torsdag 25 oktober 2012
this was quite a surprise to hear as the frequency always use to be blocked by strong splashes of BBC -909. Heard them a few minutes at sunrise and the ID "Cadena Agramonte ...Camagüey" was easily recognized . Alicia Sosa Velázquez, Dir verified my report and invited me to visit the beautiful Cuba.
Camagüey - "La ciudad Confusa" is the third largest city in Cuba. Nicknamed also as "The Maze" because of its narrow twisting streets and alleys, which start or end in public squares and form a complicated labyrinth that was deliberately designed this way to confuse pirates and other raiders in the past.
onsdag 24 oktober 2012
This one of the many talk stations on the QRG. I heard them in September last year with its "AM 12-90 104.1 WKBK" ID . Ira Wilner, Chief Engineer and also a Radio Amateur and DXer swiftly answered my reception report. Many thanks Fredrik Douren for the contact information.
tisdag 23 oktober 2012
The 11th of December 2011 there was quite good conditions towards the midwest and on 1560 I heard religious programs from Family Radio on the QRG. Have heard them before but never managed to get a QSL, but today after fresh contact info from Fredrik Douren -FD I came in contact with Jenny Burkhiser , Public Affairs Director who verified my reception.
Aberdeen is located in the northeastern part of the state with a city population of 26.000 people . Officially founded in 1881, the date of the first arrival of a Milwaukee Railroad train. The town is subject to wide extremes and fluctations in temperature with a average low of -17 degrees C in January and a average high of 29,3 degrees in July.
This is also the home of Super 8 Motels, which is the world´s largest budget hotel chain.
It took many years , but finally, I caught my last BBC local on MW. The morning 7th of September there was quite strange conditions when both the tx´s of BBC R Cornwall -630 and -657 dominated their QRGs.
V/s Tiffany Truscott verified my reception report today
fredag 19 oktober 2012
Have tried many times to get them verified by the many emailaddresses on the station website, but no luck. A few days ago I found them on facebook and got a positive answer almost directly,
Yes, that is indeed us! It seems DXing is a popular hobby in Scandinavia because all these requests come from there. Very interesting. Good luck with your future endeavors.
The station is not easy to hear as the Cubans on the same QRG is sooo much stronger and the pattern that "La Poderosa" use has no signal at all in our direction up here in Scandinavia. Seems that there was some pretty strange conditions the 1st October 2010 when I heard them.
torsdag 18 oktober 2012
Heard them the 21st of January 2012 , alone on the QRG at my local midnight. It was the first time in many years I´ve heard them, and now with a beautiful ID as "Transmite WNIK 1230 AM Puerto Rico"
V/s Jose G Garcia Gonzalez verified my reception at the same time as WMSW today. Muchas Gracias Jose!
The 27th of September last season there was a little better than normal propagation towards Puerto Rico at sunrise and I watched 1120kHz for almost an hour. At last I heard a nice jingle for "Radio Once" . Sent them a reception report but got no reaction from the station. A few days ago I got a tip from my friend Gert Nilsson -GN about a Technican on WMSW/WNIK , Jose Gerardo Garcia , who swiftly verified my reception report.
Hatillo is located on the northwestern coast between Camuy and Arecibo.
onsdag 17 oktober 2012
One of the more surprising catches of the 2010 season was WPLN on 1430. The station probably had some problems with the switch to nightpower/ antenna pattern and kept the daytime 15kW nondirectional running all night. It was the 22nd of October that I heard "This is Nashville´s Public Radio 14-30 WPLN AM...wpln.org" and a few other DX-fellows too, here in Sweden.
Today I got a nice verification at last from Carl Pedersen:
I am responding to your note to Donna regard reception of WPLN 1430AM on Oct 22nd 2010. I listened to the mp3 and heard the station ID clearly.
Please consider this note as official verification of your reception of WPLN-AM in Nashville, TN.
Nashville Public Radio
The station located in Madison, a northeastern neighborhood in Nashville, serving Nashville with Public Radio. As seen on the coverage map the signals reached a little bit further that night than normal...
The most regular one together with Bermuda on the QRG here in Möklinta. A few days ago I wrote a f/up after hearing them the 5th of January -11, and received a short message from Kristen Lucca :
So fun and cool! Yep that's our station!
heard them with a "97.3 FM ESPN FM" which is their FM output from ESPN South Jersey.
Atlantic City, nicknamed as "World´s Favorite Playground" a internationally reowned resort city for gambling,conventions and leisure. The city also served as the inspiration for the original verison of the board game Monopoly. The city is located on the Atlantic coast with about 40.000 habitants.
Located on the northwestern tip of Florida , targeting Pensacola just over the bridge, makes the station a difficult catch as the conditions seldom reach this area.
They started back in 2005 as "Classic Country AM 1620" , but changed format in 2007 and was renamed as Newstalk 1620 - Pensacola´s Live , Local NewsTalk Station". Both WNRP and the sister station CatCountry 98.7 are locally owned by Dave and Mary Hoxeng.
Gulf Breeze...a wonderful name, isn´t it ?
Luis Enrique Ramos swiftly confirmed my reception.
One of the beacons of Cuba , easily recognized programs with a clock ticking in the background and very very often mentions the time. A few weeks ago I reported the station and yesterday a nice answer arrived from Sonia Suarez :
Le escribo para confirmar que ciertamente en esa fecha y a esa hora usted sintonizó claramente Radio Reloj, la muestra de audio que me envía está clarísima. La locutora se escucha a la perfección. Gracias por la sintonía. Ojalá pronto vuelva a sintonizarnoss y pueda escuchar muchas más cosas de mi país, CUBA. Cariños para su esposa Paola, besos para sus niñas: Jennifer, Jessica y Nathalie y usted reciba mi saludo afectuoso,
Two NY stations on the same QRG, WHIC Rochester and WDDY Albany, but in each side of the state. From my horizon its about 50/50 chance which station that dominates the QRG depending on how selective the conditions are. WDDY radiates Radio Disney and use to put in local IDs a few minutes before TOH, as when I heard them the 13th of November last season "Radio WDDY and WDDY HD Albany"
Today Sara Wiseman, Stn Mgr confirmed my reception with a short email
Albany is the capital city of the state of New York, sits on the west bank of Hudson River roughly 240km north of NYC. Albany has close ties with the nearby cities of Troy,Schenectady and Saratoga Springs, forming the region called Capital District.
I have been watching this QRG many times when the the possibilities for daytimer signals been good, but always ended up with the signals from WLQV instead. They also belong to Life Changing Radio Network so one must be careful not confuse the stations.
The 23rd of October last season I once again had WLQV strong, but just before 22UTC the signals from WFIF popped up and luckily with a announcement as "You´re tuned to AM 1500 WFIF, stay tuned for a special program from WFIF Radio" These words really made my day !
Jon Vaught, Stn Mgr, sent a pleasent message to me a few days ago :
Dear Mr. Holmberg,
Yes, this is a verification of the reception report you sent to Dave Young about our station, WFIF. WFIF is a Christian radio station, located in Milford, Connecticut, USA. We are a daytime station only. We periodically receive reception reports from your area of the world. Congratulations for picking up our signal.
Blessings in JESUS,
WFIF 1500 AM
Their market are Bridgeport in the south to New Haven on the north but the station is located in Milford on the northern shore of Long Island Sound just an hour from New York City.With about 50.000 residents,they call themself "A small city with a Big Heart"
tisdag 16 oktober 2012
Although located on a European MW QRG it is pretty regular guest here in Möklinta, especially in the early season Aug-Oct. Identifies as "Caracol 1260" and with the English call-ID at TOH. Heard them the 11th of September promoting their website "www.caracol1260.com" . As the name says closely connected to Caracol Colombia
V/s Tomas A. Martinez Vice Pres and GM. confirmed my report today.
lördag 13 oktober 2012
The QRG is often dominated by CJCB here in Möklinta, but when the condtion moves further west it can be as a bubbling pot of stations. Two MI Talk stations can be found of the frequency, WMKT and also WXYT which I heard the 15th of Dec 2011 with a ID and jingle. They currently running a conservative talk radio format, but will switch to the new CBS Sports Radio in January 2013.
V/s Rona Danziger
The station is most common in early nights here, easily recognized by their hot Tropical music and "La nueva Mega" slogans. Heard them the 16th of September 2012 and soon received a short email message as "Congratulations, that is us. Ivon Gois, GM WAMG 890"
La Nueva Mega consists of three stations covering the central and eastern part of Massachusetts from Dedham, Lowell-Lawrence and Worcester.
As I have wrote about earlier, was the 12th of Dec 2010 a extraordinary evening with many audible daytimer signals. On 760 khz I´ve heard french religious programmes earlier suspecting the Champlain station but never got a positive ID. This evening at 21UTC I had them again, now with quite strong signal altough the QRM from nearby europeans was intensive. At 21.14 the program ended and the closedown procedure started and "..WCHP Champlain operates on a assigned frequency of 760 kHz..." was perceived and a few more IDs.
The vicinity to Quebec and the direction of their antenna pattern indicates the market they´re aiming at are both Montréal and Quebéc City.
Champlain is a border town with about 5700 inhabitants in the northeastern part of the state, along the Interstate 87. Named after the Lake Champlain which forms the border with Virginia State.
As I didn´t receive any reactions on my former reception report I tried a f/up yesterday. A few hours later Teri Billiter, General Mgr wrote back confirming my reception. He also heard from "listeners" in Denmark,Norway and Germany last year.
fredag 12 oktober 2012
Spanish on this frequency always use to be the Cuban Radio Reloj which is easy to recognize. But the 27th of December I had religous talk here so I stopped and listen. A minute later a programme started with the contact announcement "Radio Maria, Av. Cruz Del Sur 3195, Lomas de Victória,Tlaquepaque, Jalisco. Relé de Radio Maria 920AM “ . Surprised by the announcement I looked up the Mexicans on the QRG in WRTH but no one mentioned a relay of R Maria. Not until I found radiomariamexico.com where they mention relays of R Maria over XEVA Villahermosa,Tabasco every night from midnight to 4 in the morning. Karla I. Barajas Cisneros verified my reception a few days ago.
torsdag 11 oktober 2012
Had been watching the channel for some time searching for WBAH who also carries ESPN and sometimes use to "forget" to switch to nightpower. Then, the 21st January I heard ESPN programme, but when the TOTH ID came it was instead "WMYF Portsmouth -The Sports Animal" Surprised and nice as it also was a new one for me. The usual ones on the QRG here are CKPC/KOTA/KLIZ and KRKO.
Portmouth sits near the mouth of the Piscataqua River, a short wide river that divides New Hampshire and Maine. It has roughly 21.000 inhabitants and the town is a popular summer tourist destination.
V/s Jeff Pierce writes "I got a lot of e-mails from your side of the world, I wish you counted in the ratings..."
Caught this station the morning of 23rd of March 2011, when the conditions favoured Colombia at sunrise. The station had almost armchair listening quality with a nice "esta es Oxígeno Ibagué 1350AM" ID, but as heard on the recording they were not the only LA station on the QRG.Some idea who the other station might be? https://www.box.com/shared/n3iiqxz20j
Ibagué is the capital of the Department of Tolima with a population of approx. 500 000. It lies within the Andean Volcanic Belt and has two active volcanoes in its immediate vicinity, Nevado del Tolima and Cerro Machín.
v/s was Jesus Varon Tamayo.
The evening 13th of November last year was one the most interesting this season with daytimer signals on at least 5 channels here in Möklinta. On 1190kHz were WLIB weaker than usual and instead I heard a close-down procedure "...the studios of New Broadcasting Network in North America... Washington... Falls Church....WCRW Leesburg -Washington..." followed the national anthem. A nice surprise and it became the second daytimer station I´ve heard on the QRG last season.
The station is a pure daytimer with power of 50kW, serving the Washington area with China Radio Int programs. Not heard in Sweden before, but both our Finnish and Norweigan colleagues have catched them last season.
Leesburg is a historic town situated in Loudoun county,VA along the Catoctin Mountain and adjacent to the Potomac River.
tisdag 9 oktober 2012
Long time ago they had a transmitter in the 60mb but I was never able to catch their signal at the beginning of my DX career. So it was exciting when I heard Creole on 840kHz the 6th of January 2010 and at the Top of the hour also heard their ID and webaddress.
The station reach up to one million people in the northern two-thirds of the country from Cap-Haitien, which is located on the northern coast of Haiti with about 190 000 inhabitants. The island of Hispanola, shared by Haiti and the Dominican Rep. is seismically active and has a history of destructive earthquakes. Cap-Haitien was hit by a 8.1 magnitude back in 1842 killing ten thousands of people, but we all remember the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that caused a much larger number of casualties and major damage to the capital Port-au-Prince, about 140km south of Cap-Haitien.
V/s was Kate Michel, Marketing & Communication Director of 4VEH
måndag 8 oktober 2012
Due to the late harvesting here in Möklinta I have used a shortened,not ideal version of my beverage array in 295 degrees. The antenna pattern is somehow bend southwards and made it possible to log this very unusual small station from the riverside of Clyde in Glasgow. The QRG is usually dominated by Pulse2, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, but this morning it was temporarely swept away by Celtic music and a ID as "This is Celtic Music Radio online celticmusicradio.net and Glasgow on 15-30 AM" at the top of the hour.
The station is a community broadcaster, manned entirely by volunteers and operates to promote singers and songwriters of contemporary and traditional Scottish music. They started as a RSL station at the Celtic Connections Music Festival back in 2006 and in 2008 they went on air on mediumwave as a Commuinty Radio serving Glasgow with a power of 70 Watts.
A few months ago they got license to move from AM to FM, and will return their AM license soon, maybe it already has happened?
Anyway, the nice guy who answered my reception report was Alex Jenkins (MM0OIL), Tx Engineer and chairperson, Many thanks Alex!