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May03 19:45 cdEL96: Anything coming in from P.R.? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May03 19:44 ceEL86: Anything coming in from P.R.? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May03 18:59 Hoping for some long hauls this year like (
May03 13:18 Unattended recording on 88.3 pointing 360°. -- Dan EM73QX (
May03 04:20 A 2015 Canadian analog TV list---some of these may have gone bye bye/cd---> (
May03 04:13 Just reviewed.... TA 2 Dom Rep was all that materialized, but it was there for about half hour./cdEL96 (
May03 02:07 It is very very early in the season. Hopefully we'll see lots of red on this logger by the 15th. > Yakima CN96 (
May03 02:07 Has there been any changes to analog TV in Canada since last Es season? thanks de ka5dwi (
May03 00:39 I still need to review the VHS later tonight./cd (
May03 00:38 Sad---since Fred and I posted, was hoping to see red here. :( /cdEL96 (
May03 00:14 6M dead here in Central AZ. Nothing but TEP to Australia on 10M de ka5dwi DM34un (
May02 22:56 6m getting short from San Francisco to western AZ > Yakima CN96 (
May02 22:22 lot of Au for those ACE values - de WA5IYX (
May02 22:14 Solar wind speed up to 585 km/sec with solar wind magnetic field Bt 6nT, Bz -4nT - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 22:12 Au active up along the Greate Lakes region - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 22:09 Pat, aim your antenna towards CA state - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 22:03 Wow - Es from central CA to CO and NM states - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 21:54 Re 21:29 been watchin a DTV 2 signal pop in once in a while here this afternoon (think it's MS) but waiting for E's EM58 (
May02 21:54 in going thru the rest of my Jun 2015 paper log I see that I did log 88.9 Winkler, MB afterall - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
May02 21:29 CKCW-5 visual power ERP is 1,100 watts - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 21:27 When you get it into the air aim it northeast and see if you can get analog CKCW-5 up there in Saint Edward, PEI, Ca at 1,380 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 21:25 With the push to move lots existing channels down into VHF, I plan to be ready! EM58 (
May02 21:17 The Antennacraft HD1850 I belive is now also no longer produced :( I miss BIG antennas EM58 (
May02 21:15 I will take very good care of it...It won't replace but will be used with my Antennacraft shown in link for DXing here in EM58 (
May02 21:12 Those elelment snap insulators look like light duty in the photo - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 21:11 Take it easy locking in the elements onto the plastic snap insulators since the antenna might be 30 years old - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 21:03 instructions don't show anything about 75 ohm coax or a transformer just 300 ohm but no date Lol EM58 (
May02 21:02 Take good care of it, dont put it outside under or near tree branches - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 20:59 no date of manufacture just the usual dont get electrocuted paperwork and the bag of unopened hardware EM58 (
May02 20:56 Was their a date of manufacture on the box or instruction paper? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 20:55 That link works. I like their design by adding the plastic block insulator in the center of the cross-over phasing lines between the elements - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 20:50 This link might work to see my new antenna for VHF CM3617 , It's a Dandy! EM58 (
May02 20:43 Something trying to come in on ATV-4 again, have video blinds rolling, no audio- KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 20:04 Color Crossfire Series had 13 various models in 1971 (
May02 19:51 Now thats an antenna! - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 19:42 [18:13] model 3617 from 1974 literature: boom length = 490 cm (
May02 19:18 [18:32] CM-3617 "Performance Test" noted in Radio-Electronics 9/1969 on page 26 (
May02 19:05 Is Canadian analog CTV network CKCW-5 (plus offset) still active up there in Saint Edward, Prince Edward Island, Ca? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 18:34 Congrats on getting the new antenna. I am sure you will have fun installing it. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 18:32 Never heard or seen a model CM-3617, must be the 3671 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 18:13 Good one Mike! Lol If the pic doesn't come up for you guys it's a mint in the box Channel Master 3617 Crossfire! EM58 (
May02 18:07 I feel like that every morning. Need coffee! ... Mike (
May02 18:01 I felt like I uncovered a perfectly preserved wooly Mammoth! EM58 S IL (
May02 17:58 sorry, not a clickable link...guess I don't know how to do that EM58 S. IL (
May02 17:57 Getting intermittent blips with video blinds on ATV-4 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 17:56 Look what just arrived for installation in EM58! (
May02 17:54 No trace of signals detected here -- Dan EM73QX (
May02 17:33 Try for those VHF-L P.R. DTV - KA3JAW FN20jq (
May02 17:33 Important DX info for those who chase Venezuelan signals/cd---> (
May02 17:32 Nah...only the TV Key and Clear TV antennas which are mainly for UHF, as seen on TV./cdEL96 (
May02 17:29 [13:07] cdEL96 Chris, didn't you see that "As Seen on TV" ad, the Es Magic Wand? Just waive the magic wand when Es hasn't appeared for at least 24 hours and.... :-) de JimT/MO EM37 (
May02 17:27 Es HIJB 2 as well, also faint 4 likely DR; have to leave for work; VCR runnin'./cd (
May02 16:35 Now go for St0rm, Fred!/cdEL96 (
May02 16:26 Es HIJB-2 Dom Rep with T/A logo 1143 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
May02 15:45 We have a number of good years ahead of us. Cycle 24 is crashing. It won't screw up Es as much as it has. de dwi/7 (
May02 15:39 May 6 has been a good start for me too. I worked a huge 2M opening on 5/10. de dwi/7 (
May02 15:36 etc - de WA5IYX (
May02 15:34 diurnal looks pretty much the same 50+ yrs ago - de WA5IYX (
May02 15:32 May 6 has sometimes been my Day 1 of da season./cdEL96 (
May02 15:19 There has been VHFs as early as 4/22, but the first large full scale ones begin in earnest on 5/9. I think it meteor sparked. de dwi (
May02 15:18 Forgot the most important analysis.. hi hi de ka5dwi/7 (
May02 15:15 I usually start my "official" Es season on May 1 but I really start knuckling down after May 15. John DE (
May02 15:15 Wait a day or 2. About a week from now(5/9-10), it will wake up. It is all up hill. You just need to around to take advantage. 73 Art ka5dwi/7 (
May02 15:10 Whether 10M, 6M, FMBC, 2M it is brewed in the same pot. de dwi/7 (
May02 15:09 This was extended to 7 years.. same results de ka5dwi (
May02 14:56 Tr 96.3 KERP Ingalls KS "The Marshall" (191 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
May02 14:42 Tr 97.3 KKJQ Garden City KS "Q97" (192 mi) - same tower as KSSA, Ingalls - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
May02 14:38 Tr 105.9 KSSA Ingalls KS (192 mi) - QRM from K290BP, Stillwater OK - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
May02 14:21 Tr 100.9 KGBL Lakin KS "The Bull" (221 mi) - NEW - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
May02 14:06 All I know is that May/June/July are the prime months for Es in the N Hemisphere./cdEL96 (
May02 13:53 Couldn't agree more RNA de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
May02 13:38 Despite all the research & theories, Es remains unpredictable. - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
May02 13:07 Not meaning to be a stick-in-the-mud, but for decades I was told that Es is unpredictable. Any discoveries I am unaware of?/cdEL96 (
May02 13:00 Last dx log here was on Jan. 3rd. - de Jon in FN03 (
May02 12:41 (12:02). Been trying---nothing close to Es here since around Jan 20th./cdEL96 (
May02 12:02 Prepare for some ES, I forgot to record today! -- Dan EM74 mobile (
May02 11:11 Tr WWBL - 106.5 FM Washington, IN Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
May02 08:59 1420 WKCW Warrenton Va w/"my life" by Billy Joel 04:43. I'd 04:45 "WKCW The--" incompleat as signal was intermittent on again/off again, nil-good o/u Coatsville, likely testing day/night power. John Corning NY fn12 (
May01 21:46 Latent Ms 102.1 KMJQ Houston during church time recorded this morning (twice!)/cdEL96 (
May01 18:14 Ms 88.5 KLHV Cooton Valley, LA 30 sec burst, asking for $, several 'K-Love" ments, RDS PI: KLHV relog 998 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
May01 17:57 April 30 [14:39] Mark, your SS recording is an radio ad, XHONG-FM has a very distinctive 'La Poderosa' id. And XHONG-FM now runs 3.9kw. No idea who it is - de JimT/MO EM37 (
May01 17:04 No to very poor tropo conditions today. In the last two or three days, multiple storms have come through by the hour. -- Dan EM73QX (
May01 15:04 Tr 99.1 WHKO Dayton, OH (276 mi, 50 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
May01 14:46 Tr 99.5 WZPL Greenfield, IN (249 mi, 19 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
May01 14:29 Tr 99.9 WTHI Terre Haute, IN (231 mi, 50 kW)... some light enhancement northward - K4NBF EM66 (
Apr30 18:52 Also, DXMAPS showed six Es end points that end in northeast Texas from single hop Es. If you continue on the same line of bearing for double hop it will take you along the border region of Chihuahua - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr30 18:30 Plus the DJ seems to have a light MX accent on your 100.9 audio sample clip which suggests a border region station - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr30 18:23 Line of bearing runs through all three states you had mentioned. Also during that day and hour I also heard intermittent hashy MX accent on 89.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr30 18:22 [15:13] I would say you had double hop Es at 1854 miles into southwest TX-Mexican border zone near Ojinaga, Chihuahua with XHONG-FM that runs 50kW - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr30 18:12 if you want to play with the raw numbers, GREEN under the SUM column - de WA5IYX (
Apr30 17:57 Pat - Your chart looks very close to my 10M one. de ka5dwi (
Apr30 17:17 maybe I can now get to work on finishing this up ... - de WA5IYX (
Apr30 17:11 not as much tapedl as in past years since most idents are now via RDS/HD - de WA5IYX (
Apr30 16:55 after excavating in a lot of wrong places, found it in a simple one - now to find the associated C-90 tape(s) - de WA5IYX (
Apr30 16:28 I disposed of all my raw paper logs when I retired and moved to Arizona :( de ka5dwi (
Apr30 15:59 right now I'm just trying to relocate my raw FM logs for Jun 17-Jul 16, 2015 (yellow legal pad) - de WA5IYX (
Apr30 15:57 one of these days I will dig out the old data for non-summer months and graph it - de WA5IYX (
Apr30 15:55 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Apr30 15:34 I was copying a 10M WSPR signal from CN87 until 02:30 UTC. I also had lots of 10M TE yesterday as well. de dwi/7 (
Apr30 15:28 [03:59] Yakima. Not much to report on 6M here. Heard a beacon briefly. I thought it was MS. On the other hand, 10M was very nice last night for early in the season. de ka5dwi/7 (
Apr30 15:15 Don't be surprised if Es are low for a few days. My PropNET records show a new peak of activity beginning 5/2. 5/3 things become fun a couple of days. de ka5dwi/7 dm34un (
Apr30 15:13 btw the band was open to TN, AR, TX at the time...freq 100.9 de Mark (
Apr30 15:13 My travels are over for a while. Just got back from Bryce Canyon and Zion NP. de ka5dwi/7 (
Apr30 14:39 Unid SS from 4/28 Es opening...any help appreciated de Mark (
Apr30 13:37 It has a line in jack. Straight to the Sony. En25 (
Apr30 13:32 (2) All support is strictly e-mail only, so you will have to wait. They are good at it, though./cd (
Apr30 13:31 (1) If your PC doesn't have a line-in jack, you cannot record in stereo.../cd (
Apr30 13:30 Total Recorder is what I use---but things to keep in mind:/cdEL96 (
Apr30 13:28 Ah. Thats probably what it is. I need total recorder I guess. One of these days I will break down and buy it. En25 (
Apr30 13:08 [21:17] Remember that WAV file format has 2GB/4GB size limitation too (
Apr30 10:11 Tr 107.7 WFXX Georgiana Al (273 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 09:51 Tr 99.7 WOOF Dothan AL (345 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 09:48 Tr 98.9 WBZE Tallahassee, Fl (391 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 09:40 Tr WJHG-DT-18 Panama City, Fl (345 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 09:38 Tr WFSU-DT-32 Tallahassee, Fl (391 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 09:36 Tr WAKA-DT-42 Montgomery, Alabama (314 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 09:31 Tr 96.5 WZNS Fort Walton Beach Fl (269 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 09:29 Tr 95.5 WTVY Dothan Al (345 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 09:09 Tr 107.1 WGMY Thomasville Ga (426 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 07:58 most New Orleans semi local channels here are dead silent right now. maybe some CCI? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 07:45 Tr 104.7 WRBQ Tampa, FL (552 mi) (new) very weak - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 07:03 Tr 105.1 WASJ Panama City Beach, Fl (319 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr30 06:03 If all else fails I have a laptop with Windows 10 that can take over recording duties. En25 (
Apr30 05:59 I will try again tomorrow without the ustream active. En25 (
Apr30 05:58 Audacity ran almost three hours straight recording a regular radio station so I think it might be a processor/software issue. En25 (
Apr30 05:30 [03:42] Possibly using higher bandwidth? Would cause more disk space to be used for the same length file ... Mike (
Apr30 04:43 Sr. Santana's "Nocturno" on 90.3 Progreso is being repeated now, not strong---u/o WYBP/cd (
Apr30 04:41 Cuban FM/TV followed me home---from bedroom I see analog 16 w/ CBars, also 90.3/94.1/103.9./cdEL96 (
Apr30 04:36 Wausau trio (90.9, 101.9, 107.9) all strong tonight at 160+ miles - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Apr30 03:59 Ah, 6m was open earlier to CA/AZ, but no reports on the logger > Yakima CN96 (
Apr30 03:42 Hmm. Interesting. This is the first year I've seen this problem. Thanks Mike. En25 (
Apr30 03:14 Good day on 10 Meters here in Arizona. This morning Texas, this evening NE & NW U.S. and along the California coast. Using 2 watts on WSPR. de Art ka5dwi/7 DM34un (
Apr30 01:48 Predicting Miami-NYC area ES in the next 48 hours, let's see what happens! -- Dan EM73QX (
Apr30 01:30 [23:05] Justin: Read this for more info. See if it fits ... Mike (
Apr30 00:46 Trying "Audacity" recording now. It made it past the 1 hour mark no problems. - En25 (
Apr30 00:14 Going home now---Progreso FM signal going to the dogs./cdEL96 (
Apr29 23:17 (22:54) Affirmative. Wanna record Progreso 90.3 in Stereo with Senor Santana, the deep voice dude./cdEL96 (
Apr29 23:05 It should be NTFS unless cool edit is using the external hard drive I have as a buffer. Even then, everything should be NTFS. - EN25 (
Apr29 22:54 cd, are you DXing in the Florida Keys Tonight? - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr29 22:50 Justin: That's likely a 2GB file size limitation. If you have a FAT file system, that's a unbreakable limit. NTFS should be OK ... Mike (
Apr29 22:30 I think it's windows XP. Both scanner-record and Cool Edit do the same thing at 5 hours, kaput - En25 (
Apr29 22:29 In addition to Cuba FM, 104.5 & 107.9 Nassau are audible./cd (
Apr29 22:28 You will have to contact tech support for that thing, En./cdEL96 (
Apr29 22:26 This is Cool Edit Pro, btw. - En25 (
Apr29 22:26 I don't know re:21:40 but I was watching the stream all day and 5 hours into it, it totally stopped and deleted everything before it. I have no audio to review from today - En25 (
Apr29 22:22 74F dew point here with 81F temp - may be severe wx with wee-hour cold front - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr29 21:41 At Mile Marker 35.2 in the FL Keys; no Es at all (I see the weak 2 Havana) but many Cuban analog./cd (
Apr29 21:40 Maybe there is a timer limit set to a default 5 hour setting; was it *exactly* 5 hours?/cdEL96 (
Apr29 21:17 Any idea why a computer would just stop recording audio after five hours? En25 (
Apr29 20:50 2 to 3 stations swapping on 88.9 but it's probably area tropo enhancement..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Apr29 19:44 Tr 88.9 WSND Notre Dame, IN classical, RDS relog 275 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr29 18:57 dxmaps keeps show 1 calls in Californi-a (
Apr29 18:17 Streaming today's nothingness - en25 (
Apr29 18:09 Nothing noted in DE right now. John DE (
Apr29 17:13 15:31 only DT 6 with FM antenna, in case WPVI overrides WEYS analog; anything else would be too common./cdEL96 (
Apr29 16:00 Solar wind magnetic field at Bz 0nT - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 15:57 No Es noted on RabbitEars Live Bandscan for DTV - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 15:51 Solar wind magentic field at Bz 2nT - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 15:49 Nothing noted on FM here either. - de Jon in FN03 (
Apr29 15:44 Serious QSB on 6 meters and the 55 Mhz vids so far, no sign of FM Es de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr29 15:31 Hey cd; hope you left the house with the recorder on, you have Es up to the border US/CA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 15:28 I hope my car radio will react accordingly re MUFs./cdEL96 (
Apr29 15:20 Es 55.240 SSE de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr29 15:19 The mufs look like they are building. Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Apr29 15:16 Didn't even bother to check the radio yesterday for skip, but I'm not sure if any would have reached me (being 200+ miles NW of N8UUP). Thought it would be too early in the year for skip - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Apr29 15:14 Just sitting wating for the skip to hit the FM band and hoping I'll be able to join in today. Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Apr29 15:04 Es 67.250 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr29 14:47 Es 55.240 likely Cuba - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr29 14:39 [14:28] Aim towards Nicaragua for Es when you get there - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 14:33 This Es event should be coming out of neutral gear any time now as the Bz clicked down to 2 nT - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 14:28 14:10 I'm planning to go to the Keys today for Cuba Tropo anyway./cdEL96 (
Apr29 14:22 in-state FM tropo hindering things again - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr29 14:12 Looks like some Es on 6 meters starting up in the Southeast US now de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr29 14:11 test de N8UUP (
Apr29 14:10 cdEL96: Agent 86 says your gonna miss it by THAT much again today - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 14:06 Looks like todays Es event will be a double-vision from yesterdays - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 14:04 Solar wind magnetic fields dropping lower slowly to Bz 3nT- KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 13:25 Tr WCOV-20 AL Montgomery 372 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr29 13:16 Will be using Google Hangouts under user name GACTVDX - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 13:05 I will be after FM 2x Sp-e here today. Hope to hear Mexico City across the GOM - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 13:01 3 New FMs yesterday myself and a relog from AR, MS & LA to MD - Ash in Frederick, MD (
Apr29 12:58 latent Tr KATC-DT-28 LA Lafayette (395 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr29 12:58 Yet, it's going to be another active Es day along the east coast and central states - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr29 12:41 8 NEW FMers logged in yesterday's Es Opening to Alabama and Florida Panhandle!! Good start to the 2016 Season…. de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Apr29 07:25 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (501 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr29 05:27 Re: UNID Help…May be in Alabama or Florida Panhandle??? de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Apr29 05:25 UNID Help……88.5 PI Code was 5FBE which translates to WEFE , RDS may have had "University" in it. Who is this?? de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Apr29 05:18 Tr 107.5 KGLK Lake Jackson Tx (276 mi) blasting in with antenna pointed east - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr29 05:01 some Tropo starting from the east from Pensacola starting to show up here. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr29 04:26 01:14 match the DJ voice that is - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr29 04:21 01:14 cd, I heard the word Big at start of recording. I will listen to 102.1 KYBG & see if theres a match - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr29 03:02 cd, Hepburn maps look good for some Gulf Coast Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr29 01:59 KMBD-LD (RF 43) finally fully decoded tonight (58 miles DT #62). It has been stuck at subdecode since the 3rd. - En25 (
Apr29 01:38 a memorable date in 1965 on 50-MHz - de WA5IYX (
Apr29 01:24 No skip here in Minnesota and the recorder didn't work all day. What the... not a good sign. En25 (
Apr29 01:14 I meant this for "am" but could be for anybody---can anyone confirm this Ms 102.1 catch as KYBG?/cdEL96---> (
Apr29 01:12 No am but look at my future post./cd (
Apr29 01:06 16:44 cd sorry, I just saw your post. have been off the Internet all day. Do you still need me to email you? - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr28 23:23 Tomorrow the webcam goes live. En25 (
Apr28 23:23 In an hour and a half I will find out if I missed any activity today too (
Apr28 23:12 Per my location, Agent 86 would say, "Missed it by THAT much!"/cdEL96 (
Apr28 22:47 This is how the DXMAPS looked during the Es event today - KA3JAW FN20jq: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr28 22:20 No Es activity noted on RabbitEars Live Bandscan map from todays event - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr28 22:20 It's back again, and I won't say any more on it/cd (
Apr28 22:01 OK gone now, but I keep seeing things lately...and no, I don't drink./cd (
Apr28 21:59 Who's da wise guy reporting Tropo Miami to Canada at 22:00 UTC Apr 28?/cdEL96--> (
Apr28 21:53 And the Es season has begun. Congrats on the 108 MUF guys! I am about ready to ship my DX-402 off to Texas...probably tomorrow. My G5 is ready for another Es season in the PacNW. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr28 21:01 Quebec and Labrador, Canada - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr28 21:00 Sp-e end path reached as far north as 45 miles south of Torngat Mountains National Park between - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr28 20:48 Was hoping for some double-hop Es from this event. Nothing found. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr28 19:56 odds are - de WA5IYX (
Apr28 19:10 Would be nice to get a 2nd round of that eskip later today after work... Jack, EM10, ATX (
Apr28 18:53 DFW area FMs in - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr28 18:36 I am expecting the could to reenergize by the end of the day -- Dan EM73QX (
Apr28 18:20 Good job Fred. Hope I have something to listen to in the 7 hours on my computer. En25 (
Apr28 18:17 Nice Es opening to IA/IL/MN/WI muf 108 - 8 new loggings (live dx) with several I/Q files yet to be reviewed. de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr28 18:05 Early start. Good sign? En25wm (
Apr28 17:57 All gone -- Dan EM73QX (
Apr28 17:54 Es 88.1 Religious sermon mixing with local TX, 89.7 fading, weak -- Dan EM73QX (
Apr28 17:51 Time to begint he ES Season, I guess! -- Dan EM73QX (
Apr28 17:44 Re: all the red: Nice!!! I'm up and running with the rest of you but nothing here yet. Tim EM86 (
Apr28 17:42 Ok. Girlfriend managed to get my computer at home recording 92.7. Later I will get more complicated and set up my webcam en25 (
Apr28 17:33 Es 88.5 WLJR Birmingham, ALABAMA NEW STN @ 1 KW RDS and RElig Talk IDs de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Apr28 17:30 Es 92.7 KASR Vilonia, AR.. MUF and Es signals dropping.. - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Apr28 17:20 Es 95.5 KITX Hugo, OK - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Apr28 17:18 Nothing at all on FM here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Apr28 17:16 Es 88.5 WVDA Valdosta, GA AFR Affiliate de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 17:15 Have to leave now - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 17:06 Es 93.7 WTNM Oxford MS, "Supertalk Mississippi" - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 17:04 Philly area getting Texas and Arkansas. En25 (
Apr28 17:02 Es 88.3 KJGM Bastrop LA, Legal ID - Rich, Pa FN11 (
Apr28 17:01 Es 103.1 KFFA Helena, AR - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Apr28 17:01 no sign yet of skip here in Cincinnati Rob EM79 (
Apr28 17:01 Es 88.5 WRAS Atlanta, GA TOH ID de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 16:59 Es 104.9 WHTF Havana, FL Hot 104.9 New! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 16:57 Es 106.1 KXRR Monroe LA, ads - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:56 seem to be two others under 92.1 New Braunfels - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr28 16:53 Es 106.1 KIOC Orange TX, "Big Dog 106"- Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:51 Es 98.1 WMRZ Dawson, GA Kiss FM de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 16:50 nada here Mike-La (
Apr28 16:48 Es 87.75 WJMF-LP Jackson MS, stream match - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:45 CD I'm at work. Not that I'm getting anything this far north. Iowa is close enough though. I feel your pain - en25 (
Apr28 16:44 Hey amfmtvdtvbrla---could you email me at cd050659[at] pls?/cd (
Apr28 16:43 Es 96.1 WHBX Tallahassee, FL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 16:43 I *would* be away from Home for another 2 hours/cdEL96 (
Apr28 16:42 Es 87.75 KXKW-LP Laafayette LA, web stream match, mixing with another - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:39 some weird swappings but might be just tropo - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr28 16:37 Es 88.5 WCUG Limpkin. GA - RDS " WCUG Cougar Radio Columbus State University" de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 16:36 Es FM muf 108+mhz KFMW-107.9 IA Waterloo RDS (978) de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr28 16:35 Es 103.5 KBPA TX San Marcos HD - Nick W2NJL FM29 (
Apr28 16:35 Es 89.5 WGTF Dothan. AL - RDS and Religious preacher - NEW! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 16:35 Es to top of dial - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:32 Es 105.1 KYKS TX Lufkin RDS - Nick W2NJL FM29 (
Apr28 16:31 Es 93.3 WVFT Gretna FL - Freedom 93 FM - new! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 16:30 Es 90.5 KLFT Kaplan LA, EWTN Radio - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:27 Es 99.1 KXKC New Iberia LA, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:24 Es 95.9 WBBN Taylorsville MS, "B95", ads - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:24 notice that a lot of these FM Es footprints are overshooting the 50-MHz ones - de WA5IYX (
Apr28 16:24 Es 107.5 KXKZ LA Ruston RDS - Nick W2NJL FM29 (
Apr28 16:23 Figures... I'm at work all day and walking my girlfriend through getting my radio to record would be impossible. En25 (
Apr28 16:22 Es 88.7 WRWA Dothan, ALABAMA RELOG with HD and Talk TROY-1 de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Apr28 16:17 Es into FM - KRLS-92.1 IA Knoxville RDS (909) de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr28 16:17 Es 90.1 WFRU Quincy, FL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 16:14 Es 96.7 KCIL Gray LA, "C 96.7 KCIL" - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:14 just in-state/cross US border FM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr28 16:13 Es 90.7 WWOZ New Orleans LA, calls - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:10 Es 92.3 WRKN New Orleans LA, ads - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 16:02 Es 92.9 KKBQ TX Pasadena RDS - Nick W2NJL FM29 (
Apr28 16:01 Now Brief Es fade up on 88.5 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 15:57 6 meter open here to Georgia - nothing noted on FM yet de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr28 15:42 Briefly had 6m beacons in FL, AL earlier, nothing else noted - Rich, PA FN11 (
Apr28 15:37 Es Ch 2-dtv pilot (likely WLBZ ME)+ 6m ham beacon New Jersey in de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr28 15:07 now NOAA has invaded the 39-MHz "police band" - de WA5IYX (
Apr28 14:44 Rolled scanner up to NOAA WX 39.785 KBH32 Tampa Bay, FL - Nothing heard yet - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr28 14:43 70 Mhz MUF over VA and nobody is reporting Sp-e - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr28 14:32 Tr 97.3 KKJQ Garden City KS (192 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Apr28 13:12 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (285 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr28 13:09 Te KFDM-DT-25 TX Beaumont (280 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr28 13:08 Tr KATC-DT-28 LA Lafayette (395 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr28 13:05 Tr 93.9 KZRD Dodge City KS "Buzz 93 9" (191 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Apr28 03:13 00:55 maybe cd. If those pesky storms stay away there may be a shot for us - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr28 00:55 Does anyone think that we will have a realistic shot at cross Gulf Tr in a day or two?/cdEL96 (
Apr28 00:23 Finally got to futzing around on the am bcb at the new house - can't even get any locals. Transformer out front blows out every freq with 60hz. JJ in en82 (
Apr27 23:49 The Pirate can easily be received all over town - KD5DSQ EM10 (
Apr27 23:47 In Austin, The Pirate - Liberty Radio 89.1,, has been going strong for years - KD5DSQ EM10 (
Apr27 17:39 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Apr27 17:13 I noticed quite a bit of tropo on weather band last night - had a station (sometimes 2) on each frequency JJ in EN82IP (Pontiac, MI now) (
Apr27 15:56 Have scanner haulted on NOAA WX 39.785 KBH32 Tampa Bay, FL (txmtr in Riverview) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr27 15:55 Alert: 6M Es along lower half of east coast then from FL down to PR. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr27 15:27 On April 29th or 30th, Earth will cross a fold in the heliospheric current sheet--a vast wavy structure in interplanetary space separating regions of opposite magnetic polarity. This is called a "solar sector boundary crossing," and it could trigger G1-class geomagnetic storm activity around Earth's poles. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr27 14:45 [14:03] Nope...but should try for W02CU-D 3kw 1230'agl at least its pilot carrier on 54310khz during strong skip opening (
Apr27 14:03 Have you checked for LDTV (<3kW) on ch. 2 to 6 from PR? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr27 13:57 Yahoo Fred, niice to see red text in late April. Make sure you YouTube it. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr27 13:51 Es finally! - HIJB-2z Dom Rep - in with T/A logo 1143 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr27 13:01 Tr 95.3 KHYI Howe TX "The Range" (205 mi) - NEW - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Apr27 12:51 Tr 94.5 KSOC Gainesville TX (199 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Apr27 12:38 Tr 94.1 KLNO Ft Worth TX (263 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Apr27 11:33 Tr 99.9 KLUR Wichita Falls (182 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Apr27 11:26 Tr 100.3 KJKK Dallas TX "Jack FM" (263 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Apr27 06:56 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile, AL (185 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr27 06:34 Tr 92.9 WBLX Mobile, Alabama (185 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr27 01:11 Tr strong north Florida - WKBJ-LD-20 Live Oak (238) & WBXJ-CD Jacksonville (224) both NEW de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr26 23:04 the air has been very dry here today. temp got up to 87F today. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr26 23:00 and there is that dry line to the north with severe storms over Sweetwater Texas right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr26 22:57 looks like false echoes are starting to show up early on Radar along the Tx/La Gulf Coast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr26 12:23 Tr WHRO-90.3 VA Norfolk - ID - Classical - (316) de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr26 01:28 some pea-sized (isolated golf-ball sized) - more worried abt winds - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr26 01:08 Nice catch, Fred! I, still, miss those spring nights in Myrtle with south Florida blasting in. Randy EN70gf (
Apr26 00:50 Tr central Florida in good - Furthest so far WPCV-97.5 364 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr26 00:28 Hope there was no damage Pat. Look like the storms had lots of hail - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr26 00:25 Pat, I saw those nasty storms that blow over your area on radar.- amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr25 07:26 Just think, it used to be EASY to get people to do tower work.--Frank M. EN40 (
Apr25 04:03 during first trip to Austin in Mar 1964 noticed mast along IH 35 kept getting taller along the way - de WA5IYX (
Apr25 04:00 still plenty of tall masts in the area of Mueller Airport in 1966-69 - de WA5IYX (
Apr25 02:46 When Austin went cable in the mid-60s, all those ugly antennas came down. (
Apr25 02:43 I still have parts of my brother-in-law and sisters mast they had from the late 50's. It has been cleaned and painted. de dwi/7 (
Apr25 02:41 We had a similar tall TV antenna mast in N. Austin so we could watch San Antonio. de dwi/7 (
Apr25 02:39 Back then you needed a tall mast to pick up stations far away. Not all of the DFW TV stations were on Cedar hill. de ka5dwi/7 (
Apr25 01:35 note all the tall TV antenna masts in 1954 Ft. Worth - de WA5IYX (
Apr24 23:30 0:12 “Naturally, many details of the aircraft are secret…” (
Apr24 22:19 their engine noise cracked more than a few Brit windows - de WA5IYX (
Apr24 21:44 Ms 88.1 KMLV Ralston, NE RDS "WAD" relog 756 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr24 21:30 I could have gotten some neat images of the B-29s/36s parked there behind 12' cyclone fences - de WA5IYX (
Apr24 21:28 Didn't dare take a camera to the (outside perimeter) area of RAF Lakenheath in UK 1952-54 - de WA5IYX (
Apr24 19:18 & its not a crime om (
Apr24 19:17 re[18:02] its called plane spotting (
Apr24 18:02 What I don't "get" is the popularity of Aircraft band amongst the Brits/cd (
Apr24 18:01 I never go to any Italy GT but I know they are popular, especially Rimini/cdEL96 (
Apr24 17:58 I need someone to set up a node 20 mi west on US 90 - NOT in the inner city - de WA5IYX (
Apr24 17:57 I fiddled with a local GT on FM two weeks ago - lot worse than my system - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr24 17:48 (17:15) Well, if u can't DX with your own rx, do it with someone else's (!/cdEL96 (
Apr24 17:45 The good news in Seattle is that I haven't lost any freqs since last year. The bad news is that more summer commitments are coming this year, so availability to DX will be more limited. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Apr24 17:16 central Eu with its typical blob of 50-MHz Es ... - de WA5IYX (
Apr24 15:02 Tr 93.3 WODC Ashville, OH - Now "The Bus - we play anything" AT-40 show de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr24 14:28 Tr 100.3 WIXY Champaign, IL (277 mi, 13 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Apr24 14:07 Tr 89.9 WCOB Cambridge Springs, PA legal ID, "Family Life Radio" relog new calls ex WCGP 142 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr24 11:19 Tr WCRC - 95.7 FM Effingham, IL Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Apr24 05:02 Tr 92.7 WUSW Taylorville, IL (287 mi, 11.5 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Apr24 04:47 Tr New Log: WYMG - 100.5 FM Chatham, IL Cincinnati EM79 (
Apr24 04:32 Tr 98.9 WISH Galatia, IL (166 mi, 4.1 kW) over local WANT - K4NBF EM66 (
Apr24 04:20 Tr New Log: WNNS - 98.7 FM Springfield, IL Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Apr24 04:16 Tr WWHOP-FM - Lite 98.7 Hopkinsville, KY Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Apr24 03:40 I'd like to get a remote base setup at my parent's hilltop home about 30 miles east of here. Just need an automated way to trigger SDR during Es events to record to a large storage device for future review. - K4NBF (
Apr24 03:37 Luckily we have SDRs now to record large swathes of the band, and remote control ability to activate that. And for attended DX, the phasing setup really helps for me - K4NBF (
Apr24 02:59 Also, if all else fails, DX through the semi-locals. Sure, tropo is all but history, but strong Es will defeat semi locals. KIOK 94.9 has been literally wiped out quite a few times here. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr24 02:55 Oh, and also lost 99.5/99.9 due to KHHK's new IBOC, which was the parent to the new minions of translators in the 104-107 range > Yakima CN96 (
Apr24 02:48 Gosh Bryce...what will we do when only first adjacents are left, AND IBOC takes over? We'll have to drive an hour out of town to DX > Yakima CN96 (
Apr24 02:47 I lost 88.9, 104.5, 106.1 and 106.9 last January due to translators. Thank goodness I'm getting that DX-402 shipped this week for 150khz filters...what a lifesaver for first adjacents. I gain seven new low FM channels! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr24 01:38 Sorry AC7XP, Re: Apr22 20:19 - I'm about 15 miles-ish to Collegeville. A bunch of my locals have their TX site near there - En25 (
Apr23 22:13 Ms 88.9 CKMW Winkler, MB "on Country 88" relog 875 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr23 21:18 even in Texas alone - de WA5IYX (
Apr23 21:15 perhaps, but fewer FM "targets" 40-50 years ago - de WA5IYX (
Apr23 21:13 Might it have been the case that the possibility of receiving 2x hop FM Es back in the '60's was greater because of less radio stations back then? Tim EM86 (
Apr23 21:11 Re: 21:06 that sounds about like the number of locals here in the Tri-Cities when I started. Every year the bandscan here seems more like a metropolitan area. Tim EM86 (
Apr23 21:09 four years before that: 92.9, 96.1, 97.3, 99.5 - if only I'd had better equipment to make use of 96 vacant freqs back then - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr23 21:07 My favorite open/ semi-open freq's to monitor are 92.1 92.5 92.7 93.3 on the Carver and 97.3 98.1 98.9 on the sangean. Tim EM86 (
Apr23 21:06 locals hr in 1970: 90.3, 92.9, 96.1, 97.3, 99.5, 101.1, 101.9, 102.7, 104.5, 107.5 - all other freqs DXable - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr23 21:03 magnetic crochet from Nov 4, 2003 X45 flare - de WA5IYX (
Apr23 21:02 ...and that list doesn't include the adjacent spatter freq's from the strongest/ closest ones. Tim EM86 (
Apr23 21:01 In my 20 yrs of FM DX I have seen 89.9 90.3 92.3 92.9 94.3 95.3 95.9 100.3 100.7 100.9 102.7 103.1 104.3 105.3 107.9 go by the wayside. Those are just the ones I recall off top of my head. Tim EM86 (
Apr23 20:56 My sangean is bad for bleed over from locals especially since I "upgraded" my wires and connectors! Needs a mod. Tim EM86 (
Apr23 20:52 I'm doing a "band reconossance" for all directions and keeping note of the best open frequencies in each direction. FWIW. Tim EM86 (
Apr23 20:49 I've lost 105.9, 106.1, 106.3 since last year. Also since I installed new cable and splitter everything seems stronger. I don't like it. However the interference from PC monitor and stuff is gone. Tim EM86 (
Apr23 19:07 17:11- I lost 100.5 due to very strong IBOC hash from a distant semi-local. They were one of my two semi-regular 300 milers left. Still have 99.7, but a translator is coming on there soon-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Apr23 18:43 re[17:15] aka fcc localism (
Apr23 18:23 Just waiting for you to grab a P.R. DTV via Es - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr23 18:20 ...coming from PR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr23 18:19 When you do get Es for the fist time this season you will have lots of soap - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr23 18:16 I saw that PR Es and I did check, JAW; no soap./cdEL96 (
Apr23 18:08 Should be: It lowered 108 miles from it's normal height for 13 minutes - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr23 18:05 When the X45 solar flare hit Earth on the daytime side of Earth the ionosphere lowered to 108 miles for 13 minues from 1943 - 1956 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr23 17:48 Calculations showed that the flare's x-ray radiation bombarding the atmosphere was equivalent to that of 5,000 suns - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr23 17:36 Just waiting around for a magnitude X45 solar flare to hit us like on Nov. 4, 2003- KA3JAW FN20 (
Apr23 17:15 Pretty much every frequency that's not 1st adjacent to a 100kw local will be gone. Luckily those locals didn't adobt IBOC or the hobby would be shot - K4NBF (
Apr23 17:11 Since last E Skip season, have lost 92.5, 93.3, 97.5, 100.7, 103.9. About to lose 101.5, 105.1, 105.3 - K4NBF (
Apr23 17:09 * regular 300 miler, that is. - K4NBF (
Apr23 17:09 Tr 104.3 WBBQ Augusta, GA (331 mi, 80 kW) steady but weak this morning. Only >300 miler left with all the band pollution - K4NBF EM66 (
Apr23 17:04 cdEL96: Your area had Es into PR last hour - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr23 07:25 AZ to ZF wud be 2Es range - de WA5IYX (
Apr23 04:23 I have it on MP3 and hope to hear from them to confirm as a YouTube./cd (
Apr23 04:23 This isn't in green....possible latent Ms from Fri morning, 102.1 KYBG LA/cdEL96 (
Apr23 03:08 I forgot to mention that my output power was a whopping 2 watts. de dwi/7 (
Apr23 03:04 In a 40 minute span, my 10M signal SNR in ZF land was +8 to -13. That'd be Es de dwi/7 (
Apr23 02:57 Oh well. Some years good, some years suck. I had a little Es on 10M (ZF2 & EN50) with my WSPR station between 19:00 - 21:40 UTC de ka5dwi/7 dm34un (
Apr23 02:41 [02:27] Instead of wondering, find out ---> (
Apr23 02:28 new translator "sold", sorry. The translator is in Skamania. It can stay down in the Gorge, I hope... > Yakima CN96 (
Apr23 02:27 There's a new translator sale at 96.5 that will relay KYPL 91.1. Hope to god this isn't a wasteful translator in Yakima, or Toppenish, or et al...or I could say goodbye to one of the best frequencies on the dial :( > Yakima CN96 (
Apr23 02:25 Rick in Omaha - Say goodbye to 107.7 DX (and KSYZ), there's an Air 1 coming to Omaha > Yakima CN96 (
Apr23 00:23 I ran audio into Total Recorder all morning/early afternoon (107.3, 102.1, 89.1)---haven't listened yet./cdEL96 (
Apr22 23:03 parked on 91.1 for a while c. 06z, nil bursts - tropo came up so quit - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr22 21:30 19:04 I left my FM receiver on over night using RDS Spy & not one decode - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr22 20:19 EN25, how close are you to Collegeville? de AC7XP (
Apr22 19:04 What, no green print yet?/cdEL96 (
Apr22 16:33 *Mankato, one too many a's - En25 (
Apr22 16:32 Tr 94.1 KXLP Manakato, MN - New - En25 (
Apr22 16:23 And right next to my local KSJR which happens to have it's HD off today. - En25 (
Apr22 16:23 Tr 89.9 KXSW Sisseton, SD // online - new!!! - En25 (
Apr22 16:07 Tr 100.9 KOWZ Blooming Prairie, MN in like a local - En25 (
Apr22 16:05 Tr 96.9 KDLO Watertown, SD steady, fairly strong - En25 (
Apr22 14:32 The teens risked their life for selfie - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr22 14:19 perspective - de WA5IYX (
Apr22 14:11 idiotic antics - de WA5IYX (
Apr22 05:12 ok thanks KA5DWI/7, amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr22 05:01 My 7 year study of 10M Es showed the first good indication of Es during the afternoon on 4/22 de dwi (
Apr22 04:58 NNE tonight, NNW after sunrise. The guys up northeast should stay at SSW, northwest at SSE. Gud Luck KA5DWI/7 (
Apr22 04:25 Whats the best direction to point antenna for receiving Lyrid Meteor Scatter from Louisiana. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr22 01:45 (22:12) Had 102.1 E/W the other night, had R&B maybe Houston which has arrived about 3x/cd (
Apr22 00:02 You can always check against this live stream:/cd----> (
Apr22 00:01 (22:17) if 89.1 is open, don't forget Bermuda---they might have stopped satellite at night...---/cdEL96 (
Apr21 23:45 99.3 KMGW Naches is all Prince this afternoon. RIP to the legend. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 23:14 scroll down on this page - de WA5IYX (
Apr21 23:12 around this date in 1968 6m Es linked South American F2 into the PNW - de WA5IYX (
Apr21 22:18 Going to turn on the recorder now - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr21 22:17 Just had an Ms hit on 89.1 for four seconds - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr21 22:12 NE-SW early UTC time, NW-SE later UTC time. E-W could be a waste of time. Good Luck 73 ka5dwi (
Apr21 22:10 Meteor Scatter favor N-S paths. Central US 08 thru 11 UTC and 15 thru 18 UTC. Less hour East Add hour West (
Apr21 22:08 Lyrids historically trigger the beginning on Spring/Summer Es. Look for some activity tomorrow afternoon. de ka5dwi (
Apr21 20:37 Lyrid meteor showere peaks tonight as Earth moves deeper into the debris stream of Comet Thatcher - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr21 19:18 If this skip log board goes down during an active Es event, you can contact me using Google Hangouts at GACTVDX. You will need a Google email account. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr21 17:36 Rest in peace Prince. I bet KQQL Anoka, MN 107.9 will do a special tribute to him. Too young. En25 (
Apr21 13:21 Nothing---but recording TV and FM now in case of Ms/cd (
Apr21 13:13 OK will check; getting Ms pings on FM as well late last night (DR is optimum distance)/cdEL96 (
Apr21 12:37 Tr 100.5 WZEZ "ESPN 950 and Sports FM 100.5" Goochland/Richmond, Va (257mi). Espn and local Sports programming. (2.6kw) New loggging here. You just never know when you're gonna heara new station. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Apr21 12:19 cdEL86: You might have Es into Dominican Republic - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr21 11:53 [05:02] ka5dwi/7 DM34: Freq's at bottome of page - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr21 05:33 Art, I cud do w/o rain with City Brush Pickup Apr 25 (every 6 months) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr21 05:21 I want to improve my DX. Two radios will run at the same time throughout the workday. One on either 95.1, 95.5 or 96.5, and the other on a low FM freq when I get new 150khz filters for it. 88.3, 88.7 or 89.7 likely. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 05:20 [0458] Agreed. May is almost here...and so will be two radios instead of one, and two voice recorders instead of one! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr21 05:02 What is the freq. for the Chilean Musaks? I will listen for then here on the left coast. de ka5dwi/7 DM34 (
Apr21 04:58 I got tired of green. Come on Es 73 Art (
Apr21 04:57 Hey Pat, I just got back to AZ after 5 days near Austin. I saw more rain in those 5 days than what I have experienced here in 6 months. de Art KA5DWI/7 (
Apr20 13:52 NAB Superradio (
Apr20 11:35 Tr 104.9 WEGE Lima, Ohio "The Eagle" - Classic Rock de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr20 09:55 Tr WCHO 105.5 Washington Court House, OH Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Apr20 09:33 Tr (new) 99.1 WMYX Milwaukee, WI 50K-B 232.4mi Randy EN70gf (
Apr20 09:25 FMDX: ELAN Home Systems Digital Dual Tuner - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr20 05:29 Tr 93.3 WNCV Shalimar Fl (271 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr20 03:33 Tr WWKI 100.5 Kokomo, IN Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Apr20 03:03 Tr finally from central FL - WOCL-105.9/WMGF-107.7/WOCL-105.9 all at 307 mi de Fred SC FM03af (
Apr20 03:03 Tr WVNO-FM - 106.1 FM Mansfield, OH EM79 (
Apr20 03:01 Tr WNOW-FM - Radio Now 100.9 FM Speedway, IN EM79 (
Apr20 01:02 Aurora Borealis from Space in Ultra-High Definition (4K) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr20 00:17 Elan Digital Dual Tuner - DTNR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 19:43 [14:39] Thanks Lee VA, - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 16:48 49 - 75 MHz freq. List here: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 16:44 If you can list those here again, I can try to contact ce3sad again en espanol./cd (
Apr19 16:43 JAW, I doubt that any freqs are active anymore, if they were controlled by SCA Musica./cdEL96 (
Apr19 15:29 Anyone monitoring the Chilean Muzaks? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 15:12 This new antenna is fixed aimed south due to the limited attic space. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 15:03 One more assemply note: On the rear (3rd boom section) reflector with one element you will need to use a rubber mallet to pound it into the middle 2nd boom section. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 14:58 and you have to check to make sure no phasing line (strip metal) is touching the boom or mast bracket - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 14:57 laying on the shed roof at the end of the yard. The negatives I have noted is the light duty black elements insulators, boom end caps - cont (
Apr19 14:55 [14:44] This new RCA antenna is 70" longer in boom length than the Antennacraft Y526 that was - cont (
Apr19 14:47 for any old enuf to remember (week of my High School graduation) - de WA5IYX,%201966m.htm (
Apr19 14:44 [13:09] I've never had ANY antenna for ANY band with more than a 12' long boom - de WA5IYX (
Apr19 14:44 [12:59] Nice! How do you like it? Better than what you had? // Lee VA FM17io (
Apr19 14:41 I'm stuck in a tropo drought here in VA // Lee VA FM17io (
Apr19 14:39 [11:21] Wow, great job with all the new catches! // Lee VA FM17io (
Apr19 13:09 RCA ANT3038XR: KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 13:07 Two advantages with attic setup, no corrosion and no tree branches or kids throwing rocks at it will damage the antenna elements - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 13:03 Would have preferred to put it in the backyard, put space is limited with a large tree in the middle of the yard - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 13:01 This antenna has 9 elements for VHF - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 12:59 Just put up the RCA ANT3038XR, less the UHF front section in the attic for Vhf-Low - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr19 11:21 Tr 96.3 WUSJ Madison Ms (151 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 11:06 Tr 106.3 WZLD Petal Ms (127 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 11:05 Tr 106.3 WZLD Petal Ms (127 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 11:01 Tr 105.7 WJXM De Kalb Ms (216 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 11:00 Tr 105.7 WJXM De Kalb Ms (216 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 10:28 Tr 98.5 WINL Linden Al (235 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 10:21 Tr 97.1 WOKK Meridian, Ms (195 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 09:48 Tr 107.9 WZKX Bay St. Louis Ms (108 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 09:39 Tr 106.9 WRBE Lucedale Ms (155 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 09:25 Tr 104.5 WXRR Hattiesburg Ms (125 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 09:02 Tr 99.3 WEBZ Mexico Beach Fl (343 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:57 Tr 98.7 WYCT Pensacola Fl (233 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:56 Tr 98.3 WLVM Chickasaw Al (183 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:52 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile, AL (185 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:43 Tr 93.5 WMLG Butler Al (201 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:34 Tr 92.9 WBLX Mobile, Alabama (185 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:17 Tr 90.1 WMPR Jackson Ms (139 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:13 Tr 107.1 WLVZ Collins, Ms (124 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:11 Tr 106.9 WEXR Stonewall Ms (180 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 08:06 Tr 106.9 WEXR (180 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 07:50 Tr 105.1 WJDX Kosciusko Ms (201 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr19 01:58 WHNE-LD 20 (V14) has just added "Vibrant" 14.6, but it's nothing but a black screen and silence this evening NU (
Apr19 01:55 none of the Cleveland stations were in that scan. It just goes to show how many subchannels have been added recently NU (
Apr19 01:53 WUDL was caught in an automatic channel scan that picked up 61 streams, all with TL 103km or closer. N8NU (
Apr19 00:02 Tr DTV 19 WUDL-LD. Detroit MI. came on this winter, now is first time I was able to lock. N8NU (
Apr18 23:16 a real mess - de WA5IYX (
Apr18 19:46 Tr 94.1 KQXY Beaumont TX with local ads and weather...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Apr18 15:24 Well, I can see new traffic on the Yahoo Web Mail - de WA5IYX (
Apr18 14:51 SWBell e-mail down again ? Test msg from gmail didn't bounce (yet). - de WA5IYX (
Apr18 08:10 test (
Apr18 03:19 Hey....are we or are we not in Ms time? or are we encountering another dud?/cdEL96 (
Apr18 02:42 Re: 02:12 I think that was it. Ben EM75 (
Apr18 02:12 [0206] Ben, probably Telstar 12 @ 15W > Yakima CN96 (
Apr18 02:06 Re: 23:38 On old Primestar, mount dish upside down with LNB on top, I use to could get a Telstar east of Hispasat Ben EM75 (
Apr18 01:10 Tr 101.1 CFMI New Westminster, BC - good in and out with KXL, classic rock, ment Sun Run and Vancouver WX forecast, 220mi > Yakima CN96 (
Apr17 15:16 Tr 94.7 KZGF Grand Forks, ND // stream. Also new. 213 miles En25 (
Apr17 15:08 Tr 94.1 WBNI Roanoke, IN - Classical NPR de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr17 15:08 Tr 107.5 KJKJ "KJ 108" Grand Forks, ND. My first new FM log since I think January. En25. (
Apr17 15:07 Tr 93.7 WFCJ Miamisburg, OH 180 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr17 14:37 Tr 93.3 WBTU Kendallville, IN de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr17 14:36 Tr 101.7 WLDE Fort Wayne, IN "Fun 101-7" de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr17 04:47 Tr 100.1 WRHN Rhinelander, WI "Jack FM" relog 411 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr17 01:15 18:16-Those who were fortunate enough to find the 48" Primestar(only used in the northern portion of the U.S. and maybe Canada) was even better for cruising the KU satellites-some people would motorize them like the C-Band dish Mike-La (
Apr17 00:53 18:16-am it was the bigger one-the 40" round model Mike-La (
Apr16 23:49 Tr DTV 24 WJET Erie PA steady. Not unusual (95% of path over lake), but first time in what seems forever N8NU, Temperance MI EN81fs (
Apr16 21:35 It was Tropo and Aurora Reports on 6m, no Es yet de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr16 20:48 Starting to see Es midpoints along western WI on 6M - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr16 18:16 18:25 Mike-La, what was the size of your Primestar dish? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr16 17:24 YT - Chilean Muzak sample clip #2- KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr16 17:10 have heard 49mhz ones before but very rare...esv (
Apr16 17:08 Re: 13:53...tnx info will let you know if heard...kd4esv el87 (
Apr16 17:04 YT - Chilean Muzak sample clip - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr16 16:23 I'm "back up"! Got the antenna back up on a new mast, new cable, new connections, splitter, etc... Bring on the Es. I know it's early. Tim EM86 (
Apr16 16:22 Re: 13:53 Oh goody, I'll keep watch! Tim EM86 (
Apr16 13:53 Chilean Muzak frequencies beyond 48 MHz. Be on the lookout this summer. If you hear any report it here. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr15 23:39 ...east coasters were able to lock in however Mike-La (
Apr15 23:38 18:25- Never could tune into Hispasat back when I had the old Primestar dish set up due to the low angle-30 degrees IIRC Mike-La (
Apr15 23:24 Re:Chile muzak: oh that's too bad. Thanks for letting me know. Tim EM86 (
Apr15 22:06 very little local coverage of the quake considering this - de WA5IYX (
Apr15 18:26 That is 20 Years/cd (
Apr15 18:25 Yah---time to purchase that sat dish that gets Hispasat; that will be as close to DXn as we'll get in 20 hrs/cdEL96 (
Apr15 17:31 Why not ? Everything else useful to us as propagation indicators are being taken away, one way or another - de WA5IYX (
Apr15 16:37 Looks like they are gone. Can you read Spanish? Click "Discussion" on this user/cd---> (
Apr15 05:38 Twice in 2011 the last time for me I think/cdEL96; video aqui--> (
Apr15 05:02 I think the last time Pat and CD received the Chile muzak frequencies was in 2012. I may be wrong - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr15 04:59 Don't know if the Chile muzak frequencies are still broadcasting Tim. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr15 01:54 Are the Chile muzak frequencies still on? 40-something? Tim EM86 (
Apr14 20:52 FL to LU at 4375 miles distance. Report of now or E-TEP from LU land to Bellterre, Qeubec, CA at 5791 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr14 20:43 ALERT: 50Mhz F2 from east central FL to northeast Argentina, SA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr14 18:11 Tr 93.1 WIMK Iron Mountain, MI weak "93 Rock" relog 354 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr14 17:02 Tr 97.9 WIHC Newberry, MI loud w/legal ID "Strong Tower Radio" relog 262 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr14 15:34 Ms 88.5 WCUG Lumpkin, GA RDS "WEFE" relog 823 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr14 13:52 [12:04]its a real logo! glad to move on om (
Apr14 13:20 Tr 107.9 WJFX-HD Fort Wayne, IN de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr14 12:49 Tr 106.9 WXXC Marion, Indiana Star 106.9 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr14 12:05 18:39-hopefully the start of something Mike-La (
Apr14 12:04 00:00-another meaningless post-move on Mike-La (
Apr14 00:56 00:00-Apr07 18:10---Ditto Mike-La (
Apr14 00:00 great logo (
Apr13 19:53 ...gone about 15 minutes now Mike-La (
Apr13 19:22 ch 2 definately strongest aiming SW-the only direction with a bit of audio Mike-La (
Apr13 19:12 even more supspicious as now gone ... - de WA5IYX (
Apr13 19:02 suspicious 93.5 rocker with tropo QSB and no TOH ident - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr13 18:56 any LP Mexicans still on? Mike-La (
Apr13 18:55 strange...signal gets stronger towards SW-can't make out the logobug UR Mike-La (
Apr13 18:39 Es TV-2 south weak Mike-La (
Apr13 12:47 But you can't glance outside at the sky and tell that a quake is coming ... - de WA5IYX (
Apr13 04:48 We don't have T-storms here, just rare quakes. I can live with that ... Mike (
Apr13 04:47 ;04:08] Flew over SAT during monster nighttime T-storms in 1998/1999. Amazing from the air ... Mike (
Apr13 04:25 Take care guys!/cdEL96 (
Apr13 04:08 some 14,000 customers w/o power - more cells out west headed this way - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr13 04:00 Pat, those storm cells are headed my way. Those storms will be in my location at about 6:30am - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr13 03:50 tops of storm cells east of here now in the 60,000-70,000 ft range - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr13 03:31 Getting adjusted to new digs here, moved yesterday. Went from the northeast corner of EN21af to the southwest corner of same. Fortunately, I'm now much further away from the Bott translators on 92.7 and 93.7, opening up those freqs for me -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Apr13 02:53 some areas here with baseball-sized hail - sounded like pingball-sized here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr13 02:32 Too early in the year for Es. En25 (
Apr13 02:30 re: 04:30 - I just heard that station two days ago while driving back from Wyoming to Minnesota. Got out pretty well, 100kw - En25 (
Apr12 21:02 Tr 88.5 WMUB Oxford OH toh ID and "support comes from Overbeck auto service" into NPR news de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Apr10 14:02 Tr 88.9 WMAU Bude MS with TOH ID...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Apr10 04:30 Ms 98.3 KUQL Ethan, SD "on Kool 98" relog 844 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr10 04:26 Ms 98.3 WSVZ Tower Hill, IL part of ad / RDS NEW! -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr10 02:38 KRKT 99.9 Albany was doing very well at the summit. Listenable. Also heard CJJR-93.7 Vancouver, and a variety of Spokane stations > Yakima CN96 (
Apr10 02:37 (19:58) I did have VCR running on chA2 during that time; nothing doing. Shoulda recorded 47.9 I guess./cdEL96 (
Apr10 02:37 88.3 KSBC Nile WA (SS Rel.) and 105.1 K286CA East Wenatchee, WA (// KKRV with local ads, 250w) > Yakima CN96 (
Apr10 02:37 I was on Umtanum Ridge between Yakima and Ellensburg. At 3,900 feet - received two new logs > Yakima CN96 (
Apr10 02:36 Too bad there's not Es to enjoy on your trip to Sheridan! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr09 23:56 Ms 98.3 KXGT Carrington, ND RDS PS TED-FM PI "WFJ" relog 883 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr09 23:13 No problem. I'm actually in my old stomping grounds for the weekend. DN64. Nothing has changed on the radio dial here. Justin - En25 now in Dn64 for the weekend. (
Apr09 20:36 Justin and Yakima, thanks for your thoughts on Clarkston/Lewiston. Not a location I'd be crazy about but the DX would likely improve some. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Apr09 19:58 Good signal strength on TEP from S.A. (CE, LU) up into central Florida on 6M - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr09 15:52 Tr 102.9 WHQG Milwaukee, WI rock / " The Hog" relog 327 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr09 15:29 Ms 100.1 KYKC Byng, OK C&W, RDS relog 1013 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr09 15:13 Ms 89.1 KUAR Little Rock, AR RDS relog 844mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr09 14:47 Ms 89.1 KMUW Wichita, KS "Car Talk" RDS PS KMUW PI "KMTV" relog 929 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr09 00:29 [05:49] Now Brother Stair is all over shortwave - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Apr09 00:27 [13:00] Looks and sounds like something we'd see on public access - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Apr09 00:01 Tr 89.7 WONU Kankakee, IL legal ID "Shine FM" relog 365 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr08 14:45 (07:24) same here, am; I did have WCIW LP 107.7 Immokalee FL FWIW/cdEL96 (
Apr08 07:58 Tr 100.5 KRIK Refugio Tx (398 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr08 07:47 Tr 97.5 KFTX Kingsville TX (454 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr08 07:41 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, Tx (419 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr08 07:38 Tr 107.7 KOUL Benavides Tx (481 mi) with antenna pointed southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr08 07:33 only subdecode Houston Us - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr08 07:24 despite all of that red strong Tropo from the east & southeast of me on the ARPS map not a peep of any DX from that direction yet - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr08 06:46 Tr 98.3 KMJR Odem Tx (425 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr08 06:38 Tr KIII-DT-8 Corpus Christi, Tx. (428 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr08 06:03 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Christi, Tx. (428 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr08 01:06 G2-class Geo. storm ssued at 2212U - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr07 22:05 6M Aurora in progress since 2150U due to a a G1-class geomagnetic storm - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr07 19:58 all they have to do is overpower the UHF/microwave STL - de WA5IYX (
Apr07 19:38 re: 1642 I remember some Chicago TV stations such as WTTW were jammed. Also yesterday morning there was a Colorado Radio hijacking, but certainly not here in Sherman Oaks (
Apr07 18:12 only the TV Media coverage of it - and as a year before I had a VCR I couldn't even tape them - de WA5IYX (
Apr07 18:10 [16:42] who cares, move on (
Apr07 16:42 Anyone remembers this? I do. -amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr07 13:00 Speaking of! This was on cable TV in Trinidad/cd---> (
Apr07 12:00 was 2 young women, and you could see them fixing their makeup, fixing their hair-things we don't normally see Mike-La (
Apr07 11:58 in particular was a feed from the ABC affilitate in Tallahassee...when it would go to commercial break-the camera would actually stay with the 2 news hosts...Mike-La (
Apr07 11:56 01:34-that is true am, I once had an old KU band Primestar dish setup receiving a few of those wild feeds...Mike-La (
Apr07 11:34 Being a terrestrial OTA type, all of this "sat-chat" is out of my league - de WA5IYX (
Apr07 06:28 05:49 I did not know that Yakima. that was very weird - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr07 06:16 I remember being blown away with how clear and more colorful those uncompressed analog satellite transmissionsystem were when seeing them at those satellite shops - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr07 06:13 I think to this day that a unconpressed Analog signal from those Galaxy 1 and Telstar 301 Satellites back in the 1980' had better picture quality than what we have on Digital OTA today. amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr07 06:03 The VideoCipher descrambler boards were true plug & play - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr07 05:59 Then we were watching all the channels all unscrambled. Too bad I did not have the money to get it - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr07 05:57 He was showing me all the descramble channels. Then he reached oUT from under the couch and got the board and swiped it out in less,than ten secounds,- amfmtvdtvbrla, EM40 (
Apr07 05:53 I went to one of the shops to see one of these receivers and the owner pulled out af ull square descramble videochipper board out from under the couch we were sitting on - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr07 05:52 Speaking of audio subcarriers, the Anik sats had a ton of Canadian FMs, AMs and CBC relayers in the clear during the 1990s. This included CFMI-101.1 Vancouver which I still get via tropo scatter often > cn (
Apr07 05:49 Did you know that crazy ole' Brother R.G. Stair shared an audio subcarrier w/ TBS on G5-6? This was true! > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 05:48 I found one lonely VHS tape that had a few WCW Wrestling programs on it taped from TBS, and David Attenborough's "The Trials of Life" also from TBS. The analog "sparklies" were noticeable. At that time, TBS was on G5-6 (Galaxy 5). > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 05:47 There were a few mom & pop satellite shops here that were selling the descramble chip boards that you had to swap the receiver's motherboard to that board - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM=0 (
Apr07 05:44 I was at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago. The woman who died was 98 years old. She left behind 70 years worth of goodies, including an old RCA console TV, a white 6 or 7' C-Band dish, and the original Echostar VC2 C-Band unit w/ remote, plus other C-Band equipment. Too bad all of that is scrap nowadays. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 05:42 VideoCipher, now that brings back so many memories. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr07 05:39 Something interesting: One of my old locals, KOMO Seattle (ch 4/ABC) used to be on C-Band in the mid 1990s. It was part of the PrimeTime 24 service on Spacenet 4. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 05:36 few months, excuse me - it was 4/27/1986, and in January '86 HBO went VC2 > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 05:36 Everything...except HBO, which got the Captain Midnight curse just a few weeks after going VideoCipher II... > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 05:32 I was 16 1n 1986 and was wishing that my parents had a BUD AKA the (Big Black Dish) back then - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr07 05:31 I was 16 1n 1986 and waswishing that my parents a BUD AKA the (Big Black Dish) back then - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr07 05:27 3:23 yeah that was the golden year of satellite TV when everything up there was open and free. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr07 05:24 03:23 yes that was the golden years of free and open satellite TV. I was 16 years old at that time, (
Apr07 04:20 many also wondered what this 20' item wud do on UHF TV - de WA5IYX (
Apr07 03:39 often wonder how much gain that wud have had for Ch 14-69 - de WA5IYX (
Apr07 03:37 in 1991 I had a chance at getting a 6'-8' fiberglass dish with non-functional rcvr gratis but didn't work out - de WA5IYX (
Apr07 03:23 If only this was April 1986 instead of 2016. Ah, the simple days of Galaxy 1, Telstar 301 and Westar 5. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 03:22 That is true. There are people that look for wild feeds, but very often, as soon as it is announced to the world, it gets ENCRYPTED... > Yakima CN96 (
Apr07 03:11 [01:34] not going to stay "unedited and uncensored" if you keep babbling abt it om (
Apr07 01:44 And there is the Wild Feeds that pops up out of nowhere when doing a Blind Scan on the receiver that make for good satellite DX - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr07 01:34 And a lot of the news coverage up there is that is being beamed down is unedited and uncensored. amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Apr07 01:31 22:09 you can still get world news for free by using a 30" FTA KU Band satellite dish and receiver - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr07 01:29 22:09 you can still get world news for free by using a 30" FTA KU Band satellite dish - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr06 22:09 That destruction was crazy! To think there was a time you could get your news from around the world on Shortwave or local on TV for free. Now we have to pay for internet, cable and satellite for news that is probably more slanted then it ever was and made for entertainment value. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Apr06 22:01 what used to be connected to them - de WA5IYX (
Apr06 21:47 a relatively small amount of explosives used to cut the guy wires - de WA5IYX (
Apr06 21:44 wonder how many $M those cost to put up 50+ yrs ago - de WA5IYX (
Apr06 14:22 overnight loggings of KATC-DT-28 LA Lafayette (395 mi) and WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX (
Apr06 11:38 Tr 103.5 KBPA "Bob-FM" San Marcos, TX (331 mi) Mike-La (
Apr06 05:16 some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr06 04:24 Tr KBMT-DT-12 Beaumount Tx (161 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr06 04:05 as here - de WA5IYX (
Apr06 03:59 Too bad that Stewart-Warner FM section didn't work 1950-52 in Soap Lake - our nearest AM was in Ephrata - de WA5IYX (
Apr06 03:38 There is a huge mountain chain on the north side of town that would block most Spokane stuff. - En25 (
Apr06 03:34 If you want to see a DX black hole, go to South Lake Tahoe. All you'll get is Reno because the xmtr's are between Reno & Tahoe. AM is DEAD ... Mike (
Apr06 02:14 Spokane is really weak according to FM Fool. Threshold levels on most > Yakima CN96 (
Apr06 02:14 I see about 23 or 24 locals/LPFMs/translators in Lewiston...and there's a BIG gap between 94.9 and 96.5. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 21:22 I've been there, in case you were wondering :). That's the only place I've stepped in Washington - En25 (
Apr05 21:21 But Spokane is far enough from Lewiston that stations would be easy to null or wouldn't even come in well there - En25 (
Apr05 21:21 19:04 - Clarkston/Lewiston is just down the road from my brother in Grangeville. Sparse FM dial there except Spokane... - En25 (
Apr05 20:24 another needless POS - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 20:18 perhaps - a little faster than the DSL that I had since mid 2002, but far from the quantum leap going to that from dial up was - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 19:50 WA5IYX: You must have the U-verse High Speed Internet 'Max' service plan - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr05 19:46 If it is approved, my project will involve FM signal coverage and may morph to make NOAA/FEMA interested. This would involve GIS of course. Tim EM86 (
Apr05 19:43 I anticipate leaving my location in northeast Tennessee in a minimum of two years time. Starting Grad School this fall... Geology/GIS. Tim EM86 (
Apr05 19:40 OK, with a few stumbles U-Verse running - 6.71 Mbps dowm, 0.99 Mbps up - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 19:06 The move described below wouldn't take place for 2 or 3 years. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Apr05 19:04 Yak, my wife's latest desire (they change!) is to move to the WA-ID border near Lewiston. Never taken a good radio there, but it would be a major change from here. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Apr05 18:19 Wonder if a DXpedition to western NE will be necessary. Few locals, lots of open space. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 18:18 I feel sorry for those DXers that have lost all of their open frequencies to these new AM/FM translators. Omaha used to have a LOT of open channels. Not anymore. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 16:44 Southern Mn tropo today. None of it new. En25 (
Apr05 15:09 whew, just kwik-connect F on Bolin Box output came undone .... - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 15:02 One of my FM-6s seems dead so no Phase Box effects - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 14:29 [04:22] The 94.5 here has been on for a while, relaying KCRO 660. That change took place today, too, and KCRO is eventually going to be simulcast on yet ANOTHER translator launching soon, on 106.5. There goes my indicator freq for trop. :( -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Apr05 14:08 let's see what sort of speed that I end up with later today - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 13:30 There was a "red sea" (the Gulf) on APRS this morning, but nothing earth shattering here./cdEL96 (
Apr05 09:40 Tr 98.7 KTXN Victoria Tx (370 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 09:07 Tr KIII DT-8 Corpus Christi, Tx. (428 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 08:59 Tr 88.9 KLDN Lufkin Tx (221 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 08:51 Tr 89.5 KLUX Robstown Tx (435 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 08:24 Tr 97.5 KFTX Kingsville TX (454 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 08:06 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Christi, Tx. (428 mi) received on autologger - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 07:58 107.7 KOUL Benavides Tx @ 481 mi & 98.3 KMJR @ 398 mi still in with good signal here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 07:52 not even a Houston decode - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr05 07:02 Tr 100.5 KRIK Refugio Tx (398 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 06:56 Tr 98.3 KMJR Odem Tx (425 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 06:52 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi, Tx (419 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 06:35 Tr 107.7 KOUL Benavides Tx (481 mi) with antenna pointed southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 06:29 Tr 106.9 KLUB Bloomington, Tx (368 mi) (new) with antenna pointed southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 06:12 Tr 105.7 WCSN Orange Beach, Al (212 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 05:54 Tr 99.3 WEBZ Mexico Beach Fl (343 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr05 04:25 There is an LPFM app for 103.5. I may lose that frequency soon - and it would be another Spanish Religious station. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 04:24 I'm really glad I haven't lost any more frequencies this year...SO FAR. I keep checking those translator sale lists every week. I'm sure KIT-AM wants a translator to replace the 99.3 that flipped formats to Mega/Rhythmic Oldies. > Yakima CN96i (
Apr05 04:22 [2341] Rick, there's a 94.5 translator as well. "94.5 The Answer" repeating 1420 AM. > Yakima CN96 (
Apr05 04:21 I drive past the Palo Alto one every day. Never know those posts were antennas until you see them on Google Earth ... Mike (
Apr05 04:13 In the 60s I used those hf maritime shore stations a lot for code practice - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 04:11 Novato wasn't far from this one - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 04:05 used to hear KFS hf cw harmonics on VHF F2 - de WA5IYX (
Apr05 01:59 Pat: One more California VOA site for you ... Mike (
Apr05 00:46 OK, KNBH Dixon, CA from 1959 6020 kHz - de WA5IYX (
Apr04 23:41 One more local freq blocked for DXing...104.1, whose translator came on this afternoon as a // to KOMJ 1490. :( -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Apr04 23:11 What about Dixon CA? ... Mike (
Apr04 21:31 before that the VOA used sites in CA (Delano), OH (WLWO), and NJ - de WA5IYX (
Apr04 21:30 remember when these debuted c. 1962 - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 23:35 OK, FWIW - my ChA2-F2 events here - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 23:28 test (
Apr03 23:22 SWS ramping up to 424 km/s - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr03 23:05 Other ops are reporting TEP on 6M close to my QTH down into Chile up to two hours ago. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr03 23:03 In 45+ years I've probably only seen maybe two dozen (at most) events - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 22:59 Solar wind speed at 399 km/sec with Solar wind magnetic fields: Bt 8 nT, Bz -2 nT - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr03 22:58 in the US above 25N maybe 1-2% of 50-MHz F2/TE events reach 55.25 MHz - de WA5IYX (
Apr03 22:50 It must be that time of the year again. Have an UNID RF 43 hitting the Insignia Box. Might be Dubuque, IA, which wouldn't be new but definitely Tr - En25 (
Apr03 22:44 No A2 or FM via F2 or TEP here yet - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr03 22:25 No signs of any long-range propagation -- Dan EM73QX (
Apr03 21:53 activity going on that's for sure...good luck cd Mike-La (
Apr03 21:24 Anybody in the East getting the Chileans 47-48 MHz or A2? Not me./cdEL96 (
Apr03 14:14 Ms 101.9 KRWK Fargo, ND 15 second burst AC music/RDS relog 796 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr03 14:08 Tr 101.9 WDEZ Wausau, WI Sunday morning polka show, legal iD relog 414 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr02 23:38 Aurora ovation hemispheric power was 45.58 GW at 2310U - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr02 23:34 Au-Es linking of 1195 miles from Iqaluit, Nunavut to North Bay, Ont. at 2307U - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr02 23:17 Radio aurora starts over the northern Great Lakes - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr02 23:10 No signs of F2 on ATV-2 in EPA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr02 22:55 Make that LA state vice TX - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr02 22:53 Looks like F2 on 6M from Ecuador to Texas at 2243U - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr02 22:11 Ms 103.3 KZCR Fergus Falls, MN AC/DC tune, RDS PI NEW! 735 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr02 22:07 Tr 103.3 WGLX Wisconsin Rapids, WI on weak Tr scatter for a few mins NEW 419 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr02 21:41 FORMAT CHANGE: local WTBS 87.7/VHF 5 is now "Old School 87.7" instead of regional Mexican. -- Dan EM73QX (
Apr02 16:07 Ms 100.1 KYKC Byng, OK C&W RDS PS/PI relog 1013 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr02 15:31 Ms 95.3 KERX Paris, AR RDS relog 880 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr02 15:06 Ms 88.5 KZTH Piedmont, OK RDS relog 1045 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr02 15:03 Ms 88.5 WCUG Lumpkin, GA RDS "WEFE" relog 823 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Apr02 13:11 wind chill 39F this morning - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr02 01:47 I only have T Mobile smartphones now./cdEL96 (
Apr02 01:29 $49.16 for this HSI DSL from AT&T ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr01 23:57 19:48 wow lower price for 90 Mbps more that I get with Cox - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 21:18 Mike-La: Residential Communications Network (RCN) based in Princeton, NJ - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr01 20:48 19:48-Wow-who is that with? Mike-La (
Apr01 20:04 Nice!!! ... Mike (
Apr01 19:48 Here internet at 155 Mbps cost $49.99 per month with no yearly contract - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Apr01 19:44 [17:24] I have a bundle (phone/internet/TV) so its hard to break out any one. Comcast is greedy, so I have to have an annual argument with them too ... Mike (
Apr01 18:43 Charter here in my area is $53.99/mo for 60 Mbps(slowest they offer) and rarely does it ever test lower than that. Mike-La (
Apr01 17:24 and how much/mo for those ? - de WA5IYX (
Apr01 17:03 Just checked my internet speed (rarely do) and I get 95MB down/6MB up ... Mike (
Apr01 16:34 I'm in the boonies of Northwest Michigan and my internet (Charter) is quite fast (they advertise 60meg) - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Apr01 05:14 Tr 106.9 WIIS Key West u/ WXDJ I-Block---no big deal anymore./cd (
Apr01 05:10 Tr 94.1 R Enciclopedia//AM 530 but no match for WMIA I-Block!/cdEL96 (
Apr01 05:00 and a WTOG-44 s/off from St. Pete - de WA5IYX (
Apr01 04:57 Yes Pat---I wasn't properly schooled on the birds and bees of FM and TV DX in 1974. If only..../cdEL96 (
Apr01 04:56 WXLT-40 Sarasota from event - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Apr01 04:44 ah, yes, Mar 30-31 of 1974 - de WA5IYX (
Apr01 04:38 And this from 4/1/2010/cd----- (
Apr01 04:36 4/1/74 had Tropo on whip antenna before school, 98.5 Panama City FL/cd (
Apr01 04:35 Apr 1 has traditionally been a good Tr day----/cd (
Apr01 04:34 Tr analog ch 15 + 90.3 Progreso otra vez; "no fooling"/cd (
Apr01 04:33 (00:57) cd was working....however..../cdEL96 (
Apr01 04:08 Tr (new) 105.3 WYHT Mansfield, OH "Y-105" 50K-B 156.3mi Randy EM70gf (
Apr01 03:32 [00:07] Don't forget the 8-track player and the oh-so-popular cassette ... Mike (
Apr01 03:31 [23:17] Better to do something new in smaller areas and expand to larger when bugs are worked out ... Mike (
Apr01 02:11 I also have to turn the IF Gain to 9 on Airspy to pull the TV-2 video signal out of the noise - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 02:07 only can hear it on 55.250.500Mhz in DSB or LSB mode on AirSpy - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 02:07 Es TV-2 Video pilot signal back. only can hear it on 55.250.500Mhz in DSB or LSB mode - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 01:24 signal gone - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 01:19 Es TV-2 55.250Mhz Video pilot signal back stronger on AirSpy. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 01:13 signal gone now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 01:06 signal fading in and out - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 01:04 Es 55.250Mhz Video pilot signal on AirSpy. signal is very faint antenna pointed southeast - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 01:00 Tr speaking of strong translators - 99.5 W258AN Paducah, KY (126 mi, 0.25 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Apr01 00:57 I hope cd is getting some Es. if not I hope he has the VCR recording for Es right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 00:55 Tr 100.7 KGMO Cape Girardeau, MO (181 mi, 100 kW) over obscenely strong co-channel translator... used to be a regular - K4NBF EM66 (
Apr01 00:44 wonder if these Es clouds near Florida will hold together and gives us some Es - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 00:41 my speed with Cox Communications is 60bps download and 6bps upload - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 00:37 thinking about peeking in the attic to see if that's feasible JJ in EN82 (
Apr01 00:37 Landlord will let me install antenna on garage, in almost all directions it will be pointing at buildings of varying distances JJ in EN82 (
Apr01 00:36 being so close to southfield now, i've found I need little more than a 12" piece of wire out of the back of a tv or radio (even in the basement) to get all of the detroit locals JJ in EN82 (
Apr01 00:35 in fact when I signed up here I learned that limited basic and one SD converter box is included with the internet only package.....yippee JJ in EN82 (
Apr01 00:34 just coming from 29/6 (yeah, weird area. apparently the plant hadn't been upgraded to higher bandwidth coax yet.) JJ in EN82 (
Apr01 00:32 my fastest connection to date is the one I have now with comcast. 75/12, entry level tier in my area JJ in EN82 (
Apr01 00:31 two pairs unshielded hair thin copper though....not much there to work with JJ in EN82 (
Apr01 00:30 coax still works great for last mile stuff, can deliver over a gigabit already, more than what most home users can use (due to lots of 10/100 and 54g stuff out there) JJ in EN82 (
Apr01 00:25 00:13 Mike-La, are they fiber all the way to the TV video input? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Apr01 00:13 23:52-that's hard to understand am, considering isn't Lafayette- a smaller city 100% fiber to the home with LUS? Mike-La (
Apr01 00:07 coaxial cable should be in a museum along side the NTSC Tube TV, VHS VCR, mechanical Typewriter, composite video & S-Video cables - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 23:57 well thats when I first read about it in a news report in TV Guide the year 1989. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 23:52 23:15 yeah Pat, we been waiting for fiber optic delivery to residental housing for 27 years. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 23:19 Es ch2z - 55250 carrier - fading in/out - weak - likely Hispaniola de Fred SC FM03af (
Mar31 23:17 for being the 3rd largest city in the state this is often a backwater in technology - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 23:15 wish someone here had fiber optic delivery to residental housing ... - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 23:14 Goofle fiber is expanding into SAT, but not yet ... Mike (
Mar31 23:13 their CATV system has egress all over (even in this underground utility area) - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 23:09 Time Warner has their Roadrunner service in this area, but it's priced apx the same - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 22:50 20:27-have you ever checked on cable internet Pat? Mike-La (
Mar31 20:27 this AT&T DSL is now up to c. $50/mo ... - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar31 20:25 it took a couple of hours this morning to u/l a 225M mpeg vid to Dropbox - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 20:24 I was on dial-up until Jun 2002 here as "too far" for DSL until then - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 20:23 this town is light years away from Silicon Valley norms - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar31 20:04 [19:45] I would fall asleep with something that ridiculously slow. Mine has been faster than since the 1990s ... Mike (
Mar31 19:49 considering I started with a 300-bd Atari modem in Feb 1989 (Atari 800 Nov '83) ... - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 19:47 speaking of Uverse, here in Sherman Oaks, last 4weeks when my Linux machine is connected to the gateway, neither a DVR nor an Apple TV works. as far as mail, I like having a shell-account with Linux tools to deal with spam (
Mar31 19:46 if I heard right, the U-Verse tier is supposed to be 15 Mbps - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 19:45 for grins ran, 2.57 Mbps down, 0.44 Mbps up - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 19:34 Yahoo and Hotmail are bth spamcatchers. Gmail has been pretty clean over the past several years ... Mike (
Mar31 18:52 well, I had to re-register for the 3-hr WWV Geoalert e-mails - tnx AT&T/SWBell - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 18:03 Juno just became too cluttered with spam and attached viruses that I abandoned it - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 18:01 even after getting SWBell as ISP I kept Juno as the primary route until after DSL in Jun 2002 - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 17:59 before I had an ISP I had a weird e-mail route (1995-96) thru a local BBS(s) before getting Juno - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 17:50 almost 3 months since my last TV Es...probably the longest dry spell between catches since I started Mike-La (
Mar31 17:48 the last day to get my first ever TV Es in the month of March...I won't sit by the TV :) Mike-La (
Mar31 17:46 Anyone who gets an email address with their ISP is asking for trouble. The only question is when ... Mike (
Mar31 17:06 SWBell/AT&T HQ were here in San Antonio but "lack of direct air service" had them move to Dallas - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 17:03 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 17:03 not to mention ATT is a cobbled disaster of hardware and infrastructure due to it picking all of it's divested businesses back up in the last 10-15 years JJ in EN82 (
Mar31 16:40 as an ISP, they're trying to exploit everything they can via old school copper phone lines. DSL is dead. Uverse IS DSL whether or not anyone realizes it. There are a few instances where they do now install fiber to the BUSINESS, however that fiber still leads back to an ATT backoffice :( JJ in EN82 (
Mar31 16:36 As an IT professional, I can definitely say for certain that ATT has the most problematic email and internet services on the planet JJ in EN82 (
Mar31 16:36 After over an hr on phone with various AT&T email resolved - I'll post a detailed write up of how and why on my site in a moment - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 12:39 I've had that swbell email adr since Jan 1997 and never a problem like this before - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 12:26 gmail or literally any other email provider (
Mar31 08:55 Now you know why people use Gmail ... Mike (
Mar31 07:39 and then still more wtf with this - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 07:06 trying to access swbell via yahoo "Error: service temporarily unavailable" - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 05:04 Tr 103.9 XHRF Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila "La Poderosa", stream match (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar31 04:37 some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar31 04:18 Tr 91.9 XHEC Sabinas, Coahuila "La Mas Buena" RDS with bogus PI (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar31 04:16 no Tropo from the west here. line of rain & thunderstorms to my west messing with Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 04:12 Tr 91.1 XHMZI Muzquiz, Coahuila, "La Grande" (relog)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar31 04:04 It appears to be except I can't stay up too much longer... :/ Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar31 04:01 good Mexico Tropo Duct in your area tonight Jack - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar31 03:53 Tr 95.9 XHVUC Nava, Coahuila "La Gigante" with local commercials mentioning city (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar31 00:06 this has a yellow blob/smear over my n.w. part of town - de WA5IYX (
Mar31 00:05 tnx - still no joy with TBird logon - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 22:52 SMTP = Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (
Mar30 22:51 Its part of a SMTP conversation between and Somebody not doing their job, as a high-density route only gets blocked because of real problems or incompetence ... Mike (
Mar30 22:50 DNS Black List says is on the Black List and anything it wants to do is blocked because of that. ... Mike (
Mar30 21:29 any gurus out there know wtf this all means - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 19:47 from my gmail to my swbell produced this - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 19:04 I've been told (via gmail) that things to my swbell route are bouncing so they are really messed up - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 18:14 tried to log on with Thunderbird on XP desktop and got same response there so must be them - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 17:51 most outages have been of this type, lasting only a few hours - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 17:47 Yes, DSL still chugging along - swbell e-mail has never been out this long before - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 17:14 Those very important parts would have definitely affected email service ... Mike (
Mar30 17:12 The ATT infrastructure was so sloppy years ago that anyone who knew how could poke around in certain very important parts of it ... Mike (
Mar30 17:11 Well, if you are connected via that method to type that msg, service is still intact ... Mike (
Mar30 15:42 hopefully not a result of this - I tried that # Tuesday and got a recording as not a working one - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 15:32 It's a real PITA to have to use the gmail route meanwhile - the last time I sent anything out that way was in Jul 2008 - de WA5IYX (
Mar30 13:15 looks like swbell e-mail out since 06z - not accepting pswd (went and changed it anyway) - de WA5IYX (
Mar29 23:59 called mni 50-MHz CQs (AM) - didn't yet realize might be Es-TE link possible - de WA5IYX (
Mar29 23:56 three hours of YSR-2 50 years ago tonite 03-29-1966 1755 CST Es - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar29 20:31 On top of that the Earth's magnetic field is weaking 10 times faster than thought. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar29 18:39 This chart shows why the Solar Cycle was so poor. de dwi/7 (
Mar29 18:35 04:31 By 2020 we will have an idea what to expect. Usually the period of decline is the indicator of how the next cycle will be. de dwi/7 (
Mar29 01:57 How I miss meteor scatter. Apartment living sucks - EN25 (
Mar28 19:10 Ms 99.1 KTLI El Dorado, KS RDS NEW! 898 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 16:43 [02:51] I'd love it. Haven't had any Es here for years ... Mike/cm87 (
Mar28 15:55 Ms 96.5 KNWC Sioux Falls, SD C&W / RDS relog 752 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 15:53 Ms 96.5 KSPW Sparta, MO part of ad / RDS relog 771 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 14:49 Ms 92.9 KMXN Osage City, KS C&W / RDS PI relog 803 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 14:39 Tr 98.3 WCXT Hartford, MI ads, "Coast FM" relog 261 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 14:37 Ms 98.3 KQZQ Kiowa, KS "South Central Kansas Bone and Joint Center in Pratt and Dodge City" relog 992 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 14:27 Ms 98.3 KATR Otis, CO "Cat Country" previous Es 1110 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 14:24 Ms 98.3 KBOC Bridgeport, TX Spanish. RDS PI twice past 30 min relog 1121 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 14:22 Ms 98.3 KGXT Carrington, SD RDS PS artist/song RDS PI "WFJ" several times past 30 min relog 883 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar28 04:38 Tr 97.9 WCPR Wiggins, Ms.(122 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar28 04:34 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile, AL (185 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar28 04:31 04:18 well there may be hope in that they have a bad record on solar cycle predictions - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar28 04:23 I had a few days with Ch B2 video buzz in at 51.75 MHz in Cycle 21 - de WA5IYX (
Mar28 04:20 if only 50-MHz Euro activity in 1978-82 had been like it was in 2001 - de WA5IYX (
Mar28 04:18 in 1970 most predictions had Cycles to be downhill past 2000 - 21-23 proved that wrong - de WA5IYX (
Mar28 03:10 yeah de ka5dwi/7, scientist are saying the sun is about to go into a cycle of low output like when the little ice age happened - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar28 02:51 Left to a life of Es instead of F2 unless you LF dx. (
Mar28 02:48 You think Cycle 24 stunk. The predictors say Cycle 25 will be worse. Hope they are wrong. de ka5dwi/7 (
Mar28 02:27 02:02 yep that about sums it up Pat - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar28 02:02 depressing - de WA5IYX (
Mar27 04:43 Locals 105.5 and 106.3 were off the air for a while. R Mayabeque 104.7 always the dominant./cc (
Mar27 04:43 Had a few FM from Cuba barefoot like R Sancti Spiritus 106.3.../cd (
Mar27 04:42 Actually am, we were at Valois Blvd in Key Largo again today---/cdEL96 (
Mar27 02:43 Hi cd, glad to see you are receiving some Tropo this evening. - amfmtgvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar27 02:39 Tr Cuba analog ch 15 in color with rolling picture--- nothing else from there at this time./cdEL96 (
Mar26 15:46 New jersey (
Mar26 14:18 This guy in Chile has some humdinger DX/cd (
Mar26 14:15 (13:55) So I guess a trip to Lima (not Ohio) is in store?/cdEL96 (
Mar26 14:03 Tr 99.1 WHKO Dayton, OH (276 mi, 50 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Mar26 13:57 Europe benefits by having it at 10N lat while the US is hurt with it down at 10S - de WA5IYX (
Mar26 13:55 get near enough to the geomagnetic dip equator and all sorts of weird VHF prop appears - de WA5IYX (
Mar26 13:03 There was in interesting YT of weird analog TV reception from a TV in Martinique; seems TEP/F2 are extremely common in that area/cdEL96 (
Mar26 03:05 You could probably get night-time TEP that high if you were in Puerto Rico - de WA5IYX (
Mar26 02:18 I just want some F2/TEP up to channel 5....not too much to ask for, is it?/cdEL96 (
Mar26 01:48 those guys with 200/hr rates have large ERPs and can sustain long runs - de WA5IYX (
Mar26 01:45 I think my highest # of Qs for an entire WPX contest was in the 600s - de WA5IYX (
Mar26 00:45 Don't know if I will bother listening to it this license, but did hear a lot of JAs last contest. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar26 00:44 I feel jealous when I tune around 4-5 hours in the contest and I hear contesters with 1,000 logs already. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar25 23:03 My prefix is very common, but my XYL is one of very few WE2 calls. N8NU (
Mar25 23:01 I had thought counting prefixes went out of fashion 30 years ago when the FCC flooded the market with 2x1s. N8NU (
Mar25 22:58 my last time at it - de WA5IYX (
Mar25 22:49 I've not bothered with that WPX test in years - don't like contests with serial number exchanges - de WA5IYX (
Mar25 22:48 I'm sure Pat will tell us ... Mike (
Mar25 22:45 Busy weekend for HF hams - WPX contest starting in about an hour, lasts the whole weekend. Wonder if Pat will try 10m for South America. > Yakima CN96 (
Mar25 19:48 To be clear---we have two 88.1's within 100 miles of me, neither using HD./cd (
Mar25 19:38 Case in point; hope u can view; was unlisted/cd (
Mar25 19:32 ...and then almost immediately the RDS of a DX catch shows up, which happened last week./cd (
Mar25 19:30 (14:05) Mike-La, and the rest, I would add that the most exciting part is when you see the HD logo flashing on a freq on which a local or semi local doesn't use./cdEL96 (
Mar25 19:11 with SDR spectral displays when no modulation present you can see the 57-kHz RDS subcarrier - de WA5IYX (
Mar25 17:37 FORMAT CHANGE: 98.9 W255CJ which played country music for a short time is now returned to "99X" due to popular demand. It changed from that format/name in Aug or Sept 2012. -- Dan EM73QX (
Mar25 16:43 14:18 - Pat I think that is why people like myself that live in very noisy neighborhoods have trouble getting any decodes. The higher noise levels effect the injection level of the digital RDS signal. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Mar25 15:40 Hello Christian, I hope you can get some new logs while those stations are off the air -amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar25 15:37 15:26- yeah I'm hoping for the same am-after last year I think everyone need that :) Mike-La (
Mar25 15:26 Hi Mike-La, Es season almost here. Hope it is a good year for Es - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar25 15:25 Had a small ice storm up here. Last night several locals (94.1, 94.9, 102.7, 106.3) were off. As of now 94.1, 94.9, and 106.3 are still off (haven't checked 102.7 yet), however 88.3 (on same tower as 94.1) was on this morning. Also some minor enhancement - Christian EN64 Manistee, Mi (
Mar25 15:19 14:18-didn't know that-thanks Pat Mike-La (
Mar25 14:21 the PI field is sent 11 times/second so it (not displayed in the stock Sony) will decode first - de WA5IYX (
Mar25 14:18 the RDS injection levels vary among stations so some decode easier/faster than others - de WA5IYX (
Mar25 14:06 all things considered, so far I'm happy with the Sony Mike-La (
Mar25 14:05 06:40-I have to agree with you there...I would think the RDS delay is directly related to incoming signal strength-on my Sony with Es sometimes it's imediate...sometimes 4-5 seconds Mike-La (
Mar25 06:42 On WTFDA forums I have many a snapshot of RDS under the Got FM DX? column as cd637299/cd (
Mar25 06:40 I think that Sony does fine for both modes/cdEL96 (
Mar25 06:39 I think the Sony (
Mar25 06:38 it did pretty well for me 2008-2010 - de WA5IYX (
Mar25 04:37 En25, I agree with you, the Sony is a great Dxing radio for Tropo. I just wish the RDS would work for Es - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar25 03:39 And btw every time I use the Sony I thank Jim for selling it to me. If you see this Jim thank you again. En25 (
Mar25 03:09 I started out with the Sony's dipole in Salt Lake and was blown away with its result. I still use it for some things but I wish there was a stronger indoor antenna en25 (
Mar25 02:20 But for Tropo Dx the Sony is the best radio. Best selectively & sensitivity for Co channel DX - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar25 02:18 Even if the RDS is slow, I have never owned a better radio than the Sony. Maybe I should name it again, I used to have better luck when it had a name. - En25 (
Mar25 02:05 1:30 I also use a Sony XDR-F1HD for Doing Tropo. The Sony's RDS readout is not fast enough for Es. It needs a strong signal to even start to do a partial RDS decode. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar25 02:00 Interesting Jack - En25 (
Mar25 01:56 I use a C Crane FM Reflect indoor dipole antenna which works quite well for an indoor antenna, have used it for nearly 2 years now...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar25 01:30 Sorry, I was at work, I use a Sony XDR-F1HD for indoor DXing. - En25 (
Mar24 23:41 En25, What model FM tuner or radio do you use to DX. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 23:40 En25, What model FM tuner or radio do you use to DX. (
Mar24 23:33 I have one of those 23:31 but it gives less than stellar performance. I was hoping there was something that I could use for skip/tropo. En25 (
Mar24 23:31 21:26 There is the FM T DIPOLE Antenna. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar24 23:27 How about the winegard omni directional. The one that looks like a + from above. En25 (
Mar24 23:18 en25 - Nothing beats Rabbit Ears. de dwi/7 (
Mar24 21:26 Hey everyone, antenna suggestion time. I got rid of my FM-6 last year because it was beyond repair and I'm in an apartment. I'd love a good omni directional antenna for FM. And go... en25 (
Mar24 20:53 and more - de WA5IYX (
Mar24 16:17 FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Mar24 13:28 Austin's KXAN-DT-21 had good live storm coverage there - de WA5IYX (
Mar24 07:59 OK Pat, guess we can't depend on VHF Hi DTV for Live Weather news help - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar24 07:25 plenty thunder now - KLRN-DT-9 subs 2-4 frozen - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar24 04:32 yes, it's supposed to get here in a few hours - de WA5IYX (
Mar24 04:29 Those storms really blew up fast Pat. Looks like they are very strong - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar24 04:19 Pat, there are Super Cell Severe Thunder Storms developing in a squall line to the northwest of your location right now. - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar24 01:28 FWIW, that RF 23 shows a virtual 21 with no subs - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar24 00:43 there'd been an NTSC local LPTV 23 that has been gone for a while - Houston DTV abt all that ever showed there - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar24 00:32 I feel your pain Pat. two local low power stations that ended analog took DT-39 and DT-41 from my open DTV channels - amfmtvdtvbrla.EM40 (
Mar24 00:28 with 1-kHz tone - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar24 00:15 DTV #200, not the way I wanted it - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar23 23:52 I didn't hear KPFT until after it was bombed 90.1 TX HOUSTON (tr) KPFT 02-01-1971 2130 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar23 23:45 in the late 50s KONO 860 hr only played "soft" music until noon on Sunday mornings - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar23 23:45 That console played some great music from Iron Butterfly to the early ZZ Top (Moving Sidewalks) de dwi (
Mar23 23:43 I was in the studios of KFMK the day before the format hanged from Hard Rock to Religious. A good friend worked for Pacifica when the KKK bombed it. de ka5dwi/7 (
Mar23 23:41 101.1, 102.9 97.9 and 104.1 all became Top 40/Hard Rock in the late 60's de dwi (
Mar23 23:39 I remember listening to KILT-FM with it in Houston when they only broadcast on Sunday after noon. Be that for a McClelland station. de dwi (
Mar23 23:38 Tr Houston FMs starting to come in Mike-La (
Mar23 23:15 Ware was still in Beaumont area in Jun 1957 where he worked on body recovery (Cameron LA) after H. Audrey - de WA5IYX (
Mar23 23:13 our 1957 21" b&w RCA TV used that hefty 5U4GB as a rectifier - de WA5IYX (
Mar23 23:05 that'd fit the 1950 FM TX Map - de WA5IYX (
Mar23 22:27 This AM/FM/RP Console was what my parents had in 1962. It has a hot receiver. de ka5dwi (
Mar23 22:12 Rick Ware hadn't started in the business yet :) (
Mar23 22:11 Hey Pat (14:24) Probably January to July 1949 based on beginning and ending of 2 shows. 73 Art ka5dwi/7 (
Mar23 22:10 Hey Pat (14:24) Probably January to July 1949 based on beginning and ending of 2 shows. 73 Art ka5dwi/7 (
Mar23 03:55 Tr WIMM-LP - 107.9 FM Owensboro, KY Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Mar22 16:14 El Testo Tim EM86 (
Mar22 15:00 TEST (
Mar21 18:50 another local POS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar21 14:24 KTSA 101.5 from when ? - de WA5IYX (
Mar21 12:31 called WUPY 104.3----existed in 1962-63....but there is no info out there on it..../cd (
Mar21 12:30 While we are on the subject, there are 2 sources that showed that a Miami station of the past existed---/cd (
Mar21 12:28 long as the newspaper carried a Radio section along with TV listings from the past./cd (
Mar21 12:28 Some newspapers have online archives to where one can access a city's FM station list from the past,---/cdEL96 (
Mar21 12:07 I scanned that in Sept 2004 - don't know why it took this long to put it online - de WA5IYX (
Mar21 12:01 San Antonio FM in June 1960 - de WA5IYX (
Mar20 19:18 Tr 91.5 WBEZ Chicago, IL weak with TOH legal iD 331 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar20 16:47 Ms 91.5 KANU Lawrence, KS RDS, previous Es 782 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar19 13:46 Es weak 55.250 video carriers, one is the Dominican Warbler - RZ EM60 (
Mar19 08:42 OK, thanks cd, - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar19 01:26 (23:43) Hepburn's lists some Cuba TV stations and powers listed----they pretty much make sense./cd (
Mar19 01:25 (22:46) If Cuber were totally free tomorrow, I could be one of the first to go; but alas it is not so./cdEL96 (
Mar18 23:50 This is going to be the best year ever!!!!! Tim EM86 (
Mar18 23:48 I'm "re-doing" my antenna setup. Which angle is best for the adjustable elements to receive FM? Tim EM86 (
Mar18 23:43 cd, I wonder if anyone has information on how much power these analog TV channels in Cuba are broadcasting at.- amfmtvdtvbrla. Em40 (
Mar18 22:46 @cd With the course of Cuba detente the last few days, maybe you'll be able to start DXing Cuban DTV by going there and buying a DTMB box. NU (
Mar18 17:23 106.9 Habana Radio clearly, and ch 16 analog./cd (
Mar18 17:22 93.3 & 94.7 Radio Taino..../cd (
Mar18 17:22 95.5, 96.7, 103.9 all Rebelde (103.9 never ID'd before from any of my locations)...../cd (
Mar18 17:21 95.5, o (
Mar18 17:20 More Cuba from late last night----/cdEL96 (
Mar18 04:21 Earlier was 91.7//AM 980 in the car---that's the elusive COCO-CMCK El Periodico deal Aire, Havana/cd (
Mar18 04:20 Tr right now 90.3 R Progreso Cuba again (recording) + ch 15 Canal Educativo 2/Telesur/cdEL96 (
Mar18 00:13 i'm closer to most of the detroit tx now as well, should be interesting. always loved a good challenge JJ in EN82 (
Mar17 23:28 that was mainly for the 50-MHz Yagi as was still era for mostly OTA TV - de WA5IYX (
Mar17 23:25 between 1957-72 had to be concerned with landlord "antenna permission" at four locations - de WA5IYX (
Mar17 22:18 moving is such a pain....landlord says I can put my antenna up but it has to go on the garage. houses are all two stories, would be great if I could get it up higher :/ JJ in EN82 (
Mar17 19:34 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar17 19:30 TVDX op in Falmouth, MA receiving strong signal from WUND-TV in Edenton, NC on RF20 at 492 miles at this time - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar17 17:19 Should be perfect for leaving on all of the time on open FM freqs de AC7XP (
Mar17 17:16 Bought an old AKAI AT-2400 to add to the shack...has adjustable FM muting function that work quite well de AC7XP (
Mar17 07:55 K-LOVE 91.1fm (Denver,CO) received in Pleasanton, CA, 11:30pm (
Mar17 07:55 K-LOVE 91.1fm (Denver,CO) received in Pleasanton, CA, 11:30pm (
Mar16 22:54 only abt 20 mi west of here on US 90 might be a nice place for a remote base to get away from all these LPFMs/xltors - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar16 22:38 WSTH is the only station with a strong signal in my remote hideaway in east central alabama. Spent last week there. Great DXing location - RZ EM60 (
Mar16 21:49 Last night Tr also 106.1 WSTH AL fighting HD---over 530 mi/cdEL96 (
Mar16 21:00 that was only my 4th logging of WCTV-DT-46, the others having been in Apr 2011 and Apr 2012 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar16 20:47 Late last night like 1:30am EDT 15 WRBL Columbus GA 520 mi NEW/cdEL96 (
Mar16 12:54 indeed they did - de WA5IYX (
Mar16 12:04 Tr 107.9 WGTR Bucksport, SC "The Gator" 494 miles - RZ EM60 (
Mar16 11:44 Tr 103.7 WILT Wilmington, NC weather and "Sunny 103.7" - RZ EM60 (
Mar16 11:38 Airspy II relaeased R1443 with SpectrumSpy (Spectrum Analyzer program) two days ago. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar16 11:37 Tr 107.1 WRZX Myrtle Beach, SC 509 miles "Rock 107" - RZ EM60 (
Mar16 11:33 Tr 107.5 WAZO Wilmington, NC 561 miles - RZ EM60 (
Mar16 05:40 and a strong relog of WCTV-DT-46 GA at 881 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar16 05:38 new WAKA-DT-42 AL Montgomery Tues morn - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar16 05:37 I am at about 133 DTVs---had a list somewhere, looks like a rewrite is in order./cdEL96 (
Mar16 05:18 tnx, the way local LPTVs have been emerging I was afraid it would be more of them that got my total to 200 - de WA5IYX (
Mar16 05:03 00:48 congrats for receiving all those DTV's Pat. I have a long way to go to join the 200 club - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar16 04:56 Tr 106.9 WLFF SC "Bob 106.9," now will be fighting IBOC/cd (
Mar16 04:52 Tr 103.3'WQGA Waycross GA "103Q"/cd (
Mar16 04:46 Tr 102.5 WYNR Waycross GA 3 bars on Sony/cd (
Mar16 04:42 Whoa that is GA, new (
Mar16 04:41 Latent Tr 88.1 WJSP SC RDS readout + HD flashing/cd (
Mar16 04:40 Basically Jax/Ocala/Gainesville area/cd (
Mar16 04:40 Latent Tr DT 25 WJGV-CD NEW LOG Palatka FL, had to look that one up!/cd (
Mar16 04:39 Tr 102.1 WZAT GA, semi local WKLG likely is on/cdEL96 (
Mar16 01:02 not too hot here but overcast, humid, typical when the map is red and pink. Sounds like KMXR is peaking through some again - RZ EM60 (
Mar16 00:55 it looks like those Hepburn maps have us locked out tonight (and more) - de WA5IYX (
Mar16 00:51 Record high of 92 degrees here today, shattered the old mark for March 15..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar16 00:48 one more new DTV will get me to the 200 mark after almost 8 years at it - de WA5IYX (
Mar16 00:44 after the 93.9 SS mentioned Coahuila a couple of times I just moved on to other freqs - the DTV was more interesting - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar16 00:38 all the Texas tropo seems gone when should be improving, surprising with forecast. 93.9 just weak WMTM Georgia off back - RZ EM60 (
Mar16 00:31 that 93.9 XHVD has been ellusive since first air 2013 heard with ads on Es, was in out almost 2 hours today with KMXR. Lots of talk, variety music, They don't ID very much, all TOH were KMXR, lucky caught weak "Sensacional 93.9" at 12:15 cental then "XHVD 93.9" at 12:23. Crazy how this tropo path works. - RZ EM60 (
Mar16 00:06 I did manage 144-MHz Qs with my 50w into 11-el at 16' AGL c. 1330z with W4CLJ EM60 and N4TWX EL98 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 23:58 It's probably the 93.9 SS that I noticed at 1652z - de WA5IYX (
Mar15 23:50 23:23-very nice catch Randy Mike-La (
Mar15 23:47 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros-"la mas buena" 442 mi Mike-La (
Mar15 23:42 Tr 90.1 XHRYS "hits FM" Reynosa, Tamps. (466 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 23:23 93.9 Spanish heard at lunch mobile found on recording good signal turns out ot be XHVD Allende, COAH 6kw 867 miles. New estado on tropo - RZ EM60 (
Mar15 23:20 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi Tx (420 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 23:14 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (500 mi) on car radio at work right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 18:03 "real" noon CST and still some Us decoding from Mobile-Pensacola - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 17:51 Re: 17:51 Craig EL98 (
Mar15 17:51 Plus I've heard several each in MS and LA/400-600 mile stuff, which is filling some holes in the ole log. (
Mar15 17:49 Re: 17:21 If it gets better than the 1000+ mile tropo I have been getting at times, I can't wait. Craig EL98 (
Mar15 17:26 Tr KVVV-DT-15 Houston TX and its TEN subchannels...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 17:26 Tr WFNA-DT-25 AL Gulf Shores (663 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 17:21 The whole system is slowly moving east. You guys in Florida should be seeing the benefits tonight. de art ka5dwi/7 (
Mar15 17:19 Pat, you have a very strong and persistent temp inversion between you and Houston. de dwi/7 (
Mar15 17:17 Houston's 8 & 11 decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 17:15 Tr WDBD-DT-40 Jackson MS (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 17:13 Tr 88.5 WBHY AL Mobile (Power 88) 648 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 17:05 Tr WFNA-DT-25 Mobile AL (new state on DTV!) ...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 17:02 Houston Us and FMs very intense now - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 16:56 93.9 ment Coahuila so not exotic - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 16:52 abt half our local Us not decoding when bmd east due to CCI - 93.9 SS ? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 16:50 93.1 XHAAA strong enough for RDS and bogus PI codes...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 16:49 Pat maps show you should be able to reach down and grab something in Tabasco-should be easy right? :) Mike-La (
Mar15 16:45 Tr 99.5 KISS-FM RDS San Antonio TX (371 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 16:45 Tr 90.1 XHRYS Reynosa with local ad...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 16:44 Tr WPMI-DT-15 AL Mobile (663 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 16:43 93.9 KMXR corpus Christi doing same with SS think it's XHRAW holding receiver at parking spot but need to eat. insane tropo. kw4rz /m em60 (
Mar15 16:41 Tr 89.1 KSTX San Antonio -RDS-371 mi- Mike-La (
Mar15 16:40 46 hr usually is Killeen or LPTV in Houston - de WA5IYX (
Mar15 16:39 Tr 107.5 KXTN san antonio full stereo signal swap with Houston also strong every few feet down the road. kw4rz/mobile em60 (
Mar15 16:38 ah, time stamp on them indicates CST in Mexico - de WA5IYX (
Mar15 16:37 16:33-very nice Pat-I remember when I could reach that one :) Mike-La (
Mar15 16:37 51 turned out to be XHLAT off back on antenna - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 16:36 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa -466 mi "La Caliente" Mike-La (
Mar15 16:35 really wondering now how exotic some of these subdecodes are - de WA5IYX (
Mar15 16:33 Tr WCTV-DT-46 GA Thomasville (881 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 16:28 Tr 93.9 KMXR "big 93.9" Corpus Cristi -354 mi Mike-La (
Mar15 16:27 Tr WAKA-DT-42 AL Montgomery - NEW - latent - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 16:24 Tr 89.9 KBNL Laredo TX RDS...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 16:23 Tr 94.9 WKSJ Mobile AL 287 mi(new) Mike-La (
Mar15 16:20 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile AL-287 mi Mike-La (
Mar15 16:20 Tr 88.5 WBHY Mobile AL "Power 88" (new) with slogan ID...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 16:17 Tr WJTC-DT-45 FL Pensacola (664 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 16:06 Tr 107.9 KDXX Lewisville TX-320 mi(new) Mike-LA (
Mar15 16:06 Looks like 104.7 WYKX is back to 100kW as they're in for the first time since their tower fell last summer - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Mar15 16:03 Tr 102.9 WMSI MS Jackson Miss 103 k (522 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 15:58 Tr 93.7 KNOR Krum TX -340 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar15 15:55 Tr 94.1 KLNO Fort Worth TX (327 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 15:54 Tr 88.1 WUWF FL Pensacola HD (697 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 15:53 91.5 WUAL Tuscaloosa AL back in again..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 15:43 Tr 97.3 KAJA "KJ-97" San Antonio (367 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 15:37 tr Pensacola 17 still decoding at times - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 15:34 Tr 98.9 KLMO Dilley TX (423 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 15:30 Tr 93.1 KQID Alexandria, LA "Q93" RDS 700 miles Craig EL98 (
Mar15 15:24 Tr 103.1 KVJM Hearne, TX-246 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar15 14:57 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Cristi "Big 93.9" 996 miles Playing Eagles "One Of These Nights" into still booming in Craig EL98 (
Mar15 14:29 93.1 just went to XHAAA Reynosa...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 14:26 Tr 92.5 KRPT Devine TX (new), over local 92.5 K-LOVE station..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 14:23 Tr 93.1 KQID LA Alexandria (409 mi) Q-93 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 14:20 Tr 90.3 WMAH Biloxi, MS "Mississippi Think Radio" 478 miles 1348z Car radio Craig EL98 (
Mar15 14:19 Mostly in-state stuff but 88.9 Bude MS and 93.1 Alexandria LA still in...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 14:17 Tr 92.9 WBLX Mobile, AL 440 miles Had to step out, from car radio 1335z Craig EL98 (
Mar15 14:14 Tr 91.3 WMPN Jackson, MS Mississippi Public Radio 591 miles Craig EL98 (
Mar15 14:01 Tr 99.9 KLKV Hunt TX (new) with TOH ID...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 13:31 Tr 104.1 KBFM Edinburg TX with local ads..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 13:22 Tr 99.1 KXKC LA New Iberia (NASH FM, area ads) 411 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 13:21 Tr 99.9 KTDY Lafayette LA with station ID..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 13:19 Tr 99.9 KTDY LA Lafayette (411 mi) ID - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 13:10 Tr WMPV-DT-20 AL Mobile (TBN 21) (663 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 13:07 Tr 88.9 WMAU MS Bude (MPB) 485 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 13:07 Tr 94.3 WTIX Galliano LA with station ID..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 13:06 Also WCIW LP 107.7 Immokalee FL "R Conciencia", relog/cd (
Mar15 13:05 I did get a new one last night: TIS Everglades R Network (ERN) 98.7 about 60 miles/cd (
Mar15 13:04 Tr 91.5 WUAL AL Tuscaloosa (ID) 705 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 13:04 Way to go, everybody./cd (
Mar15 13:04 Wow a sea of blue (type) here, but nothing out of the ordinary down here, after the Cuba bonanza./cdEL96 (
Mar15 13:02 Tr 93.5 WMLV Meridian MS with TOH ID (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 12:56 looks like Tropo is starting to head more to the southwest now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 12:56 Tr 93.1 KQID Alexandria LA "Q93"...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 12:55 Tr 91.3 WHIL Mobile, AL 434 miles Craig EL98 (
Mar15 12:54 Tr 100.5 KRIK Refugio Tx (398 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 12:52 Tr 98.3 KZRZ 98.3 Monroe, Louisiana (153 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 12:50 Tr 90.7 KLSA LA Alexandria RDS (388 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 12:50 Tr 97.5 KFTX Kingsville TX (454 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 12:46 Tr 96.7 KHFI Georgetown Tx (389mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 12:42 Tr 89.9 KDAQ Shreveport LA "Red River Radio".. Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 12:39 Tr 88.9 WMAU Bude MS RDS...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 12:35 Tr 107.5 WKXI Magee MS RDS (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 12:31 Tr 104.7 WZZK Birmingham AL with station ID (new)..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 12:25 Tr 102.7 Milton Fl (244 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 12:23 Tr 95.3 WZNF MS Lumberton (Gorilla) 576 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 12:17 Tr 94.9 WKSJ AL Mobile (95-KSJ) 659 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 12:17 Tr 101.9 KMVX Monroe LA...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 12:16 Tr 98.7 WYCT Pensacola Fl (233 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 12:11 Tr 94.1 WMEZ Pensacola Fl (233 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 12:11 Tr 101.5 WTKX FL Pensacola (RDS "KDAD") 661 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 12:10 Still mostly a lot of 200-350 mile common stuff/tropo into NW FL and SW GA Craig EL98 (
Mar15 12:05 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Cristi 996 miles Playing Huey Lewis "If This Is It" into TOH ID Craig EL98 (
Mar15 12:03 Tr WHLT-DT-22 MS Hattiesburg (573 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 12:01 Tr 91.5 WUAL Tuscaloosa AL RDS (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 11:55 104.7 Crestview Fl received on back of antenna. antenna is pointed southwest - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 11:53 Tr 104.7 Crestview Fl (272 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 11:51 Tr 91.1 WMSV Starkville MS with station ID (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 11:48 Tr 90.1 WMPR Jackson, MS RDS (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 11:44 Tr 97.5 WWMS Oxford, MS-316 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar15 11:44 Tr 97.5 WWMS Oxford MS-3 (
Mar15 11:43 Tr 103.3 KJOJ "La Raza" Freeport TX (205 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 11:39 Tr 107.9 WFCA French Camp, MS RDS (new)...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 11:38 Tr 107 o (
Mar15 11:34 Tr 107.5 KXKZ Ruston LA with city ID..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar15 11:31 Tr 105.9 KUKA "Today's Brush Country" San Diego, TX (397 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 11:30 Tr 103.5 KPBA "Bob-FM" San Marcos TX (331 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 11:28 Thanks Mike. Tropo should get better as the sun comes up. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 11:24 nice run am Mike-La (
Mar15 11:10 Tr 98.9 KTUX Carthage, Tx (222 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 10:53 Tr 105.9 KUKA San Diego Tx (467 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 10:52 Tr 105.9 KUKA San Diego Tx (467 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 10:45 Tr 103.5 KBPA San Marcos Tx (408 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 10:35 Tr 94.7 KAMX Luling Tx (393mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 10:33 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi Tx (420 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 10:27 Tr 107.7 KOUL Benavides Tx (481 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 09:40 Tr 92.9 KKBQ Pasadena Tx (249 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 09:22 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (500 mi) in like a local here - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 09:14 Tr 103.9 KJXJ Franklin Tx (320 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 09:07 Tr WDAM-DT-7 Laurel Ms (132 mi) (new) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 08:54 Tr WFSU-DT-32 Tallahassee, Fl (391 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 08:52 Tr WJHG-DT-18 Panama City, Fl (345 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 08:46 Tr 98.9 KTUX Carthage, Tx (222 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 08:45 there you go Craig, Tropo tends to have slow fade ins and outs - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 08:37 Tr 90.3 KEDT Corpus Cristi, TX 990 miles Still hanging in there Craig EL98 (
Mar15 08:36 Tr 98.3 KMJR Odem Tx (425 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 08:34 Craig, Tropo might kick back up at any time. so you might want to keep checking - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 08:30 Well my Spanish stuff turned out to be in state LP's and translators. Strong in state tropo here atm 200-300 miles. Guess I should have started earlier, looks like I caught the end of the good tropo.. Craig EL98 (
Mar15 08:11 Holy moly. Great Tr catches, gang! Randy EN70gf (
Mar15 08:08 Craig, I just got home from work.Time to see what Tropo I can get - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar15 07:42 Yeah pretty good stuff. Hearing a few Spanish stations in there now. Craig EL98 (
Mar15 07:17 ow Craig Tropo is really getting out . Just lots of CCI stations swapping mess on car radio here - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar15 07:15 Wow Craig Tropo is really getting out (
Mar15 07:15 Tr 89.5 KLUX Robstown, TX 1005 miles Craig EL98 (
Mar15 07:11 Tr 90.3 KEDT Corpus Cristi, TX 990 miles Craig/WDX4CWC Near Orlando EL98 (
Mar15 05:27 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Cristi TX (428 mi) on autologger - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 05:22 Tr KNIC-DT-18 BLANCO, TX (439 mi) on autologger - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 04:56 04:13 here is the other DT-51 Mike XHVTV DT 51 Matamoros - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Mar15 04:27 Ft Myers/Naples is pretty much all for me tonight---no Cuber./cdEL96 (
Mar15 04:23 Tr WPXL-DT-50 NOLA (515 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 04:21 Tr KLTL-DT-20 LA Lake Charles (341 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 04:17 Tr WWL-DT-36 NOLA (514 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 04:14 Tr 107.5 KQBO Rio Grande City, TX "La Patrona" 777 miles - RZ EM60 (
Mar15 04:14 Tr WNOL-DT-15 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 04:13 thanks am, i have XHLAT-dt-51 what is the other? Mike-La (
Mar15 04:09 Tr 94.5 KSMB LA Lafayette RDS over lcl LPFM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:59 Mike-La, there are two DT-51 stations on the Mexican border - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 03:57 Good job receiving XHMTA DT-12 Mike. I am still trying to receive that one. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 03:47 Tr KFDM-DT-25 TX Beaumont (280 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:43 Tr WDSU-DT-43 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:42 Tr KGLA-DT-42 LA Hammond (520 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:38 Tr WEAR-DT-17 FL Pensacola (659 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:35 Tr WUPL-DT-24 LA Slidell (515 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:35 Tr XHMTA-DT-12 Matamoros, Tamps 442 mi (new) ...and Mexico DT #7 Mike-La (
Mar15 03:33 Tr KATC-DT-28 LA Lafayette (395 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:23 Tr WHNO-DT-21 NOLA (515 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:15 Tr WVUE-DT-29 NOLA (519 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:10 Tr KITU-DT-33 TX Beaumont (285 mi) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 03:07 with DTV one never knows if a subdecode is from just one weak signal or an intense mess of CCI - de WA5IYX (
Mar15 03:02 FM here is mostly smothered by in-state or just across the Rio Grande items - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 02:35 Country on 93.3. Never heard thathe via tropo before - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 02:34 I wish I was home. Lots of unusal station formats on most frequencies on car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 02:30 Mike-La, I am receiving weak Spanish audio on 89.7 on car radio right now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar15 02:27 Mike-La, I am e (
Mar15 02:19 subdecode 29 prob NOLA - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 02:16 Good reason to move north of New Orleans. I live on the other side of a mountain range from Phoenix. Just not much tropo. de dwi (
Mar15 02:12 Turned antenna eastward-can't seem to punch past N.O.-like a wall there Mike-La (
Mar15 02:12 my DT-20 this morning might have been WMPV Mobile AL - de WA5IYX (
Mar15 01:51 My area on APRS still in orange; not red yet./cdEL96 (
Mar15 01:45 just a few Houston Us decoding here so far - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar15 01:38 Tr 104.5 KPUS Corpus Cristi-367 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar15 01:33 Tr 103.1 KHHL Karnes City, TX ESPN Deportes (346 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 01:28 Tr 101.5 XHAVO Rio Bravo Tamps-463 mi Mike-La (
Mar15 01:26 I would start looking north too. Looks like the Southern Plains are strongly capped. Bad thing about moving west. de ka5dwi/7 AZ (
Mar15 00:53 Tr 107.9 KVLY-RDS Edinburg TX-452 mi Mike-La (
Mar15 00:50 00:47-RDS Mike-La (
Mar15 00:47 Tr 104.1 KBFM Edinburg TX-452 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar15 00:42 NWS Radar Loop is showing the inversions. We might have a little here in AZ de dwi/7 (
Mar15 00:40 Tr 100.5 KRIK "Radio Amigo" Refugio, TX (328 mi) Mike-La (
Mar15 00:36 Tr 100.3 KTEX-RDS Mercedes, TX-447 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar15 00:12 adios DX freq 97.3 new WJZK-LP Fort Walton Beach on the air "Smooth 97.3 The Bay" Two smooth jazz FMs here now - RZ EM60 (
Mar15 00:02 Tr 102.3 KKPN-RDS- Rockport TX (326 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 23:48 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa -466 mi "La Caliente" Mike-La (
Mar14 23:23 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros (500 mi) in weak on car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 23:19 Tr 93.9 KMXR Corpus Christi Tx (420 mi) with good signal on car radio at work - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 23:16 Tr 96.9 KVMV McAllen, TX 744 miles strong signal + all the usual area FMs 93.1, 102.5 Reynosa, 92.7 South Padre, 107.7 KOUL south TX - RZ EM60 (
Mar14 23:09 Hey Pat, are aircraft horizontal or vertically polarized>> thanks de Art KA5DWI/7 (
Mar14 23:07 Tr 89.3 XHMIA Kanasin, Yucatan "Sona 89.3" full ID, 682 miles south, mix with another SS not yet identified to SW - RZ EM60 (
Mar14 19:21 19:03-if tropo is half as good as the maps are indicating, we should do well am Mike-La (
Mar14 19:03 Will be at work most of the evening. I will have my livebandscan autologger running on Trips site to try to catch something while at work,- amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 18:58 14:29 Congrats on receiving the new Mexico DTV's Mike-La. I hope I can receive some new ones tonight - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 17:02 Tr 105.3 KSMG Seguin TX (336 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 16:55 stupid autocorrect can't type Tr (
Mar14 16:53 Try strong to south Texas and adjacent Mexico 93.9 Corpus Christi and 107.1 Matamoros driving to lunch. bad overload from local fm stations here kw4rz/my em60 (
Mar14 16:53 Tr 93.9 KMXR "big 93.9" Corpus Cristi -354 mi Mike-La (
Mar14 16:36 16:26-you've done well in the Mex DT dept.-hope one day I can see XEFE-DT and many others like you have Mike-La (
Mar14 16:34 16:18- I was hoping u are Jack would tap into that blob I saw heading down around Tabasco-would have been an awesome catch! :) Mike-La (
Mar14 16:26 total of 17 Mexican DTs here, ranging 128 mi to 690 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar14 16:18 much of tropo stayed east of hr - had a DT-20 decode as 21.3 w/o call - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar14 15:17 XHREY-DT-36 Reynosa eariler Mike-La (
Mar14 15:16 XHAB-DT-30 earlier Mike-La (
Mar14 14:57 everything breaking down now Mike-La (
Mar14 14:56 14:44-well my proximity definately has alot to do with that cd. Mike-La (
Mar14 14:51 Now...send that Mexico Tr to me./cdEL96 (
Mar14 14:47 Tr 90.1 XHRYS Reynosa with local ads, over local 90.1...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar14 14:45 Earlier Tr ch 5 Tele Rebelde Santa Clara, documentary or movie on Mark McGwire./cd (
Mar14 14:44 Good work Mike-La; that is 6 more than I'll ever get, likely!/cdEL96 (
Mar14 14:29 14:29-Mexico DT #6! Mike-La (
Mar14 14:29 Tr XHREY-DT-36 Reynosa-466 mi(new) Mike-La (
Mar14 14:26 Tr XERV-DT-19 Reynosa (466 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 14:20 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa "La Caliente" w/morning talk...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar14 14:14 Tr KNVO-DT-49 McAllen (456 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 14:14 Tr KORO-DT-27 Corpus Cristi (367 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 14:09 Tr KVEO-DT-24 Brownsville (442 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 14:05 Tr XHAB-DT-30 Matamoros (442 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 14:03 Tr KIII-DT-8 Corpus Cristi (367 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 13:49 Tr 98.3 KMJR "la caliente 98.3" Odem, TX (356 mi) Mike-La (
Mar14 13:40 Tr 89.1 XHCAO "La Lupe" Cd. Camargo Tamps -483 mi Mike-La (
Mar14 13:31 nice job on those Cubans cd Mike-La (
Mar14 13:30 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros-"la mas buena" coming in very strong 442 mi Mike-La (
Mar14 13:12 Tr ch 3 Cubavision Santa Clara, not very good./cd (
Mar14 13:11 Tr 90.3 WEJF Palm Bay FL u/ WYBP, no sign of Progreso although..../cd (
Mar14 13:09 Shall we try again?/cd (
Mar14 13:04 Cuba video #2/cd (
Mar14 12:52 Cuba video #1/cdEL96 (
Mar14 05:59 Tr 105.1 KYKS Lufkin Tx (220 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 05:59 have a good night's sleep cd. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 05:33 Tr 96.7 Rebelde Havana and I have to go to bed now./cd (
Mar14 05:32 Home sweet casa, am./cdEL96 (
Mar14 05:21 and some blank T-120s were going for like $8-$11 each - de WA5IYX (
Mar14 05:19 IIRC, when the Teknika was a "hot" item the Emerson 872 VCR had just been splurged on for c. $300 - de WA5IYX (
Mar14 05:00 cd are you DXing at home or at another location? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 04:47 Tr analog 16 CBars only, likely CE 1/cd (
Mar14 04:41 Recording 90.3's "Nocturno" with the deep bass voice dude./cd (
Mar14 04:40 D T 8---dumbphone/cd (
Mar14 04:40 Eat 8 Key West trying, but who cares? :)/cd (
Mar14 04:39 The Teknika is still very important for Es as I tune all over while recording./cd (
Mar14 04:36 It was mentioned in a 1989 VUD IIRC/cd (
Mar14 04:35 Pat, my first Teknika ordered at the former Comb Liquidators was the best for me. I used it in analog days apparently until I ruined it./cdEL96 (
Mar14 04:33 Tr analog 9 Cubavision fighting Miami LD/cd (
Mar14 04:33 Wonder if this was any good ? - de WA5IYX (
Mar14 04:20 90.3 Progreso now showing RDS PROGRESO/cd (
Mar14 04:19 (Note 4) AFAIK Cuba still uses channels 57-61 but 4G LTE makes those channels useless here. :( /cd (
Mar14 03:47 (Note 3) only Cubavision and Multivision are 24 hours, so this session could end soon for TV./cd (
Mar14 03:46 (Note 2) Especially for Pat---the Teknika is not good anymore for tuning UHF analog; seems that the fine tuning is way off and I cannot find the signal/cd (
Mar14 03:45 (Note 1) ch 15 always seems to be the strongest when Havana comes in./cd (
Mar14 03:43 66 seems to be Multivision which is 24 hours/cd (
Mar14 03:37 (03:32) but nobody ever reports Cuba there; yellow ain't enough!/cd (
Mar14 03:36 Tr analog 66 Cuba, could be a Canal Habana station./cd (
Mar14 03:35 Tr analog 66 Cuba, could be a Canal Habana station./cd (
Mar14 03:32 cd, APRS maps is showing Florida starting to cover up with Tropo. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 03:18 03:02 Hi Frank, hope the forecast does not turn out to be a dud - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 03:16 Tr 101.9 R Progreso u/much stronger WWGR, //AM 690/cd (
Mar14 03:13 Tr very poor analog 26 Cuba, v likely Multivision Santa Clara, a relog/cd (
Mar14 03:09 Tr kinda, DT 26 WHDN-CD Naples; I may have to kiss any chance at XHRIO bye bye./cd (
Mar14 03:07 I mean in 2015./cd (
Mar14 03:07 AM, I get a little analog from Cuba this time each year, but @ home I only had 1 FM catch from there, the below 104.7./cd (
Mar14 03:06 Frank, yes this is generally when the Tropo heats up here/cdEL96 (
Mar14 03:02 Gulf tropo forecast in early week still looks great, but a little retreat from its previous EXTREME. Isn't this the most likely time of year, though?--Frank M. (
Mar14 02:57 cd, how long has it been since you received Cuba Analog TV via Tropo? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 02:50 Thx am/cd (
Mar14 02:49 Tr 104.7 Rebelde which would be easier, but now they are u/ xltr Revolution Miami/cd (
Mar14 02:45 Hi cd, Cuba is sure coming in for you. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar14 02:36 Tr 94.1 R Enciclopedia // 530, u/ WMIA IBOC/cd (
Mar14 02:25 Tr 106.9 Habana Radio//stream/cd (
Mar14 02:14 49 materialized as Canal Educativo 1/cd (
Mar14 02:13 Tr on Analog Cuba TV so far: 49, 52 (Tele Rebelde, new from anywhere I have been), 56 Multivision/cd (
Mar14 01:58 Tr 90.3 R Progreso Havana//AM 690, u/ WYBP/cd (
Mar14 01:50 Tr 105.7 Radio Rebelde Cuba// the AM Rebeldes/cd (
Mar14 01:49 Tr channel 15 analog Canal Educativo 2 Cuba (Havana) with Telesur programming/cdEL96 (
Mar13 19:46 and, the latest - de WA5IYX (
Mar13 19:45 both of the Nobel Prize winners from my High School were in the Radio Club there - de WA5IYX (
Mar13 14:43 [07:16] That was in Toledo OH--Frank M. (
Mar13 14:11 Tr 97.1 KTHT Cleveland TX "Country Legends" (new) with local 97.1 partially nulled...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar13 13:34 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile AL-287 mi (new) Mike-La (
Mar13 13:25 Tr 107.1 XHVTH Matamoros-"la mas buena" very weak 442 mi Mike-La (
Mar13 13:10 Tr 93.1 XHAAA Reynosa TAM "La Caliente"....Jack, EM10, ATX (
Mar13 12:43 (Smartphone wouldn't let me paste in window below/cd) (
Mar13 12:42 (05:52) well in that case.....this was truly rare---using FM antenna yet!/cdEL96...>>> (
Mar13 09:08 Tr 98.7 WYCT Pensacola Fl (233 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar13 09:06 Tr 98.3 WLVM Chickasaw Al (183 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar13 09:01 Tr 97.5 WABD Mobile, AL (185 mi) - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar13 07:16 [05:53] One time when I lived on the top floor of that 6-story apt. building at Phillips & Detroit Ave., and using rabbit ears, I had WJMN-3 coming in, and nothing else unusual--Frank M. (
Mar13 07:14 [23:31] I actually wasn't kidding...I have NEVER replicated the super-fast typing speeds i had with manuals. On electric keyboards I've typed 100K's (or millions) of extra letters by brushing keys--Frank M. (
Mar13 05:55 never COULD get N8NU (
Mar13 05:54 In contrast, I never good get Chicago analog 2 nor 5 at Manistique, and even Milwaukee 6 was weak and only once N8NU (
Mar13 05:53 I had one really odd opening where WBAY 2 (WI) was getting into Temperance - and NO other sign of tropo at all! NU (
Mar13 05:52 [23:26] Yes, tropo over land at channel 2 is more likely than tropo over water at channel 2 N8NU (
Mar13 05:01 [20:53] - FWIW - de WA5IYX (
Mar13 03:16 Make that WZFL/cd (
Mar13 03:16 New FM station discovered today: 93.5 WSFL Islamorada FL with So Gospel, "Harmony Radio Network"/cdEL96 (
Mar12 23:34 This just happened in the last few hours: WNWO RF 49 Toledo flipped 24.2 from Retro to American Sports Network and added 24.4 where Retro continues. N8NU (
Mar12 23:31 @FrankM: Try a thrift store. They aught to have a fine manual typewriter for no more than $15,000 (LOL) N8NU (
Mar12 23:29 Of course that includes the ability to keep them up-and-running. Things tended to break--Frank M. (
Mar12 23:28 I would still gladly give at least $20,000 to be able to type all data and everything else on an OLD MANUAL TYPEWRITER (not electric at all), I virtually never made errors on those--Frank M. (
Mar12 23:27 triopo - tropo' "DID to" - DID go (
Mar12 23:26 [21:28] The May 26, 2013 (2012?) Triopo to Monterrey (1,165 miles all overland) actually DID to all the way down to XEFB-2 --Frank M. EN40 (
Mar12 23:05 Pat, Dx Sherlock Map is showing TEP Dx from South America near your location right now. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 21:46 since noon have been off at nearby Committee Meeting for my HS 50th Reunion (June) - de WA5IYX (
Mar12 21:28 [19:33, 19:40] Especially true with tropo over water. The refractive layer (directly at water level) would need to be very thick for LOW-VHF tropo. N8NU (
Mar12 20:54 JAW keeps an eye on that as well./cd (
Mar12 20:54 Feb 29, 2012 (leap day) was the biggest day for me; was hoping this Feb 29 would duplicate. :)/cd (
Mar12 20:53 (19:50) Pat is the go-to on that. Seems that it would depend on sunspots./cdEL96 (
Mar12 20:15 ...always something in the way Mike-La (
Mar12 20:15 I need to get set up for that-hopefully this year Mike-La (
Mar12 20:12 those guys must be having a blast Mike-La (
Mar12 20:11 doubtful am, those are the ham bands 28 MHz Mike-La (
Mar12 20:08 Also had 98.7 WFMT and 99.5 WUSN from Chicago now all gone -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 20:05 19:54 is that a sign that Es could happen Mike? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 19:54 19:49-10 meters showing alot of activity to SA Mike-La (
Mar12 19:52 19:50-you're asking the right person there :) Mike-La (
Mar12 19:52 Tr 96.3 WBBM Chicago, IL weak //stream w/ local boy Justin Beiber relog 331 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 19:50 as in F2 Dx. cd, when is F2 TEP season? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 19:49 meanwhile there is some TEP Dx near Africa. wonder if we will get some TEP DX this year. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 19:45 Tr 95.5 WBEG Chicago, IL C&W, "Big 95.5" relog new calls 331 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 19:42 19:31 I do remember that night Mike-La. I was receiving XHDH-11 on the TV that night too. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 19:40 (19:33) Low-V is generally not good for it./cdEL96 (
Mar12 19:39 Tr 94.7 WLS Chicago, IL blasting in classic rock/calls 331 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 19:33 Tr 106.7 WPPN Des Plaines, IL Spanish ads relog 343 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 19:33 ...never could see XHY via tropo Mike-La (
Mar12 19:31 For me XHY-2 and XHMEN-4 was always Es-the only exception for XHMEN was the night of Apr 21 2014 when the "Merida Extravaganza" where I saw XHMEN-4, XHTP-9, XHDH-11 and XHST-13 via tropo-a good Yucatan night Mike-La (
Mar12 19:30 Tr 105.1 WOJO Evanston, IL Chicago ads in Spanish relog 331 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 19:20 18:54-cd what year was that when XHY was on 3? That goes a few yrs back I'm sure Mike-La (
Mar12 19:19 Tr 92.3 WPWX Hammond, IN Chicagoland ads "Power 92" relog 334 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 19:13 Kalamazoo / Grand Rapids stations loud all day, most with RDS/HD -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 19:11 Tr 90.1 WMBI Chicago, IL RDS relog 349 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 19:03 cd, Hepburn Maps continues to be consistent with this Tropo forcast. it is getting more intense in strength with every update. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 18:54 Have had Merida as Es (XHY on both channels 2 and 3, XHMEN 4)/cd (
Mar12 18:52 (03:45) Last Yucatan Tr from home was Jan 1993 I think!! 97.7 and 98.5./cdEL96 (
Mar12 18:46 Tr 91.5 WBEZ Chicago, IL RDS 331 mi -de Jeff VA3NN (
Mar12 18:26 13:00 yep looks to be about even. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 15:25 Tr 101.7 WMVL Linesville, PA "The Do-Woop Diner" show 174 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Mar12 15:13 Eight and fourteen/cd (
Mar12 15:13 The only truly open channels > 6 for DTV here are & and 14. 26 & 39 are iffy./cdEL96 (
Mar12 15:02 Tr 96.3 CFMK Kingston, ON, Stream Match. Over Toronto. 162 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar12 14:57 Tr 97.5 WFRY Watertown, NY, "Froggy 97", 185 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Mar12 13:01 with the right Tr conditions am, I wouldn't rule it out Mike-La (
Mar12 13:00 07:42- actually, using Google Earth-from my location and cd's location, we're both about 682 miles from Merida Mike-La (
Mar12 10:57 Tr 89.5 WAHS Auburn Hills, MICHIGAN RELOG @ 100 Watts Relaying WBFH Bloomfield Hills with BIFF RADIO IDs and BIFF Radio App Promo Highschool Stn!! de Rob-VA3SW ON EN92 (
Mar12 07:42 But cd, you may have a chance at DTV from the Yucatan because you are closer to them than I am and less land between you and them - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 07:38 Too bad the DTV's in Mexico are broadcasting on Flea power. I don't think I can receive any of those stations in the Yucatan - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 06:48 In fact 25 years ago this month, I had my first ID'd Mexican of any kind from home---and it was Tr----XHMT 98.5/cd (
Mar12 06:47 AM---from home, yes, but only FM. From the Keys I had channel 7 Merida + a handful FM.../cdEL96 (
Mar12 03:45 cd, you might want to try for DTV & FM Tropo from the Yucatan. have you ever received DTV or FM Troposphere from there? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 03:43 KDUK ALWAYS used to be my beacon for strong tropo...250 miles from Seattle, if they came in, Tr was strong > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 03:42 If only the Northwest could have a load of red and pink on the tropo forecast...we never get higher than "fair" on the forecast. Did have a few 4s and one 5 when I lived in Seattle - all of those times, Portland stations were like semi locals with little fading > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 03:41 In Seattle FM news, 98.9 KLCK (Click) is now STUNTING. They were Alternative/Modern AC. Nonstop Frank Sinatra last time I heard - there is a strong chance that they will go FM Sports very soon > Yakima CN96 (
Mar12 03:38 Guys, all means, don't forget Cuba TV via Tropo---as Judy Tenuta used to say, "it could haaaaaaaapen"/cdEL96 (
Mar12 02:51 I know Randy in Fort Walton Beach will be receiving some - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 02:49 01:33 yeah Mike-La I was thinking the same thing. I hope cd gets a chance for Trans Gulf Tropo - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar12 02:01 If it's the night I'm thinking Pat(June 4) I saw Cocoa, Melbourne and Leesburg-was hoping it would drift farther south, but never did Mike-La (
Mar12 01:55 I've not had any deep FL DTV since Jun 2012 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Mar12 01:33 00:27-that does look impressive am-drifts a little farther south...I may be watching cd's locals! :) Mike-La (
Mar12 00:27 This is crazy if this Tropo forcast holds up - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar11 22:53 Tr 103.7 WRTS Erie, PA "Star 104" and local ads 187 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Mar11 16:28 Planetary K-Index - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar11 16:27 CME impact sparks a plantary Kp-6, G2-class geomagnetic storm from 15-18 UTC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar11 14:32 It's supposed to be some weird deluxe STACKED TV array manufactured by RCA, but no search of the model # on the box appears anywhere in apparent internet history or caches--Frank M. (
Mar11 14:31 [18:00] Do you want contact information for possibly getting an antenna that I think is still sitting in its carton in South Lyon?--Frank M. (
Mar11 14:17 Add to that, been spending time on AM DX from remote places & on the N Ireland Global Tuner./cd (
Mar11 14:15 (08:51) well with condx + weather lately, had a nice low electric bill./cdEL96 (
Mar11 08:51 [1:02] cdEL96: I thought you were the dedicated TVDXer that always has the VCR recording on ch. 2 every day of the year. (hi) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Mar11 05:49 (4:59) Lee - thanks for the memory. Now, time to drink some bleach. Randy EN70gf (
Mar11 02:15 the electron density is proportional to the square of the MUF, so a 10% rise from 50 to 55 needs (1.1)^2 or a 20% rise - de WA5IYX (
Mar11 02:11 'tis the/your/our season for 50-MHz n-s, but for any 54-60 MHz it might take a magnetic punch - de WA5IYX (
Mar11 01:02 Should I start setting the VCR for channel 2 daily again?/cdEL96 (
Mar10 21:03 well, Florida getting its 50-MHz paths to lower South America - de WA5IYX (
Mar10 19:31 usually low pressure cells in central Mexico come from remnants of tropical storms/hurricanes out of the Gulf or Pacific - de WA5IYX (
Mar10 19:01 Looks like Very strong High Pressure will build in the south central states & Gulf as this rare far south Low Pressure area moves northeast causing some good Tropo conditions, - amfmtvdtvbrla, EM40 (
Mar10 18:52 last time it snowed in central Mexico was in year 1885 - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Mar10 18:49 The difference in this forcast is how rare far south that low pressure system is. Snow in central Mexico from it - amfmtvdtvbrla.EM40 (
Mar10 18:19 before than it had been used at three events here - de WA5IYX (
Mar10 18:16 I never mounted that heavy thing over a few feet above ground at home - Jan '66 gave it to WA5MCU (now K5EI) - de WA5IYX (
Mar10 18:14 in 1964 I was given a 3-el 50-MHz Yagi made from steel conduit - K5DSF was an electrical contractor - de WA5IYX (
Mar10 18:12 more rugged types with thicker walled seamless tubing (or even solid) mounted with hearware are better (but costly) - de WA5IYX (
Mar10 18:08 many of the fold-out elements on antennas were never designed for multiple cycles - de WA5IYX (
Mar10 18:01 I've already moved it between places 3 has to ride on top of the bed of my chevy 2500, too big JJ in EN82 (
Mar10 18:00 now just have to figure out how to get it off the roof at my current place and transport it without bending anything up any further lol JJ in EN82 / SE MI (
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