vid carriers cause the PRO-2004 to stop on them (a/c flutter and all) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec28 18:42 my NDB list in this - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 18:38 was a bit amazed at getting a 25w NDB from NMx down there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec28 18:36 I quit "serious" mw DXing in 1963 - tho a splurge with NDBs in 1976-77 with a BC-453 - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 18:26 03:23 Are you sure WYAY is 96.1? Before I left for NY and now the Midwest, I think 96.1 was WPWW and 106.7 was WYAY. -- Dan EM79 or EN09 mobile on I 70 (
Dec28 18:24 XED Mexicali has been common as dirt lately in Yakima. I'm about 175 miles west of your brother, but still common. Solar activity that has been high for weeks has been killing most eastern reception - haven't had WBBM in weeks, or WGN. Yakima CN96 (
Dec28 17:48 most of the 2x comms in 30-50 MHz run 50-100w (or more if state police) level - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 17:45 their 10w has been heard in Germany a few times - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 17:39 F2 33.42 WA Samammish (NOAA/NWS wx loop) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec28 17:35 hearing noaa wx broadcast of Seattle area condx on 33.420 MHz- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec28 17:26 33.960 dead air (F2 QSB) - don't like to have to lock out an FD freq on scanner - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec28 17:23 Hearing lots of backscatter on 10m now. Some reported on 6, but nothing heard here- Wes ke4twi em66 (
Dec28 16:35 FWIW, my 2010 FM Es event list (has monster Jun 18 event) - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 15:42 F2 some spotty 33-MHz n.e. US abt 1 hr ago, now settling in - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec28 08:22 He still has me beat by about 33 stations on AM that is. He doesn't FM or TV DX much - Dn64 (
Dec28 08:21 Yeah, helped my brother get 1050 XED Mexicali while I was there, Christmas Eve. - Dn64 (
Dec28 07:19 Welcome back to WY Justin. Hope you had fun in Grangeville. Picked up their AM (KORT 1230) once from Bellevue, WA at night. > Yakima CN96 (
Dec28 06:51 cover of that NATO publication (c. 200 pages) of papers from a Sep 1958 Es Conference - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 06:42 have PRO-2004 parked on 55.25 (assume XEFE tropo) with squelch off on AM and amazed at how much ms is beating against it (some with strong Doppler) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Dec28 06:28 Back from Northern Idaho less than 30 miles from my shortest Es catch. Listened to my first LP-FM on the way home - KIEF-LP - Dn64 (
Dec28 03:31 they had a pretty good spread of ops involved in reporting (1949-1951) - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 03:26 things just get plotted now faster than they did 65 years ago :) - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 03:24 from a 1958 NATO (yes) publication using RASO data for May 24, 1950 - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 03:23 Tr WYAY-96.1 Gainesville GA RDS News (227) NEW - Tropo strong toward Atlanta direction de Fred SC FM03af (
Dec28 03:16 back then (until 1959) there was no US cw suband on 50-MHz - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 03:12 a few of those ops are still around (tho with maybe different call letters) - de WA5IYX (
Dec28 03:11 one data sheet from RASO Interim Report 12 (c. 200 pages) - book sent to me by Perry Ferrell (Gilfer) in Dec 1972 - de WA5IYX (
Dec27 21:05 Es Ch 2 vy spotty now as we near the daily dip time of 1500 CST - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
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