fredag 28 december 2012
WIOU Kokomo IN -1350
Was a pleasant surprise in the morning 6th of November. The station appeared a few minutes around the TOH identifying as "..for your ears broadcasting from a .... studios, this is Newstalk Sports 13-50 AM WIOU Kokomo" .The most common stations here are CKAD and WOYK but this morning the conditions where focused more towards the midwest. I swiftly received two emails from Rob Rupe,P.M. and Chris Lowry Sports Director confirming my reception. Rob writes that they use a directional N-NW antenna to protect others on 1350 kHz with a power of 1 kW during the dark hours.
onsdag 26 december 2012
KBYR Anchorage AK-700
On 700kHz I caught the announcement " this is the best of the G. Gordon Liddy show on Smart Radio AM 700 KBYR" after the 1300UTC news ! At the same time 5 of the 6 Anchorage stations was received, only KTZN-550 passed through my net that day...
The station was a little tricky to get verified, but finally I got an answer from Bill Sigmar, G.M.
lördag 17 november 2012
WPYR Baton Rouge LA -1380
In the end of October I heard religious program on 1380 kHz that turned out to be the unusual guest WPYR, the Catholic Comunity Radio of Baton Rouge LA. They probably missed the switch to nightpower and aired 5kW this night. A swift answer was received a few days ago from David Dawson, Stn Mgr.
Baton Rouge is the Capital of Louisiana and the second-largest city in the state behind New Orleans. Located upstreams Mississippi with a population of approx. 230.000. They have a humid subtropical climate and the proximity to the Gulf of Mexico means that the city is exposed to hurricanes and storms all year around
Looks like David Dawson also use our in DX circles so popular software, CoolEdit/Adobe Audition
torsdag 15 november 2012
WBTX Broadway -Timberville VA -1470
A late christmas gift last year was the signals of the daytimer WBTX that surfed above the noise threshold 26th of December with Southern Gospel music followed by winter weather cancellations. The TOH ID was "This is 14-70 WBTX Broadway-Timberville-Harrisonburg" The station is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley .
Received a nice letter today and a request to record a "listener liner" for their program.
onsdag 7 november 2012
WJCV Jacksonville NC -1290
This is one of my favourite frequencies where I have heard a lot US stations over the years. The 14th of December last year I heard some Gospel music followed by "WJCV, we´re Jacksonville´s Christian Voice - WJCV Jacksonville..." followed by IRN News in a jumble of other stations. I also heard them again a few nights later. Received a nice Facebook message a few weeks ago confirming my reception.
Jacksonville is a small city in Onslow county in the southeastern part of North Carolina. It is the youngest city in the United states with an average age of 22.8 years old, which can be attributed to the large military presence. Both Marine Corps base camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air station New River are located here.
tisdag 6 november 2012
KMIK Tempe AZ -1580
Arizona stations has always been very difficult to catch below the Polar circle, so when I got the exciting news that KMIK R Disney been heard with strong signals by OJS in Kongsfjord I decided to monitor the QRG. After a few mornings I heard Radio Disney programs on the frequency and the 22nd of October I catched their local ID a few minutes before the TOH as "This is KMIK KMIK HD ..Phoenix....Radio Disney"
Station Mgr Steve Earnheart confirmed my reception after a few hours:
Arizona became my 48th verified state,three left...
PJZ-86 Radio Curom, Willemstad -860
The morning 26th of January 2012 I had huge signals from a lot of Venezuelans all over the band and suddenly I stopped on 860 where a strange jingle was heard between two songs. After playing the jingle a few times I heard what was sunged, "Z ochenta seis emisora" As the quality of the reception was quite good I sent the station a recording of the jingle but got no reaction from them. Not until I came in contact with Jason Jordan Thode who works as a DJ and producer at all three Curom Broadcasting stations, Z86 -860, 88Rockorsou -88.3 and MI-95 -95,7. He verified my reception swiftly and welcomed me to visit their beautiful Island Curacao!
Curacao, the "C" lettter of the ABC Islands (Aruba,Bonaire and Curacao) is located in the southern Caribbean Sea just north of the Venezuelan coast. Erlier Curacao was a part of The Nederland Antilles but the 10th of October 2010 it became new constituent country .
Pastel coloured shophouses at Handelskade in Willemstad
torsdag 25 oktober 2012
PJB TWR Bonaire -800
Like a lighthouse they use to be heard frequently here in Sweden, identifying also as Radio Trans Mundial in spanish. I received a nice letter from Bill Early today
CMHA R Cadena Agramonte, Camagüey -910
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
WHK Cleveland OH -1420
WKBK Keene NH -1290
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
KKAA Aberdeen SD -1560
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.
BBC Radio Cornwall -630 / -657
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
WWFE Miami FL -670
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
WNIK R Única, Arecibo PR -1230
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!
WMSW Radio Once, Hatillo PR -1120
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
WPLN Madison TN -1430
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...
WENJ Atlantic City NJ -1450
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.
WNRP Gulf Breeze FL -1620
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 ?
HJJW Em Nuevo Continente, Bogotá -1460
Luis Enrique Ramos swiftly confirmed my reception.
CMBD Radio Reloj, Cuba -870
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,
WDDY Albany NY -1460
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.
WFIF Milford CT -1500
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
WSUA Miami FL -1260
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
WXYT Detroit MI -1270
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
WAMG Dedham MA -890
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.
WCHP Champlain NY -760
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.
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