June 2006 ABDX Journal
Vol 1. Issue 2
The May issue seems to have been a success. No complaints and lots of kudos will bring us this format for some time to come.
This month we are doing FUBARed Automation, Sports and HF/FM/TV. We also had a one day mini CME for Hell Day, the shortest night of the year.
Here’s the notices:
ABDX announces The Sports CME. If its sports and on LW/MW/SW/VHF BCB [FM to many of you] /TV even digital from Canada or the UK and you can hear it, and it runs sports, report it!
In addition to sports, we have the FUBARed Automation CME. If you hear a station with an open carrier or dead air, voicetracking over music, ads that are cut off, missed power changes or antenna pattern switching, the dreaded CBS Channel 42, songs plowed over by ads, then report it!
Always open for the summer is HF and FM/TV for E skip, Trop or Meteor skip you may receive during the CME.
This CME will run from 2 JUN 0001 to 26 JUN 2359 LOCAL TIME wherever in the world you are.
You may use any format to compile your logs that makes sense to you. All ABDX asks is that you send HF logs with UTC time and all other logs in local time.
Please forward logs directly to the email@example.com with FUBAR CME in the header or to firstname.lastname@example.org with FUBAR CME in the header.
Boys and goils!
Summer begins June 21st and that means the shortest night of the year. For MW and LW DXers this is HELL!
Well, rage against MW and LW Radio hell with ABDX’s HELL DAY DX mini CME! For 24 hours ABDX brings hell day DX. On the 21st we are asking everyone to do some LW or MW DX and send in what you hear. If you can DX on this day, you can DX any day.
Hell Day is from 0000 to 2359 on 6/21 and on any frequency from 1 Hz to 3 MHz.
DX demon dogs, this is your chance to prove that you are tougher than HELL and you can have a devilishly good time even with the shortest night of the year and the worst of conditions!
Hope to see your logs from DX Hell Day!
This month seems to be taken by the FM and TV DXers by a mile. There are a lot of TV and FM DX logs and rightly so, being that its Spring and Summer in this Journal. Several ABDX members have been very busy. Thanks to the TV and FM DXers the Journal is full.
A news section Extra, Extra! was added to the journal this month for readers to keep up with radio happenings. I hope it’s a feature DXers can use.
Only submissions from ABDX members will be accepted unless the editor decides the information is so important that it should be added. This will probably be very rare, Should you receive this and you are not a member, go to this URL and tell us a little about and we will consider you for membership.
There are currently 108 members of ABDX.
Enough rambling, lets get to the logs, after all, this is what we are all about!
The Broadcast Band [MW]
Powell E. Way III – W40PW – West Columbia, SC
560 WVOC Columbia SC 0952 running 2 commercials at one
time....(both political !! ) 06-02-06
1310 WISE NC Asheville - 06/05/06 0800 - TOH ID and ESPN Sports. Decent signal in the mix. "WISE, Asheville" and "ESPN Radio, 1310". (IEN-GA)
790 WAXY FL South Miami - 06/15/06 2300 - Sports news and information, and TOH ID. Weak, but steady signal mixed with UC Gospel Music. "Sportstalk 790, WAXY, South Miami". (IEN-GA)
1480 KPHX Phoenix, AZ 6/14 2040 with Air America News dropped right on top of the Mike Malloy Show and then ads on top. Finally about 2046 things straightened out.
1200 KYAA CA, Soquel 6/3/06 2020 PDT repeating message: "8500. We are no longer receiving the broadcast feed for this station. This
condition may be due to a temporary network issue so please try
listening again or contact your broadcaster to correct the situation."
The Whole Earth [HF]
17.660 Radio Netherlands 20:02 UTC English and Dutch newscasts broadcast simultaneously for the entire length of the newscast - both contained similar information, mostly about the World Cup.
Heard on a DX 402 at
work in Tempe, AZ near Arizona State University:
9925 Voice of Croatia 5/08 0227 via Germany with pop music in presumed Croatian.
9805 Radio Farda 5/08 0230 Briech, Morocco with BoH ID presumed in Farsi with news.
Band was full of E skip on the way home. I parked it on 96.7 and heard many signals, but managed to get positive ID's on
WCXO Carlyle , IL
KLBA Albia, IA
I wish I didn't have to work today. I am sure I missed lots of goodies !
0941 88.1 WMAW MS Meridian. RDS=MPB
1212 88.1 WJSP GA Warm Springs. RDS=WJSP
1125 88.3 WGWG NC Boiling Springs. Call in show.
1126 89.3 WSCI SC Charleston. RDS=SC PUBLIC
1215 90.3 WAEF GA Cordele. American Family Radio
1106 92.1 WMNC NC Morganton RDS=BIG DAWG
1024 92.3 KCUL TX Marshall SS Mexican
1025 92.5 KCOL TX Groves Ads for Beaumont
1107 92.5 WIHB SC Moncks Corner RDS=B 92
1221 93.1 WGAC GA Warrenton. I.D. into Rush.
1224 93.3 WTPT NC Forest City. RDS=WTPT
1109 93.3 WWWZ SC Summerville RDS=Z93 JAMZ
1248 93.3 KZBT TX Midland. SS Rap
1201 94.1 WZBQ AL Carrollton. RDS=WZBQ
1232 94.1 WTHZ NC Lexington. Hits 94 slogans.
1234 94.1 WSTR GA Smyrna. RDS=STAR 94
1353 94.1 KZCD OK Lawton. Z94 slogans
1225 94.7 WQDR NC Raleigh. RDS=94-7 QDR
1235 94.9 WLTM GA Atlanta. RDS=Lite FM
1037 95.1 WRNS NC Kinston "Country 95.1" slogans
1129 95.1 WSSX SC Charleston. RDS=95 SX
1157 96.1 WBBB NC Raleigh. RDS=THE Rock 96 ROCK
0942 96.3 WUSJ MS Madison. RDS=U S 96 3
1238 96.7 WBVR KY Auburn. RDS=WBVR-FM
1304 97.5 KLAK TX Tom Bean. RDS=97.5KLAK
1324 97.5 KWTX TX Waco. RDS=97.5KWTX
1326 97.9 KBFB TX Dallas. RDS=THE BEAT
1402 98.5 KACO OK Ardmore. "KACO Ag Update"
1239 99.1 KNES TX Fairfield. RDS=KNES
1332 99.3 KPSM TX Brownwood. RDS=KPSM
1110 99.7 WRFX NC Kannapolis. Call in program.
1356 99.9 KLUR TX Wichita Falls. RDS=KLUR-FM
1314 100.5 KNNK TX Dimmitt. Call letter I.D.
One unid: Q 101.5???
This session began about 0950 CDT and ended about 1430. Next
session when I can get it typed up. Three sessions.
88.1 WJSP GA Warm Springs RDS=WJSP
88.1 WRJA SC Sumter TOH I.D.
88.3 KAFR TX Conroe RDS=AFR TOH I.D.
89.3 WSCI SC Charleston RDS=WSCI
91.5 KSYE OK Frederick TOH I.D.
92.1 WBHC SC Hampton TOH I.D.
92.1 WFFY FL Destin Fly 92.1 slogans ads
92.5 KULL TX Abilene Mix 92.5 slogans ads
92.5 WQST MS Forest RDS=WQST
92.9 WBLX AL Mobile 93 BLX slogans
93.1 KTYL TX Tyler RDS=MIX 93.1
93.3 WWWZ SC Summerville RDS=Z93 JAMZ
93.3 WTPT NC Forest City RDS=WTPT
93.9 WQSI AL Union Springs Ads for Montgomery
94.1 KLNO TX Fort Worth SS local ads
94.1 WMEZ FL Pensacola soft rock 94.1 slogans
94.3 WKZW MS Bay Springs Ads for area towns
94.5 WFBX FL Parker RDS=THE FOX
94.7 WICI SC Sumter RDS=MIX 94.7
94.9 WKOR MS Columbus TOH I.D.
94.9 WMSR TN Collinwood Call letter I.D.
95.1 WSSX SC Charleston RDS=95SX
95.1 KVIC TX Victoria Call letter I.D.
95.5 KKMJ TX Austin RDS=Majic 95
96.1 WAVF SC Hanahan RDS=96 Wave
96.1 KXXM TX San Antonio Mix 96.1 slogans
96.1 WEJZ FL Jacksonville RDS=WEJZ
96.1 KAGG TX Madisonville RDS=AGGIE 96
96.3 WJIZ GA Albany RDS=WJIZ
96.3 WRHT NC Morehead City Ads for area towns
96.5 WHTQ FL Orlando RDS=WHTQ
96.9 KIOX TX El Campo RDS=XO 96.9
96.9 WKKT NC Statesville RDS=THE KAT
96.9 WDJR AL Enterprise RDS=CNTRY969
96.9 WYMY NC Goldsboro TOH I.D. SS
96.9 KQOB OK Enid RDS=BOB FM
97.1 WEZB LA New Orleans Many mentions WWL
97.3 WRAK GA Bainbridge Magic 97.3 slogans
97.5 KWTX TX Waco RDS=97.5KWTX
97.5 WPCV FL Winter Haven 97 country slogans
97.7 WYYX FL Bonifan RDS=97X
97.9 KBFB TX Dallas RDS=THE BEAT
97.9 WFKS FL Neptune Beach 97-9 Kiss FM slogans
98.1 KVET TX Austin K-vet slogans ads
98.1 WNUE FL Titusville RDS=WNUE-FM
98.1 WNGA TN South Pittsburg RDS=WNGA
98.3 WECO GA Midway RDS=JACK-FM
98.5 KBBT TX Schertz RDS=THE BEAT
98.5 WFSY FL Panama City RDS=SUNNY 98
98.5 WLXC SC Lexington RDS=695-KISS
98.9 WBAM AL Montgomery RDS=WBAM-FM
99.3 KPSM TX Brownwood RDS=KPSM
99.3 WPBH FL Mexico Beach RDS=BEACH993
99.9 WACO TX Waco RDS=WACO 100
99.9 WGNE FL Middleburg RDS=WGNE
100.1 WBXB NC Edenton RDS=LOVE100
100.3 WRUM FL Orlando RDS=RUMBA
100.7 WKQL GA Brunswick RDS=WKQL
100.9 WTHB GA Waynesboro RDS=WTHB
101.7 WBEI AL Reform RDS=B101.7
102.3 KPEZ TX Austin RDS=RIVER
102.7 WPMA GA Buckhead RDS=WPMA
102.7 KJXK TX San Antonio RDS=KJ103
102.9 WVRK GA Columbus RDS=Rock 103
103.5 KVSP OK Anadarko RDS=KVSP
103.7 KVIL TX Highland Park RDS=Lite FM
103.7 WQEN AL Trussville RDS=103-7 Q
103.9 WJRL AL Ozark RDS=WJRL
104.1 WRJY GA Brunswick RDS=WRJY-FM
104.1 KMGL OK Oklahoma City RDS=KMGL
104.9 KXXS TX Dripping Springs RDS=DIGITAL
104.9 WCCP SC Clemson RDS=SPORTS
105.1 WASJ FL Panama City Beach RDS=SMOOTH!!
105.9 WXMK GA Dock Junction RDS=WXMK-FM
106.1 KHKS TX Denton KISS FM slogans ads
106.1 WTAK AL Hartselle RDS=1061 TAK
106.3 WOAH GA Glennville TOH I.D.
106.7 WKMX AL Enterprise RDS=WKMX
106.7 WXXL FL Tavares RDS=XL 106.7
107.1 KGSR TX Bastrop RDS=KGSR FM
107.1 WYFA GA Waynesboro Rel program I.D.
107.3 WMCD GA Claxton Ads for area towns
107.3 WPLA FL Jacksonville RDS=WPLA1073
107.5 KXTN TX San Antonio SS EE ads
107.9 KEYJ TX Abilene Ads for Abilene
107.9 WPFM FL Panama City RDS=107.9PFM
Session two began about1600 CDT and ended about 1840.
88.1 WCQS NC Asheville Call letter I.D.
88.3 WEPS NC Elizabeth City Call letter I.D.
92.3 WERQ MD Baltimore 92Q slogans ads
92.5 WXTU PA Philadelphia RDS=92.5 XTU
92.5 WINC VA Winchester RDS=WINC-FM
92.9 WVBW VA Suffolk TOH I.D. The Wave
93.1 WLFV VA Ettrick The Wolf slogans ads
93.1 WEAS GA Springfield TOH I.D.
93.3 WTPT NC Forest City RDS=WTPT
93.5 WZBH DE Georgetown RDS=93.5WZBH 9
3.5 WDOG SC Allendale Big Dog slogans a
93.7 WPYA VA Chesapeake RDS=BOB FM
93.7 WBNE NC Wrightsville Beach RDS=The BONE
93.9 WKXZ NY Norwich 94-KXZ slogans
94.1 WYSP PA Philadelphia RDS=WYSP
94.1 WXEZ VA Yorktown RDS=STAR94.1
94.1 WQBT GA Savannah The Beat slogans ads
94.5 WPST NJ Trenton 94.5 PST slogans
94.5 WRVQ VA Richmond RDS=WRVQ
94.5 WYEZ SC Murrells Inlet RDS=EASY 1059
94.7 WQDR NC Raleigh RDS=94-7 QDR
94.9 WPTE VA Virginia Beach RDS=POINT
94.9 WAEZ TN Greeneville RDS=ELECTRIC
94.9 WHKN GA Millen Ads for Statesboro
95.1 WAYV NJ Atlantic City RDS=WAYV
95.1 WRKI CT Brookfield RDS=WRKI-I95
95.1 WCHZ GA Harlem Ads for Augusta
95.5 WPLJ NY New York City RDS=95.5 PLJ
95.7 WVKL VA Norfolk RDS=95.7 R&B
95.7 WQJK TN Maryville RDS=JACK FM
96.1 WROX VA Exmore RDS=96X
96.1 WCTO PA Easton Kat Country slogans ads
96.1 WTTH NJ Margate City The Touch slogans
96.1 WSOX PA Red Lion RDS=WSOX
96.3 WUSJ MS Madison RDS=U S 96.3
96.5 WKLR VA Fort Lee RDS=PLANET
96.9 WFPG NJ Atlantic City RDS=Lite Rock 96.9
96.9 WAKB GA Wrens RDS=WAKB FM
97.1 WQMG NC Greensboro RDS=97.1 QMG
97.3 WGH VA Newport News RDS=THE EAGLE
97.5 WTHK NJ Burlington RDS=THE HAWK
97.5 WJXB TN Knoxville RDS=B-97
98.1 WOGL PA Philadelphia Call letter I.D.
98.1 WHZT SC Seneca hot981.com
98.3 WGCO GA Midway RDS=JACK-FM
98.5 WCTW NY Catskill RDS=Lite FM
98.7 WNOR VA Norfolk RDS=FM99
98.7 WSMW NC Greensboro RDS=987SIMON
98.9 WSPA SC Spartanburg RDS=WSPA
99.1 WPLR CT New Haven RDS=991 PLR
99.1 WSLQ VA Roanoke RDS=Q99-FM
99.9 WODE PA Easton RDS=THE HAWK
99.9 WWFG MD Ocean City RDS=FROGGY
99.9 WKSF NC Old Fort RDS=99.9 KISS COUNTR
100.5 WRCH CT New Britain RDS=WRCH
100.5 WXMM VA Norfolk RDS=MAX FM
100.5 WSSL SC Gray Court RDS=WSSL
100.7 WLEV PA Allentown RDS=WLEV
100.9 WTHB GA Waynesboro RDS=WTHB FM
101.3 WGGY PA Scranton RDS=FROGGY
101.3 WWDE VA Hampton RDS=2WD
101.3 WKCI CT Hamden RDS=KC101
101.5 WBQB VA Fredericksburg RDS=B101.5
102.1 WIOQ PA Philadelphia RDS=Q102
102.3 WBAB NY Babylon RDS=WBAB
102.5 WMYI NC Hendersonville RDS=My 102.5
102.7 WKSB PA Williamsport RDS=KISS FM
102.9 WMGK PA Philadelphia RDS=1029 MGK
102.9 WDRC CT Hartford RDS=DRC-FM
103.1 WFEZ PA Avoca Easy 103 slogans & I.D.
103.5 WQBJ NY Cobleskill RDS=Q103
103.7 WEEI RI Westerly RDS=SPORTS
Tuned into a nice CKCN SID in French on 94.1 for a new one. French o/u
Milwaukee on 95.7 I have Rouyn Noranda logged, but this may have been
something further east, but I could only keep it in few a few seconds.
Keith McGinnis - Hingham MA
Equipment for FM: Yamaha T-85 (modified) with an APS9b antenna at 35ft AGL and an FM 6 (replaced a beat up APS9b) phase antenna at 12ft AGL. Bolin Phase Box. Conrad RDS Manager with Esslinger RDS 3.0 Software. Total Recorder.
June 4 Es
2:19 pm 92.5 WIHB Moncks Corner SC B92 with semi local WXRV phased (New)
2:24 pm 93.9 WJXY Conway SC with Pelican's baseball (New)
2:26 pm 94.5 WCFB Daytona Beach FL // to what Jeff Lehmann was hearing
with local WJMN phased (New)
2:28 pm 94.5 WYEZ Murrell's Inlet SC // to web stream came up big as
above faded with local WJMN phased (New)
2:30 pm 99.7 WXST Port Royal SC Star 99-7 RDS PI Code 934B with IBOC
and semi local phased (New)
2:33 pm 96.5 WJCL Savannah GA Kix 96 with contest ads, etc (New)
2:35 pm 98.9 WAZS McClellanville SC SS right after Jeff Lehmann had
heard them (New)
2:38 pm 96.3 WJIZ Albany GA gospel & talk with ID and RDS PI Code 6D55
2:40 pm 96.3 WKSP Aiken SC KISS FM and other Kiss mentions (New)
2:42 pm 104.9 WWVV Ridgeland SC WAVE 104.9 per Jeff Lehmann (New)
2:45 pm 105.3 WSTI Quitman GA RDS PI Code 8626
2:47 pm 107.7 WPRW Martinez GA with Urban format (had another station
in there too) (New)
2:51 pm 104.5 WKAK Albany GA K Country 104
2:55 pm 104.9 WFXE Columbus GA Foxy 105 with local ads (New)
2:57 pm 104.9 WCCP Clemson SC with NCAA baseball RDS PI Code 5A33 (New)
3:00 pm 98.7 WISK Americus GA Your Station for..................WISK
3:03 pm 97.1 WSRV Gainesville GA The River playing Time in a Bottle (New)
3:05 pm 99.3 WBT Chester SC ID
3:06 pm 99.3 Unid with Braves baseball
3:09 pm 102.3 WELR Roanoke AL local ads
3:12 pm 103.5 WZSN Greenwood SC Pat Paterson on 103.5, SC & GA mentions
3:15 pm 95.1 WMGB Montezuma GA B95.1 646-9510
3:17 pm 106.9 WBPT Homewood AL Mellencamp with "Cherry Bomb" The Eagle
3:21 pm 106.1 WNMX Waxhaw NC John Denver into Pat Boone "Timeless
Classic Weekend" (New)
3:29 pm 103.7 WQEN Trussville AL with RDS PI Code 7F5D (New)
3:34 pm 95.9 Unid NCAA Baseball with local WATD phased
3:38 pm 97.5 WJXB Knoxville TN B97.5 with RDS PI CODE 6EC3 (New)
3:40 pm 98.3 WKSR Pulaski TN with RDS PI Code A7F5
3:42 pm 99.7 WWTN Manchester TN "America's Car Show" (New)
3:53 pm 96.3 WCJK Murfreesboro TN "Jack FM" Id (New)
3:55 pm 97.1 WRQQ Goodlettsville TN "Piano Man" // to what JL was
hearing w/ IBOC from 96.9 phased (New)
4:00 pm 89.1 WDNX Olive Hill TN multiple WDNX mentions
4:05 pm 95.1 WGGC Bowling Green KY ID
Kevin Redding - Gilbert AZ
Hafler 330 and VU75XR Antenna
88.9 Presumed XHLDO from Nuevo Laredo 1015.
Scottsdale, AZ 6/25 2115 with FSN News. [NEW]
106.9 K295AL Little Acres, AZ 6/25 2105 playing Robert Johnson blues and xlating KJZZ. [New]
This brings my FM totals to 453 from my home here.
Was tuning around in my Toyota pickup last Saturday night (6/17) in
west Houston around 11pm.
87.7 or 87.9 (don't remember) was waiting for this college station
playing rock to ID itself (fair signal, a bit noisy in mono) when
all of a sudden this strong (stereo light was on) dead carrier came
up. Stayed there for a few seconds then faded away. A little later it
comes up fading in & out fast. I heard "sorry" then
"difficulties" in a female voice then it faded out again. Still
later (while I was waiting for the other station to identify itself)
that dead carrier came up for several minutes before finally fading
away. I never heard the other stations ID as I tuned up the band
looking for DX. Have no idea where these 2 stations were located.
Might have missed one at home if they were in different directions as
I use a yagi for DX. Oh well.....
Just got done installing a new telespocic rod on the GE SR 2 (complete from antenna screw up on radio back). Can now take radio on DXepidetions . Was rewarded with one catch (Warwick R.I.)
WHOM 94.9 MT. Washington NH 9:30 AM playing John Waite missing you. then gave calls WHOM 94.9 with more music. 6/23/06
1 June 2006 2000 EWT
Just logged CKND Channel 2, Minnedosa, MB. Weather report for selected
cities around Canada then "....and here in Winnipeg it's 27 degrees."
This is the first time I have logged this here in Tennessee.
Mixed with Canada was "Casa Fox2" KASA channel 2 in Santa Fe, NM. Strong signal dominating the channel.
Many other stations mixed with above mentioned, but, none were IDed
4 June 2006 1130 EWT
FOLKS, YOU GOTT'A SEE THIS TO BELIEVE IT!!!
SUPER strong signals in the Texas pan-handle and southern Colorado!
Channel 2 - KAVX Armmadillo, TX - PBS kids show. Just like a local!
Channel 3 - Strong floater on top of local WRCB. Haven't Ided it at this time.
Channel 4 - KAMR Armmadillo, TX - NBC logo with large number 4 in lower right hand corner of screen. "Children's miracle network" telethon is the program. This station is like a local!
Channel 5 - KOAA Pueblo, CO - ID with NBC logo and 5/30 and large letters - KOAA.
Channel 5 - KOAA faded and a CBS station came up with Face the Nation. Haven't seen an ID at this writing.
Channel 6 - Strong signal QRMing semi-local WATR.
Channel 2 with soccer channel 4 in spanich and a lot of mention of Cubr.
Have skip channels 2 to 5.
Channel 4 is positively Landers Wy. Pbs station begging money.
Something on top of WAGA-5 in Atlanta. And channel 2 is great big mess.
9 June 2006 1830 EWT
All day the has been a large opening on channels 2 to 6. Logged Mexico Haven't had the time to just set and watch. At 1830 EDT it was still strong up to channel 5. Local channel 3 getting clobbered by someone.
Channel 2 - WGRZ BUFFALO, NY with NBC Dateline. Also 5 billion other channel 2's mixed with it.
Channel 3 - WCAX Burlington, VT. As a strong floater over local WRCB. The call letters are in the bar between the frames. Also with CBS program. This is a new station for me, as well as a new state!! Only 5 more dtstes to go, and I will have logged them all.
Channel 4 - Canadian station with the Glogo logo in the lower right hand corner.
Channel 5 - Canadian station with the CTV network. Maybe Sudbury,ON. Not sure.
2300 EDT This is truly amazing!!!!
At 2300 EDT, I STILL have Es on channel 2 to 4. Skip has changed to the west. Channel 2 - KWGN Denver, CO. Start of the news.
Channel 3 - Still have strong floater messing with local WRCB.
Channel 4 - KCNC Denver, CO. Only saw an ID then QSB into another station.
Possible reception of KCTV channel 5 Kansas City, MO. At 2100 had a news promo about up coming stories at ten o'clock. Looked like the call KCTV on the screen. But not sure.
At this time of night I have thought the skip would have ended.
Channel 2 - KCWX Fredericksburg, TX mixed with KDTN Denton, TX mixed with PBS station from Amarillo, TX. On KDTN is Benny Hin a real phony.
Channel 3 - Starting to see floater mixing with local WRCB.
Channel 4 - KDFW Dallas, TX. News story about gas prices in north Texas followed by an ad for north Texas Ford dealers.
10 June 2006 1000 EDT
Once again the Es continue. Strong signals from the northeast.
Channel 2 - NBC station with tennis. Possible WGRZ.
Channel 3 - Floater on top of local WRCB.
No ID on anything, yet.
10 June 2006 1945 EDT
Noticed strong Es on channels 2, 3, and 4, starting at 1800.
Channel 2 - CHBX Thunder Bay, ON CBC with hockey hype. Getting the viewer hyped for the Stanley Cup play-off's coming up later tonight.
Also had an NBC station mixing with CHBX.
Channel 3 - VERY strong floater over local WRCB. The floater was running BINGO game, with the numbers being called placed on the screen. There was anID in bar between the frames, however, I could never read what was writing. What station was playing BINGO at 1830 EDT??? The skip was to my northwest. I figure some station between Tennessee and Thunder Bay, ON. Any help would be appreciated.
Channel 4 - Canadian station with CBC hockey hype. (The hype is good enough that I may watch the play-offs on ABC.
12 June 2006
Have had some skip all day long. First noticed weak Es into Mexico at 1030.
From 1300 to 1330 on channel 2 had an Azteca 7 station with soccer. Noticed more weak Es at 1500 then again faded.
At 1630 channel 2 has a nice signal from somewhere, the program is Judge Judy. Faded at 1640. Nothing real exciting to report.
12 June 2006 1800 EDT
Channel 2 - KMID Midland, TX -- 1700 to 1800 Strong signal, just like a local at times. Opray at 1700, ads for Kelly Auto in Midland as well as Pizza Hut.
Other unIDs include a station with Jeopardy, one in Spanish; a PBS station and one with a game show of some type. I am sure this unIDs are nothing more than San Antonio, El Paso, Amarillo, TX.
Channel 3 - At 1745 noticed a strong floater over local WRCB.
Channel 4 - San Antonio, TX mixed with two other stations
12 June 2006 1900 EDT
Channel 2 - KASA Santa Fe, NM "CASA FOX2" Buy a new mattress from American Mattress and get $75 .00 in gas coupons.
Channel 2 - KACV Armadillo, TX "Part of today's programs on KACV are brought to you by Cellular one of Amarillo." Into the Jim Lear news hour.
Both stations VERY strong fighting it out with each other. Just like locals.
Channel 3 - unID; strong floater over local WRCB.
Channel 4 - KKOB Albuquerque, NM At 1900, they started their 5PM news cast. Story about the Sanchez bus company of Albuquerque. Big number 4 in lower right hand corner of screen. Time was 5.07 Temp was a cool 91 degrees.
The signals all go from super strong to total fade. Then repeat itself.
12 June 2006 1920 EDT
Channel 5 - KOAA Pueblo, CO -- Weak video, but I can ID it. "News channel 5/30" Story about some hospital in Pueblo.
Channel 4 - KAMR Amarillo, TX -- Sports with a small number 4 in lower left hand corner of screen, call kamr and NBC bird.
Channel 2 - KACV over all others; still strong.
15 June 2006 1315 EDT
Es are just tearing up the either! Checked conditions at 1230 and saw
nothing, then out of the blue at 1315 I noticed it all going wild.
Channel 2 - Azteca 7 station with a cute senorita (I think I am in love)
with various news items. In the lower right hand corner of the screen is the Azteca 7 logo and time given was 1235/ Temp was 35 degrees. Audio from an 'Canal Dos' station fading in and out.
Channel 3 - Strong floater over/on top of local WRCB.
Channel 4 - Spanish program with some gal talking about the rich and famous. On the screen behind her is the word 'SOLO'. Audio from two other Spanish stations, one with soap opera and one with cartoons.
Channel 5 - unID Spanish station mixing with WAGA, Atlanta.
Channel 6 - Some station heterodyning WATE in Knoxville.
15 June 2006 2000 EWT
At 2000 I turned the TV off, as their were no more TVDX, just the dull TV programs.
At 2030, the wife comes into the radio room gripping at me, as if I were the one causing the local channel 3 to be replaced by KIII-3 in Corpus Christi, TX. I then took over the TV and chased the wife out of the room.
Run down of what has been logged since 2030 EWT.
Channel 2 - KPRC Houston, TX Most of the time it has been like a pipe line directly in Houston, local quality signal. Some mixing with XEFB Monterrey, Mexico.
Channel 3 - KIII Corpus Christi, TX over local WRCB.
Channel 4 - WOAI San Antonio, TX Just like a local.
Channel 5 - KENS San Antonio, TX Also in like a local.
Channel 6 - At 2030, had a Spanish station over semi-local WATE Knoxville.
This last only for a short time.
At 2120 the conditions have changed enough to cause some fading in the channels 4, 5 and 6. About another hour and it will all be over.
15 June 2006 2200 EDT
Es continues on all channels 2 to 6.
Channel 2 - Now have a Spanish station dominate. Mixed with KPRC.
Channel 3 - Continues to have a strong floater over local WRCB.
Channel 4 - Still WOAI
Channel 5 - Still KENS.
Wonder if this will last through the night? This reminds me of the summer of 1957. Around the clock TVDX.
Is there anyone else that can remember the summer of 1957??
21 June 2006 2230 EDT
All day long there was NO TVDX of any kind. Then around 1900 I began to notice a little enhancement on 2. By 1930 we had Denver and Pueblo, CO.
At 2230 it is now showing signs of fading.
Stations logged today---
Channel 2 -
KWGN Denver, CO
KACT Armadillo, TX
KPRC Houston, TX
KASA Santa Fe, NM
Two different stations from Mexico
Channel 3 --
All evening long there has been strong floater over local WRCB.
Channel 4 --
KCNC Denver, CO
KDFW Dallas, TX
KFOR Ok City, OK
WOAI San Antonio, TX
Channel 5 --
KXAS Ft. Worth, TX
KOAA Pueblo, CO
KENS San Antonio, TX
I don't DX TV, but the following were noted: I just left it on channel 5 while DXing FM.
5 KOCO OK Oklahoma City
5 KENS TX San Antonio
5 WKRG AL Mobile
5 WCSC SC Charleston
5 KXAS TX Fort Worth
5 WCYB VA Bristol
5 WRAL NC Raleigh
2 Messed up
3 UNID NBC
Very weak and fadey. Doesn't look like this will amount to much.
Kevin Redding - Gilbert AZ
13” Magnavox Color TV, CM3032 amp and VU-75XR antenna
Got Es to the east with some SS programming with futbol. UNID at this point, very weak and MUF barely 2. I got an ID on one channel 2, its XHSLT from San Luis Potosi white letters superimposed in the upper right corner.
2 XHRIO Matamoros, TA 6/18 1013 with Fox talking heads show.
US Digital Box, CM 3032
amp, Emerson EWL 20S5, VU75 XR antenna:
9 DTV KGUN AZ, Tucson 6/18 0900 with World Cup game between Brazil and Australia. Watching this instead of local KNXV 15 DTV is off the air as usual when an important sporting event is on.
I hauled out an old RS VU-75XR antenna and 15 feer of armstrong rotor and was hearing SS like crazy on channel 2 with lots of SS music and what
looked to be a SS soap story. Lots of unids too. Nothing much noted
above channel 2 except for our local on 3. Lots of audio but video
was only there occasionally. Any ideas on the SS stations? This was
logged from 1655 until 1705 when I left to eat supper at a friends
house. not bad I guess for a broken antenna and waterlogged coax,.
1845 Channel 2 was dominated by an EE lang CBC station running an
interview with Wayne Gretzky
and showing hockey shots. CBC globe in bottom right hand corner.
Fair to good at times.
1852 Channel 4 seemed to be a Jehovah Witness station talking about
the religion then mentions of the Christian Research Journal
(888-7000-CRI). Ad for the Bible answer Man and his book Total Heart
Health for Men and Women.
1901 Channel 4 was noted with a French language program that looked
to be set in the 50's. CBC globe noted also but forgot whether it was
in the center of the screen or at bottom right corner. Looked a
little different I think.
Getting some TV High Band 8 to 13 tropo this AM KOLN/ KGIN Ch 10 & 11 Lincoln, Grand Island, NE 11 was actually coming in better than 10 at twice the distance from Omaha, Also 13 Central Nebraska, A float on top of KUON Ch12 Lincoln, and a brief UNID n channel 9
Powell E. Way – West Columbia, SC
13" Zenith monochrome, built in telescoping rod:
2 KKSN Great Bend. KS Es 2230 KSN logo after a Great Bend Toyota commercial.
ABC unid station possibly 2 KQTV St. Joseph. MO.
MUF up to channel 6 possibly FM.
Heard last night on a Panasonic RX-CT900 .
Note: Was battling T-Storms . In spite of this the usual flamethrowers were pounding in Lots of ground noise above 1200 KHZ below 1200 was clear.
Two catches worthy of mention.
990-WLGZ-Rochester,NY-10:07 PM-playing what becomes of a broken heart-10/20/06 (local 990 absent)
1070-CBA- Moncton NB-10:13 PM-listing songs played said something about northern lights then started playing prayer (artist or song). - 10/20/06
All heard on a GE SR 2 (nekkid).
560-WHYN-Springfield MA-9:45 AM- Tracfone ad, ad for Roadmate System, ad for liberty safe- 6/21/06
770-WABC-NY NY -10:00 AM - TOH ID, news about body found in Iraq.- 6/21/06
NOTE: fair/good signal not normal especially this time of year can't hear always during daylight hours.
1090-WILD- Boston MA- 10:04 AM - announcing Brenda's birthday and other black american facts. 6/21/06
970-WESO- Southbridge MA- 10:25 AM- gave weather 50% chance of a shower tomorrow then continued playing C&W- 6/21/06
940-WGFP- Webster MA.-10:35 AM- slogan cool 94 ad save 80% order prep drugs from Canadian drug company. - 6/21/06
890- WAMG-Boston Mass-10:41 AM- Slogan ESPN radio Ad to win red sox tickets and lottery ad. - 6/21/06
Kevin Redding - Gilbert AZ
Didn’t have a lot of time for DX but did tune around for a few minutes. I’ll try to get some more DX in tonight during lunch at work. Most of the big guns were in. few of the little guys were. There is an incredible amount of electrical noise at work.
In a 2004 Saturn Ion with 31” whip in Tempe, AZ [UTC]:
1500 KSTP St. Paul, MN 0345 talk about the Iraq War.
1520 KOKC Oklahoma City, OK 0347 ad about “Mandate for Leadership” and into Rick Roberts Show.
1530 KFBK Sacramento, CA 0347 The Lionel Show.
1560 KNZR Bakersfield, CA 0348 with an ad for the Dodgers.
640 KFI Los Angeles, CA 0349 with a traffic report. Will they ever go back to 50 kW?
660 KTNN Window Rock, AZ 0350 with legal ID but as KTNN Window Rock – Pinon.
680 KNBR San Francisco, CA 0351 with Giants baseball.
700 KNRS UT, SLC 0351 with sports show.
720 KDWN Las Vegas, NV 0352 money show about trusts.
750 KAMA El Paso, TX 0352 SS regional Mex. music.
770 KKOB Albuquerque, NM 0353 with Michael Savage.
790 KABC Los Angeles, CA 0353 talking about class and culture wars.
800 XEROK Ciudad Juarez, Chih., MEX 0354 with ID and call in.
810 KGO San Francisco, CA 0354 ad for Kaiser-Permanente on the most left wing station in North America.
890 KDXU St. George, UT 0356 with Michael Reagan.
1020 KCKN Roswell, NM 0357 with the worst overmodulated REL pgm in the history on earth.
1030 KTWO Casper, WY 0357 with Phil Hendrie.
1040 WHO Des Moines, IA 0358 running ads.
1110 KFAB Omaha, NE 0359 Michael Savage into ads.
1120 KMOX St. Louis, MO 0400, ID news of the deaths two soldiers captured in Iraq.
1160 KSL Salt Lake, City, UT 0401 news of the deaths two soldiers captured in Iraq.
1170 KFAQ Tulsa, OK 0401 news of the deaths two soldiers captured in Iraq.
1200 WOAI San Antonio, TX 0401 talk about major flooding in Houston.
1320 KXRO Aberdeen, WA 0402 CBS News. [NEW 868]
Heard on a Zenith 1000D and Q-Stick + in Gilbert, AZ:
880 KRVN Lexington, NE talking about Al Qaeda on a trucking show.
550 KLLV Breen, CO with K-Love ID. KFYI was off the air which is very unusual.
Being a demon for punishment, I thought I'd start at the low, noisy
end of the dial - 530 KHz. When using my 70 foot wire and balun, it
was just too noisy. So, I switched to the Quantum QX Pro - much
better. here is the DX scoop:
530 RVC in the Turks and Caicos
540 CBGA1 New Carlisle QC
560 WGAN Portland ME
570 WMCA New York NY
570 CFCB Corner Brook NL
590 VOCM St. John's NL
600 CBNA St. Anthony NL
610 CHNC New Carlisle QC
620 CKCM Grand Falls NL [gotta love those mechanical filters - kept
630 CFCY at bay!]
640 CBN St. John's NL [same comment as above!]
650 Unid but speaking Spanish
660 WFAN New York NY
670 Unid [poss WSCR?]
680 WRKO Boston MA
690 CINF Montreal QC
710 WOR New York NY [thank you mechanical filters for keeping 720
CHTN out of the way!]
730 CKAC Montreal QC
740 CHCM Marystown NL
740 CHWO Toronto ON
750 CBGY Bonivista Bay NL
750 YVKS Caracus Venezuala
760 WJR Detroit Michigan [some say they are back in AMS - their
signal sounds better and reaches better than it had been the last
770 WABC New York NY
780 CFDR Halifax Regional Municipality [HRM] NS IDs as KIXX
790 CFNW Port au Choix NL
800 VOWR St. John's NL
800 jumble of French and Spanish languages - sounded like a
graveyard frequency last night
810 WGY Schenectady NY
870 WMTW Gorham ME
890 WAMG Dedham MA
910 WABI Bangor ME
920 CJCH HRM NS
930 CFBC Saint John NB
940 CINW Montreal QC
950 CKNB Campbellton NB
960 CHNS HRM NS
YIKES! almost out of time!
1080 WTIC Hartford CT
1215 Virgin Radio [Playing Peter Gabrial's 80s classic "Sledgehammer"
Time's up - its midnight!
Although I had no wolves or wolf dogs to assist me, I consider this
Hell's Day CME a howling success! As you can see, I got a pile of
Newfies! Just wish I had time to complete the band.
Powell E. Way III – W40PW – West Columbia, SC
1450 WTJL Unknown. Strong running talk and O Reilley
promos. There is NO such call at the FCC on the AM
band at this time according to AM Query. I'm guessing
it was either WQJM in Myrtle Beach or WQNT in
Charleston. Also there was a het about 400 hertz.
Somebody's way off frequency. I noticed this on 2
radios, one being dual conversion told me this was
true. And there are no AM station nearby.
1260 KOIT CA San Francisco...6/21 1500-1510 noted with The Boss doing 'I'm on Fire' followed in a bit by Bette Midler's 'In The Distance'.
Notable since I was in the village barbershop at the time & that's all
they could play before the cut was over.
860 KPAM OR Troutdale noted atop around 2100 6/21 after local sunset.Before LSS I had cross modulation from KQKE-960 & KNEW-910....
1160 KSL UT Salt Lake City....loud & clear 2000-2100...No sign of the Baja station.
1420 KSTN CA Stockton...looking for St. Anthony to give me an ID I can understand but only KSTN with the Stockton Ports BB game...Around 2045.
1360 KFIV CA Modesto...looking for Ridgecrest but only Modesto about 2015-2030....
---now that BKB & NHL are over, Futbal is more than half way thru, the Triple Crown is in the past (for this year anyway) + the fact The Giants suck about as much as the USA World Cup team (so do the officials) it looks like I should have time to do some dx for a change. Trouble is the KIWA Loop is not functioning properly & sunset dx from this location has always been the pits. I suspect mjr has put a hex on this place, or maybe Mike Hawkins. Look for more sometime soon.
Michael J. Richard – Evanston, WY
Quick bandscan highlights on a trip to town on evening of 6/20. (but past the start time of 0000 UTC) 22:45-23:15
540 CBC - good
560 KMON-Great Falls, MT - fair
580 KUBC-Montrose, CO - fair
630 KHOW-Denver, CO - good
640 KFI-Los Angeles, CA - very good
650 KMTI-Manti, UT - fair
660 KTNN-Window Rock, AZ - very good
680 KNBR-San Francisco, CA - very good
720 KDWN-Las Vegas, NV - good - mixing w/WGN
720 WGN-Chicago, IL - fair - mixing w/KDWN
770 KKOB-Albuquerque, NM - very good
780 WBBM-Chicago, IL - fair
800 XEROK-Ciudad Juarez - very good
820 WBAP-Fort Worth, TX - good - AM STEREO
830 WCCO-Minneapolis - fair
840 KXNT-Las Vegas, NV - good
850 KOA-Denver, CO - very good
870 KJMP-Pierce, CO - weak
880 KRVN-Lexington, NB - very good
990 CBC - good
1000 KOMO-Seattle, WA - weak
1010 CBC - very good
1020 KCKN-Roswell, NM - very good
1030 KTWO-Casper, WY - very good
1040 WHO-Des Moines, IA - fair
1060 CKMX-Calgary, AB - fair - AM STEREO
1070 KNX-Los Angeles, CA - very good
1080 KRLD-Dallas, TX - good
1100 KNZZ-Grand Jct, CO - good
1110 KFAB-Omaha, NB - fair
1120 KMOX-St. Louis, MO - weak
1140 CHRB-High River, AB - good
1160 KSL-Salt Lake City, UT - very good
1170 KFAQ-Tulsa, OK - good
1180 KOFI-Kalispell, MT - fair
1200 WOAI-San Antonio, TX - fair
1210 KGYN-Guymon, OK - fair
1240 KEVA-Evanston, WY - Perfect (Local) - AM STEREO
1300-1490 had nothing notable...kinda dead there
1500 KSTP-St Paul, MN - good
1510 KGA-Spokane, WA - good
1520 KOKC-Oklahoma City, OK - very good
1530 KFBK-Sacramento, CA - good
1630 KRND-Fox Farm, WY - very good with the most horrible distorted audio on the dial
1690 KDDZ-Arvada, CO - fair to very good - noted stereo pilot has been off for a while and they may be IBOC now
Nothing new, but certainly looks more like a winter band scan than the dead middle of summer!
I'm listening to a strong SS on 1160 at 5:45 AM, calls sounded like XEQN and using Once Sesenta AM slogan. Sounds like it's in Tijuana area?
Anyone else hearing this one?
Kevin Redding - Gilbert AZ
KMVP 860 Phoenix is now IBOC.
WDFN 1130 Detroit is now
KTRB 860 Modesto, CA has shut down for a move to San Francisco.
Our local graveyarder will soon be back on the air!
While driving today, I pushed the button for 1490 on my car radio and
there was KRSN, running the WaveStation test loop.
I stopped in at the studio to see what's up. I talked to the new owners,
David and Gillian Sutton, who are lifelong residents of Los Alamos.
They told me they have until July 5 to get the radio station back on or
return the license to the FCC. Today, they were trying to get a kill
switch installed at the transmitter site, which the previous owner had
neglected to do. Also, they have installed a "Digital Transfer Line" for
their STL to replace the horrible double-hop microwave link that was
always going out.
Format is to be local programming! Yay! Local interest programs and news in the mornings and music the rest of the day, plus local high school sports and county council meetings, etc. They bought a library of 4500 popular songs spanning the fifties through the nineties, and are interested in any suggestions for programming from the community.
New web site is http://www.krsnam1490.com but there's nothing there yet.
If you hear the station, email email@example.com and let 'im know!
Unfortunately, I forgot to ask about AM stereo, but I assume that didn't get installed. Next time I visit the studios I'll make a gentle
Powell E. Way III – W40PW – West Columbia, SC
First to report that WLGI 90.9 in Hemmingway, SC has
slightly modified their format. The music they run is
no longer "block formatted". They are now running a
smooth jazz format with 80 % 20 % instrumentals to
Driving to work this morning, just after coming off the Hillsborough
Bridge from Stratford into Charlottetown, thousands of morning rush
hour [don't laugh, it was bumper to bumper] commuters and myself
were greeted by a bunch of Newcap Jocks, Jockesses and support staff
waving signs reading "Ocean 100.3". I flipped over to 720 CHTN and
a few minutes later the 8:00 a.m. news came on. Lead item is that
Ocean 100.3 will replace CHTN in July and K-Rock 105.5 will also
take to the air in July as Ocean 100.3's rock sister station. Ocean
100.3 will play music [likely AC] from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and
today. K-Rock will be a hybrid between Classic Rock and current
Meanwhile, CFCY has applied to the CRTC for a power increase,
pattern change, and tower relocation.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Application No. 2006-0584-2
Application by Maritime Broadcasting System Limited relating to
the licence of radio programming undertaking CFCY-FM Charlottetown,
Prince Edward Island.
The licensee proposes to change the authorized contours by
increasing the average effective radiated power from 73,300 watts to
an effective radiated power of 100,000 watts, by increasing the
antenna height and by relocating the transmitter (non-directional
antenna/antenna height to 253 metres).
This undertaking was initially approved in Broadcasting Decision
CRTC 2006-89, 24 March 2006, CFCY Charlottetown ˆConversion to FM band. To date, this undertaking has not commenced operation.
The applicant advised that the proposed changes would be the
result of the antenna being co-located on the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation's site which is 17 kilometres west of their initially
proposed location. This change will remove the applicant's need to
erect its own transmission tower.
5121 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Fax: (902) 423-2093
Examination of application:
5 Prince Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Accordingly, the CFCY website talks briefly about the upcoming move to FM, but July [an original target month] is not mentioned:
No mention yet as to when CKEC will move to FM:
Meanwhile, CKTO aka Big Dog 100.9 in Truro NS has yet to enter the
age of the internet - still no website.
The CJFX aka X-FM website has been refreshed:
And CIGO aka 101.5 The Hawk has a couple new jocks, a new newsguy,
and a new jockess:
Keep in mind that the CRTC normally allows simulcasting on the old
AM site for up to 3 months. Rarely do stations use the full 3
months, unless the FM is having problems. CJFX went dark on AM
about 2 months after the FM was upped from 2750 to 75,390 watts and CIGO ditched its AM about 6 weeks after its FM was on the air. So, my guess is that come September 1 or so, 720 CHTN will leave the air forever, the towers will come down, and we'll see a residential
subdivision spring up on the site in a few years.
105.1 and 106.3 are already running IBOC more about to begin and HD-2 streaming too including 105.1 and 106.3 will be adding HD-2
840 KMPH Modesto, CA is testing at 1047 PDT/ 1720 UTC 06/26/06
with open carrier and IDs as "KMPH AM, Modesto." On Saturday 06/24
they were IDing as "KPMP, Modesto."