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Mar25 04:51 Tropo now going down to the Rio Grande Valley, 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa in...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar25 04:03 101.3 K267AI...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar25 04:01 Tr K267AI Moody TX relaying KBHT 104.9 HD2 channel "Bob FM", RDS (new)...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar25 03:53 Tr 99.1 K256BW Waco, TX with NCAA Men's bball regional semifinal game (new)...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar25 03:39 Correct that, the NWS radio was WXJ65 out of Broken Bow, OK but in the Shreveport NWS forecast area, so will check for maybe some rare OK tropo on FM...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar25 03:32 May be tropo going from here to NW Louisiana, picking up Shreveport NWS radio on 162.450 on the scanner...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar25 00:50 cdEL96 that is....I wouldn't be surprised if the majority are currently non comms who (like WQED Pgh) will jump at the opportunity to take up on the offer./cd (
Mar25 00:48 [23:19] I don't foresee too many network affiliates taking the FCC offer to move to RF 2-6...>>>/cdEL06 (
Mar24 23:24 Tr (or TrS) - (tentative) KEYC-DT 12 Mankato, MN 103 miles. Just toying with the meter - En35 (
Mar24 23:19 [13:39] I haven't cut any cords yet, but I haven't watched any of the network channels in that range for years. I don't know anyone who does, and they mostly are cordcutters. ... Mike (
Mar24 21:08 The local xlator on 96.3 moved to 95.9 earlier today thanks to a dispute with KGID over who was interfering with whom...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar24 21:06 Tr 96.3 KGID Giddings TX (new) with full ID and currently classical/standards...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar24 13:43 local cable TV reps rub their hands together with a Cheshire Cat grin..."Bwahahahaha!"/cd (
Mar24 13:39 (John Q. Cordcutter) those raygun-style antennas cannot pick up 2-6./cd (
Mar24 13:37 [Below DTV posts] Watch the fun here, once John Q. Cord utter is told that his new 2009 "HDTV" outdoor antenna will need replacing...>>/cdEL96 (
Mar24 07:39 Tr 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393 mi) in weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 07:39 Tr 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 07:32 Finndx, are you receiving anything south on 93.9 FM, 98.5 FM, 107.1 or 99.5 FM right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 07:27 In Germany, the switch-over to DVB-T2 will occur in steps, with major metropolitan areas switching in March 2017, and final switch-over in 2019. That's according to Wikipedia - Finndx (
Mar24 07:25 Finland will abandon DVB-T on March 31st, 2020. After that date only DVB-T2 - Finndx (
Mar24 07:25 Don't know anything about OTA UHDTV. But regarding OTA TV standards in general, there's a transition from DVB-T to DVB-T2 going on during the next years - Finndx (
Mar24 07:19 Tr KETK-DT-22 Jacksonville Tx. (270 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 07:17 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Christi, Tx. (428 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 06:27 has Europe/Finland decided what OTA UHDTV standard they will convert to? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 06:25 BTW, you can find some old instructions for posting DX loggings to DXMAPS (called DX Sherlock back then) from this thread in the WTFDA forums. See the attached PDF file from the last message - Finndx (
Mar24 06:25 BTW, you can find some old instructions for posting DX loggings to DXMAPS (called DX Sherlock back then) from this thread in the WTFDA forums. See the attached PDF file from the last message - Finndx (
Mar24 06:24 with ATSC 3.0 coming it will be OTA + IP Network Internet Protocol so every one may be DXing with that Autologger map soon - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 06:16 [05:57] Nice! DTV Autologger is one modern way of DXing. I think there's nothing similar for TVDX in Europe - Finndx (
Mar24 06:16 [05:52] Not at the moment. I checked the tropo condx on SAGT only very quickly and it seemed there was nothing interesting this time - Finndx (
Mar24 06:03 Autologer map loads best with Google Crome Broswer. Map has problems with Firefox Broswer - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 05:57 Finndx, check out the DTV Autologger map on rabbitears. The Autologger in Louisiana is my Autologger - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 05:52 Hi Finndx, thanks for the info. are you DXing via Global Tuners right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 05:49 [23:00, 03:58] Amateur license is not required for posting FM/TV DX plots. You just need an account at FMLIST - Finndx (
Mar24 05:42 Tr 94.7 KVLL Wells, Texas (236 mi) in weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 05:18 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio Tx (446 mi) in weak mixing with 107.5 KJMH Lake Arthur LA - - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 05:14 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX @ 413 mi in stronger now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 05:04 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (413 mi) in weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 03:58 [01:04] Agreed, am! Is it really restricted to licensed only? // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar24 02:49 Tr 103.1 KHHL Karnes City TX (346 mi) Mike-La (
Mar24 02:46 Tr 101.7 KNTE Bay City TX (235 mi) Mike-La (
Mar24 02:09 Hey fellas. Everyone on the west gulf coast up the Mississippi should be getting some Tropo now. de dwi/7 in no tropo land (
Mar24 01:04 [00:47] wish that I could have my DX posted on these maps - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 00:47 Just searched the map for Es in USA on 7/12/16 (my best Es day last year)...that's amazing! // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar24 00:44 [20:32, 20:51] @Finn @am: WOW, those maps are amazing! // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar23 23:06 yes - it helps (
Mar23 23:00 [21:31] anyone know if you need a amateur license to post on those maps? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 21:31 [20:54] FMLIST is the platform that is used to enter FM/TV DX details for both DXMAPS and Visual logbook - Finndx (
Mar23 20:54 [20:32] nice map Finndx. I am looking for a map to post plots of on DX on. There is are TV & FM DX maps here that I could use but I do not know if I am allowed use it without a amateur license. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 20:51 [20:32] nice map Finndx. I looking for map to post plots of on DX on. There is TV & FM DX maps here that I could use but I do not know if I am allowed use it without a amateur license. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 20:32 I cannot check at the moment but I think there is no proper tropo condx here now. The last better tropo opening was in the end of January (stations from Stockholm Sweden including one 200 watts station from the distance of 230 mi and caught also Denmark) - Finndx (
Mar23 19:47 Finndx, do you get any Tropo conditions up there in Finland. I see the ARPS map is showing Denmark southern Norway & Sweeden is getting some Tropo right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 19:45 do you get any Tropo conditions up there in Finland. I see Denmark southern Norway & Sweeden some Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 is getting some (
Mar23 19:31 Am, in Finland - Finndx (
Mar23 19:19 Finndx, what country are you located in? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 17:54 JimT, how can you get a list of all stations broadcasting in BC, MEX when making a search on WTFDA FM db? Because "BCS" starts with the same letters "BC", the result output isn't exactly what is wanted. If one types "BC " for a Mexican state S/P search, the resulting output is empty - Finndx (
Mar23 17:53 I don't feel comfortable with varied length regional codes at all so I think I should start using those two-letter abbreviations for MEX stations that are used among Finnish DXers traditionally - Finndx (
Mar23 17:53 I made a bit research. What it comes to AM logs, Finnish DXers have written Mexican states by two-letter abbreviations at least during the last decade. The same matters for the Mexican AM list compiled by Finnish DXers - Finndx (
Mar23 17:52 Anyway, since I ran into svrl different ways of writing MEX state abbreviations already almost 10 years ago, I just was forced to choose one way of writing without knowing which one was the most acceptable... - Finndx (
Mar23 17:51 I just choosed the way how Mexican state abbreviations were written in FMLIST When I started logging Mexican FM stations via Globaltuners in 2009. So you say all of those loggings in my log database were written in a wrong way - Finndx (
Mar23 17:51 Raymie and JimT, thanks for all of this Mexican info. It seems there are different perspectives here from the both sides of the pond. Your conventional abbreviations doesn't seem to be that commonly used in Europe - Finndx (
Mar23 17:43 [10:06 ] thanks Finndx, - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar23 17:17 Thanks Raymie. NO CHANGES will be made unless there is a consensus to change. I will probably make the CDMX change tho' - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Mar23 16:54 I like how discussions here magically open up cans of worms. Personally I recommend no change except for ditching DF for CDMX to represent Mexico City - Raymie DM43 (
Mar23 16:36 How to identify estados in México in the db is currently under review - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Mar23 16:35 Central Am/Caribbean islands in WTFDA FM db use the two letter HASC code system for states/districts/departments/provinces - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Mar23 16:34 MX listings on the WTFDA FM db currently use the CONVENTIONAL abbreviations that have been accepted for years - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Mar23 16:21 The FMList ones are custom and I've never seen them anywhere else. They also have some errors I'm going to send a list of. - Raymie DM43 (
Mar23 16:15 And yes, the Mexican abbreviations do vary in length: there are two-letter ones like BC or NL and one five-letter abbreviation (Tamps.) - Raymie DM43 (
Mar23 16:14 The ones that the DB uses are the official ones. The table on the Help page though has one wrong (Durango is DGO in the DB but not DUR which the help page says). Correct abbreviation is indeed Dgo - Raymie DM43 (
Mar23 15:41 Tr 90.9 WSQG Ithaca NY w/classical mx // WSKG- fair sig-new-another one unable to hear from home due to local (90.7), 11:40 EDT-John Corning NY ( mobile Horseheads NY ) fn12 (
Mar23 15:30 Tr 90.5 W213BW Watkins Glen NY, a WSKG translator w/ classical mx, good signal w/splash from Corning 90.3 11:26 EDT-1st time hrd-not far but only 8w and sig drowned at home-John Corning NY (mobile Horseheads NY) fn12 (
Mar23 15:27 I've noticed differences in abbreviations for Mexican states, for example is using varied length (2 to 4 characters) abbreviations. I don't know what are the official abbreviations but with other countries I'm used to equal length anyway - Finndx (
Mar23 14:48 [14:04] Hi Raymie. In this case, it's FMLIST. It is using this abbreviation VCZ for Veracruz - Finndx (
Mar23 14:04 [10:08] Where did the VCZ abbreviation even emerge from? I'd be really curious given that I basically got used to all the actual Mexican state abbreviations and find it interesting when they get butchered - Raymie DM43 (
Mar23 12:19 [10:07] Hi, Finn-DX. Nice catches. Glad my logs were of help to you. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 11:09 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (413 mi) back in weak with CCI with 105.3 WWL New Orleans LA - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 11:01 Tr KTVT-DT-19 Fort Worth Tx (397 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 10:52 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) back in weak- amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 10:41 Tr 99.3 KAPW White Oak Tx (262 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 10:26 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio Tx (446 mi) back in here very weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 10:11 Tr KPXD-DT-42 Arlington TX (383 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 10:08 [06:48] Around that time I had 96.7 XHBY Tuxpan VCZ on SAGT for a short period - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Mar23 10:07 Helped by Jim's tips, I got 91.1 KOJO, 91.9 KCKR and 105.1 KFTE as new to my log (KCKR only web stream match). Also 95.3 KQKI-FM, 98.1 WDGL and 101.5 WYNK-FM as relogs - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Mar23 10:06 [09:06] Hi am, thanks. It's been nice to read your and Jim's logs here. Really useful for San Antonio GT - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Mar23 10:04 switched from using the Sony HD Tuner to the Viston HD Jump Tuner to DX with now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 10:03 Tr KLTY Arlington TX (383 mi) (new) full RDS readout. switched HD Tuner to the Viston HD Jump Tuner to DX with - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 10:01 Tr 89.9 KSJY St Martinville, LA with station ID (new)...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar23 09:54 Tr 93.1 KQID Alexandria LA "Q93" with slogan ID, very weak...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar23 09:52 Tr 94.1 KLNO Dallas TX (369 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 09:34 Tr KETK-DT-22 Jacksonville Tx. (270 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 09:33 Tr KFXK-DT-31 Longview, Tx. (257 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 09:15 [09:06] thanks for the info cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 09:14 [09:07] front with storms comes to sweep Tropo away from here Sat morning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 09:07 50% chance of showers today & maybe a thunderstorm; DX gone from these parts./cd (
Mar23 09:06 [06:48] I had email from Danny a month ago, via his son's smartphone./cdEL96 (
Mar23 09:06 [09:02] Hi Finndx welcome - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 09:03 Tr 95.3 KVWG-FM Dilley TX. "Utterly Fantastic Radio" ID at 08:41z. (79 mi) (new) - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Mar23 09:02 Tr 95.3 K237GJ "Radio Exodus" Kenedy-Karnes City TX (64 mi) (new) in SS but also announcing 990 AM in EE. 250 Watts. Noticed at 07:25 but wasn't able to figure out what this station was until TOH ID - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Mar23 08:35 Tr 100.9 KVMK Wheelock Tx (313 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 08:25 Tr 97.5 KGKL San Angelo TX (553 mi) (new) 2 signal bars on Sony tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 07:56 Tr 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 07:49 Tr 93.5 KBPC Crockett (263 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 07:43 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi TX (432 mi) and here is the other Tropo pest to comlete the colection. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 07:22 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) the 500 mile pest is in. can I get anything past 501 mi over the Mexican border please. - amfmtvdtvbrla (
Mar23 07:22 [03:03] Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) the 500 mile pest is in. can I get anything past 501 mi over the Mexican border please. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 07:17 Tr KNVA-DT-49 Austin Tx (394 mi) back in after being out for an hour - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 07:17 Tr KNVA-DT-49 Austin Tx (394 mi) back in after being out for an hour - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 07:15 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio Tx (446 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 06:48 ARPS map is showing a Shreveport to Tabasco Tropo duct right now. Where is Danny-La. I hopo he & his family is OK - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 06:34 Tr KHCE-DT-16 San Antonio TX (428 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 06:22 Tr 106.9 KHPT Houston Tx. (259 mi) in full RDS readout & HD full 3 bars on Sony Tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 06:12 Tr 103.1 KHHL 103.1 Karnes City Tx (420 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 06:08 Tr 101.1 KLOL Mega 101 Houston Tx. (259 mi) in full RDS readout & HD full 3 bars on Sony Tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 06:04 Tr 100.3 KILT Houston Tx. (259 mi) ful RDS readout & in HD - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:59 Tr 99.5 KISS San Antonio, TX (446 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:55 Thanks Jim-F - amfmtvdtvbrla EM4 (
Mar23 05:55 Tr 96.7 KCIL Gray, LA, country music, station ID, 464 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 05:53 [5:33] Thanks, am. Congrats to you on 93.3 Port Lavaca. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 05:33 Tr 93.3 Port Lavaca, TX (351 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:27 Tr 92.9 KKBQ Pasadena Tx (249 mi) RDS call ID + HD blinking - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:19 Tr KNIC-DT-18 Blanco Tx (439 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:17 [05:13] nice job. congrats Jim-F. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:15 Tr KNVA-DT-49 Austin Tx (394 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:13 Tr 97.7 KDLC Dulac, LA, Hall & Oates, Sunny 97.7 ID, 469 mi, briefly wiping out Air1 local (new - first ever DX on this freq!) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 05:13 [05:11] 104.1 KRBE Houston Tx is also in with with full RDS readout - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:11 Tr 104.1 KRBE Houston Tx (259 mi) wipeing out semi local 104.1 KVDU - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:07 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (413 mi) blasting in here strong - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 05:02 Tropo picking up her now Houston FM's blasting in here now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 04:52 Tr 105.1 KFTE Abbeville, LA, Acadians's Classic Rock ID, 391 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 04:46 Tr 107.9 KHXT Erath, LA, Hot 107.9 RDS ID, 412 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 04:45 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos Tx (408 mi) playing Missing You sung by John Waite - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 04:35 Tr 91.9 KYLC, Lake Charles, LA, AFR music, 341 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 04:25 Tr 91.9 KCKR Church Point, LA, stream match, strong signal, 395 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 04:18 Thanx am, just nice to type in some blue./cd (
Mar23 04:18 Tr 107.7 WCIW--LP Immokalee FL, about 80 air miles, Guatemalan marimba mx, "R Conciencia"./cdEL96 (
Mar23 04:12 Tr 95.3 KQKI Bayou Vista, LA, country music, ID, 440 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 04:10 I am turning antenna southeast to see if there is any Tropo in that direction - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 04:09 Hi cd, keep trying. Tropo conditions may pick up. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 04:05 Tr 39 WSNN-LD Sarasota FL & 43 WWDT CD Ft Myers. Nothing else unusual right now./cdEL96 (
Mar23 04:04 wierd, FM band has dead Tropo conditions here. but I am receiving 2 Houston DTV Us right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:54 [03:49] 98.1 WDGL is sure getting out tonight. :) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:49 Thanks, guys. I'm mostly getting east TX right now except for KOJO & a weak WDGL. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 03:44 Tr 91.1 KOJO Lake Charles, LA, Radio Maria, 342 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 03:43 [03:39] Jim-F, APRS Maps favors your location for south of the border tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:43 thx Jim you may see a bit yourself Mike-La (
Mar23 03:39 Congrats, Mike-LA. Hope you & am will get more new ones from south of the border tonight. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar23 03:38 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos TX (331 mi) Mike-La (
Mar23 03:35 03:32-thx am-thought it was a relog but see no record of it Mike-La (
Mar23 03:32 [03:28] nice catch Mike-La. -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:28 Tr 101.5 XHAVO Rio Bravo Tamps-452 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar23 03:20 [03:17] look at that big orange Tropo blob in central Texas. looks like it is trying to merge with that Duct - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:20 Tr 99.5 KISS-FM RDS San Antonio TX Mike-La (
Mar23 03:18 ARPS maps is starting to show a New Orleans to Houston Duct now. Houston Us are starting to come in here now. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:17 tropo is building a bit am Mike-La (
Mar23 03:07 [03:03] yup, the 500 mile Tropo Pest. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:06 Tr 89.3 KSBJ-RDS- Humble TX (327 mi) Mike-La (
Mar23 03:05 [03:01] I am thinking 107.7 KOUL may be off the air - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:04 [02:44] yeah that sounds like a plan - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 03:03 02:58-hearing spanish on 107.1 very weak-we know what that one is...Mike-La (
Mar23 03:01 02:54-its been quite a while for that one am Mike-la (
Mar23 02:58 I received 94.9 KQUR Laredo Tx twice this week with on sign of KOUL. If you hear country music on 107.7 it should be KOUL Benavides Tx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:54 Mike-La, have you heard 107.7 KOUL Benavides Tx lately? I used to pick them up when Larado TX comes in here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:48 [01:48] Lee VA, better enjoy it while you can - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:44 we'll see what happens am-hopefully we'll get some reverse tropo down to Gargadon's area :) Mike-La (
Mar23 02:42 Tr 103.1 KHHL Karnes City TX (346 mi) Mike-La (
Mar23 02:40 Mike-La, Hepburn Maps is favoring your location for stronger Tropo in your location tonight/morning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:35 the Autologer wide big Map it is slow to load - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:33 My Autologer Map from last night - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:29 Lotsa Houston FMs coming in now Mike-La (
Mar23 02:26 [02:25] and how long did it stay in for - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:25 [01:35] Gargadon, what time was it when you was receiving 98.1 WDGL? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:09 Tropo - something I'll NEVER see here! - Raymie DM43 (
Mar23 02:07 [02:04] Mike-La, I hope you will get a chance again tonight if conditions work out in our favor - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:06 I hope you will get a chance again tonight if conditions work out in our favor - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 02:04 am those were nice DTVs from FL last night-maybe I got there too late-just would not decode Mike-La (
Mar23 01:55 [01:35] Gargadon, Great catch of my local station by the way - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 01:52 Hi Gargadon and welcome - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar23 01:52 Or plan B: I'll just move down to the Gulf! // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar23 01:51 Hoping they stay dark until the weekend, MAYBE get some slight enhancement with warmer weather... // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar23 01:49 01:35-Nice catch Gargadon-hopefully the start of things tonight Mike-La (
Mar23 01:49 ...but band is dead as doornail! #smh :\ // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar23 01:48 Wow, 2 of my locals are off-air pending sale to EMF and flip to K-Love... // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar23 01:35 Tr 98.1 WDGL Baton Rouge (815 mi) - Gargadon (
Mar22 20:36 [17:41] before leaving for work, I set to DT 2; but I see that things went away for me./cdEL96 (
Mar22 18:51 Also format flips - 104.5 K283BU Walla Walla is now Bob FM as well, ex-106.9 K295AV. K295AV 106.9 is now "The Oasis" AAA. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar22 18:48 Format Flip - 100.1 KQFO Pasco "Oz 100" has now flipped to 100.1 Bob FM Adult Hits. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar22 18:10 K243CK barely noticeable this morning with Rush Limbaugh. Es/Tr scatter on 96.5 can overpower it so easily. It better not be occupied in Yakima anytime soon! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar22 17:41 Es ch2 DTV Pilot to NE - likely WLBZ Bangor ME de fred SC FM03af (
Mar22 17:10 6 m activity along the East Coast now. - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar22 14:44 [09:49] There is the 93.5 Santa Clara, Cuba, but I can never hear it here anymore. Pirate maybe?/cdEL96 (
Mar22 13:02 Some Baton Rouge stations - WBKL, KQID, WDGL - in again weakly. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar22 12:37 [07:29] Thanks. Same deal for me as Jack last night. The tropo here was not near as good as yesterday. Had some Baton Rouge stations in for a while, but they faded & I crashed. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar22 10:30 Sorry, was sleeping like a log when that report came in earlier...tropo didn't seem as strong as yesterday here before I signed off for the night...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar22 09:49 Just been strong in state tropo and the usual GA & SC stuff here. Did get one UNID, 93.5 SS guessing in FL but can't find any info. Craig EL98(Orlando area) (
Mar22 09:45 Even checking WX 162.45---nada./cd (
Mar22 09:32 Sebring area FM too, but I don't normally report that./cd (
Mar22 09:29 100.5 Clewiston xltr for AM 590 fighting I Block./cdEL96 (
Mar22 09:26 I am temporarily up---but nothing standing out here. Hearing 104.9'WCVU thru IBOC, but honestly nothing standing out./cdEL96 (
Mar22 09:12 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) in very weak- amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 08:33 Sheffield - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 08:32 The most western Tr spot is east of Sheffiled, TX - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 08:04 Tr 107.3 WRGV Pensacola FL (233 mi) (new) totaly wiping out local 107.3 WBRP - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:56 Hoping one day a 1,300 mile tropo duct like this will occur into the Dakota's from here in E. PA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 07:54 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi TX (432 mi) antenna pointed southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:47 [07:41] OK thanks KA3JAW. I will check the NOAA WX stations to see what is in - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:45 all New Orleans stations @ 80 miles in here strong with full bars on the Sony tuner with full RDS readouts - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:41 am: Don't forget the NOAA WX stations too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 07:39 It's reaching up north into Shreveport, LA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 07:29 [07:22] KA3JAW, ARPS map showing Austin to Tamp FL too. where is Jack in Austin TX & Jim-F in San Antonio Tx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:24 Tr 98.9 KUTX Leander, Tx (400 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:22 The primary red Tr blob is over Miami now - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 07:21 Hi Raymie. Take a seat and watch as the Gulf bring forth stations from far away via Super Gulf Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:18 Your right on that, I don't see a bright light at the end of the tunnel this summer for decent Es, so we will have to capitalize on the Tr - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 07:15 GM am: Great work that early central FL tropo. If I know cd he has something being recorded for review later today - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 07:11 It leads back into southern LA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 07:11 [05:16] I mean, that's a sponsorship. A little different. - Raymie DM43 (
Mar22 07:11 Hi KA3JAW, I hope cd wakes up. we don't get to many chances for great Tropo conditions - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:09 Tr 100.1 KYBI Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 07:07 cdEL96: The tropo is over the northern The Hammocks, The Crossings, Kendall, Pinecrest, FL line - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar22 07:01 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (413 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 06:47 Fog clouds are starting to build in the sky here early. raceing across the sky fast. moving in from the south/southwest moving east/northeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 06:28 [03:55] WZVN-DT-41 will have CCI with KBTR-DT-41 & WXCW-DT-45 will have CCI with WGMB-DT-45 so no chance for those either - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 06:23 WBBH-DT-15 will have CCI with WNOL-DT-15 so no chance there either - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 06:20 [03:55] cd, I don't think I have a chance for DT-RF-50 because of CCI from KLWB-DT-50 & WPXL-DT-50 both signals are in and out here right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 06:19 I don't think I have a chance for DT-RF-50 because of CCI from KLWB-DT-50 & WPXL-DT-50 both signals are in and out here right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 05:36 looks like Florida DTV Tropo has weaken here for now. But 104.7 WRBQ Tampa, FL @ 552 mi is blasting in here with 2 bars on the Sony tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 05:26 Same part of the country, WGLU-92.1 Johnstown PA "Glue 92" wasn't the greatest slogan either--Frank M. (
Mar22 05:25 In 1970, the c&w top songs survey (chart) from WIYQ-99.1 Ebensburg PA - as well as their bumper sticker - said (for the IYQ part) - "I Wike You - Do You Wike Me?" Don't know if they used it on the air--Frank M. (
Mar22 05:24 05:21-nothing but sub decodes here am Mike-La (
Mar22 05:22 [05:18] Yeah, that's awful. No doubt at all about that--Frank M. (
Mar22 05:21 [05:13] on & off Mike-LA still coming in - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 05:21 During the same time (late 1970s?) two AM stations on **920**...WKRT Cortland NY was "93 KRT" and WTTM Trenton NJ was "Double T 93" - what?? - Frank M. (
Mar22 05:19 Then there was a "Radio Kelkboom" in Aruba, though I guess that just happened to be a strange-sounding family name or something--Frank M. (
Mar22 05:18 Don't think it's as bad as KDNE-91.9 Crete NE's old slogan - "The Kidney" ! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar22 05:17 Pretty sure indeed that the Chocolate adjective was in front of the noun, which violates Spanish syntax--Frank M. (
Mar22 05:16 [00:37] I vaguely remember Mexico City 1470-AM (as XESM?) having a slogan "La Voz de la Chocolate Abuelita" or similar to that--Frank M. (
Mar22 05:13 Nice job on the FL DTVs am-still coming in? Mike-La (
Mar22 05:04 Tr 107.9 KHXT Erath, LA, Hot 107.9 ID, 412 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar22 05:01 Tr 96.5 K243CK Pendleton, OR // 1290 KUMA with TOH ID. NEW!! 250W. This translator just signed on in late December 2016. Excellent conditions to Tri-Cities/NE Oregon tonight with full-quieting on even the weaker TC signals. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar22 04:49 Tr 104.7 WRBQ Tampa, FL (552 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 04:35 Nice going, am. Nothing down here, unfortunately./cdEL96 (
Mar22 04:22 Tr WHLV-DT-51 Coca Beach FL (620 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 04:19 Tr WTGL-DT-46 Leesburg FL (615 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 04:07 Tr WRDQ-DT-27 Orlando FL (614 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 04:03 Tr WOFL-DT-22 Orlando FL (604 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 03:57 Tr WMOR-DT-19 Lakeland FL (561 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 03:55 You La.'guys,'try for WINK TV 50, WBBH 15, WZVN 41, WXCW 45..../cdEL96 (
Mar22 02:59 103.9 still coming in weak-but nothing else so far Mike-la (
Mar22 02:26 difficult getting past N.O. Mike-La (
Mar22 02:08 maybe a good night am! Mike-La (
Mar22 02:07 Tr 103.9 Cape Coral "B1039" Livestream match 692 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar22 01:36 [00:27] thanks for the ID Raymie - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 01:30 The pirate on 87.9 in Blaine, MN is two or three houses from mine and gets out 2/10ths of a mIle. En35 (
Mar22 01:26 The 107.3 is music (um if you wanna call it that) and only music; no announcements at all./cd (
Mar22 01:25 We have now a nighttime undocumented 107.3, and I wouldn't say they are low power---probably a 20 miles radius./cdEL96 (
Mar22 01:14 These lowpower stations are useless if no one localiy can listen and get info from them unless you are next door & needing a pre amp to receive them - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 01:13 If you want to live in the Land of Pirates, go to Oaxaca. (
Mar22 01:06 There's always TV!/cd (
Mar22 01:05 ....this guy is still operating even though we now have an LP on the same freq not far away./cd (
Mar22 01:04 We have a devotee to a deceased cult leader who still runs a pirate station after over 10 years now.../cd (
Mar22 01:03 insert handout here, I was in a disaster area, I was on the air, give me some money. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 01:03 The only thing knocking off pirates here is LPFM/translators. Nothing new here./cd (
Mar22 01:02 am---I can tell you that Miami/Ft Lauderdale was the capital of "undocumented" FM.../cdEL96 (
Mar22 01:00 Apparently the AM was 1690 until January - Raymie DM43 (
Mar22 00:59 [00:52] 93.1 WMIY was off the air for two months, then when that big 1000 year flood hit they by a miracle came back on the air that night after the flood - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 00:54 just another way for someone to get our tax dollars & money for free. oh I run a radio station give me a tax break and free money from ADs - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 00:52 am, is 1710 on right now? I wouldn't be surprised if the answer is no./cdEL96 (
Mar22 00:50 these lowpower stations are crap I have at least 4 here that if you drive 2.5 miles from their tower their signals are gone - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar22 00:42 Revelation 3:11---I will need to know the context./cd (
Mar22 00:40 Raymie, how would that compare to Guatemala's Asi Fue Mi Vida Radio?/cdEL96 (
Mar22 00:37 The FCC has nothing on that frequency in the whole state. Worth noting they are an unlicensed COMBO on 107.7 FM and 1710 AM! Station's called Radio Retén Lo Que Tienes, which may be in the running for worst station name ever - Raymie DM43 (
Mar22 00:34 Undocumented?/cdEL96 (
Mar22 00:27 Yup, it's in Baton Rouge - Raymie DM43 (
Mar22 00:23 Audio recording of UNID on 107.7 FM at WTFDA Post is here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 23:35 [23:12] what sounds like a ID was at 6:24pm & again at 6:34pm. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 23:17 this station could be a new low-power in southeast Louisiana that is not listed in the WTFDA database - AMFMTVDTVBRLA em40 (
Mar21 23:15 [23:12] not yet Preacher is still giving his sermon. signal is still fair with a little static but stable right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 23:14 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa, TAM 50kw 752 miles weaker than KESO - KW4RZ EM60 (
Mar21 23:13 wow Randy. Looks like a Trans Gulf Tropo Duct is building up for you - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 23:12 (21:48) did you catch an ID at top of the hour? - kw4rz (
Mar21 23:10 Tr 92.7 KESO South Padre 38kw 711 miles weak signal at the moment - KW4RZ EM60 (
Mar21 23:08 looks like It is a very narrow signal path. turn antenna a little bit left or right and signal starts to weaken. antenna potnted as far southeast as you can turn before being south/southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 23:04 The few times that I have picked this station up, It always sounds like this same Preacher giving a sermon. maybe a pirate? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 23:00 [22:12] went to Aviva Radio website and what is playing on the site is Christian music. what I am hearing on 107.7 is a Preacher giving a sermon - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 22:46 I have picked up this station a few times before a lot weaker than it is coming in now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 22:44 22:18 cd, we dont know if this is is WFUG-LP. I am going to record and hope for a ID. I will post audio on the WTFDA Forums to see it someone can ID it - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 22:26 It's Spanish *Christian* which the DB does not mention. All the program promos call the hosts "Pastors" or "Apostles" - Raymie DM43 (
Mar21 22:18 What a Tropo catch! There is also a Call FM repeater in Naples on 107.7, so you know they cannot overlap much./cd (
Mar21 22:17 That's what I was gonna say, A Viva Radio./cdEL96 (
Mar21 22:12 [21:51] Looking at FL, WFUG-LP Aviva Radio Lehigh Acres? (
Mar21 21:51 [21:48] Randy or cd, any idea what this Spanish station could be - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 21:48 Randy, I am hearing Spanish on 107.7 FM. it sounds like a Preacher in a church an church members talking in background antenna pointed southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 21:44 hearing a few texas coast f_m stations in the florida panhandle k w 4 r z mobile em 60 (
Mar21 21:39 21:34 En35 I hope you get some good Tropo this season - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 21:34 Hopefully that blue will move north by months end into April. En35 (
Mar21 21:13 great job on the Tropo guys - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 21:06 yeah Pat would of enjoyed this Tropo opening - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 17:30 It's finally back to just weak the standard in-state/Mexico border close tropo. That was quite a fun opening. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 16:04 [15:57] Hey, JimT. The map is up to date & I'm still experiencing the tropo fun. :-) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 16:01 Tr 88.9 WMAU Bude, MS, MPB Think Radio ID, 482 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 15:57 Just popped in here to check to see if the Gulf tropo on the APRS map is current? The map three or four days ago was stuck and hadn't checked on it since - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Mar21 15:19 Tr 98.9 WUUU Franklinton, LA, Triple U ID, 509 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 15:02 Tr 95.5 WHLH Jackson, MS, Hallelujah FM ID, 521 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 14:09 Tr 95.3 KCXY East Camden, AR, Y95 ID, 437 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 13:52 Tr 98.1 KTAL Texarkana, TX, 98 Rocks ID, 357 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 12:53 [07:38] Ocala is often a magnet for Tropo. In late 2015 I had Tr to NC barefoot from there./cdEL96 (
Mar21 12:46 Tr 90.3 WMAH Lumberton, MS, MPB Think Radio RDS ID, 536 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 11:37 very nice catches BTW Mike-La (
Mar21 11:37 11:10-cool to hear it mentioned on air Randy Mike-La (
Mar21 11:19 Tr 101.1 KONO San Antonio, TX 725 miles, fair signal - KW4RZ EM60 (
Mar21 11:12 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos / Austin 671 miles in HD - KW4RZ EM60 (
Mar21 11:10 Tr 106.9 KHPT Conroe / Houston, TX 506 mi strong enough for HD. Mentioning "tropospheric ducting causing interference" - KW4RZ EM60 (
Mar21 11:01 Tr 89.9 KDAQ Shreveport LA "Red River Radio" with ID...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar21 10:30 Tr 93.1 KQID Alexandria LA "Q93" with ID...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar21 08:03 Tr 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 07:54 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) back in with fair signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 07:38 APRS Map is showing a strong San Antonio to near Ocala Tropo Duct - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 07:19 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio Tx (446 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 06:45 Tr 107.7 KLJA GEORGETOWN Tx (389 mi) very weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 05:54 Tr 103.9 KJXJ Franklin Tx (321 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 05:13 Tr 95.3 WZNF Lumberton, MS, The Gorilla ID, 574 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 04:59 Tr 106.5 KQXL New Roads, LA, Q106.5 ID, strong signal, 452 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 04:35 Tr 94.5 KTBZ Houston Tx (259 mi) Semi local 94.5 KSMB Lafayette, LA Signal is wiped out - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 04:31 Tr 94.5 KSMB Lafayette, LA, stream match, 387 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 04:28 I hope by morning, God willing, I'll be able to print some blue!/cdEL96 (
Mar21 04:26 04:23 also there is a third station overlapping with 105.3 KSMG. it is 105.3 KSLO Simmesport LA - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 04:23 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (413 mi) weak CCI overlapping with 105.3 WWL New Orleans LA - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40- amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 04:15 Tr 106.7 KTKX Terrell Hills Tx (443 mi) weak signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 04:15 Tr 106.7 KTKX Terrell Hills Tx (443 mi) weak signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 04:01 Tr 92.7 WBKL Clinton, LA, K-LOVE, ID, 456 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 03:47 Tr 103.1 KHHL 103.1 Karnes City Tx (420 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 03:13 Tr 101.5 WYNK Baton Rouge, LA, stream match, strong signal, 443 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 03:08 Tr 99.9 KTDY, Lafayette, LA, Delilah show, 412 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 02:59 Tr 98.1 WDGL, Baton Rouge, LA, Eagle 98.1 ID, 447 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 02:51 Hi Jack - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 02:49 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa TAM "La Caliente"...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar21 02:40 Hi Randy [02:32] - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 02:38 [01:53] ok thanks cd. guess I will keep checking for their signal to see if they are on the air - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 02:37 Tr 103.1 KHHL Karnes City TX (346 mi) Mike-La (
Mar21 02:32 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi TX weak signal 689 miles - kw4rz em60 NW Florida (
Mar21 02:24 Several New Orleans DTVs coming in Mike-La (
Mar21 02:23 Tr 89.1 XHCAO "la lupe" Cd Camargo Tamps (483 mi) Mike-La (
Mar21 02:02 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi TX (432 mi) surging up with fair signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 02:00 Mike-La APRS Maps is now showing a strong DeRidder, LA to Tabasco MX Tropo Duct - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 01:55 Corpus Christi stations are in strong here and a few Houston stations are in, but that's it. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar21 01:53 Trip at FCC told me he is not sure if DT 4 HOU is still on air or not./cdEL96 (
Mar21 01:48 Houston DTV Us are starting to come in now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 01:43 few and far between now-bbl Mike-La (
Mar21 01:43 How's the stock antenna? Decent reception? // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar21 01:42 [19:06 3/17] @Dan EM73QX Nice of review of the Insignia NSHDRAD2, I'm intrigued! // Lee VA FM17io (
Mar21 01:37 Tr 104.1 KBFM Edinburg TX -RDS-(452 mi) Mike-La (
Mar21 01:36 I have never reveived RDS from XHVTH - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 01:34 01:19-hang in there am, XHVTH coming in stronger now with RDS Mike-La (
Mar21 01:30 Tr 89.3 KSBJ Humble TX (327 mi) Mike-La (
Mar21 01:25 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa (466 mi) very strong-no RDS however Mike-La (
Mar21 01:23 alot of Houstons coming in here am-FM and TV Mike-La (
Mar21 01:20 Tr KNVO-DT-49 McAllen TX (456 mi) Mike-La (
Mar21 01:19 no sign of Houston FM's or DTV's except for the a very weak 106.9 KHPTin & out that comes in here with the weakest of Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 01:13 weird theres no sign of 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi TX with XHVTH Matamoros comming in - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 01:12 Tr 98.3 KMJR Odem TX (356 mi) Mike-La (
Mar21 01:05 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) in with good signal but no signal bars on Sony Tuner - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 01:01 hey am Mike-La (
Mar21 01:00 00:45 Hi cd & Mikie-La - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar21 00:47 likewise Raymie-aka mp11 Mike-La (
Mar21 00:45 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (442 mi) coming in strong Mike-La (
Mar21 00:43 Welcome Raymie./cdEL96 a k a cd637299 (
Mar20 23:23 Coordination of border station moves? The IFT has been in dribs and drabs clearing station moves, but Azteca has not significantly joined that party yet - Raymie (
Mar20 22:45 The pdf file of NAB letter at this weblink. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 22:43 Raymie, you know about this? NAB Slams FCC Repack Plan, Seeks Changes click web link - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 22:35 Yeah, just by looking I can see where I am and that I'm in DM43 (
Mar20 22:29 Raymie, in upper left hand corner switch to Saellite to see your the top of your house & neighborhood - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 22:28 Raymie, in upper left hand corner switch to Saellite to see your the top of your house & neighborhood - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 22:23 Raymie, when you zoom all the way in on that grid map you can double click on your neighborhood and get a grid number for it. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 21:55 In reference to my grid - I am actually DM43, not 33. The East Valley of the metro is separate. I am just a few miles east from the gridline which sits at 3800 E in the Phx grid (
Mar20 21:27 If anyone is interested, here is my local dial. En35 (
Mar20 19:42 [11:45] thanks Mike-La - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 13:55 Tr 93.1 KQID Alexandria, LA & KTYL Tyler, TX mixing (relogs) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar20 12:44 I will write Trip at FCC; he should be able to tell me the exact status of KAHO-LD./cd (
Mar20 12:42 The uploader's videos include 87.9 pirate JoeFM; possibly one and the same?/cd (
Mar20 12:41 the site requested a P/W change a while back for security reasons-but never would verify change-so I can't get in Mike-La (
Mar20 12:41 FWIW, from 2015/cdEL96:---> (
Mar20 12:40 ooops forget the last part of that link Mike-La (
Mar20 12:39 cd maybe try AVS forum for the Houston area Mike-LA AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews > HDTV > Local HDTV Info and Reception Mike-La (
Mar20 12:29 If there's anybody in the Houston area reading this, feel free to hop on here./cd (
Mar20 12:27 [08:14+] Very possible that DT 4 HOU went bye bye..../cdEL96 (
Mar20 12:27 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (293 mi) Mike-La (
Mar20 12:21 Tr 107.3 KAJE Engleside TX (339 mi) Mike-La (
Mar20 11:51 Tropo fairly unstable up here trying to DX on the car radio, may have had the 87.7 "La Pantera" from SA and 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa but otherwise nothing standing out from 200-mile enhanced tropo...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar20 11:45 nice job on tropo am and Jim Mike-La (
Mar20 10:37 Tr KNIC-DT-18 Blanco Tx (439 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 10:28 Tr 94.9 KLTY Arlington, TX (385 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 10:20 Tr 99.3 KPSM Brownwood TX (470mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 10:18 Tr 96.9 KVMV McAllen, TX, Christian talk, stream match, 246 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar20 10:13 Tr 99.7 KBCY TYE TX (531 mi) in strong with RDS -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 10:06 Tr 99.7 KVST Willis, TX (258mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 09:49 09:45 thanks Jim-F - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 09:48 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio Tx (446 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 09:47 Tr 103.9 K280GN Austin, TX, urban gospel - "I Recommend Jesus," stream match, 0.17 kw, 71 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar20 09:45 Hey there, am. Great catches! - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar20 09:44 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (413 mi) Hi Jim-F - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 09:38 Tr 103.5 KBJX Mertzon TX (574 mi) (new) -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 09:36 Tr 103.9 UNID, suspected KQXC Wichita Falls, TX, current hit pop, very weak, no working streams/playlists, ~300 mi (new - if legit) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar20 09:27 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 09:26 Tr 101.7 KYDA Azle, TX, Air1, stream match, 276 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar20 09:18 Tr 94.9 KQUR Laredo Tx (543 mi) with stronger fair signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 09:16 Tr 89.9 KBNL Laredo Tx (543 mi) (new) weak to fair signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:53 tropo breaking down now-will try a bit later Mike-La (
Mar20 08:52 08:46-just a little showing up right now Mike-La (
Mar20 08:51 Tr 96.3 KSCS Fort Worth TX (327 mi) Mike-La (
Mar20 08:47 No Fog here right now but should be Fog in here by daybreak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:46 Mike-La, is there any Dense Fog in your area right now? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:44 I have some Houston FM & DTV Us in here but they were a lot stronger about an hour ago - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:39 even Houston FMs scarce Mike-La (
Mar20 08:34 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Cristi (367 mi) Mike-La (
Mar20 08:32 08:30 you beat me to it Mike-La :) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:31 APRS Maps is starting to get busy showing some strong Rio Grande Gulf Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:30 08:24-yeah definately a path from Corpus Cristi-maps showing more south now Mike-La (
Mar20 08:27 KAVU finally decoded Mike-La (
Mar20 08:27 Tr KAVU-DT-15 Victoria TX (303 mi) Mike-La (
Mar20 08:24 Mike-La 93.9 KMXR Corpus Cristi has been in here very weak since 12:42am CDT - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:18 08:16- Nothing am Mike-La (
Mar20 08:17 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Cristi (352 mi) Mike-La (
Mar20 08:16 Mike-La, check DT-RF-4 for any sign of a subdecode on your conveter box. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:14 sorry cd, there is no DT-RF-4 signal carrier on the AirSpy - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:08 08:02-a little am-hopefully gets stronger Mike-La (
Mar20 08:07 Tr KIII-DT-8 Corpus Cristi (352 mi) Mike-La (
Mar20 08:05 I will check RF-4 with the AirSpy to see if I can sniff out a very weak DT carrier signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:03 Raymie, you're in Phoenix right? That's DM33. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar20 08:02 08:00 hey Mike-La, got some Tropo I see - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:01 Tr 89.3 KSBJ Humble TX (327 mi) Mike-La (
Mar20 08:00 Welcome Raymie! Mike-La (
Mar20 08:00 no sub decodes on DT-RF-4 but there are subdecodes on channels 7,8,10 & 12. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 08:00 hey am Mike-La (
Mar20 07:59 Tr 89.1 XHCAO "la lupe" Cd Camargo Tamps (483 mi) weak Mike-La (
Mar20 07:45 cd, I am checking for that low power DT-RF-4 in Houston right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 07:40 Tr KBPX-LD-46 Houston TX (266 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 07:11 Ooh, DM43! (
Mar20 06:52 Raymie, The map has square grids on it. My location is in grid EM40. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 06:49 Hi Raymie and welcome. go to this weblink. then zoom in on your location on the map, - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 06:34 Hiya - after assisting with the "Cd. Morelos via WAJP" unID, I learned about this place! (BTW what would my grid be?) - Raymie (
Mar20 06:06 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 05:42 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi TX (432 mi) with weak signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 04:51 [03:15] RS stores in Yuma closing (as of last Friday) ... Mike (
Mar20 03:59 I plan to shop at my Radio Shack on Friday; I just don't have enough $$$ at this time./cdEL96 (
Mar20 03:45 APRS Maps is now showing a strong Corpus Christi to Tabasco MX Tropo Duct - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar20 03:17 The radio shack by my house closed permanently today, RIP -- Dan (EM73QX) back in EN50MM (
Mar20 02:07 ATM Keys to Mobile, and about 10 minutes ago Tr Miami to Arizona. Uh huh....anyway I just checked. Nothing to see here./cd (
Mar20 00:33 That was there this afternoon, then disappeared, now back again. Fake news./cdEL96 (
Mar20 00:23 APRS Map is showing a strong Miami to Puerto Rico Tropo Duct - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar19 21:04 I just have no reason to go to one any longer, sale or not. En35 (
Mar19 21:03 There are still a few RadioShacks open in the Twin Cities area. Of course the one closest to my home is permanently closed. En35 (
Mar19 03:18 I will go back in 2 weeks and see what is left. Lots of stuff on the shelves. de dwi/7 (
Mar19 03:16 Merchandise has been moved to 3 corners. Retail prices raised 50% with a 20% discount. SHADES OF K-MART (
Mar19 03:15 The RadioShack here in Prescott Valley AZ looks like it's closing, but isn't on the list. de dwi/7 (
Mar19 02:12 [23:52] Big high-pressure system moving east from out west should start stirring up some Tropo for you all. de ka5dwi/7 (
Mar19 02:09 My "Ode to Radio Shack" for your reading enjoyment. de Art KA5DWI/7 (
Mar19 01:01 [15:27] sensational claims made by the Judica-Cordiglia brothers - Jerry (
Mar18 23:52 I'm getting bored with AM DXing, when is the FM stuff going to start?! - En35 (
Mar18 23:27 Wow, going THERE ( always opens up a "world" and I usually don't leave for a while--Frank M. (
Mar18 17:10 Weird film. Kind of interesting. En35 (
Mar18 15:27 Kosmonauta - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar18 13:20 [12:16] I prefer SCTV's Dave Thomas impersonating Fred Travalena impersonating Gomer Pyle. Spot on, too./cdEL96 (
Mar18 12:26 [19:16] and [22:14] One of the funniest things you'll ever see...the night that Johnny Carson did his impersonation of Walter Cronkite doing an impersonation of Porky Pig. I know it's on YouTube somewhere. :) -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar18 05:00 2017 Radio Shack shuttered stores list - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar18 00:29 APRS has had practically nada over FL for a week or more. I oughta do chores./cdEL96 (
Mar17 23:51 19:16 - Correct. It kept changing formats every so often. Originally was Spanish, then something else, then became Old School R&B if I recall correctly. -- Dan EM73QX (
Mar17 22:57 they 1 = people; they 2 = laserdiscs ... Mike (
Mar17 22:56 Imagine what he would have said about laserdiscs. When I showed them to people in 1979, they had no clue what they were ... Mike (
Mar17 22:36 [00:14] A nephew, about 15 years ago: "where did you get these big black CDs?" N8NU (
Mar17 22:32 [19:07] I wonder if someone in or around Atlanta sold off their high B or UHF channel and will be going to 5 or 6? N8NU (
Mar17 22:14 In honor of Radio Shack, "that's all folks" de Art ka5dwi/7 AZ (
Mar17 19:16 If Porky Pig had a smartphone, below is what would happen./cd (
Mar17 19:16 No more Old School?/cdEL96 (
Mar17 19:16 No more OL (
Mar17 19:16 No more OL' (
Mar17 19:07 UPDATE: WTBS 87.75/6 appears to be off the air permanently -- Dan EM74 mobile (
Mar17 19:06 21:42 16 March - Got the review/comparison video online -- Dan EM74 mobile (
Mar17 16:05 (3/15 12:44) I had 95.3 Winona in via tropo several weeks ago (kind of odd for winter) - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Mar17 13:44 Tr 99.1 KHXK Odessa, TX, Genuine Country ID, 278 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar17 13:01 Tr 106.5 Lubbock, TX, weak & in/out w/Magic 106.5 ID & SS pop matching stream, 333 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar17 00:14 [19:22] I saw a reference to a "vinyl player" yesterday. Kids! sheesh ... Mike (
Mar16 22:16 UPDATE: 96.7 "Radio 105-7" WRDA Union City, GA is NOW 96.7 "92.3 and 96.7 The Beat". 105.7 remains "Radio 105-7" -- Dan EM73QX (
Mar16 22:07 NEW RADIO STATION: 106.3 "1230 The Fan 2" W292EV Marietta, GA ~9 miles 250W; weak signal to my house on the other side of Kennesaw Mountain -- Dan EM73QX (
Mar16 21:42 Purchased the new(ish?) Insignia NS-HDRAD2 today from BestBuy. Will be making a video on it today or tomorrow but the overall first impressions are good! One big downside to it compared to the original you'll have to watch the video to see :) -- Dan EM73QX (
Mar16 00:20 All ATL locals coming in just fine on my first TV scan since August- WGTV 8/8.1 now has 8.4 (kids, replacing 8.2 which is now "CREATE") and 8.8 (radio) -- Dan EM73QX (
Mar15 23:49 Radio Shack is having a store clearance sale here in Kennesaw, as well. I'm actually going to pay them a visit tomorrow and see if there's anything actually worth buying, but I've mostly switched to amazon/eBay/Goodwill for the cheapest prices -- Dan EM73QX (
Mar15 19:22 In the 70s, Miami had a popular music store called Tapesville; try that today!/cd (
Mar15 19:21 Well frankly, in 2017, the mere name "Radio Shack" denotes a dinosaur; kinda like if you had "Worthington Model-T's."/cdEL96 (
Mar15 17:47 *35... I'm not in St. Cloud any more - En35 (
Mar15 17:46 Not liking their limited selection of radios. Boy RS has gone down hill - En25 (
Mar15 17:16 When the percentage-off goes higher, it'd be a good idea to shop for Christmas early, hint hint./cd (
Mar15 17:15 I mentioned it because every store should be having it---even the website shows it./cdEL96 (
Mar15 16:01 cdEL96: Get in on that deal ASAP, it might be the last time you see that store open for business in your area - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar15 15:53 Radio Shack Clearance going on now..../cdEL96 (
Mar15 15:48 Occcasional 107.3 WPUR Cat Country, Altlantic City, NJ, 25 kW @ 98 miles SSE - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar15 14:09 Tr 103.7 KHJK La Porte, TX, Air1, 248 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar15 14:03 Tr 107.3 KLFX Nolanville, TX, The Fox Rocks ID, 122 mi, 1.35 kw (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar15 14:02 Tropo now shifting north & to central TX. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar15 13:49 Tr 91.3 KNCT Killeen, TX, easy-listening music, overtaking local K-LOVE station, 114 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar15 13:16 Tr 103.3 KJOJ Freeport, TX, La Raza ID, 206 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar15 13:15 Houston area FMs in here. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar15 12:45 I also had the old ch 4 Québec City (1,515 mi) which also had to be confirmed by a QC DXer who knew the show I saw./cd (
Mar15 12:44 I have only had one other MN: 95.3 Winona, which seemed to be the only MN location in normal Es distance from me./cd (
Mar15 12:42 [05:56] Can't remember. I wasn't even sure it was KQRS until it was confirmed on WTFDA./cdEL96 (
Mar15 07:12 Oh how I hope for an opening like that again this year - it was only one hour but the band was a mess with 3+ stations swapping on some channels. Had semi-locals wiped out by skip, which ranged from a 1460-mi Tulsa rimshot to short 585-mi skip on 101.1 (KBER). That MUF must have been close to 2m at one point on 7/4/15. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar15 07:10 At the same time, 1450-mi 96.5 KRAV Tulsa was in, along with 1460-mi KYLK 103.7 Okemah. Which means I lied about the 2nd farthest. The 2nd farthest IS KYLK Okemah, 103.7. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar15 07:09 I don't count anything double unless it's over about 1,525 miles or so. The ESPN I had on 95.3 a couple years back (likely KERX AR) was about 1580 miles but did not have anything from UT or CO at the time. I wasn't able to ID and confirm it but I don't know if that was a true 2x. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar15 05:56 [12"30] Despite being within 1500, is it possible that KQRS was also Double? Did you have something like Tennessee also in at the same time?--Frank M. (
Mar14 21:59 KQRS tower is 9 miles from my home. En35 (
Mar14 20:39 Second farthest I believe is 1,426 mi from KQYB 98.3 Spring Grove MN (near La Crosse WI). > Yakima CN96 (
Mar14 20:39 1,469 miles is the farthest here with XHCHI-97.3 "Imagen" Chihuahua CHI logged 5/25/2014. (
Mar14 15:13 NASA-funded Balloon Recovered From Antarctica - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar14 12:30 And both are 92.5! KQRS Mpls & KKWQ Warroad (2Es)--both clips on WTFDA Forums./cd (
Mar14 12:29 I think I've only had two beyond that distance, and both are outta MN!...>>>/cdEL96 (
Mar14 06:40 I've never received skip beyond 1,424 miles but I've seen it done year after year by others - En35 (
Mar14 05:23 Similarly, have had B. C. exactly once - Cranbrook 102.9 in the early 00's, 1390 miles. SE B. C. is full of tiny stations, and this one is only 1.6kW. Notable both are high up on the dial--Frank M. (
Mar14 05:21 Had B. C. N. on skip once, 104.1 Mexicali 1,476 miles, back in the 1990s. This was before I ever had California.--Frank M. (
Mar14 02:05 Just messing around with google maps and I figured if I get Es from the west, I could possibly get Baja California. Its 1500 miles. - En35 (
Mar13 16:24 [04:06] I've gotten a few via RDS...Quebec stations heard from here in 2014, and then a BUNCH of loggings from Texas and the Carolinas last July while I was on a brief DX vacation in Davenport, Iowa -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar13 12:45 hmm...dx map is showing a couple of spots to florida from my area this morning? JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Mar13 12:29 not to mention i'm sure there's some cool stuff to be heard at 37,000' besides the FMs JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Mar13 12:28 I really need to start taking my SDR and some kind of foldup yagi with me on trips. Found myself on the 16th floor of a hotel near the pentagon last week. Would've loved to do a bandscan up there! JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Mar13 04:06 [00:57] Sorry to hear about the antenna break, Rick. Did your 909X give you many RDS IDs on your Es catches? - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar13 03:42 My whip didn't break due to stupidity - it was the screw holding it. The screw got so worn that it finally fell off, and the antenna with it. Taking it for repairs next week. G5 also needs repair to antenna. Don't I have wonderful luck? > Yakima CN96 (
Mar13 02:03 [17:41] Nice to see some red on the page. It reminds me to be alert to Es popping up unexpectedly and be prepared for it this spring. (Wishful thinking) Bob-NJ Fn20 (
Mar13 00:57 Broke the whip on my Sangean ATS-909X a little while ago. I love those radios, but I am absoultely CURSED with those things...this is the second 909X I've inadvertantly damaged. :( -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar12 17:27 93.7 is no longer available for DX - K229AD Yakima has come back, stereo no less. :( > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 03:39 I know that WQED Pittsburgh is going low V and getting quite the windfall; but the article I read didn't specify the RF ch./cdEL96 (
Mar12 03:22 No new RF 5 around OH, as WLMB is already on that channel. N8NU (
Mar12 03:21 Since channels 6, 4 and 3 are all considered prefferable, that there will likely be new occupants on one or more of those channels. NU (
Mar12 03:18 Supposedly WTLW is going to RF 2, but I have not read that on a direct source. N8NU (
Mar11 19:41 If determined, what URL is there to see the allocations? (I do remember the Lima OH.)/cd (
Mar11 19:40 [17:42] Have any of the channels been determined already, or is the news just that the stations are going to "lowband"?/cdEL96 (
Mar11 17:59 Oh, I forgot. Impulse noise inside the home, including autointerference from the converter box or TV set itself. N8NU (
Mar11 17:44 Looking at the few auction results revealed so far, it looks like lowband DTV stations will still be scarce N8NU (
Mar11 17:42 Sorry about starting that last post with Es.... (
Mar11 17:41 Es propagation paths can have amazingly low path loss. I decoded video and PSIP from WTSP-DRT in Florida by Es. Supposedly, they throw about 30 watts ERP in my direction. N8NU (
Mar11 17:38 [re: DTV by Sporadic-E]: The barriers to Es reception of DTV DX are the sheer scarcity of VHF low DTV stations, the lower power levels in use, the multipath intolerance problem, and the need for a DTV signal to dominate its channel N8NU (
Mar11 04:57 I'm trying to make sense of the repack scheme for the Detroit area. I know the FCC arranged a very clever allocation agreement with Mexico, but did they completely disregard the existence of Canada?!? N8NU (
Mar11 02:46 I hope I can achieve KNOP or KHME on rabbit ears! But maybe I should do more research before I decide for an indoor antenna. Would be nice to take PSIP pictures for all of you! Lots of targets to try especially in the Plains states. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar11 02:09 It may be a case in the future, of the stations butting heads and leaving NO subdecode at all./cd (
Mar11 02:08 I *would* say that it's advantageous now to try, before the low V's proliferate, because..../cd (
Mar11 02:07 Well DT is another animal. It depended on how good the picture was on the analog..../cd (
Mar11 01:40 All I had was rabbit ears and a longwire cut for dt2 in Sheridan and I got Mexican and Canadian analog. En35 (
Mar10 23:26 per, not via. :)/cd (
Mar10 23:25 Our own Saul has indeed accomplished it, via:/cd--> (
Mar10 23:23 Tall order, Yak; but I believe DTV via Es has been done. Lemme look it up./cdEL96 (
Mar10 21:26 Any good indoor antennas for the low-VHF bands? Can't put up a 30 ft antenna & rotor - apartment, of course! But I want to see KNOP decode once in my life, at least. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar10 21:05 This arrived while I was on the job./cd---> (
Mar10 21:03 En---also have a VCR or similar device running while waiting. Could be a pleasant surprise upon your return./cdEL96 (
Mar10 16:44 I do have an insignia box. It got many of my overnight decodes in St. Cloud for tropo. I will definitely be leaving it on low bands. En35 (
Mar10 15:48 Maybe someone took the wrong station feed somehow? 99.7 here is definitely supposed to be the translator for KLBJ AM. Wonder if anyone locally noticed...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar10 13:23 Had country music/talk with a KASE 101 Austin ID on 99.7 ~ 7 a.m. It was as strong as their 100.7 signal & abruptly disappeared. There's a KLBJ translator on the freq, but surely it wasn't that. Strange. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar10 12:36 See this/cd--> (
Mar10 12:35 See this/cd--> (
Mar10 12:34 By all means, leave it there and stick with it. It might decode without you even being there./cd (
Mar10 12:31 ....and you see a subdecode (partial yellow bar) on an RF channel while using **manual tuning**..../cd (
Mar10 12:30 En---if you have the older model Zenith or Insignia set top box..../cdEL96 (
Mar10 07:13 Don't forget to point west when the PacNW path is open to the upper Midwest. KXGN and KXLF-4 are on DT5, both MT. Also KYUS-3 Miles City > Yakima CN96 (
Mar10 07:12 Justin - Also WJLP-3 in NJ, the two GPB's on 6 (WCES/WABW), WMC-5, WCYB-5 to try for in the summer > Yakima CN96 (
Mar10 05:34 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile, AL (211 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar10 05:11 [04:45] oh well cd, maybe later in the morning Tropo may pick up - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar10 04:45 n/a. Only Tampa and points north getting Tropo./cd (
Mar10 03:56 I saw the map. Hasn't reached down here yet. Gotta get home to find out./cdEL96 (
Mar10 03:51 cd check for weak tropo into southern Louisiana tonight. Check for big 102.1 around Lafayette LA,. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar10 03:26 983 miles is certainly doable. If I get skip to the east coast you betcha I'll check vhf lo. En35 (
Mar10 02:15 En, Philly area has three low V's. Doable? (KJWP 2, WACP 4, WPVI 6)/cdEL96 (
Mar10 00:16 Black Mtn. In Vegas is 1300 miles on the nose. En35 (
Mar10 00:13 KHME is 498 miles. That's more do-able. En35 (
Mar10 00:12 Slimited? My phone seriously just made up a word. En35 (
Mar10 00:11 KDLO is 212 miles from my qth. Chances of skip are very slimited. Tropo maybe. En35 (
Mar09 16:46 Tr 89.5 WEOS Geneva NY w/program "1A" 11:31 EST w/npr break 11:38-sig fair against "Son Life" Corning. John Corning NY (mobile Horseheads NY) fn12 (
Mar09 06:26 I really doubt anyone erected a new LTE tower in THIS weather (60mph winds) N8NU (
Mar09 06:24 I hope it somehow goes away as mysteriously as it came... (
Mar09 06:23 Horror of horrors. ALL of my UHF reception whacked by a pulse signal (about 10% duty cycle, probably about 240Hz) N8NU (
Mar09 05:16 An FM6 FM antenna for $20 (used) OR maybe the simialr new Stellar Labs FM antenna *might* be just as good as TV ant. for DT 5 and 6./cdEL96 (
Mar09 04:06 Every year I cross my fingers, but for 8 straight years I have come up with nothing - En35 (
Mar09 04:04 I have just never had the right VHF-lo antenna for it. The closest I came was in Salt Lake City in 2010, I had a DT-2 trying to decode. Showed 3 subs. Think it was Rapid City. - En35 (
Mar09 04:01 LOL Frank - En35 (
Mar09 02:39 Didn't Lee M. (LM) log WBRA one time? He's in Philadelphia. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar08 20:20 I think it was June 1, DTV 5 that is./cd (
Mar08 20:19 My first DTV via Es was WCYB 5 June 2010, almost 1 year post-transition. WHBF 4 came later that day./cdEL96 (
Mar08 17:24 I had WBRA by 364-mile Es, but two DXers even closer to it have seen it by Es, too. N8NU (
Mar08 13:06 I think somebody reported WBRA-3 under 400 miles on Es, but I wouldn't expect you to see North Platte anytime soon. KHME-2, yes maybe--Frank M. (
Mar08 13:02 Sorry, just realized (a bit remorsefully) that this is not in good taste...--Frank M (
Mar08 12:59 (DT's = Delirium Tremens)--Frank M. (
Mar08 12:57 How do you know a TV-DX'er is an alcoholic? When he tells you he's getting the DT's--Frank M. (
Mar08 12:56 [06:47] SoDak probably is doable there. I've had KDLO-DT-3 on skip once at 480 miles--Frank M. (
Mar08 08:36 Tr 98.5 WINL Linden Al (235 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar08 06:47 Nebraska and Sodak would be super short. KS maybe doable. I can see more east coast lowbanders making it. En35 (
Mar08 06:28 Tr KHLM-LD-43 Houston TX Houston Tx. (264 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar08 05:52 Tr WMDN-DT-24 Meridian MS (197 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar08 05:46 Tr KSWL-DT-17 Lake Charles LA (127 mi) (new) this station started broadcasting Feb 15 2017 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar08 05:37 Tr 98.9 WMSO Quitman MS (182 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar08 05:21 Tr WIIQ-DT-19 Demopolis, Al (241 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar08 05:08 Tr WGBC-DT-31 Meridian MS (197 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar08 05:07 MN seems like a tough spot to log DTV via Es; I would think your best bet would be DT 2 La's Vegas or KJWP./cdEL96 (
Mar08 03:53 Wtf... sorry. En35 (
Mar08 03:53 In the 8 years I've been dxing TV, I still haven't logged any DTs via skip. (
Mar08 03:16 And of course Es target KJWP 2 moved to DE from Jackson WY./cdEL96 (
Mar08 02:19 [00:16] I remember the time when AM 1340 was all there was in Jackson!/cdEL96 (
Mar08 01:57 LA/MS/East TX is by far the most common long-ish tropo endpoint from here in TN - K4NBF EM66 (
Mar08 01:56 Hey Frank - a couple new ones from MS but the LA stations are re-logs. Wes actually logged WRKS which is quite an accomplishment with a 100kw Nashville local on that freq - K4NBF EM66 (
Mar08 01:43 Bryce, how many of those long-haul stations are NEW for you? I'd certainly assume WRKS-105.9 was NEW, and probably KNGT-99.5--Frank M. (
Mar08 01:14 RE Yakima: I am going to be in Georgia for summer, yup! I will be driving home again sometime around the 11-13 of May. Hopefully it'll be a decent season! -- Dan EN50MM (
Mar08 00:49 Ridiculous amount of money per month for those towers Re: Jackson Hole, WY. En35 (
Mar08 00:31 APRS Map is now showing this Tropo you guys are receiving now - amfmtvdtvbrla. Em40 (
Mar08 00:21 Hi Wes, must be cold front induced Tropo along and ahead of the leading line of storms - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar08 00:16 RadioInsight is reporting that three FM stations in Jackson Hole WY may go dark tomorrow due to a dispute over tower space rates. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Mar08 00:08 All Louisiana stations have faded now. Still hearing deep into MS, though. -Wes ke4twi EM66 TN (
Mar08 00:03 It is storming with heavy rain and lighting here right now. Is it raining at your location Bryce? - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar08 00:00 Tr 96.3 WUSJ Madison, MS (over local)- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Mar07 23:59 Bryce, APRS Map does not show any of this Tropo you are getting - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar07 23:51 [23:31] Nice job on the long haul Tropo Bryce. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar07 23:43 Tr 98.7 KKST Oakdale, LA (491 mi, 49 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 23:41 Tr 100.3 KRRV Alexandria, LA- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Mar07 23:38 Tr 96.9 KZMZ Alexandria, LA (491 mi, 100 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 23:35 Tr 95.7 WAFM Amory, MS (186 mi, 6 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 23:31 Tr 94.5 KSMB Lafayette, LA (516 mi, 100 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 23:31 Tr 93.5 WHJT Clinton, MS (340 mi, 6 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 23:15 I heard the Louisiana 99.5 and 93.1 in the truck a few min ago...big opening. -Wes ke4twi em66 (
Mar07 23:10 Tr 105.9 WRKS Pickens, MS sports talk (over local)- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Mar07 23:07 Tr 97.3 WFMN Flora, MS (331 mi, 19 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 22:56 Tr 105.3 WACR Columbus Afb, MS (209 mi, 50 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 22:55 Tr 101.7 WYOY Gluckstadt, MS (331 mi, 50 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 22:54 Tr 105.1 WJDX Kosciusko, MS (305 mi, 100 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 22:50 Tr 93.1 KQID Alexandria, LA (449 mi, 100 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 22:41 Cold front coming through. Going to snow over the weekend. En35 (
Mar07 22:39 Tr 99.5 KNGT Lake Charles, LA (572 mi, 100 kW) "Gator 99.5" solid signal - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Mar07 10:11 VHF Hi-Low Antenna Had no Preamp. UHF Antenna has a Preamp. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar07 10:08 hooked up the AirSpy to my VHF Hi-Low Antenna and only receiving strong locals WAFB-RF-9 & WBRZ-RF-13 & weak to fair KLFY-RF-10 & a weak WYES-RF-11 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar07 09:40 [09:37] all the Houston TX UHF stations that is. My VHF antenna is not hooked up - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar07 09:37 Looks like I picking up all the Houston TX stations very weak but steady stable DTV carrier tones on the AirSpy with the IF & Mixer Gains set at 9 & LNA Gain set at 3 in SDR Sharp - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar07 09:28 There are 2 different weak piched DTV carrier tones on 650.310MHz. These may be KZJL Houston TX & WMAW Meridian MS both on DT-44 - AMFMTVDTVBRLA em40 (
Mar07 09:20 I am picking up on AirSpy what may be a very weak KNVA-DT-49 Austin. turn antenna from Austin TX to Natchez MS and there is 2 different piched DTV carrier tones 2 tone may be WNTZ-DT-49 Natchez Ms. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar07 09:06 [08:58] signals sounds like 2 different piched DTV carrier tones. I think this is KTXH Houston & KTVT Fort Worth both on DT-19 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar07 08:58 I am testing the AirSpy during no Tropo conditions. I am receiving what sounds like 2 DTV carrier signals on 500.310MHz - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar07 06:38 Tornado touched down in Princeton, Mn about 20-30 miles from en35 this evening. Some minor damage. (
Mar07 01:11 We actually had tornado warnings about 50 miles SSE of here (Clarinda, Iowa area) about an hour ago. Spring iz sprung...early! -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar07 00:15 First thunderstorm of the year and I didn't unplug. Shoot. En35 (
Mar06 22:37 I didn't put their call letters down, in case they'd changed their callsign 17 times since I last knew them as KJDY, haha--Frank M. (
Mar06 15:05 Ah, OK - I'll throw KJDY-94.5 into the order as well. ;) > Yakima CN96 (
Mar06 11:08 Of course there's the North Country in NY State that I'm missing almost entirely (780 to 950 miles), and southeast Arizona not much here either, strange--Frank M. (
Mar06 11:06 Or anything else that actually transmits from Oregon...--Frank M. (
Mar06 11:05 [03:21] NO DEAL unless you throw John Day 94.5 into the mix, lol--Frank M. (
Mar06 04:27 [04:06] It's okay---t'storms move very rapidly down here. Happy enough with Es/Tr with a dash of Ms on the side./cdEL96 (
Mar06 04:06 [00:11] cd, the storms has to be between your location and the station you are trying to receive. so the thunderstorm would be long gone from your location at least 50 to 60 miles or more from your location - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar06 03:21 [1917] Dan, are you coming back in the summer to Atlanta? Hopefully there will be a great Es season waiting for you. And maybe you'll get some early-season stuff in IL. Perhaps I can send an order to the DX gods for one 107.9+ opening of Boise and Spokane for Frank Merrill before he moves to Chicago! > Yakima CN96 (
Mar06 00:12 I have caught the 66 as Tropo a few times anyway./cd (
Mar06 00:11 I refuse to have antenna connected during a t'storm. I have a YL ya know./cdEL96 (
Mar05 23:04 During an intense T-storm last fall I got a station in Wisc. Rapids, via lightning scatter. I only heard it when the lightning struck and // it online. May have been TrS. Not sure - En35 (
Mar05 21:53 My only experience with identified lightning scatter TV DX were with the storm being about 4/5 of the way between South Bemd and Detroit and 1/5 of the way between Detroit and Uxbridge N8NU (
Mar05 21:37 [21:32] OOPS, I ment to station that the DXer wants to receive via Lighting Scatter - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar05 21:32 I think all you need is a line of thunderstorms with intense Lighting halfway between the DXers locations and the station that he wants to receive via Meteor Scatter - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar05 21:25 cd, I wonder if it is possible to DX Cuba's channel 66 via Lighting Scatter. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar05 21:07 It seems today in 2017 that most oldies OR so-called classic hit radio stations are focusing on 70's, 80's and 90's music, with some in the 00's. (
Mar05 21:07 It seems today in 2017 that most oldies OR so-called classic hit radio stations are focusing on 70's, 80's and 90's music, with some in the 00's. (
Mar05 20:47 Dan, the way things are going, maybe best to DX AM or SW at this time! Most of my "DXn" has been on Global Tuners!/cdEL96 (
Mar05 19:17 Dan EN50MM checking in to say hi to everyone! I'll be driving home to EM73QX this upcoming Friday for spring break, where hopefully I can get some DXing in finally! Been extremely busy with college-and I got a part time job- on top of the RFI all around me has made it simply impossible to DX for the time being. Hopefully everyone on here is doing just fine! -- Dan EN50MM (
Mar05 16:12 Ms-Es fade-up on 107.3 FM EE CAN accent @ 11:07 am EST - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar05 05:51 I think she does DJ work on a Web-only deal here now, but that won't pay da bills./cd (
Mar05 05:50 Over a year ago, they changed to 80s-laden danceable mx format, and she was given the pink slip./cd (
Mar05 05:49 She was really into that music, and became a full fledged DJ on the former Majic 102.7..../cd (
Mar05 05:48 In 1982 Miami had AM 1080 WVCG which at that time played only 50s/60s, and Mindy Lang (no more than 20 years old) was a DJ.../cd (
Mar05 05:46 Continuing on that train of thought..../cdEL96 (
Mar05 04:40 [00:24] I know somebody who is 32 years old, and his favorite music is 1970's disco--Frank M. (
Mar05 04:36 Oops I mean [00:19] (
Mar05 04:36 [19:19 first post] Yeah, I didn't REALLY think that Waterville was The-Square-Root-Of-2 miles from you, haha!!--Frank M. (
Mar05 03:56 Certainly living in NJ in 1970 we had oldies shows on College stations, as well as WIFI and WCAU-FM in Philly. And I guess WMOD in DC was really good, but now here in Sherman Oaks only 50s sometimes on our Pacifica station (
Mar05 03:54 50s 60s music was considered oldies when I was in high school in 1997-2001 I'm almost 35 David in Hendersonville TN (
Mar05 00:29 I also used to record Joe Donovan on WHAS around 1996 when I was first online./cd (
Mar05 00:28 KOMA in OKC USED to have Larry Neal's Wax Museum, a great oldies show./cd (
Mar05 00:27 But I keep forgetting to listen!/cd (
Mar05 00:26 Wayne Glenn on KTXR Springfield MO has two good eclectic mx shows on weekends---/cd (
Mar05 00:24 [00:23] Preaching to the choir here. I was born in 1959 though, and my taste in music is more of a 70 year old./cd (
Mar05 00:23 I graduated high school in 1983. For me, I'm now having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that pop music from the likes of the Spice Girls, Matchbox 20, and the Goo Goo Dolls is now TWENTY years old. -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar05 00:22 Shirley, MA has a GCN there. Of course all 87.9's are pirates, except for two small FCC allocations./cd (
Mar05 00:21 There is an 87.9 running GCN/Alex Jones I have heard 3x but no idea where it is; however...>>>/cd (
Mar05 00:20 That daytime 680 in WA State focuses on the 1920's!/cd (
Mar05 00:19 1,414 I mean./cd (
Mar05 00:19 It's a niche thing. Here in Omaha, we have one AM station (Boomer 1490) that plays 50s thru early 80s oldies, and an FM station (KGOR) that plays exclusively early 70s thru late 80s, with an emphasis on the latter decade. -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Mar05 00:19 Waterville proper = 1.414 per freemaptools dot com. No idea the last clip; my synopsis was as good as I could do on it./cdEL96 (
Mar05 00:12 cd, how far was Waterville ME 98.5 - well over 1400, right? What was the foreign-language (rather distorted) station near the end of the YT?--Frank M. (
Mar04 23:43 If music was presented today in more of a historical sense, I think it would be more palatable./cd (
Mar04 23:41 Al Ham was the exception to the rule---he saw a niche./cdEL96 (
Mar04 23:08 Radio has cycles. In 1970 it was rare to hear 1950s music, yet in 1982, music from the 1940s brought success to many stations. The problem is the myth that older people aren't worth advertising to. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Mar04 23:05 [19:12] Not until 1975, when stations explored playing older music. In the early 80s Al Hamm's Music Of Your Life focused on 30s and 40s. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Mar04 21:18 [21:15] Read Step 3 – Growth and Expansion. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar04 21:15 ATSC 3.0 and the Perennial Transition. With emphasis to DXers on Step 3 – Growth and Expansion. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar04 19:16 Might be my only non DX YT---they went ESPN on us last year which is why I made this/cd-> (
Mar04 19:12 After all---in the 70s, you wouldn't hear 1930s music./cd (
Mar04 19:10 Getting old. For me, oldies will always be 50s/60s, but that won't fly on radio anymore./cd (
Mar04 19:09 I'm get (
Mar04 19:08 I see blue lines on DXMaps, but they just won't reach down here./cdEL96 (
Mar04 19:01 Yep thats what I meant. KEOM is all pretty well 70's and 80"s. If you hear oldies on 88.5 you likely have KEOM -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar04 19:00 [18:57] Yep thats what I meant. KEOM is all pretty well 70's and 80"s. If (
Mar04 18:59 Nice Ms's there!/cd (
Mar04 18:59 [17:26] WGTZ *used* to have the all time best TOH ID: "WGTZ, Eat'n Dayton alive!!"/cd (
Mar04 18:57 [17:13] Do you mean the song "It's a Heartache"? So they still do 70s?/cdEL96 (
Mar04 17:26 Tr 92.9 WGTZ Eaton, OH ads / RDS 302 mi RELOG de Jeff ON VA3NN (
Mar04 17:17 Tr 91.3 WYSO Yellow Springs, OH talk program / RDS 292 mi RELOG de Jeff ON VA3NN (
Mar04 17:13 Ms 88.5 KEOM Mesquite, TX 30 sec burst "Fools Game" by Bonnie Tyler / RDS PI/PS 1108 mi RELOG -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar04 13:23 Ms 88.5 WTMK Wanatah, IN RDS PI / PS 322 mi RELOG -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar04 03:27 Thanks JAW./cd (
Mar04 03:15 cd: It would be 87.76 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar04 03:04 Grr...*BTW* there is a CP for LD 6 in Key West. Just what I always wanted. Sigh./cd (
Mar04 03:03 Audio I mean below./cd (
Mar04 03:02 But then if video, WEYS still is 87.75? or is it 87.76?/cd (
Mar04 03:01 Thx JAW./cd (
Mar04 02:16 cd: Cubavision Havana 6 is a zero video offset - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar04 02:09 cd: WEYS Miami has a positive video offset - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar04 01:57 My Kaito has 10 kHz steps on FM, but hard to tell the audio of the 6's./cd (
Mar04 01:55 [01:22] How about the offsets of WEYS 6 Miami & Cubavision 6 Havana?/cdEL96 (
Mar04 01:22 JJ: WRME Chicago has a negative offset, WLFM Cleveland has a zero offset - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar04 01:08 Does anyone know if the franken-fm WRME Chicago has a different video carrier offset than that of WLFM Cleveland? JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, mi (
Mar04 00:25 Auroras over Rice Lake, WI on March 3, 2017 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar03 18:24 Tr 99.9 K260CB San Marcos TX (new), relaying 88.1 KCTI Gonzales TX.. Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar03 14:00 Tr 95.5 KAAN Albany, MO N0JK em28 KS (
Mar03 11:36 Solar wind Bz -5.2 nT @ 0923UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar03 11:27 Corr: 09 hour - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar03 11:26 During the 00 UTC hour there was an intense aurora line from central AK to northern Labrador, CAN -KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar03 05:07 Kfsh (
Mar02 09:07 [11:27] I just call it Channel 6 and log it that way, because that's what ht really is in their license--Frank M. (
Mar02 04:47 will give them a listen JAW JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Mar02 02:19 fwiw 41.49 fm audio ,48.25,49.75 northwest ,55.24 tv southwest ,kw4by fla (
Mar01 22:20 DXers along the US/CAN border might want to check on the NOAA WX channels - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 22:14 DXMAPS: - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 22:12 Northwest of Ottawa, CAN. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 22:12 Au (radio) observed on the lower Hudson Bay between Ontario & Quebec border - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 22:06 At 21:22 UTC the coronal hole high speed stream reached 722 km/s - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 22:01 A G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm warning is now in effect until 2359 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 13:49 Lightening coming in on us from the west near Allentown - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 13:08 G1 storm cause a 75% chance of a visual aurora over northern central Alberta, CAN between High Level and Fort Chipewyan - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 11:56 Correction, that was 87.7 instead of 87.9 for that new station...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar01 11:54 high speed stream. Additional G1 storming is expected through 1500 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 11:54 effects from the anticipated arrival of a recurrent, negative polarity coronal hole (Cont) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 11:53 G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm levels were observed at 1036 UTC due to (Cont) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 11:27 Tr 87.9 KFLZ-LP San Antonio TX "La Pantera" (new), on car stock radio..Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar01 11:15 I'm sure there are auroras being seen along the US/CAN line - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 11:14 Solar wind jumped up now to 868 km/sec within one minute! - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 11:13 Solar wind speed 738 km//sec, Solar wind Bz -17 nT - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 11:12 Solar wind Bz having good positive to negative swings during the early 11Z hour - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar01 07:14 Tr 106.7 KTKX Terrell Hills Tx (443 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 07:12 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) very weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 07:05 Tr 107.5 KGLK Lake Jackson, Tx (275 mi) Blasting in very strong. Lower Gulf Tropo Beacon. Their signal is beamed out into Gulf kind of rare here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 06:43 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos Tx (408 mi) very weak. Antenna pointed south/southwest to Veracruz Mx - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 06:01 Well am, I didn't know it was called Tropo until 1989/90. I knew about sporadic E from a magazine in 1977./cdEL96 (
Mar01 05:44 starting to here some fluttering of signals on FM band here. maybe band is about to get going here I hope - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 05:09 I was only 7 years old in 1977 and did not know anything about Tropo or E-Skip. all I wanted was to watch me some Godzilla, Rodan & Gamera & get to stay up late to watch them - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 05:05 [04:51] in 1977 I was glad just to get ch 6 WDSU from New Orleans @ 80 Miles to watch Godzilla Movies after the 10pm news on saturday nights - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 04:52 BTW on the drive home, the Pirates and translators sound better'n usual---translated, no DX./cd (
Mar01 04:51 But youse guys haven't been doing this as long as I have---I remember hearing 102.9'Jackson MS in 1977 on whip antenna!/cdEL96 (
Mar01 04:48 [01:45] yeah Mike-La, you & cd got me beat. My longest DX via Tropo is 93.9 WMIA Miami Fl @ 744 mi - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar01 04:38 Only tropo of note here right now is 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa, everything else is in-state...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Mar01 04:20 Central TX, Corpus Christi & some Houston stations are in here. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Mar01 03:59 [03:15] no Tropo on FM here. Band is dead - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar01 03:33 [03:30] Played tape of aircheck---guy on phone said "That's me!!"/cd (
Mar01 03:32 98.5 McAllen was a B/EZ station in SS "Estereo Mar"; would love to have airchecks of that one./cd (
Mar01 03:30 The jewel of that session was lil ol' 105.5 Mission TX, 3 kW SS---DJ verified by long distance call by me./cd (
Mar01 03:29 A cool couple of days in March 1991 got me cross Gulf on 89.1 thinking WUFT, then heard KSTX ID clearly!/cd (
Mar01 03:27 [03:15]'Unfortunately there was no ID, only Del Rio mentions; 96.3 was a free adjacent until 96.5 eye block came./cdEL96 (
Mar01 03:15 01:45-that's one heck of a tropo catch cd! my farthest tropo is about 860 in Tabasco. Mike-La (
Mar01 02:55 Tr 103.1 KHHL Karnes City TX on air ID (346 mi) Mike-La (
Mar01 01:45 My longest Tr is 96.3 Del Rio TX, 1260 mi.---longest Tr of any kind to anywhere for me (1994)./cd (
Mar01 01:43 am---by Tropo I have indeed heard 100.3 & 98.5 in the RGV. 93.1 is out too, due to WFEZ./cdEL96 (
Mar01 01:14 cd, all these stations I have posted you can call Trans Gulf Beacon stations. There are more stations - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar01 00:46 cd, there is also a strong FM station in Brownsville TX on 99.5 - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar01 00:29 [23:53] cd, check 93.1 XHAAA n Reynosa Mx. That is another strong signal station - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb28 23:53 Forget 93.9 due to WMIA, but I hope you are right, am./cdEL96 (
Feb28 22:55 cd, check for east and southeast Texas also. check 93.9 for corpus chisti TX & 107.1, Matamoros Mx - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb28 22:52 cd, if I were you I would check tonight around 8 to 11 PM and see if any FM & DTV DX is coming in from across the Gulf from the west and northwest around southern Louisiana, - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb28 22:46 cd, looks like your area has good Tropo around & after daybreak - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb28 22:18 How about south FL?/cdEL96 (
Feb28 21:42 [16:48] I hoped that you would have received XHAB Mike-La. Maybe you will have a chance tonight. Hepburn maps are looking good tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb28 17:15 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb28 17:04 91.9 WRFI Watkins Glen NY quick fade up w/ call twice by yl 11:55 EST w/good sig-not far away but low power,and first time heard here-John Corning NY fn12 (
Feb28 16:49 map was showing little indication of a tie in with my area Mike-La (
Feb28 16:48 hoping* (
Feb28 16:48 was hpoing to see XHAB decode, but no dice Mike-La (
Feb28 16:47 90.1 was barely coming iny then, but enough to see others coming in Mike-La (
Feb28 16:46 ...put radio on 90.1 and found XHRYS with RDS. Got home and by then it started fading out a bit... (
Feb28 16:45 Yeah it caught me by surprise here, noticed my truck radio stations were being interfered with-figured must be tropo Mike-La (
Feb28 16:31 My area was in Hepburn's tropo forecast, but I doubt it now because winds are 20-30 mph - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Feb28 16:21 Too late to catch any decent tropo here...also too windy...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb28 15:57 Tr KAVU-DT-15 Victoria TX (303 mi) Mike-La (
Feb28 15:54 Tr KNVO-DT-49 McAllen TX (456 mi) Mike-La (
Feb28 15:45 15:44-subdecode-PSIP Mike-La (
Feb28 15:44 Tr XHAB-DT-30 Matamoros(442 mi) Mike-La (
Feb28 15:42 Tr KVEO-DT-24 Brownsville (442 mi) Mike-La (
Feb28 15:36 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa (466 mi) weak Mike-La (
Feb28 15:35 Tr 91.3 XHMLS Matamoros Tamp on air ID 442 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb28 15:28 Tr 90.1 XHRYS-RDS- Reynosa Tamps (466 mi) Mike-La (
Feb28 15:22 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Feb28 15:09 Tr 95.1 KICT "T-95" Wichita, KS good signal. EM28 Lawrence, KS (
Feb28 15:02 KVCR-TV 24 moving to lo VHF in 2018, but unless they move to MT Willson or Harvard, I probably won't receive here in Sherman Oaks (
Feb28 14:23 Tr 100.7 KWRD Highland Village, TX, in briefly, preacher discussing Israel, stream match, 294 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Feb28 14:12 Tr 106.1 KHKS Denton, TX, KISS FM ID, 230 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Feb28 14:07 On the tropo watch here, hasn't opened up yet - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Feb28 13:34 Tr 94.9 KLTY Arlington, TX, Christian pop, stream match, 230 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Feb28 13:30 Matt in Bellevue NE is getting Wichita on 100.5 and TVs from OKC this morning. APRS map is showing a nice opening from about Atlantic, Iowa down to the College Station/Austin area of Texas. Getting towards that time of year... -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Feb28 13:28 Tr 93.1 KTYL Tyler, TX, Mix 93.1 ID, 285 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Feb28 13:06 ...make that Crowley, LA. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Feb28 13:05 Tr 102.9 KAJN Clinton, LA, news/traffic, ads w/Lafayette refs, ID, 376 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Feb28 06:33 WBGU going to 22 makes sense - no 1ACI issues with WMYD on 21. Bet someone in Detroit will repack to 27. N8NU (
Feb28 06:31 Detroit will see major repack action. It has one station in Band III, two in Band IV. but SIX in forbidden band V. N8NU (
Feb28 01:31 ...station of a television network with dozens of affiliates, very briefly. N8NU (
Feb28 01:30 ... (
Feb28 01:30 The unbelievable fact about WNWO (As WDHO) was the flagship stayo (
Feb28 01:25 WNWO is 49. I have a feeling it's one of the three Sinclair auctioned off. N8NU (
Feb28 01:10 Meanwhile, why can't I "find" WFFT-36 IN or WIWB-21 WI? Jeff never logged either one...certainly our most puzzling "omissions"--Frank M. (
Feb28 01:08 Actdually it's not WNWO on 46, it's WUPW. I forgot what channel WNWO is on, but I know it's a "bad" channel whatever it is--Frank M. (
Feb28 01:04 When WDHO-24 got their high power, there was no such thing as 5 Megawatt UHF stations yet--Frank M. EN40 (
Feb28 01:03 Which, at the time, meant Toledo simultaneously had the most AND least powerful "normal" TV stations in the USA. How strange is that?--Frank M. (
Feb28 01:02 More trivia: I remember when, among "regular"-callsign TV stations, WGTE-30 was something like 320 watts, and WDHO-24 (now WNWO-46) was 2,704KW I think... (
Feb28 01:00 [23:46] I think we have a winner! "Fred Vobbe, COME ON DOWN!"--Frank M. (
Feb28 00:03 Going the other way: BBC/BBC1 Alexander Palace: started 45.00/41.50, finished 767.25/783.246 N8NU (
Feb27 23:50 A few minutes up I-75, WBGU started on 70, moved to 57, then again to 27. Then they added 56 digital. About two months early, they went digital on 27, and it's been reported it will move again - to 22. N8NU (
Feb27 23:46 [19:41] WIMA/WLIO has moved from 73 to 35 (analog), then to 8 (digital), so 65 channels, albeit not in a single move. N8NU (
Feb27 22:21 It does overload a little not much with no Preamp on tuner with antenna pointed south or extreme southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb27 22:19 If I put use Channel Master 7777 pre amp on my Sony XDR-F1HD tuner and point antenna south or extreme southeast the FM tuner overloads with signals. Point antenna anywhere else no overload problems - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb27 22:12 I think I am having interference From the FM & DTV antenna farms 10 miles to my south & extreme southwest it has been this way - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb27 21:36 [20:29] like the way NTSC Analog Works as the signal slowly fades so does the picture from a little snow to a very snowy picture to signal gone - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb27 20:29 [19:26] no questions are useless here Frank M. I would think the capture ratio would be lower as you go from UHD to HD to Mobile HD to Mobile SD picture - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb27 19:55 I am certainly an expert on coming up with totally-useless questions...--Frank M. (
Feb27 19:53 [19:26] I would like to know the answer to these questions as well Framk M guses we won't know for sure tell ATSC 3.0 is on the air - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb27 19:44 On FM, there's WVAC Adrian MI which moved to 88.1 to 107.9, so we have an answer on that band. (Let's not count the old 44-48 band, that's kind of cheating...)--Frank M. (
Feb27 19:43 WLJC-7 (from 65) has to be one of the close contenders, at least--Frank M. (
Feb27 19:41 Also wondering what current-on-air DTV station has moved the most number of channels from its original analog channel, to its current DTV channel (full-service only, not translators)?--Frank M. (
Feb27 19:39 Guessing there are a few 10-watt school stations that have bounced all over the place, for example WHHS Haverford PA which I think has had at least 3 or 4 freq's (and maybe more in "ancient" years)--Frank M. (
Feb27 19:37 I wonder which FM station has operated on the most frequencies? I can handily think of some with three, such as KCHI Chillicothe MO (logged here 103.9, 98.5, 102.5)--Frank M. (
Feb27 19:26 Still curious about capture ratios for DTV. Didn't somebody say the capture ratio for ATSC 1.0 is 15dB? Rather terrible - will the capture ratio be lower on 3.0?--Frank M. (
Feb27 17:51 I would assume that it would be similar to atsc 1 in that case. En35 (
Feb27 06:39 re ATSC 3.0 discussion - Will the SD Mobile signals be possible via Es on ch 2-6? And will they be the same power as the HD DT signal? That would make IDing KNOP/KHME/etc much easier here. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb27 06:37 Almost March and I still haven't done anything with those radios - see how much I procrastinate in the DX hobby? Yet the 50mhz map is red and I'm checking the band every minute... > Yakima CN96 (
Feb27 06:36 yak: You reported that months ago. Its a new year now ... Mike (
Feb27 06:08 Any idea what the timeline on ATSC 3 is? 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, never? - En35 (
Feb26 22:35 [0747] My G5's antenna came off (a part fell off and off it went...), and the DX-402 has a very wobbly screw holding that whip, plus I haven't had time to go buy the Zenith converter and indoor antenna for DTV 2-6 Es, not really? I've still got to send both radios off to the local radio repair shop here for antenna adjustments. ;) > Yakima CN96 (
Feb26 10:50 I remember my first DX equipment, an ordinary GE clock radio, had a high capture ratio and many stations often sounded hissy or "bubbly" from other same-frequency stations--Frank M. (
Feb26 10:48 I think of being similar to FM, where a capture ratio near Zero means that stations rarely get hiss or distortions from secondary co-channel stations-- (
Feb26 10:46 With ATSC 3.0, will the capture ratio be any better? With the current 1.0, even slight CCI from a second DTV station can cause neither to decode at all--Frank M. (
Feb26 08:14 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile, AL (211 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb26 07:47 [07:33] maybe Yakima. I would think so. How you been Yakima. are you ready for the 2017 Es season? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb26 07:33 With 3.0 being stronger and robust, how will this affect DTV DX? Tr/Es? Will it be easier to get PSIP IDs on ch 2-6 during Es season? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb26 07:27 Tr WEAR-DT-17 Mobile AL (211 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb26 03:50 As a fan of classic TV at 4:3 and has to adjust aspect ratio on my CECB---what will ATSC 3.0 do for that? I think we know the answer./cdEL@6 (
Feb26 03:11 Well, again, it will be an issue of the cord cutters in unison, "Oh no, not again!"/cdEL96 (
Feb26 02:02 @cdEL96: unless uncle Charlie changes his mind. N8NU (
Feb26 02:00 [20:48] a paperclip will not work well for WTLW at any distance :D. N8NU (
Feb26 01:24 when all stations convert as in start broudcasting in ATSC 3.0, ATSC 1.0 will be gone like NTSC Analog TV - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb26 01:22 [22:10] cd, ATSC 3.0 will be the new set standard to replace ATSC 1.0. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb25 22:10 So---ATSC 3.0 will only be optional, and not a set standard?/cdEL96 (
Feb25 21:07 [20:59] yeah multipath issue was one of the main problems they have fixed with ATSC 3.0 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 21:03 ATSC 3.0 has been tested for Mobile use for dependable & reliable signal also with good results - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 21:00 [20:48] If these test are true you will not need to depend on cable/satellite provision to watch your locals the signal will be dependable & reliable with just a paperclip as the antenna. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 21:00 Hence my screen name on some forums: "It's the multipath!" N8NU (
Feb25 20:59 [20:26] Worse, the extremely high data rate of ATSC 1.0 means that even mild multipath can make decode impossible. More people with 100dB microV have reception issues than those with 50dB microV. N8NU (
Feb25 20:56 [20:48] N8NU, the ATSC 3.0 signal will be stronger & robust. There have been test done down underground in basements under a tall buildings in a middle of a city and the ATSC 3.0 signal was strong with no dropouts. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:55 [20:26] Worse, the extremely high data rate of ATSC 1.I (
Feb25 20:53 [20 (
Feb25 20:49 [20:42] ATSC 3.0 then will have not one but 4 cliff effects to act like a Analog signal as you will have a gradual fading picture resolution of the signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:48 Sadly, one REALLY STUPID criterion being proposed is that any stations will LOSE their must-carry cable/satellite provision if they use ATSC 3.0. N8NU (
Feb25 20:42 [20:22] [20:33] as the UHDTV signal weakens it will switch to the next signal transmission it has to keep the signal in at lower resolution - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:33 ATSC 3.0 has 4 signal transmissions (UHDTV), (HDTV as we have now), (HD mobile as is SDTV), and (SD mobile) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:26 ATSC had one signal. when it was gone that was it. that is called the cliff affect. once you got to that one edge of signal, it was gone - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:22 ATSC 3.0 will work more like Analog. as the DTV signal weakens it will switch to IT's SD Mobile signal. think of the SD Mobile signal like when Analog signal got more grainy and weaker - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:14 ATSC 1.0 with it's old crapy MPEG-2 compression bit starved techniques. that is why you have pixelation & artifacts during fast motion football games. HD? picture is just bad. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:12 with old crapy MPEG-2 compression bit starved techniques. that is why you have pixelation & artifacts during fast motion football games. picture is just bad. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:06 ATSC 3.0 is what we should have had. ATSC 1.0 was developed in the early 1990's - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 20:02 ATSC 3.0 HDMI dongles will be cheap about 20 or 30 dollars and you will have picture with no pixelation & artifacts - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 19:47 Tr 97.5 WFRY Watertown NY "froggy 97" id then country music-fair sig w/WPEN 14:42 EST-approaching cold front seems to be helping-John Corning NY fn12 (
Feb25 19:42 Either that, or just pretend ATSC 3.0 was never conceived. N8NU (
Feb25 19:41 I say, start distribution of 3.0 / 1.0 dongles/boxes ASAP, set a date for a 3.0 switchover, and run a single 1.0 site in each market with the top ten channels in supercompressed SD, for maybe two years. N8NU (
Feb25 19:36 ......never be able to afford cable or satellite. N8NU. (
Feb25 19:36 ......and about 2/3 of those born after about 1995 will have as social networking as their only media, no news, only selfies of people who think like their own circle (most of this generation woll (
Feb25 19:33 .......If ATSC 3.0 is voluntary, TV will be like AM stereo. ABC using Kahn while CBS goes Motorola? Not good for OTA, and about 20% of the population (
Feb25 19:30 Voluntary rollout of ATSC 3.0? Looks like a recipe for disaster. Look at Canada - Global embracing it, CTV keeping many of its analogs, and CBC becoming a network interested only in urban sophisticates....... (
Feb25 19:28 Tr 97.5 WPEN Burlington NJ w/ call-in talk show. Tel no (610---0975) hrd twice 14:10-14:18 EDT-nil-fair sig w/unid stn which had nws alert. John Corning NY fn12 (mobile Elmira NY) (
Feb25 19:18 FCC Greenlights ATSC 3.0 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb25 18:41 I am seeing some things about channel-sharing, such as WVIA Scranton with WNEP. I was wondering if that would happen in the repacking at all--Frank M. (
Feb25 15:50 All opinions are those of the author./cd (
Feb25 15:49 This must be WTLW Lima OH. Copy and pasted for any repacking/auction info/cd:-> (
Feb25 15:33 [06:35] as the old catchphrase went in the 1940s, "Hmmmm....could be!"/cdEL96 (
Feb25 06:35 The other worry: Since 2 is considered to be the least desirable channel, do I read into it that there will be a 3 or 4 not that far from me as well? NU (
Feb25 06:33 If they max out their facility, or, even worse, move north, that would be a bummer. N8NU. (
Feb25 06:31 Fortunately, they have a relatively short tower. I should be able to get Es NTSC video through it, FM audio no problem at all. NU (
Feb25 06:31 [0628] Es opportunity opens up! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb25 06:28 Fortunately, they av (
Feb25 06:28 Found out that a DTV station 76 miles SW of me is moving from channel 44 to channel 2 :-( N8NU (
Feb25 06:23 [Feb24 1357 and other tropo logs below] Another opening that the late Pat Dyer would have loved to DX. Great job Jim/Marko/Randy and others! > Yakima CN96 (
Feb24 17:31 (*tropo logs, that is...) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb24 17:30 [15:25] Not much better here, JJ! I have just 4 logs over 300 miles, but it's very rare and never widespread across the band like this #gulfenvy! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb24 16:13 You're welcome, Jack. Nice catch! Too bad 101.3 here is blanketed by KONO IBOC hash. - Jim-F SATX EL09 (
Feb24 16:10 That's probably it and I think it would be a new logging too. Thanks Jim! Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 16:07 Jack, I found a Cowboy Church page on FB referring to Peace 101.3 as being KKEE In Centerville. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 15:53 Tr 101.3 unid with religious mx and slogan ID of "Peace 101.3" but can't find a match online, was aiming NE..Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 15:27 I remember once as a kid identifying fm stations in the dakotas from michigan during one "event", but could never be sure if it was Es or Tr JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Feb24 15:25 Never seen tropo over 300mi myself, and only on FM BCB JJ in EN82 / Pontiac, MI (
Feb24 15:18 Do you guys think it'll continue? On vacay this week & planning the Keys this afternoon./cdEL96 (
Feb24 15:10 Tr 99.1 WAHR Huntsville AL very poor Star 99.1 ID 112 miles David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 14:51 Amazing stuff fellas! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb24 14:49 Good. grief! #ineedtomove // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb24 14:49 GW 98.7 unknown a RDS ID of WFCM came up no match on this freq. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 14:47 Tr 94.3 WULF Hardinsburg KY 94.3 the wolf 98 miles David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 13:57 Tr 92.7 WBKL Clinton, LA, K-LOVE ID, 456 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 13:36 Tr 89.3 WRKF Baton Rouge, LA, NPR - RDS ID, 447 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 13:36 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Feb24 13:32 Tr 1079 KHXT Erath, LA, Hot 107.9 RDS ID, 412 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 13:21 Tr 89.1 XHCAO "la lupe" Cd Camargo Tamps (483 mi) Mike-La (
Feb24 09:58 Tr 96.7 XHBY Tuxpan Veracruz "Extasis Digital" 604mi (relog) good signal - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Feb24 08:58 Tr 94.7 KBSO Corpus Christi TX (432 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 08:44 Tr 91.1 KXUL Monroe, LA, station ID, 446 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 08:24 Tr 103.9 XHMTS Tampico TAM "Notigape Líderes en Noticias" 514mi (relog) - SA GT node EL09sp (Finndx) (
Feb24 08:19 Tr 105.7 KYKX Longview, TX, station ID, wiping out La Preciosa local LP, 307 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 08:03 Tr 105.9 KFMK Round Rock Tx (389 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 07:49 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos Tx (408 mi) Full bars & RDS HD blinking - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 07:39 Tr 100.5 KBDR Mirando City, TX, (516 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 07:10 Tr 94.9 KQUR Laredo Tx (543 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 07:03 Tr 106.7 KTKX Terrell Hills Tx (443 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:57 Tr 107.7 GEORGETOWN Tx (389 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:49 Tr 94.5 KRUF Shreveport, LA, K94.5 ID, stream match, taking over local ESPN LP, 350 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 06:48 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:45 Tr KHHL 103.1 Karnes City Tx (420 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:43 [06:11] Thanks, am. More LA stations are making their way here. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 06:36 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos, TX 100kw 671 mi "Bob FM" fair signal - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb24 06:35 Tr 101.1 WRR Dallas, Tx (369 mi) antenna pointed southwest - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:28 Tr 95.5 KKMJ Austin, TX 50kw 664 mi "Magic 95.5" signal best if I point straight south, SW WTVY Dothan, AL takes over - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb24 06:24 Tr KTBS-DT-28 Shreveport LA...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 06:23 Tr WMAU-DT-18 Bude, MS... Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 06:22 interesting. Seems to be improving, not much in on my congested dial but good signals. 104.5 Beaumont, TX in with RDS - KW4RZ EM60 (
Feb24 06:22 Tr KALB-DT-35 Alexandria LA...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 06:19 Thats not rain that is the temperature inversion causing this Tropo over this area I think. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:15 KW4RZ, check out the Radar over the Gulf near the Texas Mexican Border - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:11 [06:05] Good catches Jim-F, your reaching into my area real well - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:09 [05:58] Nice catch KW4RZ, well into west Texas - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:07 Tr 91.3 KNCT Killeen Tx (394 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 06:05 Tr 106.5 KQXL, New Roads, LA, Teddy Pendergrass song, stream match, 452 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 05:58 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio 700 miles. Good signal - KW4RZ EM60 NW Florida (
Feb24 05:32 Tr 98.1 KTAL Texarkana, TX, classic rock, stream match, 357 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 05:32 Tr 90.1 XHRYS Reynosa TAM with ID, over local 90.1...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 05:29 Tr 92.9 KRMX Marlin, Tx (346 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 05:27 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa Mx (530 mi) been almost two years since I received this one. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 05:20 Tr 94.5 KRUF Shreveport, LA (285 miles) with local ads...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 05:19 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi TX (432 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 05:15 Tr 97.5 KFTX Kingsville TX (454 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 05:11 Tr 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 05:07 Tr 96.7 KHFI Georgetown Tx (389mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 05:05 Tr 107.3 KISX Whitehouse, TX, 107.3 Jamz ID, 276 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 04:58 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos Tx (408 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 04:57 Tr 96.9 KVMV McAllen TX (new) with station ID and Christian mx, over local 96.9 IBOC hash...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 04:57 Tr 93.1 KTYL Tyler, TX, hit pop, ID, 285 mi (relog). This tropo is spread wide - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 04:49 Tr 107.5 KXTN San Antonio Tx (446 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 04:49 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb24 04:48 Tr 94.9 KLTY Arlington, TX, Christian pop, ID, 230 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 04:43 Thanks, David! Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 04:42 Tr 91.3 XHMLS Matamoros TAM RDS, first time to get this one with RDS, bogus call of "KMII"...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 04:36 Tr 98.1 WDGL Baton Rouge, LA, classic rock, station ID, 447 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb24 04:34 I read good Sangean reviews, but it seems that they are great only for travel, and you can't have a grandiose setup./cdEL96 (
Feb24 04:24 when will i learn forgot to sign David in hendersonville (
Feb24 04:23 Nice Catch Jack. wish we had some of your stuff. (
Feb24 04:21 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa TAM "La Caliente", prob most common border tropo received here...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 04:15 forgot to sign David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 04:14 I think this may be 89.1 XHCAO in Reynosa,- amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb24 04:14 CD your sure right. i might go for another radio becasue of it (
Feb24 04:13 Sangean seems to have a hang-up about external antenna connections! Sad./cdEL96 (
Feb24 04:12 [04:07] if you hear "La Lupe," XHCAO Reynosa---a killer via Es here. Could also be the Veracruz that Mike-La had tonight./cdEL96 (
Feb24 04:08 Bryce i went ahead and checked. no F connector. :( David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 04:07 I am receiving Spanish music on 89.1 strong signal on car radio here right now trying to ID - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb24 04:05 good thought Bryce. I might have to check..... of course that will wait for the morning as i am listing to the 10 o clock cut up on 101.1 i am a DJ Mix show fan David in Hendersonville (
Feb24 04:03 Mike that is a great ]TV catch from McAllen on the Border. How was the decode? David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 04:02 ATS909x a good portable radio. If it has an F Connector on the back, a pair of fully extended rabbit ears or dipole would be beneficial - K4NBF (
Feb24 04:00 so far i have WHOP and WRSA Wes i am using a sagaun ATS 909X with whip. David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:59 The aprs map showing a path from TX to Veracruz area, where that /mm is. Wes (
Feb24 03:59 Hi Wes this place seems full of DXers huh? i am not too far away from you. i know some DXers from this state Bryce and Kevin Redding who is southwest of us David from hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:55 Just Texas so far. Some Texans and a station in West TN logging someone marine mobile in the Gulf of Mexico though. We are a little too far east it seems - K4NBF (
Feb24 03:55 Well, hearing nothing now actually. -Wes ke4twi em66 (
Feb24 03:51 Hello, David. I'm in Watertown, not far from you. Hearing some Texas commericals/references 99.5 SW. Bryce has better elevation than me, though. Wes KE4TWI em66 TN (
Feb24 03:48 Bryce how many states are you hearing on 2 meters? FM is dead here now just the BG and cookville powerhouses here David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:46 Tr KNVO-DT-49 McAllen TX (456 mi) Mike-La (
Feb24 03:45 Tr 102.5 XHRR Reynosa TAM "La Ley" with ID and norteno music...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 03:41 forgot to sign David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:40 WRSA Holly Pond is 151 miles away fro me Bryce (
Feb24 03:40 Tr 102.1 KYBG Basile, LA with local ads and classic hits...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb24 03:32 by the way. how does the sangean ats 909X perform on FM guys? i liking you can null stations David In Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:30 forgot once again to sign David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:29 NICE Bryce!! WRSA is in Holly Pond i am so lucky to have caught it on the sangean ats 909x for the first time it was a regner on the sony (
Feb24 03:25 Some activity on 2 meters, surprised FM is relatively quiet - K4NBF (
Feb24 03:24 Thanks David. The 96.9 is probably WRSA in Alabama - K4NBF EM66 (
Feb24 03:22 Bryce nice catch on the LA station . David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:21 forgot to sign again David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 03:21 Tr 96.9 Unknown with delaiah recheck for id or ads a few mins later it was gone (
Feb24 03:20 tr 98.7 WHOP Hopkinsville KY with end of song and liner id lite 98.7 then overtaken by christian radio station David in Hendersonville TN (
Feb24 02:51 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, TX 689 mi. Just started coming up a few minutes ago - RZ EM60 NW Florida (
Feb24 02:50 Tr 99.5 KNGT Lake Charles, LA (572.26 mi, 100 kW) very weak, under nulled KY tropo pest... with local ad for Mardi Gras party in Lake Charles - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb24 02:40 pretty much fizzled out here-bbl Mike-La (
Feb24 02:38 Nothing here---98.5 WAVO Ft. Myers area might be getting QRM; wonder if McAllen./cdEL96 (
Feb24 02:36 Mar-FM back in strong Mike-La (
Feb24 02:35 no cd I have no way of checking those frequincies, sorry Mike-La (
Feb24 02:33 (Below) Seems like it's brand new there./cd (
Feb24 02:30 Mike-La, r u able to check any of these?/cdEL96--> (
Feb24 01:58 Tr 103.9 XHMTS Tampico Tamps-660 mi(new) Mike-La (
Feb24 01:27 Tr 94.9 XHFM Veracruz Ver -812 mi (new) Livestream match Mike-La (
Feb24 01:11 01:00-thx John Mike-La (
Feb24 01:05 Tr 91.3 WCNY Syracuse NY w/id 20:01 EDT, then classical musical in/out nil-good sig w/ unid talk-John (mobile) Corning NY fn12 (
Feb24 01:00 Mike: Some nice catches down Mexico way! John Corning NY fn12 (
Feb24 00:56 91.3 WGRC Lewisburg Pa quick fade up w/call by yl then out again covered by unid talk and another w/ classical music 19:52 EDT-John (mobile) Corning NY fn12 (
Feb24 00:50 Great catches Mike-La. I am at work right now. Will check car radio during lunch break - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb24 00:41 Ah---I had Mar FM ("FM" pronounced in EE) as TrS from Keys as well about 6 years ago. Good work./cdEL96 (
Feb24 00:40 Tr 99.7 XHPB Veracruz Ver "Mar-FM"-812 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:24 seems relegated to the Houston area now-gonna try a bit later Mike-LA (
Feb24 00:23 00:18-nothing on 96.7-or anything Mexico for that matter Mike-La (
Feb24 00:21 tropo definately backed off a bit Mike-La (
Feb24 00:20 00:17-beat you to it cd-still nada Mike-La (
Feb24 00:18 Is 96.7 open there? I once had Extasis Digital from the Keys on TrS./cd (
Feb24 00:17 Mike-La---check that DTV I'd say./cdEL96 (
Feb24 00:13 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:05 23:59-no cd, 89.1 still coming in with many ads for Veracruz Mike-La (
Feb24 00:03 Tr 89.5 KLUX Robstown TX-RDS 366 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:02 Tr 92.7 KKBA Kingstown TX 386 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:01 Tr 91.5 KHVT Bloomington TX 297 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb24 00:00 APRS must be frozen again---same map I saw hours ago./cd (
Feb23 23:59 Mike-La, wow on the 89.1; no sign of La Lupe?/cdEL96 (
Feb23 23:58 XHAVR still coming in BTW-although somewhat weaker now Mike-La (
Feb23 23:56 thx Jim Mike-La (
Feb23 23:55 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Feb23 23:55 [23:35] Awesome catch, Mike. Deep south TX tropo starting to come in here. I've got a class tonight but will be back on it later. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 23:45 23:44-RDS-"exitos" Mike-La (
Feb23 23:44 Tr 91.3 XHMLS Matamoros Tamp-livestream match 442 mi (new) Mike-La (
Feb23 23:35 Tr 89.1 XHAVR Alvardo Veracruz-832 mi (new) recorded a clear BOH ID call sign-nice start Mike-La (
Feb23 23:31 Don't forget DT RF 4 Houston, people!/cdEL96 (
Feb23 23:16 sounds like Mexicans starting to come on now-might be a good night Mike-La (
Feb23 23:04 Houston FMs starting to come in Mike-La (
Feb23 22:16 [21:09] Thanks, CD. That's very interesting info on pirate "Joe." It helped that the tropo from Houston was very strong at the time. 87.9 does get a lot of splatter from a local LP on 87.7. - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 21:50 APRS shows Corpus Christi to Chiapas, but been there for quite a while./cd (
Feb23 21:45 More like just west....maybe 265 degrees. But looking at Hepburn map, not overconfident./cdEL96 (
Feb23 21:34 [ 21:32] oops I ment west southwest cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb23 21:32 [21:11] yeah cd, 100F is pusing it now. cd, you may want to point your antennas east southeast toward the McAllen Brownsville area tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb23 21:11 Yikes! on the 98 degrees; weather dot gov shows as 100 now. A record for this date or even month??/cdEL96 (
Feb23 21:09 The 87.9 very impressive as Tr; my 87.9's are Es and even flea power stuff can make it. Helps that 87.9 is wide open./cdEL96 (
Feb23 21:06 [20:53] Pat always posted when Temps in his area & along the Rio Grande went up 30 degrees or more then are forcats to drop the same that night, classic sign of big Rio Tropo Mexican ,Border opening - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb23 20:53 McAllen Texas is at 98F right now. Expect some Rio Grande Tropo along the Gulf Coast tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb23 20:42 I'm surprised you're getting a pirate at 150+ miles away. That's impressive. But I know CD has heard some Alex Jones/GCN pirates on 87.9 via Es before. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb23 17:00 Things that make you go "hmmmm"/cd: (
Feb23 16:47 FWIW/cd: (
Feb23 16:41 [15:56] Pirate I'm sure. "Joe" would post on RadioDiscussions in the HOU board, semi troll-like, it seems./cdEL96 (
Feb23 15:56 Tr 105.7 unid, SS talk mentioning Coahuila state, possibly Saltillo? Facing SSW with the little Insignia radio outside...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 15:56 Tr 87.9 JOE FM Houston, TX, classic hits, ID. Is this a pirate or an LP? Don't see it in the WTFDA database (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 15:51 Tr 106.5 KYRK Taft, TX with CC ads, over local 106.5...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 15:47 Tr 105.7 KTKO Beeville TX RDS (new), over 105.7 IBOC local...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 15:38 Tr 104.9 KMIQ Robstown TX with Corpus area ads, over local 104.9...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 14:03 Tropo seemed to be limited to 200-250 miles earlier this morning, nothing beyond that at that time...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb23 13:11 Houston & Corpus Christi FMs in strong now. Also hearing a few further NE (e.g., 92.7 KIVY Crockett, 222 mi). - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 13:04 Tr 90.1 KPFT Houston, TX, stream match, over local KSYM, 184 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 13:01 Tr 91.7 KXNG Houston, TX, NGEN Radio, RDS ID, over local KRTU, 203 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb23 11:44 Ms - Simultaneous @ 6:36:03 am EST - analog TV-2 CHBX and CIII - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb22 23:19 BIG OOPS - thought I was in a search window- Sorry n8nu (
Feb22 23:17 Royalite (
Feb22 18:33 Stale ovn Tr DT 38 WEAU (PSIP 13) - Eau Claire. Didn't see it decode but it was on the box this morning. - En35 (
Feb22 13:07 Tr 101.9 CKFX North Bay, ON, North Bay ads & News, 216 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb22 04:12 Tr 104.7 WKJC Tawas City, MI, "KJC Country", Good Signal. 238 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb22 04:06 Tr 99.7 WUGN Midland, MI ,"", 274 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb22 02:58 Nothing of interest here. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Feb22 02:50 Nothing noted on FM here yet. - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb22 02:43 Despite the blob, nothing is out of the ordinary here. En35 (
Feb22 02:18 Big red blob is to my north, but I will still try the radio and see what I have-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb21 21:16 Tr Both Drive stations in (96.9 and 97.1) - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 19:17 Tr 88.9 WOJB Reserve, WI with ID during program. Clear. 90 miles. En35 (
Feb21 18:03 Really odd music Christian - En35 (
Feb21 18:00 (17:57) Is WGZS still All Undercurrents, All The Time? - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:57 Tr 89.1 Unid stn playing odd eclectic music. Probably Cloquet, MN - EN35 (
Feb21 17:54 KBJR moves into the top spot for distance for me as far as TV tropo from here - 127 miles - En35 (
Feb21 17:52 Tr 106.1 with Ariana Grande's "Side to Side" - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:50 Tr DT 19 KBJR (PSIP 6-1) - Duluth, MN - first time I've ever seen Duluth TV from here - EN35 (
Feb21 17:41 Tr 100.9 Richland Center - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:36 Tr 96.1 WJMC eating away at KQGO's IBOC - En35 (
Feb21 17:34 Tr 95.3 KCSI Red Oak, IA. EM28 Lawrence, KS (
Feb21 17:34 (17:33) They were stopping seek here less than an hour ago - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:33 Tr 106.5 WYTE Marshfield, WI 165 miles. Second time I've heard them - En35 (
Feb21 17:31 Tr 97.1 WCOW strong! No sign of Magic 97 - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:29 Think my local on 105.3 isn't making power since theyve been overrun by tropo the past week - En35 (
Feb21 17:28 Tr 95.7 WRQT with Pearl Jam and match to website - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:27 Duluth and Rochester both in at the same time, off the sides of the antenna - EN35 (
Feb21 17:27 Tr 95.3 with the new song "I Don't Wanna Love Forever" . IDed as KG95.3 - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 17:22 Some other odd catches today, including Rush (likely WMXG) and country (likely WWQM) mixing on 106.3 and Big Cheese stopping seek - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 16:42 Tr 100.7 WBIZ with very weak "Z100" ID mixing with at least one other Top 40 station - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb21 13:29 Nice catches Justin! I'll take 200 miles any day! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb21 13:26 Hearing faint SS on 104.7 now... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb21 13:25 Whee! Local 100kW blowtorch 104.7 WPZZ off-air this AM... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb21 10:02 I mean 90 miles. Eau Claire area. - EN35 (
Feb21 09:56 Tr 103.7 WWIB Hallie, WI - about 30 miles over KLZZ and 740's xlator - new - EN35 (
Feb21 09:49 I have subdecodes on 8 and 10 (La Crosse and Rochester) - En35 (
Feb21 09:40 Tr DTV KSMQ Rochester, MN - RF 20 - new - full decode - En35 (
Feb21 09:31 Tr 105.3 KYBA Stewartville, MN just decimating local from 30 miles away. My lord, never seen it this strong - En35 (
Feb21 09:29 KBVB is 206 miles. This is one of my currently longest Tr catches - En35 (
Feb21 09:21 DTV 19 and 20 pinging the meter. 19 is probably Fargo, 20 is Rochester - En35 (
Feb21 09:20 Tr 95.1 KBVB Barnesville, MN - Fargo area. New - En35 (
Feb21 09:15 Tr 97.9 KCMR Mason City, IA - 139 miles. // online - En35 (
Feb21 05:21 Think I have a new pirate on 88.7. Maybe the 87.9 stn moved to 88.7. Random music, no liners/IDs. - EN35 (
Feb21 05:12 [00:04] Sorry I did not see your earlier post Jim-F. I am glad your OK. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb21 05:12 Tr 106.7 WJJY Brainerd, MN 87 miles, not new. Also KDRK 97.5 Park Rapids and 103.3 KZCR in - EN35 (
Feb21 05:00 I hope Jim-F is OK. Bad Tornados & storms went thru San Antonio TX last night. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb21 03:42 Back in Ocala--but at Cape San Blas FL (rabbit ears) had 95.7 Nawlins w RDS "BAYOU."/cdOcala (
Feb21 03:27 Uh, SSE (South-southeast) (
Feb21 03:24 Tr DTV 38 WOSU Columbus OH, On the attic antenna fixed SEE. Nothing else noted. W38DH has been silent for about two months. N8NU (
Feb21 00:04 [23:40] Thanks, Eric. The storms weren't so severe in my area of S.A. (NW), but an EF1 tornado hit my parents' area on the NE side. They're OK, but their back fence & small trees were downed. Their next-door neighbors had big chunks of their roof taken out & their metal carport was crumpled like paper. They're OK, though. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb20 23:41 As for DX, all I have around here is just usual Cleveland; nothing of interest whatsoever. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Feb20 23:40 I hope our contacts in Texas (Especially San Antonio) are OK. I just heard about some wild wx there! 73 de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Feb20 23:08 Tr 90.1 WUCX Bay City, MI, MI News Headlines, 225 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb20 22:11 [18:52] Great catches cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb20 21:14 Tr 99.1 WYXY Savoy, IL (280.87 mi, 50 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb20 18:52 With rabbit ears, New Orleans 93.3 94.3 97.1 105.3 around noon---normal?/cd (
Feb20 18:52 From Salinas Park on Gulf Coast west of Apalachicola, FL:/cdApalachicola (
Feb20 17:19 Hills can block signals but I think there's just as much reflection and "bouncing around" going on which helps or hurts depending on position-John Corning NY (
Feb20 17:13 (03:50 & 03:53) thank you Yakima-tempted to count 96.9 as CKOI-not sure of any other contenders-WVYS is sometimes heard, but WLAN Lancaster will sometimes sneak in. Reggae on 89.1- I suspect some college station. John Corning NY. (
Feb20 14:29 Tr 104.7 WKJC Tawas City, MI, "KJC Country 104.7", 238 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb20 12:41 Tr 103.5 WGRR Hamilton, OH (237.14 mi, 11 kW) - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb20 06:18 Tr 101.7 WTYE Robinson, IL (208.87 mi, 11 kW) & some other unusual stns to the north - Bryce K4NBF EM66 (
Feb20 03:53 [0009] The AC on 96.9 has to be WVYS PA (about 50 miles) > Yakima CN96 (
Feb20 03:50 [2354] CKOI Montreal? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb20 00:53 Tr 89.1 unid w/ reggae music, in & out w/ WCOV Friendship NY-most likely US or CAN w/ nil to fair sig 19:48 EDT-John Corning NY Fn12 (
Feb20 00:09 Tr 96.9 WOUR Utica NY now in the mix w/ SU Orangeman-Georgia Tech basketball-there is also an AC station, which is not the ff-wild conditions (at least on 96.9) John Corning (
Feb19 23:54 Tr 96.9 unid ff language in stereo!- now mixing w/ WGRF Buffalo NY 18:48 EDT-John, mobile, Corning NY fn12 (
Feb19 23:54 Tr 96.9 unid ff language in stereo!- now mixing w/ WGRF Buffalo NY 18:48 EDT-John, mobile, Corning NY fn12 (
Feb19 23:32 Tr 94.1 WOTT Calcium NY- faded up w/ call and beginning of rock song and faded just as quick 18:26 EDT. Weak sig w/slop from 94.3 Elmira. John, mobile in Corning NY fn12 (
Feb19 22:52 Tr 105.9 WTZB Englewood FL (587 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 22:16 Tr 100.1 WZJZ Port Charlotte FL (601 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 21:45 WRBQ Tampa FL gone now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 21:39 thanks Mike-La, WRBQ Tampa FL @ 554 miles still in & out very weak fadeing in & out with 104.7 KNEK Washingiton La - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 21:10 am nice catches into FL Mike-La (
Feb19 20:31 WRBQ Tampa FL @ 554 miles is still hanging on here with very weak signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 20:23 Tampa FL to Houston Tropo Duct on APRS map right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 19:37 Tr 104.7 WRBQ Tampa FL (554 mi) back in with stronger signal - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 19:34 WRBQ Tampa FL gone now. 104.7 KNEK Washingiton La back in with fair signal now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 19:27 Tr 104.7 WRBQ Tampa FL (554 mi) very weak in & out - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 19:02 [18:43] En35, Do you have a Preamp? also what antenna are you using? is it inside or outside? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 18:44 My current TV logs are dismal. 27 is the farthest :( - En35 (
Feb19 18:43 I have pulled in 27 before, last fall but 38 just sits subdecode. I think come warmer weather it should make an appearance. - En35 (
Feb19 18:38 Houston UHF DTV's are still in here at this late noon hour. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 08:49 Tr 99.3 KAPW White Oak Tx (262 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 08:25 Tr 101.9 KMVX Monroe La (153 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 08:23 Tr KTVT-DT-19 Fort Worth Tx (397 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 07:56 Tr 103.7 KVIL Dallas Tx ( 369 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 07:15 [06:58] Hi EN35, I hope you can pull in channels 38 and 27 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 07:01 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb19 06:59 Strongest is KQIC Willmar, MN just completely obliterating the local xlator. RDS and all - En35 (
Feb19 06:58 In state stuff enhanced to the west. Nothing else happening here. DTV getting peeps of 38 and 27 (Eau Claire, WI) - EN35 (
Feb19 05:48 Tropo is shifting to the SW. Getting TX hill country, Corpus Christi & some Mexico border stations. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb19 05:25 Tr 101.5 WYNK Baton Rouge, LA, current hit country - stream match, 443 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 05:20 Tr 102.5 WFMF Baton Rouge, LA, current hit pop - stream match, 443 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 05:16 Tr 102.9 KAJN Crowley, LA, Christian pop - stream match (mixing w/KLTN Houston), 376 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 05:12 Tr 106.1 KIOC Orange, TX, Big Dog 106 - classic rock, 280 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 05:08 Tr 106.9 KHPT Conroe, TX, The Eagle ID ID, 214 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb19 04:40 Tr 91.9 KCKR Church Point, LA, SonLife Radio ID, 395 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb18 23:37 rtp (
Feb18 05:48 No spectacular FM DX outside of non-adjacent lower Keys stations coming in strong./cd (
Feb18 03:36 cdEL96 not 06/cd (
Feb18 03:36 No SE US Tropo to report yet? I see red, but I can't leave for home yet./cdEL06 (
Feb17 21:15 If your antenna, metal mountings, coax take a secondary lightening hit. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 21:13 Try to keep the grounding wire (8 AWG) as straight as possible from your DX room to the outside ground rod, because lightening don't like to make 90 degree bends - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 21:09 When I mention ground it, that refers with a 8' copper clad steel rod driven into the ground at least 4' away from your house foundation - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:58 I say this because if you get the wrong couplers (compression type) your RFI might be reduced but not eliminated - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:57 Another important point is this project is to make sure the couplers between the pipes make an electrical connection - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:53 If you don't want to use EMT made from galvanized steel you can go with Aluminum Rigid Conduit (ARC) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:42 Then the RFI level might increase - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:41 Also CAT5 cable does not have UV blocker. Over time being exposed to sunlight, the plastic insulation will crack, which in turn will cause moisture to corrode the copper wires. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:34 The way you have the CAT5 now strung up in the air, the cable radiating the RF hash like an antenna covering your home and others nearby. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:30 RFI going into your DX antenna's nearby. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 20:29 JJ: If you can put the CAT5 cable inside Electtrical Metallic Tubing (EMT), then properly ground it. That will eliminate - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb17 17:59 [17:15] The Lord works in mysterious ways ... Mike (
Feb17 17:15 Two weeks in, and my new local K-Love is still IDing as KLOV-FM Winchester, Oregon! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb17 17:14 [06:44] Good to know...fortunately modem/router are on first floor... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb17 17:12 [06:44] Don't think aluminum siding is an issue, given the solid performance of the omnidirectional... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb17 17:11 [06:41-07:23] Thanks JAW, appreciate the details! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb17 16:45 (02:04) WKLA has used that Hot AC feed dating back to their days on 106.3. Speaking of 106.3, that's now in Traverse City running an AAA format as The Mitten - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb17 16:31 the cat5 out to the garage got installed aerially, the coax out to the garage, buried in a trench (
Feb17 16:31 I have cat5 run all over my house, out to the garage, etc....when I installed it, I made very careful to keep it as far away from coax as possible. JJ in EN82 (
Feb17 16:30 Any networking equipment which utilizes Cat5, cat5e, or cat6 cabling will cause interference. I get broad VHF interference on any receiver in my house if I have even one cat5 cable "lit up". JJ in EN82 (
Feb17 05:57 [0204] WKLA utilizes WW1's Hot AC feed. I know there's quite a few parallel stations out west with the same sat feed including KCGB-105.5 OR, KATL-770 MT and KRDQ-100.3 KS. Check with one of those streams. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb17 02:04 My 96.3 translator is off the air and I'm trying to confirm some new ones on 96.3-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb17 02:04 However, they have no online stream. Are there other stations in the Manistee area that use the same feed that you know of that does have a webstream?- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb17 02:03 Christian- A group member on FM DX Watchdogs on Facebook told me the new 96.3 WKLA uses a certain satellite feed-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Feb16 23:56 Tr 106.3 WMXG Stephenson, MI with NMU women's basketball // WCHT 600. WMXG has been mostly off for the last several years - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Feb16 07:23 A deep tin storage box like this one - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 07:22 A better option would be to drill four holes in the middle of the tin lid and mount a low voltage DC computer muffin fan on top of the lid to draw the warm air out - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 07:17 Then drill four small holes on each corner of the lid to let the heat to escape - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 07:15 Just drill holes into it for the coaxial and power cables, but make sure to place a rubber grommet into the hole before running the wires into the box - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 07:12 If your indoor antenna picks up radio frequency interference from those devices, you can place them both into a deep square tin box. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:58 One more suggestion, don't have your internet broadband modem and/or wireless router on the second floor under the antenna in the attic space - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:47 If the attic has a window, you can aim it out in that restricted direction only. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:44 If your home has aluminum siding up to the the peak of the roof, then installing the antenna in the attic is a waste of your time and effort - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:41 Lee: Yes, if there are non-sheilded electrical power cables running between floors. Do your best to keep if off the floor and as high as possible - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb16 06:28 KZUS-92.3 Ephrata off the air right now due to huge power outage in Grant County. This is affecting the entire city of Ephrata, Soap Lake and most of Quincy. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb16 03:29 May not have room to mount it much above the attic floor...will that cause any issues? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb16 03:25 [17:25] Great! Think I will eventually pull the trigger on this one for the attic... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb16 03:20 [17:01] Yep, I know. It's been in my Amazon cart since you posted about it on FB, LOL! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb16 01:14 *en35, fingers got ahead of other fingers. (
Feb16 01:14 Good, the top one is Vhf-HI/UHF - En34 (
Feb15 22:25 Not sure./cdEL96 (
Feb15 22:11 No lightening grounding would be needed true. Is the warehouse constructed with wood or metal? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 21:58 JAW: if I put up one of those FM antennas inside a warehouse, it wouldn't need grounding either, would it?/cdEL96 (
Feb15 21:32 cd: I would prefer red lines over green any day too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 21:31 En25: If you only have a VHF-high and UHF antenna the answer is no. If you have a TV VHF-low, then the answer is yes, then you would need a seperation gap of at least 8.5 ft - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 21:29 ....Ms sorry/cd (
Feb15 21:29 Ms not AMs---I have wand'rin' thumbs./cd (
Feb15 21:25 JAW, would an fm only antenna three feet below a TV antenna (that is a lot smaller) have any impact on reception of either band? En35 (
Feb15 20:52 JAW---saw bookoo blue AMs lines this morning in the NE US. Ms seems to be the only DX for now./cdEL96 (
Feb15 19:26 Ms - 11 sec burst - Analog Ch-2 (- offset) CHBX, CTV, Sault Ste Marie, ON, CAN, 610 miles NW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:28 The weather here is nice for Feb, 46F - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:25 Lee: There is an upside to having the antenna up in the attic or anywhere inside the house, you don't have to ground it per NEC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:22 It is directly connected with professional 100' of RG-6 quad shield. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:20 Just put up another TV antenna in the backyard on top of the cloths line metal pole. I highly modified the RCA model ANT121Z for the outdoor enviroment - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 17:03 I can rotate it by hand. I don't have a rotor. The v/uhf antenna is now about 12 feet off the ground if not higher. En35 (
Feb15 17:02 And ithe survived the Minnesota winter. It is about 3 feet below my vhf/uhf suburban RCA antenna. En35 (
Feb15 17:01 Fwiw, that is the antenna I own Lee. En35 (
Feb15 11:54 [06:29] 5 ft - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:36 [06:33] OK cool. Let me know if you any other recommendations, I am wide open to suggestions! Thx again, see you around! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:35 [06:32] OK, good to know. I will have to keep mine in the attic or garage (away from the omni though!)... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:33 Ok GN Lee - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:33 I suggest you put that one in the attic to prevent damage - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:32 Appreciate all the insight here, good stuff. Let me know if you have any more recommendations or considerations! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:32 I never owned that brand FM ant. It looks to me as low quality and I would not expect it to survive outdoors during a snowstorm - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:32 Ack! I gotta run for now... bedtime was ~2 hours ago! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:29 [06:24] Oh, close is "close" proximity? #muchtolearn // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:27 I may try this as an entry level directional... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:26 If you put two directional antenna close by to each other it will create false azimuth headings - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:24 That is not a good idea to put more than one antenna in close proximity to one another as it will detune them - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:22 [06:20] Aggh! You're killing me! =( // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:21 [06:14] OK...good to know! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:20 If you had that outside say 10' off the roof peak, you be shocked & awed - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:19 [06:17] Agreed! I plan to keep using it regardless of what else I do (or don't) put in the attic! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:18 [06:10] Interesting! So if skip comes in from Kansas or Minnesota, you still get it right? Just maybe not as deep/strong as if you were aimed west or northwest? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:17 An omni is a good overall choice for DXing and they have a very good price point too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:14 A TV yagi will typically have a 30 degree main beam - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:14 (...and it may be installed sideways! I honestly cannot tell!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:12 Gotta say, I've ben thrilled at how well it's performed. In 2 summers, it's brought in tropo over 400 miles, skip over 1350, and 5 different countries! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:10 Yes, just take what comes my way and hope it is from Central or South America some day soon. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 06:08 [06:00] Omni is 6 feet up in attic above second floor. Maybe 20-22 feet? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:06 (I've never used a directional, so I don't know how "narrow" it's reception area is!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:05 Ah, OK. So you just leave it pointed south and "take what you get?" No aiming or anything // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:03 [05:58] Yup, agreed. Appreciate the sympathy, though! (LOL) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 06:00 How far off the ground your that omni? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:58 Marital restricitions over-ride hobby needs (lol), been there, so I feel for you too - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:56 No, it does 'not' rotate, it is fixed aimed to the south - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:56 No, it does rotate, it is fixed aimed to the south - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:55 Been using an omnidirectional (Winegard 6010). Would love to move up to directional, but I can't do outside (marital restrictions!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:53 which attenuates the signals even further. So to make up for some of the lost RF being absorbed into the wood and roof shingles. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:52 ah....nice! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:51 Don't think that could fit in my attic. MAYBE on the attic floor... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:50 The apartments were built in the early 50's, so it has some decent space in the attic. Back in those days they used thick lumber boards for the roof - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:49 [05:45] goodnight, John! nice chatting with you! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:49 ...and do you have room to rotate it? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:48 GN John - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:47 That was my next question: how do you fit that into your attic? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:45 [drools] (
Feb15 05:45 Got to hit the hay-a good night all and have a great day (full of dx of course!) John Corning NY (
Feb15 05:44 I did not install the UHF section because of space limitations - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:42 Lee VA: I have this antenna in the attic. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:39 Also have two TV yagi antennas, VHF-low & high laying on top of the backyard shed roof about 9 feet off the ground. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:38 [05:35] JAW, what antenna are you using? // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:37 Ultimate goal: To own a house w/ 2000 ft of beach front-real estate for my beverage-ocean for my tropo! John Corning (
Feb15 05:37 [05:28] Ditto! I even recall having several skip openings into FL, TX, and the midwest in 1985-6...had no idea what skip was! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:35 I live in a duplex home with a small front/backyard. Both have large trees that overhang parts of the roofline. That is why I have my antenna in the attic. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 05:34 This guy (about 90 miles north of me) and the regular updates on his website got me back into DXing... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:33 Too bad-I lived in Newport News for a year and a half '95-'97 but too busy working to dx. John Corning NY (
Feb15 05:31 [05:25] Haha, thanks! I am a newbie, I just started (again) back in 2015. But agreed, tons of experienced DXers doing amazing things here! #hat-tip // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:28 My problem too-didn't know what caused fm/tv dx until after leaving the ocean-bummer. John Corning (
Feb15 05:27 I am too far inland to take advantage of the ocean now, sadly...// Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:25 I had typed (!) up a decent DX log sometime around 1985-6...need to see if I can find that! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:25 I've seen your logs and you guys get some awesome catches! John Corning NY (
Feb15 05:24 Haha, nice! I grew up in Virginia Beach. I remember logging a couple of stations from Long Island (WBLI?) as a teenager, though I had no idea what "tropospheric ducting" was! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:22 I think with a good rooftop antenna the tropo scatter here would be steadier-I'm sure only the strongest signals are getting through-John Corning NY (
Feb15 05:17 Waiting for E season-currently shopping for a decent tuner-John Corning (
Feb15 05:15 I'm from Long Island and with good tropo cx I could get The old analog ch 10 Portsmouth Va with rabbit ears in the basement! John Corning (
Feb15 05:11 You got my hopes up for decent East Coast opening, but I've got nothing north of DC tonight. #summerscoming // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:10 Maybe I'm wrong but if you guys are closer to the ocean then you get REAL tropo-John Corning (
Feb15 05:09 [03:37] That's interesting! Seems somewhat atypical for tropo, but if it brings in signals, don't ask questions! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:06 KA3JAW: I'm surprised that you don't- tropo scatter is more likely the correct term for what I get. John Corning (
Feb15 05:06 (I knew Pennsylvania was bigger than that! LOL) // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:05 [03:48] OK, so from the WERQ transmitter to the glass Museum is only 195.3 miles, but still... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 05:03 [03:48] Err, JAW, I'm seeing mileage from Baltimore to Corning right at 199 miles // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 04:56 John: With your city base elelvation at 932 ft, you are 721 ft higher in elevation than me. And I don't get any Tr - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 04:23 The hills aren't so bad with the right equipment-John Corning NY (
Feb15 04:21 (03:48) KA3JAW thanks on the milage-used to have a radio shack yagi w/9 db gain and amp on the roof 20 mi. E. Of here and Wash DC, Boston, Philly etc were daily occurrences-John Corning NY (
Feb15 03:48 Lee VA: The air milage is 97 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 03:37 (02:43) thanks Lee- I haven't calculated miles but was a little surprised also-these kind of openings last 5-15 seconds, fade out, then return after perhaps 5 min. or so, but may be because my antenna is not high enough-John Corning NY (
Feb15 02:43 [01:09] Nice John! What is that ~ 200 miles? Pretty impressive for February! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb15 02:31 01:14 actually, this whole area is surrounded by mts.-I just happen to live e. of the city-pretty but not really dx friendly! John Corning NY (
Feb15 01:55 My fm equipment: An old Magnavox am/fm tuner and a home brew single element cubicle quad which is indoors (lowest element 44 in. Off the floor). I also use the stock radio in a 2001 voyager when mobile-John Corning NY (
Feb15 01:14 KA3JAW : No hill-about a mile e. of town-the city is in a valley surrounded by mts. John Corning (
Feb15 01:09 Tr 92.3 WERQ Baltimore Md w/"92Q Jams" 20:01 EDT w/ nil-fair sig in/out w/WRRN Warren Pa. Urban format-John Corning NY fn12 (
Feb15 00:45 Ms - 28 sec burst - Analog CIII-TV-2 (+ offset) Bancroft, ON, CAN., Global, 100kW, 331 miles NNW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb15 00:01 John: Do you live in the valley within the city or on top of a +1600 ft. hill? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb14 23:44 Tr 90.1 WPSU Kane Pa w/id inc. Translator freq. & locations 18:30 foll. By program " Marketplace ", sig fair-nil. John Corning NY fn12 (
Feb14 15:16 [01:48] This one, right? (
Feb14 01:48 Re: 22:12 yes. I have a picture somewhere. It's the 4 element one off amazon. Big antenna. About the size of an fm-6 minus two elements. En35 (
Feb13 22:12 [03:43] Is that the same antenna you were talking about last fall (maybe on the Facebook group)? Been thinking about getting one to replace the omnidirectional Winegard I've been using... // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb13 06:07 Tr 102.5 KQIZ Willmar, MN - 88 miles. On top of local xlator which is nulled out - strong - En35 (
Feb13 06:01 Correction, KDDG is 6kw. Still... - En35 (
Feb13 05:56 Tr 105.5 KDDG Albany, MN 73 miles 3kw! // 106.1 - relog but never this strong - En35 (
Feb12 22:24 Ms 89.1 WPAS Pascagoula, MS preacher / RDS PS: AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO / PI RELOG 977 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Feb12 19:19 I used to live in Wyoming, you don't mess around with the wind there - En35 (
Feb12 14:42 Gone with the wind on I-80 in Wyoming - FM-DXing from semi-trailer sideways : KA3JAW FN20jq (
Feb12 09:35 Tr 107.9 KQQK Beaumont, TX, tejano music, 246 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb12 09:26 Tr 92.7 KIVY Crockett, TX, Real Country ID, 222 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb12 09:01 Tr 98.1 KTAL Texarkana, TX, 98 Rocks ID, 357 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb12 08:42 [0444] The 44kw 99.9 is in, but not 100KW WEJZ-96.1? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb12 08:10 TrS 104.9 KMRR Spencer, IA with John Tesh ad - 165 miles. I'd say the pre-amp is helping - EN35 (
Feb12 07:27 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 07:16 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, Tx (419 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 07:03 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos Tx (408 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb12 05:41 Tr 38-WSPF-CD FL St Petersburg (NEW) de fred SC FM03af (
Feb12 05:08 Tr Central Florida in strong - furthest being WCLF-21 Clearwater at 357 mi (7' dish with preamp temporaily at ground level-aimed south!) de fred SC FM03af (
Feb12 04:45 Nothing here. Goodnight./cdEL96 (
Feb12 04:44 Mobile, AL 96.1 and 99.9 seem to be off or on low power. On same tower 73 miles. Hearing Ft Myers 96.1, Jacksonville and Homosassa 99.9 - kw4rz em60 (
Feb12 04:36 yes tropo is still going. Nothing spectacular, nothing across the peninsula yet. Morning looks promising - kw4rz em60 (
Feb12 04:29 Is it still going, Randy? APRS red became orange./cdEL96 (
Feb12 04:03 Keep us posted; Canadian TV via Tropo may come soon./cdEL96 (
Feb12 04:03 Tr to Tampa, Sarasota, Ft Myers area 330-420 miles KW4RZ EM60 Ft Walton Beach, FL (
Feb12 03:57 All but one of the Twin Cities low power DTVs are coming in now. The antenna is now above the roof line of a stupid shed of my neighbors'. - En35 (
Feb12 03:47 BTW the recorded highlight today had to be a reminder on CMBF 99.1 (with weird sound fx) that they're on Twitter and FB./cd (
Feb12 03:45 NOW we're talking! :)/cdEL96 (
Feb12 03:43 Raised my antennas up about 5 feet with an addition to my mast and added a pre-amp. Working gangbusters on TV. Saw an instant improvement - En35 (
Feb12 03:12 *If you hear 102.3 as DX in stereo with only one speaker working, it's Artemisa! Anyway that's all folks./cd (
Feb12 03:12 Others included 97.5 Progreso, 98.1 unID, maybe 100.7 Enciclopedia, 102.3 Artemisa*, 103.5 Reloj./cd (
Feb12 03:10 La Habana strong at times---90.3 93.3 (nope no 91.7 as WKWM I-hiss is there) 94.1 94.7 96.7 98.3 99.1 99.9 and likely 101.5./cd (
Feb12 03:08 Decent duct to La Habana but not much else, but made me some nice $tereo MP3---now to get a PC!/cd (
Feb12 03:07 Coby TV scan banked 10 channels, all Cuba---I think 2 4 6 9 13 15 18 22 24 40./cd (
Feb12 03:06 Latent Tr from FL Keys (Scout Key, to be exact) today, off top of goes./cdEL96 (
Feb12 01:03 Seasonal, which is modified, is of course an adjective. THAT makes sense. But a transitive verb? - I don't "do anything to" the weather--Frank M. (
Feb12 01:01 Spellcheck actually alerts me on "unseasonal" - what? Unseasonal modifies "seasonal" which ISN'T spellchecked. Unseasonable modifies a transitive verb--Frank M. (
Feb12 01:00 I was hoping this unseasonal (NOT UNSEASONABLE!!) warmth would bring potential Tropo this direction, but nothing north of Mississippi--Frank M. (
Feb12 00:50 Didn't Sheldon Remington even have tropo to Mazatlan, more than 3,000 miles?--Frank M. (
Feb12 00:39 [18:43, 10th] I've also used that same analogy!! That, or sometimes I've compared it to birding...which may be even better--Frank M. (
Feb11 20:51 Tr strong for this time of day... Birmingham & Tuscaloosa, AL c. 200 miles - K4NBF EM66 (
Feb11 19:35 [18:35] Jack, KEYJ had been popping in & out weakly here bit is now go e. Tropo semi-regulars 91.1 XHMZI & 91.9 are still hanging in weakly. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb11 19:19 good luck cd! Mike-La (
Feb11 19:08 Wife and I are in the Keys now; if car rx is any indication, FM/TV look ripe./cdEL96 (
Feb11 18:35 Tr 107.9 KEYJ Abilene TX with ID and local ads (relog)...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb11 18:32 DFW tropo on FM still present even at this relatively late hour...Jack, EM10, Austin TX (
Feb11 15:29 Keaau must be "da bomb" for da hobby./cdEL96 (
Feb11 15:26 [05:22] That was Shel Remington - logged KRUZ-103.3 among others via Tropo - per WTFDA All-Time FM Distance Records - at 2338 mi from keaaw HI - Fred N - SC (
Feb11 15:10 [02:55] He used to do FM DXing with his Sangean PR-D5 when he lived in Florida. There are videos of his Sporadic-E catches there on his Hawaiigary Youtube channel. - Jim-F SATX (
Feb11 14:55 Tr 94.9 KLTY Arlington, TX, DFW-area ads, 230 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb11 14:36 Tr 99.1 XHSL Piedras Negras, Mexico, La Mejor, station ID, 137 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb11 14:28 [05:22] I am sure he got the 103.3 Santa Barbara; killer signal, that./cdEL96 (
Feb11 14:13 Tr 107.9 Edinburg, TX, songs matching Simple Radio stream, 243 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb11 13:49 Tr 102.9 KDMX Dallas, TX, songs matching iHeart stream, 230 mi (new) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb11 05:22 There was a DXer in HI who had Tr to San Diego, L.A. And Tijuana; forget his name, but he holds the Tropo distance records./cdEL96 (
Feb11 05:13 2,500 miles to the mainland, so all Es is multi-hop - and that long Tr path to San Diego isn't even that common. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb11 05:04 Tr North/Central FL FM/TV stations with good signals ~300 mi de fred SC FM03af (
Feb11 03:06 I remember him writing about living conditions, I think; condx from his own house may be an issue./cdEL96 (
Feb11 03:05 I remember him talking (
Feb11 02:55 Wonder why he doesn't DX FM. I know if I was,on an island,surrounded by water I would be DXing all the bands that I could. - amfmtvdtvbrla, EM40 (
Feb11 01:40 Yup there is Hawaiigar...and there was a (now deceased) DXer in Keaau who used to get Japan 82.5ish on multihop Es./cdEL96 (
Feb10 23:55 [2326] Hawaiigar on Radio Discussions lives in the Hilo area, I believe. Mainly AM DX however. > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 23:26 Too bad we cannot get "beyond-red" condx like the area west of Acapulco! Any TV/FM DXers on HI's Big Island?/cd (
Feb10 23:24 am---if based on Hepburn, kinda iffy. But if it happens, all channels up to 69 need monitoring, except 37 of course./cdEL96 (
Feb10 22:20 Mississippi coast in bullseye - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Feb10 22:18 Florida Panhandle may have shot at Cuba on analog TV & FM tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Feb10 20:27 ....later ones, he didn't have them; it was just the thrill of the hunt, not so much a meal. DXn almost like that. :)/cd (
Feb10 20:26 the first Roadrunner cartoons, Coyote would chase him, with knife/fork in hand....>>>/cd (
Feb10 20:25 [18:48] Hard for any seasoned DXer to explain all that to the uninitiated. Don't even try. We'll keep that lil secret to ourselves. ;) /cdEL96 (
Feb10 20:10 19:36-hard to beat a first generation signal with no compression. Mike-La (
Feb10 19:36 cable video and audio quality is typically garbage compared to OTA as well (all content issues aside) JJ in EN82 (
Feb10 18:48 Why try to DX a station when it's on cable. web. Etc? -- Why go out on a boat when a box marked "Gorton's" is in the freezer at Kroger? N8nu (
Feb10 18:43 [16:20] I've used that same analogy before. N8NU (
Feb10 16:49 That's how I try to explain DXing when people don't get it (& sometimes they still don't) :-p - Jim-F SATX (
Feb10 16:44 (....without the mess of scaling, cooking, etc.)/cd (
Feb10 16:43 [16:20] DXing = fishing./cdEL96 (
Feb10 16:32 Tr 101.7 KYDA Azle, TX, Air 1, Christia pop, 276 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb10 16:20 Tr 103.3 KESN Allen, TX, sports talk about TX Rangers, 294 mi (relog) - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Feb10 16:20 15:51- a keys trip sounds great-I might even do a little DXing while I'm there. :) Mike-La (
Feb10 15:52 [15:09] WLLD is my Enciclopedia-killer when we're down there./cd (
Feb10 15:51 Hepburn forecast maps look to be rebounding; still may go to the Keys tomorrow./cdEL96 (
Feb10 15:31 OK, maybe came in too late, nothing left. surprised I caught anything considering I was a good distance from the red cone Mike-La (
Feb10 15:17 15:09-lost it-now back to my local baton rouge 94.1 Mike-La (
Feb10 15:09 Tr 94.1 WLLD Lakeland FL-RDS-655 mi Mike-La (
Feb10 04:48 Analog 6 and 9 could be open for you in western Cuba; 3 & 5 in Santa Clara too. Also DT 8 Key West./cd (
Feb10 04:45 Check analog channels 52 to 69; Cuba still uses it until it 100% adopts DTMB./cdEL96 (
Feb10 04:36 looking for Cuban tv, but every channel has been assigned here in central Florida (
Feb10 04:34 Strong Signals from Southwest Florida Tonight. Check Radar (pretty cool) Rod Lakeland Highlands Fl (
Feb10 04:33 Shows up on radar as rain, but can reflect radio and tv signals (
Feb10 04:32 WBBH Weathercast reports US Army/Navy spreading clouds of chaff off fort myers florida coast (
Feb10 02:17 One guy developed a game for Android/cd:---> (
Feb10 02:15 Plenty on YouTube. Just enter candlepin bowling in search, and watch away./cd (
Feb10 02:14 You betcha. 142 is my high. But I have to travel to New England or Maritimes to play./cdEL96 (
Feb10 01:53 [01:37] Candlepin bowling! Who knew? (had to look that one up). You played before, cd? looks cool! #bucketlist // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb10 01:50 [00:49] No. Grandfather had heart problems and elevation didn't help him any ... Mike (
Feb10 01:39 Last I heard, the local on 1330 in MA has been off, awaiting equipment to build a 106.1 xltr./cd (
Feb10 01:38 In MA I would suggest trying AM DX. Who knows, you might get Europe with a lil skill./cd (
Feb10 01:37 [00:13] Can they fly me too? I wanna play candlepin bowling./cdEL96 (
Feb10 00:49 [0026] WHAT?! You didn't play in the snow as a family up in the Sierras or something? > Yakima CN96 (
Feb10 00:26 First time I got to play in snow was when I taught a class outside Boston. Very fluffy and fun. They thought I was crazy ... Mike (
Feb10 00:13 So glad my company flew me up here to Boston for 2 days yesterday....I'm not really doing much "onsite collaboration" here in my hotel room all day watching this blizzard! // Lee VA FM17io (
Feb10 00:10 ... Mike. No rain for four years here, and now people are building arks ... Mike (
Feb10 00:10 [20:39] heh heh heh (
Feb09 22:40 Yep. On the bright side, I had my first Nov. Es (from S FL). - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb09 22:23 The only notable Es for me while at my QTH was Thanksgiving Day. For that I am thankful!/cdEL96 (
Feb09 22:23 This is only the second winter Es season with no logs here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Feb09 22:20 Wasn't this supposed to be a cold "la niña" winter?--Frank M. (
Feb09 22:18 I have NO complaints about the weather this winter. Nothing frigid since December. Snow has almost always missed is (though, that being said, we got about 3" earlier this week)--Frank M. (
Feb09 22:16 Was this the worst winter FM Es "secondary season" ever? I saw so few reports here the entire length of the season--Frank M. (
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