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Jul28 09:06 FYI: This weekend, 107.1 WERZ - Exeter (Portsmouth), NH will be branded as "Karlee 107" in honor of 10-year old Karlee Drew, who lost her battle with cancer last Saturday. Randy EM69wq (
Jul28 05:35 some Houston Us decoding, subdecode 14 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul28 05:31 Tr 102.7 WGNI Wilmington, NC "GNI" 430 miles Craig EL98 (
Jul28 05:17 Tr 97.7 WWXM Garden City, SC 365 miles. RDS Like a local. Craig EL98 (
Jul28 05:05 Tr 91.5 WKCL Ladson, SC 306 miles Craig EL98 (
Jul28 05:04 Tr Shorter here tonight than last night, mostly coastal GA and SC. 250-400 mile stuff. Craig EL98 (
Jul28 04:46 looks like 3579 FM Es stations thru 2015 for me - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul28 04:37 Tr 91.7 WLPG FLorence, SC RDS 400 miles Craig EL98 (
Jul28 03:58 Pat, that Polycomm probably was a good room warmer. de dwi (
Jul28 03:56 En25 .. that is a good sign for 7/29 de dwi/7 (
Jul28 03:33 Unattended recordings today actually had some Ms on them. Haven't heard that in two years - En25 (
Jul28 03:06 looks like my FM tropo station count is 862 - need to update the other spreadsheets - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:56 like this - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:54 Anybody know of a good site to share info on SDR? My RTL-SDR is surprising the heck out of me. (
Jul28 02:53 The same store had a 6m Polycomm on the shelf there - at 3x the price of the HE-45a ! - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:52 Pat, that 8/02/82 was quite an opening for me. I worked all over the Midwest with just 25 watts and a 12 ft boom Yagi. de dwi/7 5 back then (
Jul28 02:51 No new recorded, verified ID's. One new verified station, with the help of Jim Thomas. Meager as it gets. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 02:49 This season Es in Seattle has occurred here on seven days--four in June, three in July. Most openings have been quite short, with the two best at inconvenient times, so missed lots of what there was on June 14 and 30. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 02:44 Glorified CB rig... hi hi (
Jul28 02:39 first rig Dec 1963 - 6AQ5 Heising modulating a 2E26 = puny audio - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:35 that was the one here in 2007, my first since Kerville in 1992 - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:34 Nice piece, Pat. No thrill like that first contact. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 02:33 my 1960-62 SWL set - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:32 Oh! forgot CO2OJ too (
Jul28 02:32 I worked from NTX , FL, GA & SC. de dwi (
Jul28 02:29 Pat, it opened on 2 Meters the Sunday of the Kerrville CSVHFS meeting. de dwi/7 (
Jul28 02:24 I saw one this weekend at the Williams AZ Hamfest. He wanted as much as my dad spent for mine. (
Jul28 02:23 I first read a reprint of this 1935 QST article c. May 1966 - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:22 Your Knight sounds like my 4-tube Hallicrafters S120. Spent its life listening to the 7290 Net. de dwi/5 back then (
Jul28 02:20 There has been at least 2 big July 29 Es openings in the last 10 years. The date has a history. I am sure it is a meteor spark. de ka5dwi/7 (
Jul28 02:19 I'd had the 3-tube Knight-Ocean Hopper regen nearly a year but somehow got stuck mostly listening to 40m with it ... - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:18 Rick, this is why I hang out here. Looking for that 2 Meter opening. Working on a new VUCC. May take the rest of my life time the way things are de dwi/7 (
Jul28 02:17 Pat, if you lived here you'd be on 5mHz listening to WWV. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 02:16 wish I cud relocate my Oct-Dec 1959 SWL logs after I "discovered" 10m and all that daylight DX - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:14 ever since my SWL days (1959) I've always tended to be where the MUF is, Es or F2 - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:12 But being in Seattle, I don't often face that dilemma! - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 02:11 Good point, but my interest is FM broadcast band DX. Even if I had the best 2-meter setup in the world, (I have none!), I doubt I'd be on the ham bands when the FM's in. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 02:09 some who had mobiled away that Sunday caught more of it - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 02:07 arvd home from the CSVHFS Confer. (Baton Rouge) Aug 1, 1982 to catch tail end of 2m Es to W9 - de WA5IYX (
Jul28 01:55 Hey Rick, to b huge it must go to 2 Meters.... hi hi. I have worked a few on 2M in August, but just a few in 34 years. de ka5dwi/7 (
Jul28 01:42 Also, August seems to bring better morning openings than evening. Exception: 1976? a massive Bakersfield-to-Seattle opening to at least 108 on Aug. 8 or 9. A Friday, I think. No longer have my logs. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 01:39 One year in the 90s AZ had a darn good opening on Aug. 12. In 20002 in AZ, my best for the year was a TX opening on the first Sunday in Aug. with more than 2 hours of intense skip. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 01:23 Even my 10 Meter WSPR was quiet today. (2 captures from N.TX). Next 2 days are crucial. Usually the last opportunity for a big opening. de ka5dwi/7 dm34 (
Jul28 01:11 Incidentally, (and not relevant to Yakima's situation, no skip at all here this afternoon. Three radios monitoring three different frequencies downstairs, and one in the attic recording 91.9; tuning around the band often. Kinda like October, except much hotter in the attic on this 85-degree day! - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 00:50 Bummer. (
Jul28 00:31 Nothing else. No sign of any other FMs from MO. Still not putting it into the log. If I would have heard "you're listening to positive encouraging K-LOVE...96.1 KLRQ Clinton", it would be confirmed. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul28 00:29 Yak, did you have anything positively ID'ed from the Missouri area at all? That would point to KLRQ, otherwise it's indeed an unknown--Frank M. (
Jul28 00:28 Same with AFA affiliates. I had one this morning on 89.9 that was certainly Vincennes IN (needed here), but I couldn't ID or count it--Frank M. (
Jul28 00:21 Yep. K-LOVEs are practically impossible to ID however unless it's TOH. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul28 00:20 Yak, I'm not trying to attack you or anything. Just talking about the difference between guessing and knowing. You didn't say you were counting KLRQ, but even if you do, I'm just making points I feel should be made. I'd like you to have gotten it. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 00:19 I'm just 6 mi west of Yakima, so my ttKLRQ may have been 1480+ > Yakima CN96 (
Jul28 00:18 Went out for about 45 mins. Lots of tropo mixing in (had four 96.1's, KLKY, KXXO, CHKG, KIIX) but no Es fadeups. Aargh! > Yakima CN96 (
Jul28 00:15 Of course a person's log is their own, and I'm pretty safe regarding what I count, even though I don't keep competitive statistics. And I have no RDS access. So even though I've probably gotten Amarillo's 91.9 six times, I've never assumed it, because I've yet to get it with other Amarillo stations. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul28 00:03 More. I kept that signal on the highway east out of town for more than a half hour. It could have certainly have been received somewhere via skip. Yet it wasn't K-Love as we know it. A bit of publicity and it disappeared. But what if? - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul27 23:58 But for almost a year, the Seattle area had a widely heard signal on 95.3, which ultimately retransmitted KWAO in Ocean Shores WA (K-love. Yak, if you lived in Nebraska, you probably wouldn't have known about that. If you'd gotten 95.3 you might have attributed that to something else by mistake. You just can't know. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul27 23:46 Only other 96.1 with K-Love is a translator from Birmingham, AL.. I think you get KLRQ, sir-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul27 23:45 [23:20] Agreed! Data has major value. If has none except to fuel hopes. Hopes are equally valuable ... Mike (
Jul27 23:44 Yak- Unsure of your exact location, but KLRQ 96.1 is 1,475 miles from the center of Yakima, WA-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul27 23:26 CBC2 in Victoria BC on 92.1 has had dead air for at least several minutes now. Don't know if that's just a Victoria problem or something larger. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul27 23:20 Those ifs are killers. We can drive ourselves crazy with ifs. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul27 23:11 If I would have gotten the local ID, KLRQ would've been 1475 miles (and farthest FM log ever) > Yakima CN96 (
Jul27 23:08 Gone now > cn (
Jul27 23:06 Es 96.1...definite skip now. In and out with big fades. This MUST be KLRQ MO. Also faint 98.1 (KMBZ?) > Yakima CN96 (
Jul27 23:04 6m is open towards Kansas, by the way...several paths to N0LL/B > Yakima CN96 (
Jul27 23:02 Es ? 96.1 K-LOVE // 103.1. Did KYKV fire up another translator nearby, or am I hearing a tent KLRQ MO (1425+ mi)? > Yakima CN96 (
Jul27 22:41 If he has TOH talk, he can listen to stream. Likely there is some form of musical accompaniment that would be a signal to listen very closely ... Mike (
Jul27 22:23 Now I'm lucky to catch maybe every tenth word ... - de WA5IYX (
Jul27 22:22 Es Ch-2 55.250 and weak audio. Have the VE4ARM/b in ed n5jeh dm65rd (
Jul27 22:21 I had 11-sem hours of Russian, but that was back in 1968-69 at UT Austin - de WA5IYX (
Jul27 22:20 yeah, I noticed the Slavic language on 92.7 during multiple events - de WA5IYX (
Jul27 22:08 Thanks, Yakima. I'll have to post an audio clip later. It could well be Polish I'm hearing. Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jul27 21:49 WCPY IL? They are Polish during the day. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul27 21:40 Am going through an unattended recording of 92.7 from 2100z on 7/12 and hearing what sounds a lot like Russian mixed in with IL, MI and IN stations. Could that be CFFF in Peterborough, ON? Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jul27 21:27 add 100.3 and 101.3=101.9 there - de WA5IYX (
Jul27 21:25 plus 96.1 97.3 98.5 99.5 101.1 101.3 104.5 105.3 106.7 107.5 are HDs - de WA5IYX (
Jul27 21:21 check this out to see the local competition - de WA5IYX (
Jul27 21:15 [21:11] Guess that's just the way the band bounces sometimes heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 21:11 [20:25] not sure, still get things on 95.5 - de WA5IYX (
Jul27 21:01 N8UUP Bill: My KVCS mid-point was over Detroit - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul27 20:59 YT - FMDX: 89.1 KVCS via Es - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul27 20:25 [19:34] Hey Pat I saw nothing in 2015 from the Detroit market in your list - is that due to your locals or just a coincidence? de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 20:12 [19:34] Thanks, Pat. Looking forward to checking it out. Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jul27 19:39 Went back over yesterday's recording during the 23U hour and heard 89.1 VCY America KVCS Spring Valley, MN (12kW) @ 910 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul27 19:34 finished (I hope) - now to update the station stats/graphs - de WA5IYX (
Jul27 19:09 Car is probably the number one place I get the bigger openings otherwise the Sony handles the rest. En25 (
Jul27 19:08 sferics - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul27 18:07 Frank M.- Sure is nice to see some of your logs. I've always been curious what can be heard under regular conditions in EN40-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul27 17:37 re: car...for whatever reason, I haven't had skip in my car in SEVEN years. // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul27 17:35 [17:31] They came in great in Bristol of course... interesting format of "alt-country" also. - Matt EN21 (
Jul27 17:34 Nice Justin! I've been mainly using my phone to record longer clips of SS stations to help ID later // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul27 17:31 [13:49] Hey Tim, can you pick up 100.1 Bristol in Kingsport? I couldn't hear them last week when I was home. Calls are WBCM-LP, BCM = "Birthplace of Country Music", Bristol's attempt to get some tourism. - Matt EN21 (
Jul27 16:07 Lee, I use my android phone in the car sometimes to record skip. I also have one of those digital recorders for the car but half the time forget it- En25 (
Jul27 15:02 (*-"recording" = iPhone next to S10 speaker, lest anyone think we're running SDR over here!) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul27 15:01 ....which points to 92.7 XHUM-FM Valladolid, Yucatan! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul27 14:59 Noticed what was obviously a station ID. Finally made out "Candela.... la mera mere" in the ID... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul27 14:57 Reviewed a recording* of SS on 92.7 from last Wednesday... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul27 13:56 Nice Tim - glad someone had a little success! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 13:49 13:47 it was CJMF Quebec City. FM93.3 RDS. Tim EM86 (
Jul27 13:47 FWIW I had Es briefly about 30 mins ago. FF on 93.3 to the NE but nada now. Tim EM86 (
Jul27 13:42 Tr 89.9 AFR with Peoria phased, IS PROBABLY Vincennes IN, WATI, but nothing I can count at all, but then there are better openings than this to SW Indiana--Frank M. (
Jul27 13:16 well - that didn't last long de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 12:42 Es 54.310 weak/starting de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 12:21 Tr WMXI-94.5 Lexington KY (370 miles) with WKYT meteorologist weather, haven't heard this in years! (I think I briefly had stream parallel for WRZR-IN, but it got away)--Frank M. (
Jul27 12:16 Tr WJYL-LD-16 Clarksville IN, 320 miles--Frank M. (
Jul27 11:48 Tr DTV breaking the 400 mile barrier this morning, with Morehead KY on 21 "67-1 ION"--Frank M. (
Jul27 11:31 Now, THIS is just bizarre, totally weird...the antenna is working fine on 101.5 usual. What in the heck happened about 9 hours ago? NEVER seen anything like that--Frank M. (
Jul27 11:24 Tr WLKY-26 Louisville KY 325 miles--Frank M. EN40 (
Jul27 11:23 Tr WDKY-31 Danville KY 360 miles, brief "pop-in" decode only--Frank M. (
Jul27 11:19 No new FMs last night, but did get a new log in the form of Wichita, KS .550, now my southernmost NWR logging here to date -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul27 11:19 (H & I is oalso part of the ID bug, but that still doesn't tell me what it is.) (
Jul27 11:18 Tr WTSN-CD/20 Evansville IN, with ID bug lower left; decodes as "20-1 H & I" (what's that?)--Frank M. (
Jul27 11:13 Tr assume this is WMYO-51 Salem IN, decoding as WBKI-34, right?--Frank M. (
Jul27 05:40 Farthest seemed to be KXJM-107.5 Banks OR, very briefly (165mi). No Vancouver BC's. Olympia stuff was good too, as were a couple of Spokane's (KDRK, KXLY) > Yakima CN96 (
Jul27 05:39 Also had a Victoria BC pipeline today...130 miles and most Victoria's were in sounding like locals. CBCV, CJZN, CBU-FM1, CIOC, CKKQ. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul27 05:38 Had a lot of 120-160 mi DX up in the hills west of Leavenworth, WA today. KWVN 107.7, KZTB 97,9, KZHR 92.5, faint KHSS 100.7, etc. Those are to the southeast and over 150 miles. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul27 04:33 will need to save SDR recordings for closer inspection, quick scan this evening revealed WI/MN and later stations along the I-80 IA/NE corridor including Des Moines, Omaha, North Platte, Scottsbluff markets - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul27 04:11 Well, today has been another stimulating day. I bought a new radio and now I want a decent chance to try it out ... Mike (
Jul27 04:11 No unusual Tr for yours truly tonight; maybe the morning./cdEL96 (
Jul27 04:03 Tr 89.3 WTEB New Bern, NC RDS HD lock 510miles Craig EL98 (
Jul27 03:50 in review @ 01:31 Es 97.1 KCMI Terrytown, NE (~1470 mi) seems license was recently granted for a move from 96.9, christian format with local NOAA wx alert mentioning Sheridan County and NE panhandle - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul27 03:49 Stale Es 89.3 Likely KSBJ-FM Houston, TX (Playlist match for track "Lion of Judah;" just before tstm knocked out local power) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul27 03:36 [02:43] Very nice catch, Justin! WBNK was one of 3 NC stations I got on E-skip while I was in Davenport, Iowa two weeks ago. I picked a good time to take a roadtrip! Will probably add more FMs from Davenport when I make a side trip down there after the Madison, WI GTG on August 20th -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul27 03:20 Hmm hard to tell - but either 54.310 is multi-pathing, or I am getting 2 of them de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 03:19 Es 54.310 to the NE de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 03:10 um, TOWARD (
Jul27 03:10 This includes, though, directions pointed away from the smart meter, AND directions not toweard any locals--Frank M. (
Jul27 03:09 Maybe a smart meter issue? Can that attenuate part of the dial? The antenna in question is closest to the smart electrical meter--Frank M. (
Jul27 03:07 [02:56] In my case, the 101.5 thing is the antenna. Two other antennas work normally there on the same tuner--Frank M. (
Jul27 02:56 (02:32) I have a car rx where 89.1 seems muted---needs strong signal to overcome./cd (
Jul27 02:55 Oh boy I hope that's reciprocal; still at work./cdEL96 (
Jul27 02:53 Tr WAMR-107.5 FL Miami SS 501 mi very good signal! de fred SC FM03af (
Jul27 02:43 Es DTV 2 KMHE Rapid City SD back in very briefly. N8NU (
Jul27 02:43 Correction, WBNK is from Atlantic, NC - En25 (
Jul27 02:33 Tr 91.9 Hinckley, MN strong with MPR. ugh. - En25 (
Jul27 02:32 OK, can't say it's 101.5 ONLY (attenuation seems to be basically about 100.9 to 102.1) - would a bad element cause this, maybe?--Frank M. (
Jul27 02:29 KKOT is not as loud as it was, it's dropped down some in volume but still hanging around. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul27 02:29 Stale Es 92.7 The Beacon WBNK Pine Knoll Shores, NC - "The Beacon" - En25 (
Jul27 02:26 Nice one, Bob - still looking here de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 02:26 I often use WKXQ-92.5 as my "test" station. They're doing PERFECTLY fine--Frank M. (
Jul27 02:25 Stale Es 92.7 WKQR Mullens, WV with local ad for medical center. - new - En25 (
Jul27 02:24 REALLY WEIRD ANTENNA SYNDROME HERE: My main FM antenna is giving me no real signal on 101.5...**ONLY**. (The "phasing antenna" works fine there.) Rest of the dial is fine. How is this even possible?--FDrank M. (
Jul27 02:23 oooh.... Further research leads to West Virginia Junior College. There is one in Bridgeport and a 92.7 there - En25 (
Jul27 02:22 Es 93.5 KKOT "The Hawk" Columbus, Neb. (1232mi). Classic Hits. Just swung the antenna around and there it was. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul27 02:20 Stale Es from earlier "Cranking out all the hits... 92 point 7..." into Kabota tractor commercial. Lot of good that does - En25 (
Jul27 01:44 Can you try DTV, Craig? You might have a shot at DT 8 and. 9 in NC./cd (
Jul27 01:43 Go get em Craig./cdEL96 (
Jul27 01:33 Es DTV 2 KMHE (2 min. ago) and KNOP (30 sec. ago). N8NU (
Jul27 00:41 Tr 93.5 WLQB Ocean Isle Beach NC "B93.5" 400 miles Craig EL98 (
Jul27 00:40 54.310, 60.30, 66.310 again on scanner - kw4rz em60 (
Jul27 00:36 WBCT hammers a lot of things down here in Ann Arbor area heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 00:27 [00:12] thanks Bill, also heard at the same time 93.7 WBFM Sheboygan WI (673 mi), I'll have to review later to see if it jumped the lake and Grand Rapids appeared WBCT must hammer WBFM in cross lake tropo - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul27 00:21 stuff to north seems to be fading, south firing up 55.259.7 sounds like Nicaragua with random frequency shifts - kw4rz (
Jul27 00:19 Tr 99.7 WXST Hollywood, SC RDS 370 miles. Craig EL98 (
Jul27 00:15 Tr 97.7 WWXM Garden City, SC 365 miles. RDS Like a local. Craig EL98 (
Jul27 00:13 Tr Band full of tropo here, mostly coastal SC and NC. The usual 350-450 mile stuff so far Craig EL98 (
Jul27 00:12 Nice one Steve, not even a fade up here de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul27 00:09 54.310 persistent - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul27 00:09 Ms I think: WBVM-90.5 Tampa simply saying "Spirit FM 90.5" but I won't assume it's MS, but very quick skip--Frank M. (
Jul27 00:06 Tr some fair tropo to my NE atm, 91.3 WHQR Wilmington, NC 432 miles Craig EL98 (
Jul27 00:06 in review @ 23:00 Es 97.1 WCOW Sparta, WI (828 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul26 23:49 been a few wimpy Es spikes on 89.3. . 6 meters to Ohio fairly impressive at the moment - kw4rz (
Jul26 23:46 Es 76.310 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul26 23:36 Es 55.240 x2 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 23:24 up to 77.250 here at the moment unknown which canadian analog TV still on other than the ch 2s - kw4rz em60 (
Jul26 23:23 Down to DTV-2, 6 meter short skip gone - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul26 23:17 Es on 6 meters down to 444 miles to my ESE - hearing Easton PA beacon de N8UUP BIll EN82 (
Jul26 23:12 Es DTV pilots 2-4 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul26 23:10 Hearing NY and NJ beacons here de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 23:06 Es 89.1 KWFC Spirngfield, MO; strong signal - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul26 23:05 Hearing the EN62 MI beacon - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul26 23:05 When the six meter band is open in 3 directions and you have one beam antenna LOL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 23:02 Es fadeup on 90.5 wx low temp low 60's - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul26 22:58 55.240 has been in for at least last half hour. Sault Ste Marie, ON probably. Also had 66.310 while mobile, gone now. Wimpy skip - kw4rz em60 (
Jul26 22:56 Connecticut loud now on 6 meters - cmon FM open somewhere de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 22:52 IL, MN aqs well - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul26 22:50 Es 54.310 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 22:50 Hearing beacons in Florida, Nebraska and Kansas - apparently staying below 88 Mhz given the lack of activity here de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 22:46 Hearing MO, OK, KS, EN66 MI 6 meter beacons - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul26 21:03 Tr 92.7 WKZJ Eufaula, AL 283 miles- Wes ke4twi em66 TN (
Jul26 19:44 [18:17, 18:19] That's awesome Pat! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 19:34 Now I learned that my classic Teknika TVC 22 analog TV Tuner has gone kaput. Gotta use the VCR tuner now, oh well./cd (
Jul26 19:13 WTW used wild fiddles where the vocals would be./cd (
Jul26 19:12 Instrumental versions of "Walk This Way" and "Life in the Fast Lane," apmost unchanged from the vocal versions.../cd (
Jul26 19:11 Enciclopedia has played some far-out instrumentals, though---e.g...../cd (
Jul26 19:10 A facepalm for me/cd (
Jul26 19:10 And R Enciclopedia /cd (
Jul26 19:09 Ah yes 92.1 but it was WRLX, same calls today---forgot that one---didn't last long, "Relax 92.1"/cdEL96 (
Jul26 18:19 and before that: 95.7 VA NORFOLK WKEZ 06-25-1977 1559 - de WA5IYX (
Jul26 18:17 back when that freq open hr 95.7 VA NORFOLK WLTY 07-03-1983 1408 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul26 18:11 Amazing marketing/branding for Y96/WLTY Norfolk in this commercial from 1984 (just after their flip from Easy Listening) // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 17:45 Wasn't 92.1 WEAT in West Palm Beach, beatiful in 1993? And thinking of NYC, I count 7, inclduing similcasts. WPAT, WVNJ, WPIX, WTFM, WRFM, and WNBC-FM late 1974 til NIS, O, WHN. Enjoying the warm WX here in Sherman Oaks (
Jul26 17:41 I have a semi-local B/EZ (98.9 WEMP) - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jul26 17:31 Though Cuba still has Radio Enciclopedia for EZ Listening. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul26 17:30 Even the Canadian Beautiful Music stations all seem to have morphed to AC. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul26 17:15 [16:06] Nice Bill, much better! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 17:09 And in El Salvador, if you can bear the incessant ads/cd: (
Jul26 17:06 In Dominican Republic, e.g./cdEL96--> (
Jul26 17:05 There are still nice B/EZ's in other countries..../cdEL96 (
Jul26 17:00 1980, going country./cd (
Jul26 17:00 The writing was on the wall for WQAM i. (
Jul26 17:00 The writing was on the wall for WQAM i. (
Jul26 16:58 In mid-late 70s, WQAM/Y100/96X-WMYQ were pretty much interchangeable./cd (
Jul26 16:57 After FM started muscling in, apparently 560 felt like it had to be like the others./cdEL96 (
Jul26 16:57 Frank, the WQAM of the 60s was a different animal than the QAM of the 70s./cd (
Jul26 16:52 ...sometime around 1982, IIRC // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 16:50 I remember Dad being pretty upset when 95.7 WKEZ Norfolk flipped to A/C "Lite 96 WLTY: We Listen to You" // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 16:46 I think Chicago had more Beautifuls than either Detroit or New York--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:41 [16:33] The 97.9, with their WMZK callsign, should have been Beautiful if ANYBODY was (think "Muzak")--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:39 [16:36] WQAM was Top 40, but not with a "short" playlist at all, fully top 40--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:38 Es a little bit stale, but about 30-40 seconds obvious Es on 90.5 (at 16:08) was my "skip alarm" - then gone. No reports here--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:37 After WLYF Miami added vocals, it left WEAT in WPB as the last B/EZ within 100 miles, but that lasted only a few months beyond./cd (
Jul26 16:36 (16:05) WQAM 560./cdEL96 (
Jul26 16:35 Can't remember if 100.3 was beautiful or not. Go back before anti-simulcast rules, and they simulcasted WKMH, then WKNR (1310 Desrborn) rock and roll. 93.9 has always been Canadian (can't remember format in 1966, may have been B.)--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:35 ...that lasted up till late 1994, when it switched to 70s hits as Star 97; then a couple of years later it morphed to rock as K-Rock, and eventually became FM Talk, and finally Sports. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul26 16:34 [1629] 97.1 was beautiful music up till about 1990 or 1991, when they jazzed up the format and made it more of a Soft AC to compete with soft rock 100.3 and 93.1. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul26 16:33 And: 93.1 MAY have simulcasted the 1500. 97.9 brokered foreign, 98.7 REL, 101.9 EDU, 102.7 rock, 103.5 REL, 105.1 classical, 105.9 jazz, 107.5 R&B-soul. (
Jul26 16:30 99.5 was VERY imminently to go "underground rock" and one of the best ever of the genre, but none of us knew that. 101.1 also may have still been B. and not rock yet--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:29 [14:29] Let me think, if I can, which Detroit stations I think were beautiful in the 1966 era. Definitely 95.5, 97.1, 104.3, 106.7 - and I think 92.3, 94.7, 96.3, 99.5--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:19 Tr 92.9 K225BN Oklahoma City OK "The Edge" (58 mi) NEW fading in & out under KMML - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul26 16:19 [14:06] I heard that same Q-98 from Toledo OH in 1979 or 1980! I think they may have been a rock station by then. So the implausible branding even survived a format change (or more)--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:16 OK, except the guy in southern IL (I forget his name) who's here rarely; he's close to 200 miles--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:15 Steve in Indy USED to be here, but he's at that 250 mile limit; so is Jim T in Missouri. Nobody on this site is closer--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:14 I think Bill E. is entirely out of DX. He's fairly close to a wind farm, which spews RF across everything--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:13 [11:49] no, because those are two guys who totally do't keep in touch with people as far as I know. Also don't think Marv has "seriously" DX'ed in years--Frank M. (
Jul26 16:12 in 1962 mni AM stations were celebration their 40 years on the air - de WA5IYX (
Jul26 16:09 Tr 92.9 KMML Cimarron KS (191 mi) - no sign of usual KBEZ - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul26 16:07 don't much recall their 1962 format now - de WA5IYX (
Jul26 16:06 [15:56] Here ya go Lee de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 16:05 well CD in Miami, certainly Y100 was Q, 96.3 WMJX tried, but who was a 3rd, Sherman Oaks (
Jul26 16:04 This still may be true, but I gave up on hit music long long ago./cd (
Jul26 16:00 ....the song was from a local artist, cough KC & Sunshine Band cough/cd (
Jul26 15:59 Miami was often the LAST place in the US where a "new hit" would be heard, unless.../cdEL96 (
Jul26 15:57 ...and they filled the playlist with stuff that recently dropped off the charts...Miami had 3 of these Q stations./cd (
Jul26 15:56 (Your brother deserves better!) (
Jul26 15:56 The "Q format" as I understand it was instead of Top 40, it was just the top 10 or 12..../cd (
Jul26 15:56 Just looked up the morning show on The description is merely the definition of "Morning Zoo" copied from Wikipedia! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 15:55 WAVV 101.1 is the last remaining B/EZ station in FL, and I listen to them often./cdEL96 (
Jul26 15:52 Whoa Bill, very cool! Small world! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 15:45 Regarding WNVZ - my brother does the morning show on that station heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 15:06 Nice Eric...Bill EN82 logged WLTJ this morning [11:50] which got us started on this topic // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 14:43 [1422] WLTJ Pittsburgh, PA is such a station. They brand as Q-92.9. I get them at least a couple of times a year on tropo. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul26 14:29 Growing up in Virginia Beach, Dad could switch between TWO competing beautiful stations: 92.9 WFOG and 95.7 WEZK // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 14:27 [14:07] Me too, John. Or at least how much my Dad loved them // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 14:23 KNCT-TX runs a beautiful music format, have logged them in Es a few times here, Simply Beautiful 91.3 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul26 14:23 I remember in 1982, Q104-1/2 Norfolk rebranded as Z-104...but they didn't have their new WNVZ calls for a month, so their interim TOH ID was "Z104, WQRK Norfolk" // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 14:22 Haha, yeah I guess some stations will ID with a Q even if they don't have one in their calls // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 14:20 re: 1416 weren't those Q's from the Buzz Bennett "Super Q" format? And yes I miss those high-energy screaming top40s from here in Sherman Oaks (
Jul26 14:16 The "Q-Craze" of calls in the 70s came about mostly from Quadrophonic - de WA5IYX (
Jul26 14:07 I miss those Beautiful Music stations. John DE (
Jul26 14:06 well Lee, while living in NJ June 21, 1975, heard 98.5 WGNE-FM Panama City, FLA, "Q98" was beautiful music, Also for a time in 1973 there was WJAS Am-and-FM Pitsburgh "13Q", but still nada here in Sherman Oaks (
Jul26 13:50 Tr 95.3 KERX Paris AR (205 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul26 13:47 Tr 96.5 WFTK Lebanon OH "96 Rock" 201 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 13:46 "In March 2008, the station rebranded as Q92.9 (a somewhat ironic brand, as the station does not have, nor has it ever had, a Q in its call sign)...alrighty then! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 13:45 [11:50] WLTJ..."Q-92"!? Had to look that one up... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul26 13:28 11:44...Rick, Steve and Mike are both both from Indy area. They are quite active with TV dxing in the WTFDA but rarely get on this chat forum - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul26 13:24 Could be worse, you could be leaving for Leavenworth KS, but I think you're too young for that place :-) - de JimT/MO (
Jul26 13:02 [1241] Just minutes away from leaving for Leavenworth...good chance for big time red paths on the map today. From what I see on FM Fool, lots of open channels where I'm going (mountains). Maybe something will etch out that isn't from Chelan County. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul26 12:41 Get ready for the Es to turn on - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul26 11:50 Tr 92.9 WLTJ Pittsburgh, PA "Q92" - 220 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 11:49 [02:14] Frank, do you ever keep in touch with Bill in Dixon or Marv in Toulon? I don't know how active they are anymore, but they're both within 120 miles of you. If they are STILL active, you should establish some sort of "network" with them to trade tips -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul26 11:44 [02;46] There was a Steve from Indy who attended a GTG I hosted in Champaign, IL in Sept 2013, and brought a DXer named Mike Glass with him. Steve was also at last year's joint club convention in Fort Wayne. I'll bet it's the same one. I was kinda hoping to see him active on this board -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul26 10:26 WFMS-Indiana soon faded in and took it out. After my database project, I am now at least 7 times more able to SEE what I need, than I was--Frank (
Jul26 10:25 Tr NEW: W238CH-95.5 Decatur IL (100 miles) "Magic 95.5, Decatur's home...old school R&B" and song stream parallel; WGLO phased--Frank M. (
Jul26 10:16 test (
Jul26 10:01 Tr SWEET!! NEW, WFNB-92.7 Brazil IN, 200 miles, with Taylorville FIRST time ever trying for this!--Frank M. (
Jul26 09:31 Tr 106.3 WGMK-FM DONALSONVILLE, GA "ROCKIN 106.3" CLASSIC ROCK-189 Miles. New! DE N1LF Les EM63 (
Jul26 09:24 [05:34] There seems to be a higher proportion of activity than usual there in the last two days, but there was FAR more actual skip DX posted here.--Frank M. (
Jul26 05:55 I did have some of that DX today, with Kansas City and Omaha stuff (none of the "rarer" ones) coming in well--Frank M. (
Jul26 05:51 Interesting, I don't see NN2E around? I'll have to be checking TWO sites, I guess, because Milford IL has the first DX on there, using "great equipment" within 250 miles of me--Frank M. (
Jul26 05:36 Anytime that I've gone there, it's been a 100% waste of my time. OK I'll have to try again. I think it was a duct aloft over my head--Frank M. (
Jul26 05:35 [02:46] Rather distressing to know, though, that Milford-remote and NN2E are the only MAJOR EQUIPMENT DX'ER reporting within 300+ miles of me, , and they won't come on here--Frank M. (
Jul26 05:34 [02:46] Seems like everytime I go there, I see only a small fraction of the activity that I see here, and it's almost always sheer duplication (except NN2E)--Frank M. (
Jul26 03:07 so far just cool breezes, no rain here - de WA5IYX (
Jul26 02:59 thundering about - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul26 02:47 Nothing tremendous, just signals popping around (not like a major trops opening) - de JimT/MO (
Jul26 02:46 Frank, you should hop on the WTFDA bulletin board for a few minutes. Steve from Indy said his remote site in Milford IL logged KOOD Hays KS earlier today - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul26 02:38 Tr 99.7 WSHW Frankfort IN - Shine 99 - 192 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 02:22 Nothing, so far. Subdecodes from Kansas City, Milwaukee, Omaha-45. WXIN-45 the only thing from Indiana--Frank M. (
Jul26 02:14 Guess I should check, because if there's a mega-tropo opening, there's probably nobody close enough to me who will be on here. Absolutely nobody within 200 miles of here ever reports...I mean, ever--Frank M. (
Jul26 02:12 [00:26] Actually, I still keep all of my logs on PAPER. Basically it's because by the time I started using computers, I'd come along too far to digitize all of it--Frank M. (
Jul26 01:52 Tr 94.1 WNNF Cincinnati OH Nash FM - 218 miles - swapping fiercely with WBNI, WWDK and WHBC Sheesh! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 01:38 It is hearing Phoenix FMs okay. Will put on the log-period tomorrow. de dwi/7 (
Jul26 01:37 Hey BR, it's pretty nifty. I am currently listening to Aircraft (132 MHz). No intermod problems so far. I had to turn down the RF gain. de dwi/7 (
Jul26 01:27 Tr - WROU-92.1 West Carrollton, OH - Poor with R&B mx, 'The Quiet Storm' show. Rare! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul26 01:26 Tr - WCHD-99.9 Kettering, OH - Phantom log; tried to lock in HD. Audio still local WKKO Toledo. de Eric B, Carleton MI (
Jul26 01:18 Tr 93.7 WFCJ Miamisburg, OH "The Source" 180 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul26 01:05 Tr 107.3 WYBZ Crooksville, OH- weak/poor with classic hits and song match per website-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul26 00:26 [22:16] I'll gladly trade my award for a second logging for 2016. I can't even remember which folder my log is in anymore ... Mike (
Jul26 00:23 the (un-choked) USB lines to my AS ver. 1 radiate a good deal of crud on Ch 2-6 - de WA5IYX (
Jul26 00:20 interesting and tempting - de WA5IYX (
Jul26 00:07 ...but it might actually have a lower noise floor and less intermod than my original Airspy version 1, will have to verify that BR in AZ (
Jul26 00:05 ...more or less the same performance as the "big" Airspy, but 6MHz bandwidth vs. 10 (less CPU intensive), a much smaller form factor, and half the price... BR in AZ (
Jul26 00:04 Wouldn't mind. Less than 15 minutes of skip this month. North-to-south paths don't happen often, and the north-to-north paths have just been slim this year. Only one appearance of regular KUWR even. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul26 00:02 [23:28] Cool, if nothing else it can make for a good spotting receiver. I just got an Airspy Mini in the mail today... BR in AZ (
Jul25 23:39 [2307] Maybe you'll have a 5-10-13 like opening I said, off to take a day trip to Leavenworth/Chelan County in the morning! > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 23:28 Hey BR, I got a RTL-SDR. Surprised how well it hears on the turnstile. de Art KA5DWI/7 (
Jul25 23:25 [16:32] Heard on my recording from this afternoon. 98.1 "Classical 98_1" Nassau, Bahamas. (1052mi) Sounds like a BCB logging. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 23:07 I'd just as soon skip the award. I'd rather be awarded skip. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul25 22:40 YT - FMDX: ZBM 89.1 Bermuda via Es (22 second clip for ID) - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 22:25 Thanks for the info guys on the Frenz FM. One of my few logs from Saturday night that was not washed out by Coastal Tropo. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 22:23 [22:15] When looking "frenz Fm" up on the web they have a website and Facebook page. I saw postings from last year for the 97.5 frequency. Seems hard to believe they haven't been shut down yet by the FCC. Crazy! A pretty good log for me here in NJ I guess. Bob -Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 22:16 thank you CN, I will accept an award here in Sherman Oaks, but wish I didn't have to, HAhaHAhaHA (
Jul25 22:15 Re: 20:14 The Frenz FM that I know of is a West Palm Beach area pirate that's been around for years in various forms and freqs Think I heard them on 97.5 a few years ago. Craig EL98 (
Jul25 21:51 Or Larry/Sherman Oaks...he's only had one event this whole year > cn (
Jul25 21:50 Nah, don't give it to me. Give it to Mike/SF or Rick/Seattle. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 21:50 [21:04] Doh! Sorry Yak, yeah you def get the "black hole" award this year! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul25 21:39 [21:16] and oh to go back again; was unable to ID some unIDs. Funds won't allow. :) /cdEL96 (
Jul25 21:16 It would be fun to go to Bermuda with my 3-foot loop, and my DX-402. Chris was over there in 2005 and heard a lot of stuff on AM in the daytime including NYC, Norfolk, Miami, etc. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 21:15 Well it seems that VSB Mix106 runs the BBC news at the TOH. Good for me since I heard the BBC news announcement at the TOH squeezed between 2 other stations, WISX and WBLI. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 21:15 have the file for the rest of my 2015 FM DX Log finished - now to figure out which are new - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 21:13 I prefer ZBM running the old Hitparade or to a lesser extent the US satellite/cd (
Jul25 21:12 [21:05] A case for listening to older softer music---THAT is copyrighted??/cdEL96 (
Jul25 21:06 I do have a Murphy alert for the west: Tomorrow morning I am taking a day trip (long-awaited) to the Leavenworth area! Predicting lots of red when I'm gone. Leaving 6AM tomorrow! > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 21:05 YT blocked my ZBM 89.1 Bermuda due to this copyrighted song. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 21:04 Nah, the real DX black hole is anything west of Michigan at this point. Again, just need to be thankful for my five minutes of Winnipeg/Portage La Prairie MB Es the other night. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 21:01 I found a stream for Bermuda Mix106 on the Tunein web site. non-stop Top 40 music, Listening for IDs that sound like what is on my recording. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 21:01 [20:08] Gah! You're killing me here, Bob! Getting neither your Es nor your Tr today! VA DX black hole in effect! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul25 20:42 Yes I have to do some real hacking on that file - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 20:41 Severe thunderstorms rolling in - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 20:40 JAW, what if you whittled the file down to just the ID? /cd (
Jul25 20:37 Even tried to download the file on the WTFDA Forums; file exceeded it's limit - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 20:36 Frankly I am blessed to be under-the-radar on the ones I put up now./cd (
Jul25 20:35 [20:11] You got to be kidding....just amazing./cdEL96 (
Jul25 20:30 92.9 is usually IBOC hiss for me./cd (
Jul25 20:29 [20:14] wanna say that it is a pirate or LPFM in the West Palm Beach area./cdEL96 (
Jul25 20:16 Hearing Bermuda on 6m now - looking for them on FM, although most frequencies covered by local de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul25 20:14 [20:05] /cd, btw ever hear a Reggae station on 92.9 in south Florida ID as "Frenz Fm"? Logged it Saturday night with a phone-in number for the Palm Beaches area. I should probably give K4MM a call and ask him also! Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 20:13 Plus it was blocked in nine countries - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 20:11 Unable to provide ZBM 89.1 Bermuda via Es video on YT due to the audio being muted per copyrighted content. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 20:11 20:05 Not the station I heard, it didn't seem to have an accent and I presumed it was Mix 106 in Philadelphia. Going over the recording now! Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 20:08 Tr 98.1 WOBX "The Score" Manteo, NC. (303mi). Sports talk. This in and out all day, now finally in and any sign of Es gone for a quite a while now. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 20:05 [19:45] Did the "Mix 106" sound accented? I don't think they run off US satellite./cdEL96 (
Jul25 20:01 Es 91.3 WMEW Waterville, Maine mixing with a CBC station. Craig EL98 (
Jul25 19:46 Es pretty well out of FM - CHCH6-CH 6+ NS still hanging in there. de fred SC FM03af (
Jul25 19:45 [18:54] I was looking for that Mix106 all morning. Every time I heard an ID for Mix106 I had to qickly swing my antenna from south east to west to see if it was Mix 106 WISX in Philly. Only to find out that's what it was. Frustrating! I need to go over my recording! Bob-Nj Fb20 (
Jul25 19:41 Don't say that, Rich. :)/cdEL96 (
Jul25 19:28 Gone now - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul25 19:27 Es still into FM - CKNI-91.9 NB Monckton - RDS The Bend de fred SC FM03af (
Jul25 19:22 Bermuda still in to 94.9 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul25 19:06 RE 18:57 Will do, Chris Craig El98 (
Jul25 19:04 90.9 WMEH over 1440 miles for me...certainly not "meh". :)/cdEL96 (
Jul25 19:03 Es 97.3 CHVW SAINT JOHN NB CAN and one French Craig EL98 (
Jul25 19:00 another day to get other things tended to here, but it's too blasted hot for outdoors - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 18:57 Keep it up Craig....I am sans DX radio here./cdEL96 (
Jul25 18:56 WEBB 98.5 might have been my farthest at 1410 (
Jul25 18:56 Wow (below on Mix 106)....that station almost went belly up last year!/cdEL96 (
Jul25 18:55 EL98 to New Brunswick is over 1400 miles. Nice job! > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 18:54 Es 106.1 VSB Hamilton Bermuda, "Mix 106" - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul25 18:53 I wonder if I would have landed WLBZ in the last few years, if not for KJWP or even lil ol WKOB./cd (
Jul25 18:52 Es 97.7 WNSX Winter Harbor, Maine again mixing with a few others. Craig EL98 (
Jul25 18:52 Es Bermuda up to 103.3 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul25 18:52 I am recording DT 2 this afternoon while at workplace./cdEL96 (
Jul25 18:51 I had some faint 103.9 earlier but nothing higher./cd (
Jul25 18:50 Nothing like hear French and a dozen CBC stations up and down the dial John DE (
Jul25 18:49 I love openings to the Maritimes- my favorite part of the world John DE (
Jul25 18:49 Wow Craig, NB! Never got that b4. Keep checking DT 2 periodically; ya never know./cdEL96 (
Jul25 18:44 Tr 94.9 WPTE "The Point" Virginia Beach, Va. (254mi) Coastal Tropo Swapping with Es but will probably kill the Es eventually, same as Saturday night for me! Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 18:40 Es 100.7 WZLX Boston, Massachusetts Craig EL98 (
Jul25 18:38 Es 101.5 CBZ SAINT JOHN NB CAN Craig EL98 (
Jul25 18:32 Es 102.3 CBAF SAINT JOHN NB CAN Craig EL98 (
Jul25 18:31 in review @ 17:21 UTC, Es 88.3 Word SBC, south Bahamas - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul25 18:25 Tr 102.5 WWCD Baltimore, OH "CD-102.5" and ments of "The Big Room" 187 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul25 18:16 With their redundant translator on 104.1, that's now THREE frequencies I've lost to WCDX this year...GRRR! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul25 18:10 Wow, looks like one of my locals (92.1 WCDX) just turned ON HD for the first time! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul25 18:00 Es 89.1 WBUH Brewster, Massachusetts Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:54 Es 92.9 WEZQ Bangor, Maine RDS Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:52 Es 93.3 WSNE Taunton, Massachusetts Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:51 Es 55.25 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 17:50 Parked on 93.9. Semi-locals WKYS (92 miles) and WNCB (156 miles) having a nice wrestling match, but otherwise quiet here // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul25 17:45 The Es is still very sketchy here, with the usual South Florida suspects in and out, below 97.7. Whimpy! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jul25 17:45 Es 94.1 WHJY Providence, Rhode Island Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:40 Es 95.5 CJLS YARMOUTH NS CAN RDS Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:36 [17:35] Fred N - SC (
Jul25 17:35 Es still at top of FM dial as of 1334edt - from Canadian Maritimes. Fred N - SC (
Jul25 17:35 Es 95.5 WBRU Providence, Rhode Island Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:29 Es 96.3 WEII Dennis, Massachusetts Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:25 Es 97.3 WJFD New Bedford, Massachusetts "Portuguese Radio" RDS Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:24 RE 17:19 Nada Chris (
Jul25 17:23 Es 91.3 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale loud clear steady into FN42 portable Degen with whip (
Jul25 17:22 Es 93.9 WMIA "Mia - FM" Miami Beach, Fla. (1039mi). RDS and Top 40 music. in and out with WNYC 93.9 NY. Bob-NJ Fn20wb (
Jul25 17:19 Re 17:16 checking cd (
Jul25 17:17 Es 98.5 WEBB ME vs WBZ MA/cd (
Jul25 17:16 Re 17:16 91.9 (
Jul25 17:16 Craig---please check DT 2 for possible WLBZ. I have Maine too but just not strong./cdEL96 (
Jul25 17:16 Es 94.9 WMGE " Mega" Miami, Fla.(1038mi). In strong at the monment. Bob-NJ Fn20wb (
Jul25 17:16 Es 91.9 WFPB Falmouth, Massachusetts RDS 250 watts Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:12 Es 91.3 WFMR Orleans, Massachusetts RDS 1150 watts Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:11 Es weak and choppy. Jon DE (
Jul25 17:03 Es 97.7 WNSX Winter Harbor, Maine Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:02 Es ATV3 with B&W video, scaps of audio - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 17:01 Too many ATV-3 video carriers for the tube TV to lock onto...strongest is 61.246.200 MHz - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 17:01 Es 97.7 WAZK Nantucket, Massachusetts RDS 1750 watts Craig EL98 (
Jul25 17:00 s suddenly into FM from Canadian Maritimes muf 108+ mhz de fred SC FM03af (
Jul25 16:55 Es 94.1 CHSJ Saint John, New Brunswick "Country94" mixing with two French stations. Craig EL98 (
Jul25 16:47 Bermuda gone from here now! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jul25 16:44 Es 96.7 Radio Reloj, Cuba. (1270mi) With the usual clock ticks and announcements in Spanish. In and out every few minutes. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 16:43 Es 93.5 WFRQ Harwich Port, Massachusetts RDS Craig EL98 (
Jul25 16:39 Now nine TV 3 video carriers up to 30 db SNR for the middle strongest one - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:38 98.3 R. Irie fading away - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:36 Web stream via or .com/cd (
Jul25 16:35 16:32 No more 98.1 Bermuda---it moved to 98.3; try Classical 98.1'Nassau, Bahamas./cdEL96 (
Jul25 16:33 Es 92.9 unID Tropical briefly // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul25 16:33 Holly crap..Eight TV 3 video carriers popped up at once! - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:32 Es 88.7 WMVY Edgartown, Massachusetts RDS Craig EL98 (
Jul25 16:32 98.1, am getting a classical music station to the S-SE. I was looking for 98.1 KJEZ in Bermuda but getting this instead. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul25 16:29 Es 89.5 WNCK Nantucket, Massachusetts RDS Craig EL98 (
Jul25 16:28 Going to disconnect ant. from STL-SDR to analog tube TV - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:27 Yes there is...on 77.246.300 bobbing at 5dB SNR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:25 Nothing on 77.250 MHz - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:22 Es 67.256.000 and one below it in freq. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:21 Es 61.246.600 MHz bobbing up to 18dB SNR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:19 Es 55.236.200 MHz STL-SDR bobbing up to 9dB SNR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:13 Es 95.9 WATD MA/cd (
Jul25 16:13 Es earlier 89.7 WGBH MA HD1 and 2 o/ local WMLV/cdEL96 (
Jul25 16:07 Es 89.1 Bermuda w/"Ocean FM-a Bermuda Broadcasting station" then news w/poor to ex signal. John Corning NY fn12 (
Jul25 16:06 No chance here on 94.9 Bermuda. That is the lower HD sideband for WZZO 95.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:06 No Bermuda for me./cd (
Jul25 16:06 Es 89.9 WSUF//WSHU NY/cdEL96 (
Jul25 16:05 98.3 Irie also booming in over semi-locals. Bob-NJ Fn20wb (
Jul25 16:04 Es 94.9 Power 95 Bermuda. (747mi). Yes this booming in also! Local news and public announcements. It sounds like one of my locals! Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jul25 16:02 8dB SNR (weak) for R. Irie - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:01 Es 98.3 Radio Irie Bermuda - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:00 oops correct freq is 98.3 vice 89.3 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 16:00 Es 90.9 WMEH Bangor---now for a little DT 2..../cdEL96 (
Jul25 16:00 Es 89.3 Radio Irie Bermuda - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 15:54 15:46 15:11 gives hints but no real details on page 7 - Jerry (
Jul25 15:53 Bob-NJ: You might want to take a crack at ZFB-FM 94.9 "Power 95". - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 15:52 Bob-NJ: Was wondering why no other FM Dxers in NJ/PA, Philly area was receiving ZBM all this time. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 15:52 Anyone have 94.9 Bermuda? de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul25 15:47 - Jerry (
Jul25 15:46 15:11 "Chief of Radio Intelligence WW2" (
Jul25 15:45 Es 89.1 Ocean 89 Hamilton Bermuda. (739mi). KA3JAW, thatnks for tip on this opening up! Just popped up and is booming in here. Bob-NJ Fn20wb (
Jul25 15:38 Es 88.7 WMVY MA // Web. /cdEL96 (
Jul25 15:33 Was starting to think all the red lines were just another ARRL contest!/cdEL96 (
Jul25 15:31 Es ZBM 89.1 is still rolling in at good signal level - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 15:30 Es 92.5 WXRV MA the River; amazing that format has survived./cdEL96 (
Jul25 15:29 Es 55.240 and 55.250 (Dominican Warbler) de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul25 15:26 Tr KAUD-90.5 Mexico MO, NEW! - with KBIA break at :20 after--Frank M. (
Jul25 15:15 Es ch 2z - south. Briefly into FM - SS on 90.9 de fred SC FM03af (
Jul25 15:12 Wish I could find my Grundig G8. Going to be out on a bike today and that thing can get skip - En25 (
Jul25 15:11 has some tales of really old pre-FCC enforcement efforts - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 15:07 Es up on 89.1 again - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 15:06 I did not capture any RDS from Ocean89 either - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 15:04 Had subdecode on DT 2 but nothing else, only a slight flutter on low FM/cd (
Jul25 15:02 ZBM didnt have RDS last time it came in strong. Not sure if any Bermuda FM has any./cdEL96 (
Jul25 15:00 Tr 93.9 KIAI Mason City, IA is about all I can muster this morning. - En25 (
Jul25 14:59 Unid last night on 92.9 - Jerry (
Jul25 14:26 No skip here last night when AC7XP thought he might have had Pacific Northwest. There's a lotta Northwest, but nothing received here. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul25 14:24 Lee VA: Tks - I seen when you reported on it here and stayed on 89.1 all that time and never heard a peep here from Ocean89- KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 14:17 [13:37] Nice JAW! ZBM was in here fairly solid for about 45 minutes last Wednesday, somehow thru WCVE IBOC. Never got RDS though. Great catch! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul25 14:06 ZBM 89.1 vansihed into the triangle with no trace -KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:52 Florida (with its large coastline and all the ship radios to inspect) had #7 all to itself - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 13:49 No chance on 94.9. That is the lower HD sideband for WZZO. Lower HD is at 23 dB SNR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:47 1960 FCC RIDs (also then Class D CRS call prefixes) - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 13:43 JAW---Is 94.9 open? That is your next Bermuda target, Power 95, same website./cd (
Jul25 13:41 [13:37 Pat] I suppose so, but it is an exercise in futility./cd (
Jul25 13:40 ZBM are 89.1 calls./cd (
Jul25 13:40 Great, JAW. At least now they are not running satellite, where ID's were few and far between./cdEL96 (
Jul25 13:39 Es 55.250 with a lot of fade - south - de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul25 13:37 Does the FCC still maintain an FE&MB office in Miami (RID #7) ? - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 13:37 89.1 is in fact Bermuda Broadcasting ZFB Ocean 89; verified via webstream that cdEL96 provided - KA3JAW FN20jqded (
Jul25 13:36 I felt that I was kind here./cdEL96--> (
Jul25 13:34 I would answer, Pat, but I'll get kicked off of here./cd (
Jul25 13:33 Could be Bermuda then./cdEL96 (
Jul25 13:32 Whatever happened to the Florida law enabling the state/local authorities to act ? Tossed out by court(s) ? - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 13:31 ID came up; '???89' - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:28 A pirate rapper is on at nights only on 89.1 here/cd (
Jul25 13:28 OK its' in again at moderate levels with light static - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:28 If Bermuda, compare to Ocean 89 online @ /cdEL96 (
Jul25 13:27 know that feeling well ... with a cassette one could swap C90s - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 13:27 Compare (
Jul25 13:27 It might have been Bermuda as it was just 89.1, nothing on my other two nearby open channels of 88.3 or 89.9 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:24 I want to stop the recorder and play it back but worry that the signal might come back in again - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:22 89.1 A/A vanished - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:21 Doing that, JAW; WQCS IBlock dominating 88.9./cd (
Jul25 13:20 Minutes prior to 13:12U in came in loud - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:20 Oh no---a Miami pirate on 89.5./cdEL96 (
Jul25 13:20 Getting african-american music with deep fade in/outs on 89.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:18 cdEL96: Check your 88-92 freqs now to the north-east - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:16 89.5 not sure if Es or WFIT/cdEL96 (
Jul25 13:16 Don't forget to check for Bermuda, JAW/cdEL96 (
Jul25 13:12 Es 89.1 with deep fades; recorder on - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:10 Keep trying cd! - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:09 updated - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 13:08 Es weak 55.250 MHz on STL-SDR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul25 13:08 Looks like a shot for me to get KJWP and friends, but I see nothing./cd (
Jul25 13:07 DXMaps' MUF Es tab is gone./cdEL96 (
Jul25 12:31 KYRV was on 88.1 and had its license yanked in 2014 - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jul25 12:28 WPRC is listed as a class B1 - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jul25 12:19 If WPRC 88.7 has raised power, that works for Matt. He needs 'em at this QTH. I already have them logged here. :) -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul25 12:01 Yeah nothing here either at the moment de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul25 11:47 Not much going on here-- Champaign/Urbana is the best I can do right now-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul25 11:39 atta boy, Frank. Now bring it east and help a brother out :D de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul25 09:31 Tr with Peoria phased and sitting on 106.9 (not even sure why...), WOOD Muskegon MI suddenly showing up! 330 miles--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:50 Um...KMOE actually **SIGNS OFF** at midnight???? That's what their website says. What a rare breed--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:48 Looking fir KMOE Butler MO, not sure of format, I see contradictions--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:47 Played "China Grove" & now "Walk On the Wild Side (Lou Reed)--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:47 Tr Seems that i have oldies on 92.1 from "the west" with WQKQ nulled (phased); ideas? Of course could be off the back like the 88.7 was--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:33 Yep, "Sterling-Rock Falls" works as Sheffield COL. What have they done up there? I could hardly hear them before--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:31 Um...they just ID'ed as WCIC. Huh? Sheffield IL? I thought they were Vertical only (and rarely heard here); raised power???--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:30 I have strong contemporary Christian from that direction--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:29 Looking for a stream for KYRV-88.7 Concordia MO, streema says "unfortunately KYRV is no longer broadcasting" - off the air??? - Frank M. (
Jul25 07:16 Tr KJTY-88.1 Topeka is K-Love, right? BLASTING IN, 305 miles. Gotta figure out how far west this is going--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:14 Tr presumed KANU-91.5 280 miles Lawrence KS, jazz...right through WIUM IBOC at 4 miles (phasing)--Frank M. (
Jul25 07:11 Tr LET'S GO!! KCHZ-95.7 Ottawa KS blasting in right now 280 miles--Frank M. EN40 (
Jul25 05:26 Any Tr that was here is now just confined to Rochester/Mason City, IA and mostly on TV not FM - En25 (
Jul25 05:10 Thanks for the heads up, Lee. Band dead here except for a weak signal from 107.1 WTKF Atlantic, NC @ 265 mi. Never had them in without Norfolk booming in. - David FM18 (
Jul25 04:55 Tr 107.9 WLNK-FM "107.9 The Link" Charlotte, NC 258 miles; HD decode // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul25 03:59 Es 54.310 persists - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 03:37 getting a lot of SS tropo off back of the antennas - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 03:24 Nothing here. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 03:19 I gave up for the day. Gotta make sure I have clean clothes for the week. Only logged one new station this YEAR. Ugh! ... Mike (
Jul25 03:14 Sounded like PacNW but gone quickly de AC7XP (
Jul25 03:13 Es FM up to 96 MHz de AC7XP (
Jul25 03:13 The Red Blob seems to be waning a bit now. Nothing yet of course here in EN82 de N8UUP Bill (
Jul25 03:12 Oops - rzz (
Jul25 03:12 Shutting down for the night, but here's a clip from WTKM playing their last polka song for the evening with an ident. Yup, this is how we roll. :) de k9rzz wi (
Jul25 03:10 Nothing out of the ordinary here right now on FM or NWR, although I did note Bassett, NE on .475, not often heard here. Inspired, I tried for needed Valentine, NE on .450, but wound up getting Carrollton, MO instead. -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul25 03:01 Just got the Korner 9.2 antenna installed here in Central Alabama. Well made. DE N1LF Les EM63 (
Jul25 02:54 Weak IA sigs here in SE Wisco. Not gonna pursue this one - de k9rzz en52tu (
Jul25 02:51 Es 54.310 still screeching in - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 02:45 Hearing paths down to 400 miles on 50 MHz de AC7XP (
Jul25 02:39 Too far west to hop on the tropo train - En25 (
Jul25 02:33 Checking the band. See what I can find. de k9rzz wi (
Jul25 02:20 Blob is about 100 miles west of me, but I will spin the dial before I head to bed-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul25 02:17 Red Blob Warning for the Western Great Lakes and Parts of the upper Midwest :D de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul25 02:13 88.1 but probably Abilene tropo this time ... - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 02:10 Es 6 Meter pipeline to your grid Pat. de dwi/7 (
Jul25 02:09 Their schedule says it should've played at 6 am CDT unless they moved it. KIVY would be a relog. It was fighting KISY - En25 (
Jul25 02:08 sounds like what Crockett wud cary - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 02:04 Es 66.310 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 02:03 Also had a station on 92.7 carrying "Southern Gospel Sunday" after Paris, TX on the logs. Not sure if KIVY had it at that time - En25 (
Jul25 02:01 KCWX-DT-5 decoding badly- Es CCI ?? - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 02:01 I need to compare my WSPR records with 6M DXMaps/DXTelnet de dwi/7 (
Jul25 02:00 Stale Es from earlier KISY 92.7 "KISS FM" Paris, Texas - En25 (
Jul25 01:59 One thing I have begun to notice is that 6M Es are preceded by 10M es double hop (cloud to cloud?) de ka5dwi (
Jul25 01:55 Es 54.310s - 5-Hz beat - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 01:50 Es 6 Meters DM34=>DL95 Mexico everybody in Monterrey has 6M :) de dwi/7 AZ (
Jul25 01:46 in 1966 I had a 2-6 pm Chem Lab at UT Austin so missed the actual switchover - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 01:45 I got tired of going out in an open field away from Hotel RFI to get them on 2.5 !! - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 01:44 I actually heard the switch of WWV from Greenbelt MD on an evening of November 30, 1966, from NYC, but now living in Sherman Oaks (
Jul25 01:43 didn't have it yet in Aug 1980 in Col Spgs - tough to hear WWV on a SW portable at that range - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 01:41 6 meters is quiet now, still weak 54.310. Had a few Californians, one Oregon. Began to weaken shortly after discovering band was open after being dead since about 1 pm - kw4rz (
Jul25 01:41 At just under 600 miles, WWV-25 is good early Es alert de AC7XP (
Jul25 01:41 I often had to cram its whip/wire antenna up against a window there to hear WWV - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 01:39 at the CSVHFS Conferences I use to dash off to my hotel room to get those - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 01:39 WWV back on 25 MHz, that's cool news, Had to turn off my modem to silence the noise there andcan weakly pick up their signal here. Odd not stronger since Denver was in on 89 MHz 20 min ago - kw4rz em60 (
Jul25 01:34 I used that for years to get their propcasts and Geoalerts (quicker than an SX-110, etc) - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 01:32 better than the Radio Shack Time Kube from 1980 with 5/10/15 MHz on it - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 01:31 Due to 25 MHz service de AC7XP (
Jul25 01:31 For some reason it just tickles me to death that I can now listen to WWV on almost any scanner de AC7XP (
Jul25 01:26 Es spikes 88-89 -- de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 01:18 Es 88.1 KVSC MN St. Cloud HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 01:12 Es 93.9 classic hits - kw4rz em60 (
Jul25 01:00 Es 89.3 KUVO Denver RDS - kw4rz em60 (
Jul25 00:59 Es 88.1 K-Love "WAD" PI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 00:57 California CM88 blasting on on 6 meters - kw4rz em60 (
Jul25 00:55 Es 54.310, faint mix 60.310 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul25 00:51 that was only a few days after I'd turned 5 - I wish I knew the RR we went on from Chicago-NYC - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 00:49 Once you hit Browning however, FM definitely comes back, as the landscape turns into flat farmland. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 00:49 c. 14 Feb 1952 I went thru Glacier National Park on the GNR Empire Builder to Chicago - de WA5IYX (
Jul25 00:43 If you want to step back in time and see what staying at a lodge was like 75 years ago, it is a great experience de AC7XP (
Jul25 00:41 BNSF railroad has helper engines and MOW crew stationed there near Izaak Walton Inn so there are a few basic services de AC7XP (
Jul25 00:40 And of course, there's KOFI 1180 > cn (
Jul25 00:40 Even with mountains screwing AM reception...I suppose MW opens up at night. Seattle, Calgary, San Francisco, Salt Lake, Denver, Boise, Minneapolis probably easy. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul25 00:39 No cell service and no data unless you have a dish....actually a nice vacation de AC7XP (
Jul25 00:38 But, I was up there in March and the roads were actually open for a bit de AC7XP (
Jul25 00:37 Only way in or out of Essex in the winter is via rail on Amtrak......roads usually closed at first major snowfall de AC7XP (
Jul25 00:36 Tr 106.9 wmoz Moose lake mn. New 6kW. Wow. En25 (
Jul25 00:33 Tr unid 106.9 classic hits countdown not north Dakota. Rn25 (
Jul25 00:23 (19:45) (20:21) Essex is actually closer to a Walmart (and other major chains) than Glasgow - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jul25 00:17 (20:21) Pulled up Essex on a map and I was thinking maybe one of the big Kalispell stations would find its way there - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jul24 23:20 I picked blue for tropo as moisture=water=blue - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 23:09 In Essex, Montana...better get used to 30 and 40 below in the winter, and maybe having to drive 100 miles to buy something like a coat or eat pulled pork. (I didn't look it up)--Frank M. (
Jul24 23:00 Also considering things such as, in his emergency, K1MOD may have died because he had to be airlifted to a city--Frank M. (
Jul24 22:55 [22:53] "More likely there are more people" = I'm much more likely to meet somebody in a city--Frank M. (
Jul24 22:54 ..."nobody" (speaking relatively/in ratios) is going to want to move from the city to the boonies--Frank M. (
Jul24 22:53 [18:34] One consideration: relationships. More likely where there are more people. I will probably ALWAYS have more stuff than 99% of people, much more likely somebody could move in with me, than ME moving... (
Jul24 22:50 Interesting, we both mark our skip loggings in red (long before this site existed, where it became the rule). Difference, is that I mark my tropo with green--Frank M. (
Jul24 22:29 thru the 1970s there wasn't very much in-state west of here - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 21:43 Should probably mention that virtually NONE of these are to the west...all water there\... Mike (
Jul24 21:43 The FL Keys can do this as well (I heard a couple of Mexicans via TrS there), but I would put Flamingo at the top of the list./cd (
Jul24 21:42 Within 50 miles, the count drops to 74/28/6, and just in grid CM87, the count is 46/8/5. Seven are 50KW+ ... Mike/cm87 (
Jul24 21:42 Nearest FM would be 40 miles away---and sometimes Troposcatter can appear when least expected./cd (
Jul24 21:41 Just thought I'd throw my .02 in here as well. Within 100 miles, there are 173 full power, 89 translators and 25 LPFMs ... Mike (
Jul24 21:41 The best place for me as far as wide open spaces, is Flamingo FL, southern end of Everglades Nat'l Park./cdEL96 (
Jul24 21:25 [18:36] Richard, that backs up exactly what I said in here about 6 weeks ago when I was out on my parents' farm 20 miles due east of get out away from the city, and it's amazing just how wide open the FM band becomes -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul24 20:27 Essex, MT is in a valley, so not a good place to DX FM de AC7XP (
Jul24 20:22 abt tells all here - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 20:21 Go to Essex, MT....there are NO FM stations at all.........dial is almost completely blank de AC7XP (
Jul24 19:48 Most locals are about 6 mi from me. Some on Ahtanum Ridge, some north of Yakima on the other ridge. KDBL is about 20 miles out, KARY is about 30, and KMNA is about 35. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul24 19:45 Wouldn't mind taking a DXPedition to DN68 (Glasgow MT) someday. Just KLAN, a couple of translators, and rimshots KVCK/KMMR to deal with. Wide open dial. Probably a LOT of Ms! > Yakima CN96 (
Jul24 19:14 36 full and 16 low in EM60 but many from adjacent grids are quite strong - kw4rz (
Jul24 19:12 Nearest class B is 7 miles, nearest class A is 17 miles, nearest C is 55 miles- Three local translators within the 1-2 mile range-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul24 18:45 If you want RF quiet, reside here. With RFI police - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 18:44 Correction: The closest FM station is KOSB 105.1 (11 mi). Right now I'm hearing K-Love from Lee's Summit with the telescopic antenna on a Tecsun portable. - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul24 18:41 The nearest station to me is KJTH 89.7 (17 mi). - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul24 18:36 FM reception much better in the country, I don't even have an external antenna and can hear some station up to 200 miles without trouble (
Jul24 18:36 18:34...RNA, I am currently on 1.5 acres just outside city limits of Springfield (250,000+ metro). Kinda like country but not. Major airport just across the road from us - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 18:34 My grid EM 37 has 40 full power FMs, 19 tx; DM65 (NM) has 41 full powers, 11 tx. Not a big difference - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 18:34 [17:20] JimT/MO: I've lived in a rural setting all of my life and cannot living in an urban enviroment - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul24 18:20 Several years ago we were on Sandia Crest east of ABQ, the known antenna farm for the city. Talk about a pile of metal up there! - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 18:19 Check out CM86 ... Mike (
Jul24 18:10 DN85 in NW South Dakota only has 1 station, no translators. 100kw KPSD 97.1 - kw4rz (
Jul24 18:07 This train WILL stop in Tucumcari. Sort the FM spreadsheets by grid and you can see how many stations will be in your area - kw4rz (
Jul24 18:01 4 years ago today, this logger was red as could be. 7/24/2012. Unlike most openings this went west, and supported high FM MUF to Phoenix (and in Rick's case Nebraska/WY as well). MUF was over 144 mhz in the east. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul24 18:00 Albuquerque is very full of translators now. Don't know what's even open there anymore. If you lived in Tucumcari, Clovis etc. there would be a LOT open > Yakima CN96 (
Jul24 17:59 and next an even smaller village (1952-54) - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 17:56 I was there for those record-low Jan & Feb temps in 1950 - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 17:54 Again, i start listening and MUF crashes! Grrr ... Mike (
Jul24 17:50 small town (1949-52) - de WA5IYX,_Washington (
Jul24 17:35 [17:28] Even in the city, you find out quick who you can depend on ... Mike (
Jul24 17:34 30 minutes from ABQ isn't bad, though - I can think of MUCH worse. Albuquerque is certainly one of the better places to have as a neighbor--Frank M. (
Jul24 17:29 KEZO Jim? de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul24 17:28 [17:22] My answer might/could be different if I was married or something, but by myself in the "boonies" & if something made me homebound, that could be a real threat--Frank M. (
Jul24 17:27 [17:18] Z92 KEZO Omaha, NE - DJ Jessica Dol played Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 17:26 Just tested 95.3 with the "skip antenna" - even 95.3 has NO blank direction. (I don't have an attenuator on that antenna.)--Frank M. (
Jul24 17:25 My Es video from July 15 up now that I got back from EM60. Sorry about the previous message -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul24 17:25 Es from 15 July now up after my trip to EM60 -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul24 17:23 TV carriers gone - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 17:22 ...don't want to live near a big city again, meant to say. 30 min from Albuquerque is close enough - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 17:20 17:18...lived around Denver too long, CoSpgs with crazy traffic, want to live near a big city again. Ready for wide open space - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 17:18 Es or Tr ??? very weak signal, female dj says Z 92.3 with classic rock, border line hard rock. Just finished Jimi Hendrix song ??? - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 17:18 [17:09] I'm one of those rarer people who want, instead, to retire to a big city. Probably no serious DX'ing once I do that--Frank M. (
Jul24 17:10 I had been suspecting that it might be from the electric "smart meter" installed in Jun 2015 - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 17:09 My retirement dx destination is DM65, east of ABQ - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 17:08 Nothing like having to drive 230 miles roundtrip if you want to eat sit-down Thai food or something, either--Frank M. (
Jul24 17:07 Es 67.250 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 17:07 now wondering if the crud near 66.310 that I had was from my APC 350GB UPS - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 17:07 [17:05] For SKIP, yes...but Tropo would be kind of rare. On the other hand, WTFDA veterans remember Jim Pizzi in Lovington NM and when Tr opened up he could get some crazy stuff--Frank M. (
Jul24 17:05 [16:33] The cloud was directly over RNA-OK's head Frank M. (
Jul24 17:05 northeast New Mexico would be a great place for FM DXing only 3 full stations in DM74, 9 in DM75 - rz (
Jul24 17:03 Es 88.1 KVSC MN St, Cloud "Your Alternative" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 17:03 [16:58] I might not hear them again. Hey I'll kinda miss the old coot. He often played some pretty interesting oldies--Frank M. (
Jul24 17:01 wiki says KBQL is a new station as of 2009 - kw4rz (
Jul24 17:01 In other words, simply operated in the way that radio stations often USED to be run (and, IMO, fitting in with radio's purpose)--Frank M. (
Jul24 17:00 Yeah the KXNM website has them as a community station about all aspects of life there; the REL must be a Sunday morning fluke--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:59 I havent heard KDSK or KQAY in years it's always KBQL. They are becoming a pest - kw4rz (
Jul24 16:58 latest FM spreadsheet shows KDSK is only 265w now. - kw4rz (
Jul24 16:55 [16:46] It's always KDSK here if I get NM; KQAY is a bit short just over 800 miles (and still needed)--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:54 odd how often 94.9 KQDS appears hr with little 88-92 in - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 16:53 OK, 95.3 blank from the *NORTH* while KOKX is gone; not the best direction for a "skip alarm"--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:51 [16:12] Even in midday, with regional TrS and Tr mostly gone at ground level, no blank frequency exists here in any direction (except 103.5)--Frank M., (
Jul24 16:47 MUF so far the rather unlikely freq. of 97.7 (brief "regional Mexican" there) - unlikely (compared to others) because of WMOI @30 miles--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:46 Yeah, 2009-2011 I never logged KBQL, always KQAY & KDSK toward NM - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:45 Es ATV-2 55.250 MHz; just detectable on STL-SDR - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 16:44 Re 16:38 (KBQL) this is a very frequent visitor for me the last 2 or 3 summers! I want to get past this pest and log Grants, NM or Blanding, UT on 92.7!! Grrrrr! Tim EM86 (
Jul24 16:38 Es NEW...KBQL-92.7 Las Vegas NM! (I wouldn't be able to find these in the huge clutter of stations if I wasn't working on plotting targets)--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:33 Es dying down, just the really strong signals left... 99.9 KKPL for example - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:33 Go Frank go. Once again, Es cloud is almost over my head, so no Es here - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 16:32 Es 88.1 jazz - most else gone - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 16:32 Into services from The People's Church in Moriarty. Self-described as a "public" radio station so I thought would be NPR type--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:29 Es X-88.7 weather check in the Estancia Valley...NEW...KXNM-88.7!--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:27 Es 92.7 KKCH Glenwood Springs, CO (1152 mi, 56 kW) ... ol' faithful - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:27 KXNM doesn't look like a REL station, not sure who, still need 7 or 8 88.7s in Texas--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:25 Es 93.1 KRJN Log Lane Village, CO (965 mi, 11 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:24 Highest MUF of any kind noted 94.1 here--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:23 Some blocking regional tropo going on, too...strong REL teaching 88.7, still need KXNM there--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:19 Holding at TV 2 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 16:18 Es 103.9 KRKA Severance, CO (1056 mi, 16.5 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:17 Es 92.7 KTRX Dickson, OK 655 mi - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 16:15 This opening is completely stationary, very stable, tr-like in signals and MUF stuck at 100 - K4NBF (
Jul24 16:14 Still too much area tropo here blocking freqs..Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jul24 16:14 [16:12] I also notice nobody's reporting anything very high--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:13 I didn't awake until just after 13z this morn - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 16:13 Es KKOB-93.3 Albuquerque--Frank M (
Jul24 16:13 Es 91.5 KUNC Greeley, CO (1056 mi, 36 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:12 Frank you didn't miss much, it's fired up in the last 20 minutes - K4NBF (
Jul24 16:12 Presumed XHRYS-90.1 set off the "skip alarm" about 15 minutes ago, but using EDU o any frequency is a poor approach; blank frequencies, here, exist in no direction even with attenuator--Frank M. (
Jul24 16:12 Es 89.7 KXGR Loveland, CO (1056 mi, 80 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:11 I'll repeat...I HATE MORNING OPENINGS!! And that's almost all it's been this year. I seriously need a way to find out about these--Frank M.. (
Jul24 16:09 Es 99.9 KKPL Cheyenne, WY (1048 mi, 50 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:09 Es 99.1 KUAD Windsor, CO (1030 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 16:03 Es 94.9 KQDS MN Duluth id - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 16:00 Es 94.9//95.3 rk prob MN - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 16:00 Es 95.7 KPTT Denver, CO (1041 mi, 100 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 15:59 Es 91.9 "Air 1" prob the 100kw Lubbock, TX - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 15:58 Es 99.1 with HD trying... Country w/ countdown show. ID's are hard to come by on Sunday mornings - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 15:56 I was assuming KYOY Jim... heard what sounded like Classic Hits fmt after, but could be confused with tropo pest WYNU - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 15:55 Es 88-92 filling with NPRs and religious - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 15:54 ...or maybe KYOY Hillsdale WY (near Laramie) which sounds more likely - de JimT/MO (
Jul24 15:53 KVRH is only 220 watts but their tower is about 10,500' on a mountain - de JimT/MO (
Jul24 15:51 I used to be able to get them once in awhile over the mtns when in northern CO - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 15:51 Es 96.5 KQSW Rock Springs, WY (1260 mi, 100 kW) "Southwest Wyoming's Q96" - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 15:51 Es 88.1 Joy-FM - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 15:51 15:48....let me guess KVRH Salida CO - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 15:50 Es 83.260 TV6 carrier, havent seen this in a long time Canada? - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 15:48 Es 92.3 lows in 50's... WY/CO somewhere - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 15:45 Es 89.3 WLFJ SC Greenville RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 15:44 that's about 475 miles 6 meters - kw4rz (
Jul24 15:43 FM Es seems to have droppedo ut here but just had QSO into EM23 he was running 5w and vertical antenna - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 15:43 Es 90.9 K-Love, assume Chugwater, WY - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 15:42 Es 91.9 KUWR Laramie, WY (1072 mi, 100 kW) Full HD lock - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 15:42 Es 89.1 4 sec. flareup - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 15:37 91.9 also had WBEZ & references, but that's 91.5 in IL & I don't see any translators - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jul24 15:27 Es in/out 90.9, 91.9, 92.7... Texas I assume - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 15:22 lots of unidentifiable weakish Es on 89.3. mostly religion - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 15:15 with these outdoor ants Dripping Spg dominates 91.9 atm - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 15:12 Es 91.5 KCBK Lawton, OK "KCBI" ID 760 miles - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 15:07 So many beacons here, so little DX :D de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul24 15:07 Es 91.9 NPR in eastern time zone - Jim-F SATX EL09qn (
Jul24 15:06 Es KHME-2 again into EM58 S. IL (
Jul24 15:01 Es 88.5 WFDD NC Winston-Salem NPR - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 15:00 Es 91.3 K-Love strong fadeups - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 14:58 Tr 93.1 KTYL TX Tyler (280 mi) Mix 93.1 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 14:55 FM activity gone, just TV 2 carriers - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 14:50 Es 88.9 WNSC SC RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 14:44 Es 88.3 WRBH New Orleans LA, stream match - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 14:40 Es 93.7 KWXW Kermit, TX "Radio Mesa" Spanish, 101.3SS brief prob west TX - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 14:40 Es 88.5 GPB - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 14:40 Es 89.3 SS strong fadeups... looking at 225 deg - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 14:35 Es fadeups < 92 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 14:35 Es 92.3 KNFM Odessa, TX RDS - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 14:33 I count 8 beacons in right now 6m, including EL05, DM69, DM79, EM09, DM54 - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 14:32 Es 93.9 KCRN San Angelo, TX ID "KCBI" RDS back on but blank - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 14:30 Es 88.1 WRJA SC RDS - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 14:25 Tr 107.9 KDXX TX :Lewisville HD - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 14:13 Texas beacons EM01 and DM91 really picking up strong - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 14:10 Es 55.240. FL in on 6 meters - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 14:04 6 meter beacon band sounding like a kindergarden musical chorus, opening up northeast too - kw4rz (
Jul24 14:00 Tr 93.1 KZLE Batesville, AR (287 mi, 99 kW) frequent pest w/ elevated signal this AM - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 14:00 Tr pestering here too 92.7 K Love Baton Rouge, 93.9 Air One Jackson, MS Es seems to be occasional spikes - rz em60 (
Jul24 13:56 Es 92.3 SS mixed with tropo mess with main tropo pest nulled - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 13:54 Es 89.3 KHTL Altus, OK (EM04) ID and RDS "The House FM" - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 13:52 Es 55.250 prob 2x - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 13:51 Tr getting in the way... 93.5 KBFC Forrest City, AR (259 mi, 25 kW) w/ some enhancement that way - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 13:48 (12:40) Nada---maybe later; at church now./cdEL96 (
Jul24 13:47 Es 93.9 KRTN Raton, NM - local events - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 13:44 Es 82.310 TV6 carrier, probably Kansas. FM spotty, NPR 89.3 - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 13:42 Other 6m beacons, WB0RMO (EN10, short) and K5AB/B in TX - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 13:41 Tr 89.9 KDAQ Shreveport LA "Red River Radio" ID...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jul24 13:39 Kinda glad I left my recorder going even if it does get tropo. Skip might come in later. En25 (
Jul24 13:38 Es 6m wide open; KA0CDN/B (CO) and N0LL/B (KS) beacons strong... no FM noted yet - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul24 13:35 Es 92.7 KBQL northeast NM - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 13:32 Es 88.9 WNSC Rock Hill SC RDS...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jul24 13:26 in-state and border tropo clogging mni FM channels - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 13:19 Tr 88.9 unID Air1 program, closest Air1 listed on 88.9 is Lawton OK...Jack, EM10, ATX (
Jul24 13:18 Es 60.310 multi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 12:43 Tr 90.5 KNGA in HD. Never has happened before - En25 (
Jul24 12:42 Tr 92.3 KKHQ Olewein, IA - En25 (
Jul24 12:41 Tr 92.7 KLGA Algona, IA relog - En25 (
Jul24 12:40 cdEL96: U have Es into P.R. - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 12:40 Stream active. National ads right now - En25 (
Jul24 12:39 Into PSAS. Darn (
Jul24 12:37 Oddball tropo or something on 92.7. Not sure if this is AC or religious. En25 (
Jul24 12:37 APRS data finally resestting now it appears de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul24 10:51 Sounds like very weak FM Es is starting from an unknown direction - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 09:55 Because I tried looking for WREZ first. (I REALLY wish they had a stream, could help me log them)--Frank M. (
Jul24 09:54 Yes, Streema seems to be what I've been looking for. I do notice they have a "Sign In" thing - supposed to create an account I guess?? But the player came up...randomly tried it on WREC Memphis--Frank M. (
Jul24 09:40 Thank you rz, and EN25, for the Streema suggestions. I'll have to look around, they have sort of an "auto-complete" suggestion file as you type in calls? Very cool--Frank M. (
Jul24 09:39 Thank you, Streema sounds like what I need to try. Checking multiple stations on TuneIn isn't worth the hassle, investing TONS of time because of the damned ad--Frank M. (
Jul24 09:37 [03:30] with TuneIn, you have to sit through their damned ads. By the time the ad is over, the station may have faded. Fatal during Es openings--Frank M. (
Jul24 05:03 well Frank, if you had a smart-phone, you could probably grab "ootunes" I have it on a VR Stream recorder which is made for the blind, here in Sherman Oaks (
Jul24 04:58 A total of 25 logs made on the 15 July opening, 9 were relogs. Previously reported 23 but I found corrupted MP3s (of course!) of two stations, 100.3 in Philly and 94.7 WMAS. -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul24 04:57 I second Streema. They have an android app that is quick. No stupid ad before the stream loads like tune in. En25 (
Jul24 04:22 I sure wound not wanna fly in a craft where someone wanted to play around with a transmitter and cause us all to go down./cd (
Jul24 04:20 Some pirates *can* cause interference, even to aircraft; one was shut down for that very reason about 15 hears ago here./cdEL96 (
Jul24 03:43 Streema is excellent, Tunein has spots for stations that dont even have audio feed, hold you to listen to a 30 second ad before any feed. whether there or not. Streema doesnt do that - rz em60 (
Jul24 03:41 I'm amazed at how many stations it finds for the stream - de JimT/MO (
Jul24 03:40 03:30...on, you can start typing in various call letters of stations you're familiar with and see if it finds the stream link. You don't even have to hit the enter key, they try another station, and another - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 03:34 audio clips of the New York pirate - rz em60 (
Jul24 03:31 Both just have a pop-up window in your browser for the player (which is just part of Adobe Flash), which is standard with Windows - de JimT/MO (
Jul24 03:30 Frank, have you tried or yet? I personally like Neither requires a software download or $$ - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul24 03:29 Tr WBOW 98.5 Paris IL (180 miles) climbing through the hole I drilled into WPIA-Eureka IL with phasing. Something brewing?--Frank M. (
Jul24 03:28 I also have no interest in a PLAYLIST site, because I don't know the songs. Hope a plentiful stream source exists so I need only one player. Again, willing to subscribe/pay--Frank M. (
Jul24 03:26 ...from Syracuse or Bozeman or something - and hope for the sought station to pop in with a parallel, etc.--Frank M. (
Jul24 03:25 I want to be able to stream stuff when I'm trying to solve mysteries, or maybe get a stream for a more difficult station when skip's in... (
Jul24 03:25 WDUN Having serious programming issues at times where their stream simply stops or freezes like a scratched CD every few minutes now -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul24 03:24 Really, I don't care about stuff like Pandora...AT ALL...I will NEVER use it, even if it was free. (
Jul24 03:24 I am purely interested in whatever source offers the most radio stations (of all types including noncommercial) so "my wanted" stream is more likely to appear--Frank M. (
Jul24 03:23 Same issue I had the last time I tried to research it last year. All reviews are **ALL ABOUT MUSIC** and nothing else. That doesn't interest me in the least!!!--Frank M. (
Jul24 03:14 I'm probably willing to subscribe to a source, too. I just don't want to download 41 different players to get streams. Anybody suggest the best choice?--Frank M. (
Jul24 03:13 Still looking for a GOOD STREAM SOURCE...probably the one which has most (or close to the most) stations on it. The source mentioned a couple days ago has almost nothing--Frank M. (
Jul24 02:58 [02:40] Too many people in jail for victimless crimes already. Frank M. (
Jul24 02:54 Weird how 102.9 WDUN (coming in 65 miles stronger than ATL locals) has advertisements for Gulf coast Florida (Gulf Coast Gold and Silver and another FL local ad) -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul24 02:40 [0212] they see fines as a cost of doing business - jail time ? - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 02:26 Now has RDS "HOT 98.1" -- Dan (
Jul24 02:23 98.1 "Hot 98-1" WHZT Williamston, SC 104.2 miles is in like a local with the RDS light on (no decode yet). Usually doesn't even come in over 98.1 in WLND or WMGP -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul24 02:20 Very cool Randy - Nick W2NJL (
Jul24 02:19 That would be about 1008 miles from your QTH - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 02:18 they even have a live feed online, sounds very professional, I have an ID recorded - kw4rz (
Jul24 02:17 The station RI2 is in Corona, L.I., south of LaGuardia Airport - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 02:17 There was no ES in GA during the opening; if anything, tropo got stronger during the opening with WCYQ at 154 miles coming in much stronger -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul24 02:13 Radio Impacto 2 is in New York - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 02:12 Looks that Way, Randy de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul24 02:11 unbelievable, apears to be another pirate in Queens, NY - kw4rz (
Jul24 02:06 Es 91.9 "Radio Impacto" Spanish unknown - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 02:01 I checked again....nada/cdEL96 (
Jul24 02:00 wimpy beats the past few days here -- de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul24 01:46 Es 88.5 WMFL Florida City FL - Family Radio - fading in and out on wimpy Es - 1182 miles de N8UUP BIll EN82 (
Jul24 01:43 Es 93.9 WNYC again, with call ID - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 01:35 Es fadeups again, brief, 96.3 sports , 92.3 CHR prob WPRO all the usual coastal signals - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 01:32 yes Rich, did have 103.7 Ithaca, NY quite strong at first but most else was along the coast - kw4rz (
Jul24 01:31 Es 93.9 WNYC New York City - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 01:30 Randy, I noticed you were getting NJ/NY/New England, not PA - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 01:27 [01:19] Besides maybe missing openings, summer is NOT a pleasant time to vacation. (YMMV)--Frank M. (
Jul24 01:20 Had one brief 92.5 fade up, now in the static again./cd (
Jul24 01:19 It's my fault---I came back from outta town, while Es was hot; came back and it now stopped./cdEL96 (
Jul24 01:18 Seems to be gone - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 01:09 Es 90.3 WAMC Albany, NY with RDS - rz em60 (
Jul24 01:07 MUF spiked to top of dial - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 01:03 Wish I could join in on the Es. Rob Cincinnati EM79 (
Jul24 01:03 same here RZ de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul24 01:03 Es 89.3 WUMD Cape Cod, MA with Jimmy Hendrix - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 01:03 Also had Moody on 91.7, WFCM TN? - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 01:01 Es 91.1 WKES Lakeland FL, ID - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 01:00 another big fadeout just before the hour :-/ rz em60 (
Jul24 00:57 Es 92.1 WZEW AL - Wade MD FM18 (
Jul24 00:57 Es 107.5 ad for Hyannis Toyota, must be WFCC again - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:55 Es 91.1 WHYZ Palm Coast FL, network ID list - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:54 Surprising about this morning, is that I'm being VERY aggressive documenting targets, and 4 out of the 8 new weren't targets or considered impossible--Frank M. (
Jul24 00:52 Would like to see more tropo tonight. This morning was fun!--Frank M. (
Jul24 00:52 Es 89.7 WGBH Boston with RDS, otherwise msotly gone here - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:52 Absolutely no skip here during this opening. Interesting how the NE-to-Florida path is so common though--Frank M. (
Jul24 00:51 Rich you're logging alll around me, but my end favoring more east of you - kw4rz em60 (
Jul24 00:50 Es 98.1 WNUE Deltona FL "Salsa 98.1" de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul24 00:50 Es 95.1 WBPC Panama City FL, "Beach 95.1" - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:46 Skip to a huge nosedive. Out of FM for now. - David FM18 (
Jul24 00:46 Es 89.1 WSMR Sarasota in with classical - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul24 00:45 Es 106.3 presumed WSBZ Miramar Beach FL, smooth jazz - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:43 I had brief Es up to 89.9 FL earlier, but nothing else-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul24 00:42 Es 107.5 WFNK Maine swaping with classical WFCC Cape Cod but weakish - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:41 Es 92.7 WAVW Stuart FL, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:40 seeing lots of LA tropo calls from my Aug-Oct 2015 log just reviewed - de WA5IYX (
Jul24 00:40 Es 98.9 WCLZ Maine - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:38 Es 95.1 WAYV Atlantic City, NJ - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:38 Es 91.7 ZNH Nassau, Bahamas, stream match - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:37 (00:32) correction on calls, now KNOL - Nick W2NJL (
Jul24 00:33 Gray, LA is correct though, not Bayou Vista - David FM18 (
Jul24 00:32 Es 90.5 WTGF Milton FL, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:32 Es 107.5 KXMG LA RDS - Nick W2NJL FM29 (
Jul24 00:32 KCIL is getting out tonight, Steve! - David FM18 (
Jul24 00:32 Es 96.7 KCIL Bayou Vista, LA - David FM18 (
Jul24 00:31 Es 96.7 KCIL Gray, LA PI:1623 (1149 mi) Bayou's Best Country - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul24 00:30 Es 94.1 WSOS Fruit Cove, FL - new format "The Promise" de N8UUP BIll EN82 (
Jul24 00:30 Es 100.7 WTGE Baton Rouge with RDS. All dead otherwise except for fade-up on 96.7 - David FM18 (
Jul24 00:29 Es 96.1 WEJZ Jacksonville, FL de N8UUP BIll EN82 (
Jul24 00:27 Es 94.3 WTIX Galliano, LA (1106 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul24 00:26 Es 103.7 RDS "QCountry" Ithaca, NY - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:25 No ES noted here, more small stations from the mountains coming in this evening -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul24 00:23 Es 92.3 WPRO Providence, RI ID & RDS - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:22 Es 93.9 WKXZ Norwich, NY - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:21 Es 90.1 WTJT Baker FL, calls - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:18 Two hours and 45 minutes... come on skip. Stay in. En25 (
Jul24 00:18 Es 94.3 WNFB Lake City FL, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:18 Es 95.9 WRBA Springfield, FL (910 mi) PI:81A6 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul24 00:18 Es weak fades <92.1. No IDs yet - David FM18 (
Jul24 00:17 Es 89.3 and 92.7 Spanish. off the back? - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:17 Nothing in DE. Might call it a night. John DE (
Jul24 00:16 Es 95.3 KQKI Bayou Vista, LA PI:3B4C (1164 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul24 00:14 Es 91.1 WEGL Auburn AL, stream match - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul24 00:13 Lee, KCKR on 91.9? Jimmy Swagart's network. John DE (
Jul24 00:13 Es 92.7 K-LOVE but no call letters. LM/FM29 (
Jul24 00:12 Still dead here. - David FM18 (
Jul24 00:10 Es 89.5 WAYJ Naples, FL Way-FM 1118 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul24 00:08 Es 94.3 WKZW Sandersville, MS PI:71B0 (987 mi) KZ 94 3- Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul24 00:06 Es 95.5 KRRQ Lafayette, Louisiana. LM/FM29 (
Jul24 00:03 Es 91.9 KCKR Lafayette, Louisiana. LM/FM29 (
Jul24 00:01 Es 92.9 WMFQ Ocala, FL - Local Gainesville - Ocala ads - 912 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul24 00:01 Es 89.3 ID "WRVO" Syracuse mention - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul24 00:01 Es 90.7 KLSA Alexandria LA. John DE (
Jul24 00:01 Es 90.7 KLSA Alexandria LA. John DE (
Jul24 00:01 Es 91.1 KLSU Baton Rouge, LA (1123 mi) mixing with WNKV Norco, LA (1119 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul23 23:59 Thank you Yakima. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:59 At least its not a total DUD for me I got something. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:58 [2357] There's a 10 w translator in Grayson, LA, K220ID > Yakima CN96 (
Jul23 23:57 Es 91.9 SonLife Radio mention. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:54 Es 88.7 KRVSLafayette, Louisiana. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:51 Es 90.1 WGCU-HD Fort Meyers, FL NPR 1069 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 23:49 SMH. LM/FM29 I'm going to keep trying. (
Jul23 23:48 Es 93.7 KYFJ New Iberia, LA (1142 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul23 23:46 Es 89.1 WPAS Pascagoula MS, RDS - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 23:46 David I just had that on 89.5. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:44 Es 89.5 unID religious. Weak but fading in/out. Band otherwise dead. - David FM18 (
Jul23 23:44 Wow I can not wait till next year when I'll be fully set and not have all this stress. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:40 Tropo getting in my way. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:38 Es 92.9 KHLA Jennings, LA PI:239A (1217 mi) PI:239A - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul23 23:36 Thank you Jim. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:35 Even if I don't get anything today, it's odd actually being next to a radio seeing reports of FM Es kicking in. Usually this would happen at noon on a weekday when I'm at work - David FM18 (
Jul23 23:35 some fades but not much here. LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:34 Es 88.3 KJGM Bastrop LA, SonLife Radio // local 89.3 xltr - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 23:33 Lee, for you 128 degrees, 763 miles to Hamilton BM - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul23 23:33 Es weak carriers A2z (at least three), DTV 4 N8NU (
Jul23 23:32 Es 91.9 French probably CBF-9 Mont-Lauier, QC (EN89) 1257 mi - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul23 23:30 Es 94.1 WWLD Lakeland, FL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 23:29 I got them just using rabbit ears and a whip on my portable Lee. John DE (
Jul23 23:28 what degrees is bermuda? LM/FM29 (
Jul23 23:23 Bermuda still in/out here - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 23:21 98.3. John DE (
Jul23 23:21 Still getting flare-ups on 9i.3, sounds like raggae John DE (
Jul23 23:17 94.9 is a lost cause to me, my strongest local, WDSD is on 94.7. John DE (
Jul23 23:15 Es 89.1 Bermuda, stream match. John DE, working on 98.3 now (
Jul23 23:14 98.1 Bermuda is gone - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 23:13 Es 92.3 WRKN New Orleans LA, "Nash" - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 23:13 Possible ragga on 98.3, weak. John DE (
Jul23 23:11 Don't forget there's a Bermudan FM on 98.1, ZJAZ with a jazz format as of my logging in 2009. Don't know if they are still on-air, though. Just a note as I haven't seen anything here today from them - David FM18 (
Jul23 23:11 Bermuda in here on 89.1/94,9/98.3 -de Jeff VA3NN (
Jul23 23:11 Es 89.1 WBSN New Orleans LA, "Lifesongs Radio" - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 23:10 Getting AC songs on 89.1, hoping Bermuda, I need it. John DE (
Jul23 23:06 Es 98.3 Hamilton, BERMUDA strong now reggae " Irie 98.3" 1199 mi de Jeff VA3NN (
Jul23 23:06 Band dead here. Not a loss, as I've logged all Bermuda FMs except for 98.3 (local frequency here) - David FM18 (
Jul23 23:02 Es CBHA-90.5 Halifax NS with news de fred SC FM03a (
Jul23 22:59 Es Bermuda back to 94.9. Must be a sizeable opening over water - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 22:48 TV 2 now with multiple carriers - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 22:45 Es 89.3, 93.1 in/out bm NE - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul23 22:40 ZBM 89.1 still in, TV carriers mostly gone. Would have had a TV 2 if paying closer attention - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 22:32 Es 94.9 ZFB now here also (thx for tip Rich) - Nick W2NJL FM29 (
Jul23 22:29 Es Bermuda to 98.3 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 22:29 Es on 6m pretty solid... beacons and QSOs FN20, FN32, etc - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul23 22:22 APC UPS just screeched that its battery was n/g - had to route lines to a 6-plex outlet (which I had to swipe from other things) - de WA5IYX (
Jul23 22:18 Es 67.250, 77.250 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 22:15 Es 94.9 ZFB Hamilton Bermuda, stream match. Now gone - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 22:08 Es 89.1 ZBM Hamilton Bermuda, stream match - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 22:05 Now a different 4+, sounds a bit high - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 21:57 Es 61.250 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 21:53 i have been left out v frm all the Es this week. I did not get any at all here in Cincinnati. Rob EM79 (
Jul23 21:45 Es 67.260, could be either Cuba or DR, now getting warbler on 2 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 21:32 Correction, 55.250 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 21:30 Es 55.240 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul23 21:05 Looks like I'm wasting electricity at home with my recorder going. Skip died when I returned from Wisconsin. En25 (
Jul23 19:37 just whisps of 55.250 left, never got strong enough to make more than flicker on TV screen, surprised that total of 20 seconds of FM even made it - rz em60 (
Jul23 19:26 nothing here on TV kw4rz & Mike-La. - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul23 19:12 Es 89.3 YSLR El Salvador , weak for about 10 seconds SS CHR match live stream - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul23 19:08 everything very weak am Mike-La (
Jul23 19:07 Es TGV-3 Guatemala City(1097 mi) rough extracting that one! Mike-La (
Jul23 18:57 Es YSWR-2 El Salvador (1173 mi) weak Mike-La (
Jul23 18:41 just tv2 video is all now. 55.250 has alternated between the raspy sounding signal which is probably Honduras and the clean sounding one which I believe is El Salvador. 55.260 Nicaragua is in there now too but weak. It has a little bit of random frequency shift, noted this before - kw4rz (
Jul23 18:25 kw4rz, are you still receiving Es? - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul23 18:22 re: 1249, N6KCR, all-of-a-sudden 104.3 KBIG HD is completely off. For many years Pride Radio has been on an HD2, 1 of 2 dance an other is 102.7 HD2 running Evolution, obviously still nothing here in Sherman Oaks (
Jul23 18:15 Someone has Nascar on 94.1 - suspect WMIX? de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 18:00 ...duh, 16 HOURS old, my bad :-( - de JimT/MO (
Jul23 17:59 All the APRS data on the map is 16 years old, so the network is still down - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul23 17:49 no more FM signals but TV 2 and 3 have increased some. Seems to be holding at where it is.. wimpy - kw4rz (
Jul23 17:46 need to relocate my f-to-BNC adaptor for the PRO-2004 scanner damaged-antenna - de WA5IYX (
Jul23 17:43 "This is not the station you are looking for....move along" :D de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 17:43 Tr 103.3 WOLT Indianapolis IN - in briefly with "Alt 103.3" ID - 210 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 17:26 Es already getting into FM, rapid increase of MUF, 89.7 sounds like Guatemala City - kw4rz em60 (
Jul23 17:20 Es 55.250 and 61.250 video south, barely enough to break squelch on scanner, but increasing - kw4rz em60 (
Jul23 17:17 Well APRS map is back, now for the data to refresh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 17:10 (16:51) WFXD? - Christian mobile Lansing (
Jul23 17:10 WKZS and WFXD checked, but did not see playlists there de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 17:09 Checked WKDF - no match from playlist - it's an enigma I tell ya! :D de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 17:05 Some enhancement in your direction today, too - K4NBF (
Jul23 17:04 Bill we have a 100kw new counary format here in Nashville too. WKDF - K4NBF (
Jul23 17:03 Did not match playlist - at least so far de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 17:02 N8UUP- Huntington, WV? EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul23 16:51 Hmmm UNID 103.3 With Country song Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood at @12:35 EDT - cant find a match, hoping it comes back de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 16:16 Tr 104.9 KMRR Spencer, IA "More 104.9" right before the storm comes - En25 (
Jul23 16:08 Tr 93.9 WTBX Hibbing, MN (137 miles) in very strong - En25 (
Jul23 16:01 DXMAPS very quiet today. Very odd with all this heat & humidity. Randy EM69wq (
Jul23 15:59 Tr 102.5 WWCD Baltimore, OH "CD-102.5" 187 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 15:51 Tr 93.7. 98.1, 99.1, 102.5, 104.1, 107.7 from STL still into Indy. Randy EM69wq (
Jul23 15:33 Tr 95.1 WWGY Grove City, PA "Froggy 95" and Grove City ads 179 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 15:14 [12:12] had to phase WRMS Beardstown IL in EXACTLY the same direction (40 miles)--Frank M. (
Jul23 14:23 Thanks Jon - I found it too. Already logged, but certainly intriguing. Frank M. (
Jul23 14:19 Frank, KLPW in Steelville, MO is ESPN 107.3. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul23 14:16 Tr a while ago, NEW...KPBR-91.7 Poplar Bluff 1.9kw, 280 miles, Bott network, full legal ID. Another one I didn't even consider possible--Frank M. (
Jul23 14:14 Tr 88.3 WHWN Painesville, Ohio "La Nueva Mia" - 700 watts at 125 miles - NEW de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 14:13 "...the south with..." (not sure what I did here) (
Jul23 14:13 Tr Unknown ESPN Radio 107.3 from the south.oth WDDD (totally overpowering KGRS) phased--Frank M. (
Jul23 13:44 Good site to bookmark, Jon NG0E APRS webmaster. Can track activity of the APRS site when its JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul23 13:34 Tr 104.5 WHMJ Franklin, PA "Majic 99.3 and 104.5" ID - 196 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 13:18 Tr 98.9 WMXY Youngstown, OH "Mix 98.9" de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 13:07 Tr 93.3 WNCD Youngstown, OH "The Wolf" Bob and Tom morning show de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 12:58 I think it will slowly start happening for stns w/o translators fed from the HD, Rick. It costs money and very few are listening directly to HD. (
Jul23 12:49 [12:27] Not hard enough! Unfortunately, Seattle seldom has HD outages longer than a day or two at most. Some major cities have abandoned a few of theirs. Not here. (I keep wishing.) - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul23 12:38 Tr 103.5 WIKK Newton, IL (219 mi, 25 kW) "103.5 The Rockin' Eagle" - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul23 12:37 Tr 97.1 WREO Ashtaula OH over local WYXT de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 12:30 103.5 WAKY playing aircheck from their station in the 1970's, fun idea - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul23 12:27 Local 102.5 HD back on after several months... now 103.3 HD off. How hard is it to keep these on the air? - K4NBF (
Jul23 12:24 Tr 92.3 WZPW Peoria, IL (361 mi, 19.2 kW) - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul23 12:22 Tr 107.3 WCOH DuBois, PA, // 89.3 local, 137 mi - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul23 12:16 Tr 103.7 WRTS Erie, PA "Star 104" 187 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 12:13 Very blasty Beardstown (WRMS) completely phased--Frank M. (
Jul23 12:12 Found it! W232CR, Alton, 200 watts, 120 miles - I didn't even notice or mark this down, considered this impossible and glossed right over it--Frank M. (
Jul23 12:09 Well, uh...their site says "1570 & 94.3" but I need to find call letters--Frank M. (
Jul23 12:08 72 degrees in downtown Alton, etc. (I'll have to look up WBGZ-1570 and see if they've just put something on)--Frank M. (
Jul23 12:07 This is actually 94,3!!, but this is still entirely mysterious...this "shouldn't" be here--Frank M. (
Jul23 12:02 Tr With Bowling Green MO phased, what's this I'm getting on 94.1 with local news for Alton, Grafton, etc.? New translator entirely unlisted? (was looking for Tenn.)--Frank M. (
Jul23 12:00 going over my log of the FM Es event of Aug 17, 2015 I found that I'd logged two xlors (IA & WI) - one with RDS of its primary - de WA5IYX (
Jul23 11:59 Also getting Memphis 105.9--Frank M. (
Jul23 11:56 Tr WKNO-29 memphis, 370 miles due south, haven't seen this in a good while--Frank M. EN40 (
Jul23 10:34 Terre Haute 36, 39 from about 120 Degrees (which is correct), WTTK-29 from about 90 degrees (also correct). WEIU-50 also decoding from way south. What's going on?--Frank M. (
Jul23 10:33 Tr extremely weird "wave guide" effet going on (I don't know what else to call it), Indianapolis is best from about 155 Degrees, though they're only 100 Degrees from my bearing. What?--Frank M. (
Jul23 10:10 Tr 96.5 K243BJ Oklahoma City OK (67 mi) - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul23 09:21 Tr Unstable conditions into Indy. Louisville/Lexington, then St. Louis, then southern Michigan, then central Illinois. No new logs, though. Randy EM69wq (
Jul23 07:40 Very happy with this. I didn't even mark it down as a target because I thought it was IMPOSSIBLE. Local 250-watt translator 103.7 at four miles, and strong Davenport and Springfield--Frank M. (
Jul23 07:38 So...NEW!! W279AQ-103.7 Mascoutah IL running "Up 103-seven" (a KLOU subchannel) 150 MILES--Frank M. (
Jul23 07:35 Tr GOT IT!! NEW!! "Up 103-seven" and I found this in wiki: "103.3 HD-2 for Contemporary Christian "Up! 103.7" --Frank M. (
Jul23 07:33 Otherwise the only Bob 103.7 seems to be Canadian (and must be coincidental they were playing a Christian-type song when I found it, formay doesn't seem to be Christian)--Frank M. (
Jul23 07:32 "Bob 103-seven"...there's supposed to be a St. Louis translator for KLOU-103.3; could "Bob 103.7" be one of their subchannels? Frank M. (
Jul23 07:23 330 miles for a translator? Nah I think not, but there's a religious LPFM in Centralia IL which has no stream--Frank M. (
Jul23 07:23 WWIB Hallie is the "Heart of Western WI"...maybe them > cn (
Jul23 07:22 Definitely not. Just said something like "The New [Op? Top? Lop? Cop? Spot? Splop? Dot?] 103.7" - makes no sense (new format for WDBR?)--Frank M. (
Jul23 07:22 Could also be Air 1 translator in Blytheville AR however > Yakima CN96 (
Jul23 07:21 103.7 Christian...KYLK OK ? > Yakima CN96 (
Jul23 07:18 Tr hmmmm...Christian (contemporary?) music on 103.7 (through local translator) to the south; I don't remember any such thing--Frank M. (
Jul23 07:09 [0642] that was WJVO that was phased (ouch...this and 105.7 IBOC might make WREZ, perhaps my most-wanted, VERY difficult in future)--Frank M. (
Jul23 07:08 Tr WDKA-49 Paducan KY, only second time ever (through local KLJB), 300 miles--Frank M. (
Jul23 06:45 Tr WJKG-105.5 Altamont IL *NEW* 170 miles, research brings this up quickly--Frank M. (
Jul23 06:42 Tr "Jack FM, now available on 105.5 and 100.5" - who? - from south (could be something off the side), with WJV phased--Frank M. (
Jul23 06:37 Tr NEW: KNLP-89.7 Potosi MO, contemporary Christian, announcement for and 314 phone # (They only own this on 89.9) 180 miles, low power--Frank M. (
Jul23 06:25 Yeah, WTFDA database lists with these "new" calls--Frank M. (
Jul23 06:24 Tr NEW! KHIS-89.9 (I have listed as KRLJ) Jackson MO "We are KHIS," (which directs to this station). cool! 260 miles--Frank M. (
Jul23 05:42 Tr K276EW 103.1 Olivia, MN matching KNSR prog. 66 miles. Pretty good for 170 watts. Also K280ET 103.9 Olivia in too - En25 (
Jul23 05:06 Tropo overtaking local LP on 96.1. Heard KIXX Watertown SD fade up over it. En25 (
Jul23 04:34 Any volunteers for anybody to quickly alert me to good morning Es openings? I used to have a profusion of good skip alarms, and now every one of them no longer works--Frank M. (
Jul23 04:32 [23:52] Why then, is it that most (seemingly overwhelmingly) high-band Es openings that HAVE EVER HAPPENED, were in the evening or late afternoon?--Frank M. (
Jul23 04:23 Tr really strong to the west. Alexandria stations (50-70 miles) are three bars on the sony - En25 (
Jul23 04:20 Just found out my local 103.7 KLZZ can also be heard on 102.3??? - En25 (
Jul23 03:02 [02:16] ok thanks de JimT/MO. APRS back up here now - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul23 03:01 No, 89.9 with Classic Rock is Sisseton, SD - KXSW - En25 (
Jul23 03:00 Tr WHSA 89.9 Brule (Superior), WI TOH ID - En25 (
Jul23 02:59 Tr 89.9 Wisconsin Public Radio - En25 (
Jul23 02:55 I think it is Jim. - En25 (
Jul23 02:50 chart de dwi/7 (
Jul23 02:47 A good M-Class flare about 30 minutes ago. M5.5 it appears de ka5dwi/7 (
Jul23 02:19 Is that KRPR Rochester??? - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul23 02:17 Tr 89.9 Blondie. 90.1 has their iboc off. En25 (
Jul23 02:16 Just got an email from Jon APRS, server has been rebooted and you might have to refresh the page if you have it open - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul23 02:12 ...sent Jon APRS *an email*, meant to say - de JimT/MO (
Jul23 02:11 I sent Jon APRS webmaster the server needed rebooted. Haven't heard from him yet, usually do - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul23 01:20 Now all we need is the data to update on the APRS map and we'll be golden :D de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul23 01:12 The database is working again. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul23 00:51 Hey BR, heading to the Williams Hamfest in the morning. Es openings only allowed after I return. de ka5dwi/7 (
Jul23 00:46 Unattended Es on 89.7 had WGBH off the back for about 30 minutes - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul23 00:24 Down here too. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul23 00:18 00:03 de N8UUP, is down on my end - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul23 00:16 is the aprs maps stuck and not updating? I have not been online all day - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul23 00:03 in June 1978 I had Jury Duty (not chosen to sit) and the OTA TV there on Ch 4 was being ripped by Es CCI - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul23 00:03 down? de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 23:59 Frank, I'm not sure what is worse, knowing skip is wild and you are unable to be at a radio, or going over unattended recordings to find nothing came in during that time, like me today. :) - David FM18 (
Jul22 23:52 yes, u cud be missing 50% or more of what might be coming in there - de WA5IYX (
Jul22 23:47 Back from Wisc. and Illinois. Lots of Tr out there but didn't have time to look for skip. What did I miss? En25 (
Jul22 23:38 I'll send my phone # to two or three people, if anybody thinks they can help. I'm sick of missing this morning stuff, it's frustrating--Frank M. (
Jul22 23:37 KBDZ power increase was very noticeable here too... 210 miles away - K4NBF EM66 (
Jul22 23:36 I can sleep through FM hiss, but NOT on any of the 99 frequencies which, from all directions, are full of music and/or talk (or, as 90.1, wildly attenuated by semi-local IBOC which blocks the skip alarm)--Frank M. (
Jul22 23:35 As it appears, I have totally no way whatsoever around this. There's nowhere I can sit and guarantee to have skip on a BLANK frequency, unless it's maybe a July 6, 2004 type opening--Frank M. (
Jul22 23:33 I have NO good skip alarm of any kind now, on any frequency. Using my skip antenna pointed west on 103.5 (the ONLY option that exists) is terrible--Frank M. (
Jul22 23:33 I used to be able to use that frequency as a skip alarm. (Boonville MO was also 3kw.) Now it's unusable even with FULL attenuation--Frank M. (
Jul22 23:32 It's sickening how much skip I've lost the past few years, not only since lowband analog went away, but since KBDZ-93.1 went from tiny power to 50kw. (
Jul22 23:31 ...whenever skip starts getting active on this message board. Any volunteers? This would be for morning/noon skip only--Frank M. (
Jul22 23:30 And my "default schedule" is going to bed around 6 in the morning. I am so likely to miss morning skip. Maybe I need a way to get a "two rings" phone alert from a couple people... (
Jul22 23:29 I'm probably a candidate for that medicine that people take for "Non-24" (usually afflicting the blind, etc.) - I spend almost all my time in artificial light and my circadian rhythm gets destroyed--Frank M. (
Jul22 23:28 [22:42] Thiks year has had the most incredible dearth of evening skip that I have ever seen in my lifetime (even worse than 2002)--Frank M. (
Jul22 22:45 Es 54.310 back in - likely KNOP again de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 22:42 [18:25@] That's basically been my entire summer here. Skip all day when I'm at work. David FM18 (
Jul22 21:08 Tr 88.9 UNID with fade-up about flash flood watch in Central and Eastern, then lost-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul22 20:42 Tr 97.3 KLRX Lee's Summit MO (248 mi) o/u KKJQ Garden City KS (192 mi) heard on Tecsun PL-606 using only its telescopic antenna - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul22 20:11 Es DTV-2 KNOP North Platte, NE now decoding de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 20:08 Es 54.310 - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul22 20:00 Es 54.310 WSW de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 19:59 Back home! Hopefully the opening was good for everyone! -- Dan EM73QX (
Jul22 18:57 Ironically there is a CP for a translator on 97.1, but it is not on yet - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul22 18:56 [15:07] Mike, you had my strongest local - Rich, PA FN11 (
Jul22 18:54 Es 91.1 KANZ Garden City, KS (1385 mi) HPPR - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 18:53 17:37 similar here. It's turning into a blockbuster July. Tim EM86 (
Jul22 18:52 Es 93.3 "Big Jim" only one in. Tim EM86 (
Jul22 18:25 Oh crap, I missed a good opening. I HATE MORNING OPENINGS!!!!--Frank M. (
Jul22 18:24 Sorry didn't see 18:07/cd (
Jul22 18:24 [18:05] Ottawa via Troposcatter?/cdEL96 (
Jul22 18:13 Thank you yakima-I wasn't sure if es or tropo as distance was unknown-just got in and not much going on-John Corning NY fn12 (
Jul22 18:12 Going over recordings from the brief Manitoba opening the other night. - 91.5 CIWM "NCI FM" Brandon Mb Ca. (1437mi). Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jul22 18:07 John, probably CBOQ Ottawa (tropo). > Yakima CN96 (
Jul22 18:06 Steve - nice catch. I have relatives that live near Lawton (grid EM04). Always wanted to go down there one of these days. Probably a lot of tropo! > Yakima CN96 (
Jul22 18:05 Es ? 103.3 male announcer just said "this is cbc radio 2" at 14:02 local time- signal faded in poor then right out again. John Corning NY fn12 (
Jul22 17:59 Es 91.1 KJRF Lawton, OK (1302 mi) mention of - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 17:37 July 2016 is shaping up to be my best July in 10 years of FM DXing, after a horrid May and June John DE (
Jul22 17:37 as told here - de WA5IYX (
Jul22 17:32 Es 93.7 KNOR Krum, TX (1303 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 17:31 they were still using WW2 ration coupons most of that time ... - de WA5IYX (
Jul22 17:31 Es 96.3 KSCS Fort Worth, TX (1310 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 17:30 Nice! 4 new logs here today, too, TX, IA & MN... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 17:29 [17:02] - there weren't enuf TV viewers when I was in the UK (1952-54) to have that sort of effect - de WA5IYX (
Jul22 17:24 4 new stations bagged over my lunch hour, all from Missouri John DE (
Jul22 17:02 Tea time - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul22 16:54 quiet here, inside the diurnal mid-day snooze - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:52 APRS map is stuck...the red blotches in South Dakota and southern Minnesota have been there for about the past 5 hours -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul22 16:45 Maybe I should check MY antenna, LOL! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:44 [16:39] "Es lurking and popping up now and then..." <---that's all it's been here all morning. Not an overpowering event for me. // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:44 Es 90.7 christian contemp station with Missouri State Fair promo, very weak - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Jul22 16:39 Es 91.5 WCIC Pekin, Ill. (813mi) with Christian programming. Es still lurking and popping up now and then. Bob-Nj Fn20wd (
Jul22 16:36 JimT, BTW you were right. There was some data missing from the 18th. Found it! replaced it! Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul22 16:30 ...but then I caught another fadeup 2 mins later mentioning Iowa Hawkeyes sports // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:30 Es 92.9 KGRC Hannibal, MO (847 mi) Real 92 9 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:30 Tr 104.7 WKJC with local ads - Christian EN72 mobile (
Jul22 16:29 At that point I'd count it due to the small probability of another station in my Es range playing "Black hole Sun" (an oldie) at 11:36am // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:28 ...was able to verify the song on the KRNA website. Local programming, not national. // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:27 Es 92.3 WTTS Bloomington, IN (575 mi) calls and ad for Bloomington Kia - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:27 By all the lines going back to black here, I guess the Es is long gone now - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul22 16:25 Not sure I'd count it either just on a one song match via onradio, however... // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:25 Tr 101.9 WDEZ in very briefly with ZBB and playlist match. 102.7 religious also in (probably WRVM) - Christian EN72 mobile (
Jul22 16:24 89.1 KWFS testing the EAS - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul22 16:24 [16:18] Appreciate (and share) your OCD, cd! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:21 Just a brief session here, only a couple relogs from NC - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul22 16:20 Es quiet here, then 93.7 KSD St Louis, MO (806 mi) PI:1994 (9994) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:20 (b) the station better be locally run, and not satellite.....but then again that is me, with a Monk OCD./cd (
Jul22 16:19 I say it would (a) have to be 2 or 3 songs in a row to match, and..../cd (
Jul22 16:18 Some kind of *one way street* going on here. I live in Springfield MO and I haven't got squat on Es on FM or TV - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul22 16:18 [15:52] I myself would not necessarily count a station, just by verifying a song..../cdEL96 (
Jul22 16:17 I have often ran out of the house to see if it's pointing in the right direction only to find that it isn't. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jul22 16:16 The Es just went poof here too.. I've never seen a cloud disappear so quickly- Two new logs though from NC/VA though-- EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul22 16:15 Well when this happened the other night it quickly popped back in again in North Dakota. So you never know. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul22 16:15 [16:11] - awesome! - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:14 Es 92.5 KSYN Joplin, MO (1057 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:13 Running errands, didn't have any Es on the car radio from PA-DE, etc. Back to the dx shack now - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul22 16:12 Bob-NJ: Your antenna is on my roof now - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul22 16:11 [16:08] Same here Steve with KWFC - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul22 16:11 And just like that, it was gone! Es completely dropped out, or my antenna fell off the roof. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul22 16:08 Es 89.1 KWFC Springfield, MO (969 mi) PI:4A9C - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:07 Texas to MN in 60 minutes...this thing is moving! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:06 Es 88.7 WBHW Loogootee, IN (643 mi) PI:5818 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:05 Es 89.3 KCMP The Current Northfield. MN HD decode// Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 16:05 Es 94.5 WCMS Hatteras NC (1198 mi) relog - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul22 16:04 Es 91.1 KSMU Springfield, MO (990 mi) HD - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:02 Es 102.9 KMMO Marshall MO. John DE (
Jul22 16:02 Es 100.1 KOMC Kimberling City, MO (1005 mi) PI:3632 My 100.1 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 16:00 Es 100.9 KHOM Salem, AR (918 mi) 100.9 The Train - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:59 Es 90.7 unID RDS "on Point" ? // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 15:56 Es 95.5 KJEZ Poplar Bluff, MO (842 mi) PI:FFFF (bogus) Z95 The Bone - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:54 Es 107.9 KCLQ Lebanon MO. John DE (
Jul22 15:54 Es 94.9 WKJZ Hillman MI Mike-La (
Jul22 15:53 Es 99.7 KBOD "The Boot" Gainsville, MO, (1086mi). with Country music. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul22 15:53 Es 94.3 WULF Hardinsburg, KY (609 mi) PI:8A9B close 1x - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:52 first ID via song match using ! // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 15:51 Top of band now. John DE (
Jul22 15:51 Es 94.1 KRNA Iowa City, IA brief fadeup // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 15:50 Es 93.1 KZLE Batesville, AR (940 mi) 93 KZLE - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:46 Es 89.1 WKSV Thompson OH RDS Mike-La (
Jul22 15:46 Hmmm nothing here upon returning home./cdEL96 (
Jul22 15:44 Es 90.9 WRCJ Detroit MI Mike-La (
Jul22 15:43 Es 89.1 KUAR Little Rock, AR (1011 mi) PI:44E1 RDS:'KUAR' - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:42 All gone here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 15:42 Es 92.5 KSYN Joplin MO. John DE (
Jul22 15:42 Tr 94.7 WZOR "Razor 94-7" very weak with AIC song into ID - Christian EN72 mobile (
Jul22 15:41 No skip here in Grand Rapids, but some tropo - Christian EN72 mobile (
Jul22 15:40 Es 97.3 KDEW De Witt, AR (971 mi) PI:186A RDS:'KDEW 973' - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:39 Es 97.3 WMNX Wilmington NC "Coast 97 3" (1102 mi) relog - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul22 15:38 Es 93.9 KSPQ West Plain MO, Ozark's Classic Rock. John DE (
Jul22 15:37 Es 93 (
Jul22 15:36 Es 97.1 WLVU Belle Meade, TN PI:73EA (678 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:35 Es 94.1 WMIX Mt Vernon IL. John DE (
Jul22 15:34 Good luck, everyone! Driving back to EM73QX today, hopefully everyone gets good logs! -- Dan mobile in Dothan, AL (
Jul22 15:33 Es 96.3 WCJK Mufreesboro, TN (681 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:32 Es 95.5 KJEZ Poplarge Bluff MO. John DE (
Jul22 15:30 darn WEHC is just up the road a bit in Virginia. Tim EM86 (
Jul22 15:29 Es 97.5 WPCV Winter Park, FL, Local ads - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 15:28 Es 91.1 WKNO Memphis, TN (867 mi) PI:7070 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:27 Es to the NE US now including 88.5 WHCF and 90.7 WEHC. Tim EM86 (
Jul22 15:26 Es 91.1 KNSK Fort Dodge, Iowa "Iowa Public Radio" Craig EL98 (
Jul22 15:24 Es 99.7 KBOD Gainesville MO, Kickin Country, The Boot. John DE (
Jul22 15:23 Es 101.9 WQMP Daytona, FL, "101.9 AMP Radio" - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 15:22 Es 100.7 KEEZ "Z100.7" Kensett, Ark. (1018mi). With top 40. Bob-Nj Fn20wb (
Jul22 15:21 Es 102.1 with a call-in, trading post-type program. John DE (
Jul22 15:19 Es 90.9 WJKV Jacksonville, FL, "K-Love" - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 15:17 Es 90.7 2 K-Loves, with echo. John DE (
Jul22 15:17 Es 107.3 WQLT Florence, AL PI:A819 (782 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:15 Es 98.3 WWRZ Fort Meade, FL, "MAX 98.3" - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 15:15 Es 98.5 WZLQ Tupelo, MS (870 mi) PI:97DA - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:13 15:07 assume a typo, WVRT is on 97.7 and simulcast on WVRZ 99.7 - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Jul22 15:13 Es 99.7 WJKD Vero Beach, FL, "99.7 Jack FM" - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 15:11 Es 106.5 WJEC Vernon, AL (830 mi) PI:6CD6 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:07 Es 97.1 WVRT Mill Hall PA Mike-La (
Jul22 15:07 Es 96.9 WRSA Holly Pond, AL (739 mi) new log - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:06 Es 102.3 WMBX Jensen Beach, FL, Stream Match - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 15:06 Es 92.9 WTUG Northport, AL PI:88E2 (843 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 15:06 Es 91.5 KHML/KHCB RDS // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 15:05 Es 90.5 KUT Austin, TX HD decode, with local WPER audio // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 15:04 Es 94.1 WQKX Sunbury PA-RDS Mike-La (
Jul22 15:01 Es 88.9 WQCS Fort Pierce, FL, TOH ID - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 15:00 Es 92.5 WQST Forest, MS (957 mi) PI:80CF over local WXTU Philadelphia - Steve K3PHL FN20 (
Jul22 14:59 Es 93.5 WAJR Salem WV Mike-La (
Jul22 14:59 Es 89.5 WFIT Melbourne, FL, "from WFIT". New! - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 14:57 Es 90.7 WMFE Orlando, FL, RDS: WMFE-FM - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 14:57 Es 91.5 WUAL Tuscaloosa, AL (835 mi) PI:8983 RDS:'WUAL' - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:54 err klsa (
Jul22 14:53 14:50-thx Steve-u had mine with KSLA Mike-La (
Jul22 14:51 Es 97.1 WOKK Meridian, MS PI:7AAE (926 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:50 14:49 - WVIA is my local, nice - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:50 Es 93.1 WACV Coosada, AL (821 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:49 Es 89.9 WVIA Scranton PA - RDS Mike-La (
Jul22 14:48 Es 97.9 WRMF Palm Beach, FL, RDS: 97.9 WRMF - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 14:48 Es 92.1 WZEW Fairhope, AL PI:972A (988 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:45 Es 90.7 WVAS Montgomery, AL PI:8C2E RDS:WVASJAZZ mixing with WWOZ NOLA (822 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:43 Es 89.1 WLBF Montgomery, AL PI:71D3 (816 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:43 Es 90.1 WGCU-HD Fort Myers, FL 1069 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 14:40 Es 92.7 K-Love // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul22 14:36 Still nothing here. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 14:34 morning coastal Tr to Baltimore/Washington hindering Es - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:33 Es 91.1 WABR Tifton, GA (766 mi) PI:54D3 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:32 Es spotty up to top of FM. mostly upper Michigan, some Wisconsin creeping in. back to work kw4rz / m em60 (
Jul22 14:32 Es 97.7 KDLC Dulac, LA Sunny 97.7 de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 14:30 Es Oklahoma various FM including KOMA 92.5 Tim EM86 (
Jul22 14:29 Es 88.7 KRVS Lafayette, LA (1181 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:28 Es KJWP-DT-2 Wimington DE (1171 mi) Mike-La (
Jul22 14:27 this couldn't have happened yesterday when I was working from home :) JJ in EN82 (
Jul22 14:25 Es 93.3 WQUE-HD New Orleans, LA 922 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 14:25 Es WJLP-DT-3 Middletown NJ (1252 mi) Mike-La (
Jul22 14:24 Es suddenly at top of FM dial KS direction de fred SC FM03af (
Jul22 14:22 Es 97.1 Escanaba, MI strong kw4rz / m em60 (
Jul22 14:22 Es 88.7 KUHF Houston, TX PI:458B - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:22 Es 90.7 WWOZ-HD New Orleans, LA de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 14:21 Es 91.1 WSVH Savannah, GA (658 mi) - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 14:20 Es 88.1 WZIP "Z88" Akoron OH Mike-La (
Jul22 14:17 Es 93.9 WNBY Upper Michigan like a local kw4rz / m em60 (
Jul22 14:12 Es WBRA-DT-3 Roanoke VA (843 mi) Mike-La (
Jul22 14:11 Es 93.9 CIDR Windsor / Detroit kw4rz / m em60 (
Jul22 14:11 Es 88.5 WKPX Sunrise, FL de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 14:01 Nothing noted on FM here yet. - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul22 13:51 Es 90.7 KLSA Alexandria, LA PI:2EE0 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul22 13:29 Pat, on most radios I've heard HD sidebands as an annoying high wine. On the Tecsun CR-1100, it's more of a hiss than a wine, and the 1100 is more directional than many radios. As the station weakens, so does the HD hiss, and that's very noticeable. Maybe I should make an audio file demonstrating this. It's not typical. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul22 13:22 nothing I've here mutes IBOC hiss/whine - de WA5IYX (
Jul22 13:09 It's my understanding that not all Tecsuns exhibit this behavior, but it's really helpful. There are several downsides to the CR-1100 as well, but that positive is outstanding. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul22 13:06 [04:04] Something unique abut my CR-1100: it doesn't mute HD sidebands; they're audible blocks of hiss. As you move the radio around, you can audibly tell when you're muting them. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul22 13:05 Es 55.240 south de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 12:55 Tr CKNR Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada "The Moose" and Local ads - 270 miles - NEW! de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 12:41 the only time an exact ip location can be had with utmost certainty is when authorities request that an ISP divulge that information based on subscriber equipment with that IP at that time JJ in EN82 (
Jul22 12:36 IP geolocation is not and never will be 100% reliable JJ in EN82 (
Jul22 12:26 [09:32] So much for the reliability of IP address searches...I was using this: -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul22 11:35 [ 04:31] Pat I was reciving 107.5 KXTN on yesterday morning at 5:00 am CDT I should said that in post - amfmtvdtvbrla. EM40 (
Jul22 11:31 UPS is about 464 miles from St. Cloud, MN - Christian EN72 (
Jul22 11:25 I wouldn't spend a lot of time on that post fellas, given the history of recent fake posts de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 11:10 WUPS is approximately 265 miles from Mount Horeb, WI- Good log, but not 464 miles good. EN71 S. Michigan (
Jul22 10:51 Tr 98.1 WGFN Glen Arbor, MI "The Bear" 217 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 09:32 WUPS is not 464 miles from Mount Horeb. It's not even 464 miles from here.--Frank M. (
Jul22 07:00 [7/19 19:21] Just found whoever it was is in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, just west of Madison -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul22 06:27 [7/21 19:21] To the person who got WUPS...where is your QTH? -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul22 04:56 just some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul22 04:39 looks like I have a new Tropo beacon for deep Texas. 107.5 KXTN is starting to become a Tropo pest here. LOL - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul22 04:35 I was on my way to work when I heard KXTN coming in on car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul22 04:33 but no one posted any Gulf Coast Tropo this morning - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul22 04:31 I had San Antonio Tx Tropo this morning with 107.5 KXTN coming in @446 mi on car radio - amfmtvdtvbrla EM40 (
Jul22 04:04 Sounded better than 880, and reviewws were better than ATS-909X. I gotta get something that works ... Mike (
Jul22 03:50 Mike, it probably will. I have a Tecsun CR-1100 on Bryce's recommendation. It's weaker than the Sony, but it's quite good. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul22 03:43 Ordered a Tecsun 660 based on reading user comments today. Hoping it helps ... Mike (
Jul22 03:30 Have wqte 95.3 adrian in as well. Jj in EN82 (
Jul22 03:22 Not sure where rotors came from...elyria (
Jul22 03:21 Have 107.3 the wave rotors and a couple other Cleveland area fms in, but not a peep out of Toledo lol. Jj in EN82 / Pontiac mi (
Jul22 01:43 Several Detroit stations were in earlier, along with some Fort Wayne, South Bend, and northern Michigan, here in Grand Rapids - Christian EN72 for the weekend (
Jul22 01:42 Tr 104.9 CHWC Goderich, Ontario Canada with ID and "Blues on the Beach" program. 139 miles de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 00:46 long before KSTX "took" the freq hr: 89.1 ON FORT FRANCES CKSB9 06-26-1983 1755 - de WA5IYX (
Jul22 00:45 Congrats JAW, nice one de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul22 00:28 FMDX: CKSB9 89.1 FM via Es - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 23:07 My first 2Es 50-MHz QSO: WA1DPX 1965-06-06 19:08:00 6M AM - (hrd svrl in summer 1964) - de WA5IYX (
Jul21 23:01 also drooling when hrng Fla working tons of W1-W3s ... - de WA5IYX (
Jul21 22:58 ah, the mni days in the 1960s when 6m 2Es between W4-W6 and no one wanted us 5s - de WA5IYX (
Jul21 22:09 I miss analog TV too. You need to get on 6M. I really like it out here in the west. Double hop Es gets your heart pumping... de dwi/7 (
Jul21 22:07 Mike Cherry up on Vancouver Island used to get Yakima/Tri-Cities TV tropo sometimes. He had KIMA a few times, same with KVEW-42 and KEPR-19, if I recall > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 22:06 If this was pre-2009, I'd have all but ch 2 to play with. 2 was a LP Univision off Ahtanum Ridge (KKFQ, now KUNW). I wonder how common Seattle stuff over the mountains would be here. Probably in and out all day. I get Seattle FMs, sometimes sounding like semi locals throughout the day > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 22:04 I still get CKKQ in and out during the day here, but 100.3 is usually a poor to fair KBWN-LP Buena WA (Spanish Christian). Sometimes KXAA, sometimes KKRZ. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 22:00 I'm an Extra, but currently no ham equipment. Maybe one day I'll set up for 6 meters. It'd be fun. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 21:58 Problem is, the MUF just doesn't wanna climb. At least pre-2009 I'd have gotten some TV out of the deal. When I began this hobby, lots of 30-50 activity and TV band to spend time with while waiting for FM to open. (I miss analog TV.) - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 21:58 It hasn't been too bad for me despite that. I picked up 40+ grids on 6M this season. Just no 2M. de dwi/7 (
Jul21 21:55 Does me no good because all the high MUF puts it in the Pacific Ocean de dwi/7 (
Jul21 21:54 Rick, Es just don't like you much. All my intense 6M openings have been west to northwest. de dwi/7 (
Jul21 21:51 Art, I'd love to do a reciprocal station swap with AZ. No skip in, though, but CKKQ-100.3 Victoria BC was in so loud I thought we'd gained a new LPFM! Playing normally out-of-format Tragically Hip, promoting a concert tomorrow night. Deceptive, but glad it was "The Island!" - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 21:22 (1227-Rick) I remember opening up to KAIQ 95.5 Lubbock with nothing else in. Usually I hear KLLL and the 98.1, but no sign. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 21:18 Clouds do me no good so far. Dead band. I should just be thankful for the five-minute 11:30PM burst of Winnipeg/Portage la Prairie that I had last night > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 21:10 And Yakima of course (
Jul21 21:09 Those clouds do us no good here in AZ, but might alom=ng the west coast. Hey Rick!! de dwi/7 (
Jul21 21:08 Also DM13 in about 116 MHz MUF at AZ/CA Southern border. 103 MHz MUF on S. Cal coast de ka5dwi/7 (
Jul21 21:06 Es 6 Meters Short DM34 AZ => CM87, 86 SF, Big Sur CA de ka5dwi/7 (
Jul21 20:18 Good work though and easy on the eyes./cd (
Jul21 19:53 [19:42] Awww Pat I thought you caught 94.1 in Philly...../cdEL96 (
Jul21 19:49 Es 54.310 still multi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 19:42 WIP project with a long ways to go - de WA5IYX (
Jul21 19:21 WUPS 98.5 Michigan, 464 mi, Tecsun 660 w/whip (
Jul21 19:16 92.5 and 99.9 Alpena area in in Pentwater - Christian EN63 mobile (
Jul21 19:07 Tr 91.7 WCML HD lock - Christian EN63 mobile (
Jul21 19:06 Tr 90.5 WPHN RDS - Christian EN63 mobile (
Jul21 19:03 Listened all the way into work, checking everything below 100 MHz. Two tried to break through but couldn't. Nothing else there ... Mike (
Jul21 19:02 Tr 104.9 WQBX LID - Christian EN63 mobile (
Jul21 18:51 Car radio wimpy. I may be SOL until i can buy a real radio ... Mike (
Jul21 18:34 Es KHSV-DT-2 still with spotty decodes - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 18:28 Tr 98.7 with Michael Martin Murphey "Wildfire" mixing with WLDN - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jul21 18:16 Driving...mike (
Jul21 18:00 One of the other freqs was 93.1; hypothetically possible that it was fluke As or TrS from Las Vegas and I caught something SS on KNPR BR in AZ DM34 (
Jul21 17:55 Yeah, I wasn't having any luck figuring that out either, there was enough other activity that it was Es, and not all at once so not Ms BR in AZ (
Jul21 17:55 I think Mike MAY be working right now. The maps sure do look good towards straight east from SF. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 17:54 Any chance Mike-CA would have Es to the east? Don't see him around on here - de JimT/MO EM37 (
Jul21 17:51 SS on 88.9 doesn't correspond to anything other than KXWB Nipomo CA (near Santa Maria) w/ low power, and K205FO Everett, WA w/ 38w. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 17:42 Es getting minor flare-ups pointing NW, including SS on 88.9 BR in AZ DM34 (
Jul21 17:26 Es DT-2 21 Comet so KHSV NV Las Vegas 1053 mi - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 17:13 Es 54.310 faint - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 16:56 [15:03] Jim, I suspected as much. Found out last night that there's a Meridian Credit Union in Ottumwa, Iowa, and it's entirely possible that KSTZ in Des Moines could've been running a spot for them. But yesterday was not a total wash, added KRCH 101.7 Rochester, MN and KQIC 102.5 Willmar, MN as new loggings here -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul21 16:01 Hill Country and s TX tropo hindering - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 15:55 Es 91.1 Tijuana SDgo ads - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 15:52 concentrating on the US DTV-2 (prob Las Vegas) - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 15:51 LKA3JAW - d'oh - right! Prince Albert 89.1 is English. CKSB9 is your only candidate for French CBC Premiere Chaine. Saul (
Jul21 15:33 Es 55.25 "gurgler" - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 15:27 Es 61.25, ft 54.310 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 15:23 Saul: T-Bay CBC ICI Radio-Canada Premiere is on 89.3 vice 89.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 15:13 (09:07) That's one of my locals! - Christian EN64 Manistee, MI (
Jul21 15:12 Mystery of the morning: heard 91.9 WGTS on 103.1 FM...but not seeing any evidence of WGTS having a translator, or any station that might be doing partial carriage // Lee VA FM17io (
Jul21 15:06 Es some 55.25/26 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 15:04 My own action seemed to centre on Fargo-Bismarck. Got as far as eastern Montana and as close in as western MN. Saul ON (
Jul21 15:03 KA3JAW ... given that and what others were getting, you almost certainly had T-Bay. I'd judge it by whatever else you logged. Saul, Burnt River ON (
Jul21 15:03 July20 17:01...Rick/Omaha, your unID 102.5 with Meridian Credit Union is NOT WTSS Buffalo NY. Got an email from Tim Holly Sales Mgr with WTSS said "No we do not have a contract with Meridian to run their ads" - de JimT/MO EM37l (
Jul21 14:56 gotcha! thanks cd Mike-La (
Jul21 14:50 Mike-La, see WTFDA forums for your unID 3./cdEL96 (
Jul21 14:48 14:44-yeah I first saw it last year when I first got it-thx cd Mike-La (
Jul21 14:47 14:43-OK there is an HD lock on 88.7 my local KRVS-coming from that? Mike-La (
Jul21 14:44 I believe that is a characteristic of the XDR./cdEL96 (
Jul21 14:43 Should elaborate - NE means "Northeast" in this particular case heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul21 14:43 I think it is bleed from .3 away; check 88.1 or 88.7./cd (
Jul21 14:42 [14:41Mike] Not a dumb q at all....Inthink (
Jul21 14:41 Es 54.310 weak - NE I would guess de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul21 14:41 I am from GS FN20jq; 50 miles north of Philadelhia, PA - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 14:41 Dumb questions guys, why would I get an HD flashing on 88.4 and not on 88.3 or 88.5? Mike-La (
Jul21 14:36 I wa sin on last night's opening... (
Jul21 14:35 Where are you located? (
Jul21 14:31 CKSB-9-FM 89.1 Ici Radio-Canada Premiere at Fort Frances, ONT at 1046 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 14:16 There is a CBC 89.1 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, but that is 1664 miles - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 14:10 KA3JAW - but it's definitely CBC ... Radio Canada... (
Jul21 13:44 Tr 97.3 KLRX Lee's Summit MO "K-Love" (248 mi) abt the only DX this morning - de RNA/OK EM16gj (
Jul21 13:32 Unattended Es 91.9 7/20/16 2319-2321 PDT Jazz ("in A Funky Groove" (King Curtis) into "Round Midnight" (Randy Sandke.) No speech, can't find a playlist match. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 13:25 Saul: OK, will post it there, tks - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 13:21 Whatever it is, CBC's are always a pain to get ID./cd (
Jul21 13:21 Seemed to behave more like Tr or TrS than Es---ON or QC?/cdEL96 (
Jul21 13:19 Jon also knows French and we both frequent WTFDA Forums Where you can post audio and video clips. Saul (
Jul21 13:16 CBC news or documentary about something in Vancouver - Saul ON (
Jul21 13:04 YT: UnID FF 89.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 12:56 103.9 is a mess here Eric, some translator nearby with CJBC and WRSR. Haven't had WLEN from here yet, doubt I will JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jul21 12:55 I barely hear WEMU here bill, it's wild. I do hear a high school station out of Warren occasionally. JJ in EN82 / Pontiac (
Jul21 12:55 (Living near Detroit, I have both stations from Windsor here. WLEN often clashes with CJBC-FM-1, but with a good directional antenna, you can aim at the desired one and get it, with very little problems.) de Eric B (
Jul21 12:54 Premiere Chaine is like CBC Radio One, and Espace Musique is similar to CBC Radio Two; Espace Musique has blocks of programming: Classical, Jazz, and World. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul21 12:53 Seems like the only French stations (Away from Quebec and the Maritimes) are run by CBC; Ici has two networks, Premiere Chaine and Espace Musique. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul21 12:52 Still, you could have had FF CBC. Bill Dulmage has a list of CBC and SRC stations on his Website which you can try to figure out that way. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul21 12:48 OOOH okay JAW - was going to compare to my log, but 89.1 is a no-no here due to local WEMU heh de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul21 12:43 N8UUP Bill: On 89.1 - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 12:36 JAW - what frequency on the FF station? de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul21 12:31 Sad that something "dumb" like this, though, might keep me from a couple needed MN 94.1's in the future, though--Frank M. (
Jul21 12:29 cdEL96: The FF announcer mentioned Canada various times - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 12:28 Tr NEW...W231DA-94.1 Monmouth IL, only 35 miles but needed to phase much stronger KRNA. Would have probably never known this existed--Frank M. (
Jul21 12:27 Easy to forget that we open to transmitter sites, so the footprint doesn't always extend to cities in the coverage area of those sites. From Phoenix, I opened several times to only KUOW-94.9 in Seattle without getting any of the other Seattle stations. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 12:24 JAW---Jon does....he comes here every now and then. I wonder if you had Haiti./cdEL96 (
Jul21 12:24 [04:39] That 7/21/11 opening wasn't that super at my northeast Seattle QTH. Logged (new) KIIM-99.5 Tucson, alone. Not a trace of their powerhouses on 92.9 and 96.1; no Phoenix. Hard to judge skip intensity by what's happening on the other end. (More) - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 12:19 Anyone know French? - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 12:16 MANY, MANY...Washington IA is about 90 miles away, Des Moines about 180 (but with 100kw), same direction--Frank M. (
Jul21 12:15 ...what I hope is a series of "newbies" as I go through the database and discover ANY, MANY HUNDREDS of stations I had no idea existed--Frank M. (
Jul21 12:14 Tr NEW! K273CC-102.5 Washington IA, local news and affairs mentioning KCII often, KSTZ PHASED. First NEW logging in... (
Jul21 12:01 Guess I deserved to miss that one. I hit the hay early; I'd been up since 5 AM. Congrats, Yak, on catching that late night Es. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 11:11 [04:39] Nice Dx for you tonight. Also nice, five years ago, you could HATCH that KVLC "Easter egg" in the opening--Frank M. (
Jul21 09:07 Tr 95.5 WQEZ Glen Arbor MI EZ favorites 07/21/16 0400 CDT 179 miles EN74 21 KW 40 deg EZ 95.5 off back of beam - de k9rzz wi EN52tu (
Jul21 08:58 [Jul21 00:45] While getting an UNid FF station on 89.1 also had Es from WSMR Satasota and 88.3 WPOZ Orlando - KA3JAW FN20jq (
Jul21 07:54 Yak, nice job with the late Es! (Even if it was too brief) BR in AZ (
Jul21 06:33 102.3 was CKY w/ Miley Cyrus "The Climb" // playlist, the Cranberries stn on 93.1 was CFOB Fort Frances, ON, also a relog. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 06:32 CJPG-96.5 Portage la Prairie now confirmed w/ playlist match...also relog > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 06:30 Sorta stale - Confirmed CJKR-97.5 Winnipeg w/ "All Right Now" Free // playlist...relog @ 310KW! > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 06:29 That was quick...took a steep dive outta FM > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 06:25 Es MUF now 102.3, probably CKY-FM w/ soft rock > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 06:25 Es 95.1 CHVN Winnipeg, MB "...with CHVN 95" > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 06:23 Es MUF around 97.5, have a rocker on 96.1 > cn (
Jul21 06:23 Es 93.1 CHPO Portage La Prairie MB "Country 93" - where's Rick/N6KCR? > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 06:21 Es 93.1 w/ Cranberries "Linger"...strong signal! 6m well open to ND area > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 06:03 some Houston Us decoding - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 04:39 KVLC-101.1 was over 1300 miles, by the way. The next night was a super AZ opening that I COMPLETELY missed...I had just moved to Bellevue w/ zero computer access and a lot of stress. AC7XP had KRWM over his local. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 04:38 Five years ago tonight was a really nice NM opening - 7/20/11. That was my final Es opening from the Bothell QTH. Started with AZ; then KVLC-101.1 Las Cruces area, then six stations logged from ABQ (including 106.3 and sorta-low-powered 101.7 KQTM); moved up to Grand Junction and CO Springs, ending w/ KWYY 95.5 WY > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 04:38 More often than not, the multistaters seem to happen just before season's end--late July. We can use one. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 04:35 Oh, Kansas is missing as well. That's huge. The last two years I've had nice openings into KS, sometimes just Dodge City, sometimes out to Wichita and Kansas City. I haven't heard any Hays/Colby/Goodland stuff since I moved here, I don't think. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 04:34 Yak, those major multistaters like 6/29/10 and 5/10/13 are almost always midmorning-to-early afternoon events. From Cal. I had one every two or three years; starting out around Borger TX, then TX/NM/OK/KS/CO/SD/ND over about a four-hour period. Suspect that's what I'd have had in Cal. during the two major openings cited above. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 04:32 Completely missing this year from this QTH: Anything Canadian, ND/SD/NE/IA/MN/MO/WY. Had that nice CO opening on 6/14, but my logs were in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, and CO Springs itself. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 04:30 Sometimes I want to blame that "Es firewall" we call the Rocky Mountains. The skip moves from the east coast, to the midwest, and somehow quits right at Colorado! Uh...there's still 1000 mi to Seattle from Denver. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 04:29 In prior cycles, west-to-midwest openings generated more often. This cycle we often rely on eastern skip to live long enough to move west and benefit us. Notably absent this year. - Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 04:28 In prev years evening DX was more beneficial, at least when I lived in Bothell, Bellevue and Monroe. But I've had a couple of mid-afternoon surprises, and some major mid/late AM stuff as well (6/29/2010 comes to mind) > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 04:25 I've been catching up on other must-do' cleaning house and running errands! Also more time for my other hobbies. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 04:22 Another major factor: evening openings generally less prominent everywhere. For some reason often Seattle benefits more from evening DX, but it's sparse. Morning DX is less likely here, at least in this solar cycle. 0 Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 04:22 Nothing more than the West Coast whine - Jerry (
Jul21 04:17 This year Seattle is mostly in an Es drought. Possibly only a little AZ and a bit more Cal. than past couple of years, nothing major. A little WY, possibly a little CO. Where's AZ? Mainly M.I.A. KS/NE/SD/ND/MN unaccounted for. Only one opening this month, a few minutes of KUWR Laramie and an unid. Astoundingly impotent. No major opening since 2013. Better equipment than ever, but it doesn't matter. Rick N6KCR Seattle (
Jul21 03:39 Did hear KRUE 92.1 Waseca MN when I reported this morning. Too busy doing other stuff again. de dwi/7 (
Jul21 03:37 Another good day on 10M Es. Lots of Double-Hop de ka5dwi/7 dm34 az (
Jul21 02:41 Listening here in WI. Nothing yet - k9rzz (
Jul21 02:40 Es 92.7 XHRTA Aguascalientes RDS "ALTERNATIVA" not used to Mexico with no analog TV - kw4rz em60 (
Jul21 02:37 Es 93.9 brief SS sounds like KINT El Paso, 92.7 with religious music - KW4RZ EM60 (
Jul21 02:36 Es 55.26 - de WA5IYX EL09ql STX (
Jul21 02:36 Es: Was from MN/ND to MT/SD ending up in OK TX AR. Just up from the DX cabin for air... Saul ON (
Jul21 02:34 Brief Es spikes here for the most part, hit or miss. Mostly miss. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul21 02:31 Es late. 93.3 WBSZ and other low banders from MN/ WI but mostly gone now. May return? Tim EM86 (
Jul21 02:30 Es - KAVX 91.9 Lufkin TX - Faded up with end of Turning Point, ID, religious spot, and lost. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul21 02:27 Es 93.7 KAIR Horton, KS (1054 mi) Hot Country 93.7 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul21 02:25 Es 92.7 KSJQ Savannah, MO (1032 mi) Q Country with St Joe ads - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul21 02:09 157 -- frequency was 93.7 which I accidentally omitted. Multitasking. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul21 02:05 Nice to hear the that part of the country(s) again - was wondering if I was gonna get skunked this summer in that direction de N8UUP Bill EN82 (
Jul21 02:04 01:47 nice one Steve. Same situation here, accomplished last summer - kw4rz (
Jul21 02:02 I just checked, too - there's a storm on top of Washburn right now--Frank M. (
Jul21 02:01 Just a couple of short fade-ups here tonight... - de Jon in FN03 (
Jul21 01:59 If this can just cross over the Rockies, I'm satisfied. Straight east openings are far and few between in the PacNW. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 01:59 Frank, there is a T-storm warning in ND; had KEYA-88.5 about half an hour ago and their RDS tripped. de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul21 01:57 Es - KIZZ Minot, ND - Faded up with end of ad, wx, Z-94 into Top 40 record, lost. New! de Eric B, Carleton, MI (
Jul21 01:56 [01:35] You might want to look at North Dakota weather and see if there's an alert north of Bismarck (or was), too--Frank M. (
Jul21 01:54 I'm trying to get any local ads from the stream of WTSS 102.5 right now, and they're not cooperating, airing only national ads for Hefty, Geico, Safelite Repair, Home Depot, et al. Just ONE Meridian Credit Union ad would clinch my tentative from earlier today, and give me a new state -- Rick in South Omaha EN21af (
Jul21 01:54 [01:35/01:37] Actually, Three Lakes WI isn't close to there AT ALL...certainly much farther than the ND separation--Frank M. (
Jul21 01:54 Way to go Steve! Nice loggings! I had stuff in there briefly but it disappeared. Bob-Nj Fn20 (
Jul21 01:51 01:41, thanks, 95.1 (WZZO) and 96.1 (WCTO) are strong locals, 93.1 is wide open to the west here - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul21 01:51 [01:35] probably KIZZ Minot. Washburn is 60 miles south of them. (I actually have a pleasant memory of that small town)--Frank M. (
Jul21 01:50 Es 92.9 KYYY Bismarck, ND (1335 mi) PI:51E8 - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul21 01:47 Es 93.1 KGCX Sidney, MT (1497 mi) been looking to log that one for years - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
Jul21 01:47 01:29 k4wrz-I appreciate your help as well-every bit of information is critical to discovering which station has been heard-John Corning NY fn12 (
Jul21 01:42 Fading was so rapid I could only hear Washburn-John Corning NY fn12 (
Jul21 01:41 Wow, very nice Steve! There are other Williston locals on 93.1, 95.1 and 96.1. > Yakima CN96 (
Jul21 01:40 Es 88.7 KPPW Williston, ND (1497 mi) PI:3938 deep 1x - Steve K3PHL FN20 EPA (
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