Sunday, January 28, 2007

States with both K and W calls on AM stations:

(as of 28 January 2007)


IA 6 WDBQ, WHO, WMT, WOC, WOI, WSUI
IL 2 KFNS, KSGM
KS 2 WDAF, WIBW
LA 27
MI 1 KTGG
MN 18
MO 4 WEW, WHB, WIL, WMBH
ND 1 WDAY
NE 1 WJAG
OK 3 WBBZ, WKY, WWLS
PA 3 KDKA, KQV, KYW
SD 1 WNAX
TN 1 KWAM
TX 3 WBAP, WOAI, WTAW
WI 1 KFIZ


Louisiana and Minnesota are special cases, as these states lie on both sides of the Mississippi River. American Samoa has one each K and W station.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

New AM station

Duluth, Minnesota: 750KHz:
New station granted.
Day: 7kw, 2 towers
Critical Hours:5kw, 2 towers
Night: 500w, 3 towers
DA-3 (3 different patterns)
46-43-32N/92-13-51W

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Friday, January 12, 2007

More DX tests

Sorry if this is a bit messy. I spent about 20 minutes working on a decent post, then bumped one wrong key -- and it replaced ALL my work witih a spuriuos HTML tag. Without saving ANYTHING in the undo buffer. All gone. No, I'm not happy...




WFIF-1500, Milford CT:
12:01-12:11am EST Saturday, January 27th.
5kw, directional.
Voice IDs, various tones.

Send .wav or .mp3 files if possible.
Reports to:
WFIFeng@aol.com
.



KRSN-1490, Los Alamos NM:
1:00-1:10, 2:00-2:10, 3:00-3:10am MST Sunday, January 28th.
640 watts, non-directional, short folded unipole antenna.
Voice & Morse IDs and sweep tones.

Send .wav or .mp3 files if possible.
Reports to:
dxtest@krsnam1490.com




WMRO-1560, Gallatin TN:
1:00-2:00am CST Monday, January 15th.
1kw non-directional.
WMRO's normal music format will air, with local commercials replaced with Morse IDs and sweep tones.

Reports to:
sbailey@nespower.com

Due to pressing business QSLs may be slow in arriving; be patient.



WOKY-920, Milwaukee:
Kent Winrich advises verifications for this test, run last year, have not been forgotten. Again, be patient.



More information on DX tests at this site.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

AM changes granted; new station granted

East Highland Park, Virginia: 990KHz:
WLEE granted permit to move from Richmond.
4,000 watts day; 2,000 watts night, DA-2
(directional day & night, different patterns)
37-37-08N/77-25-27W

Conway, South Carolina: 860KHz:
WFMO granted permit to move from Fairmont, North Carolina.
50,000 watts day; 740 watts night, DA-2
(directional day & night, different patterns)
33-49-40N/79-10-20W

Tonopah, Nevada: 1400KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
1,000 watts day; 880 watts night; non-directional
38-05-06N/117-13-18W

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

New stations

Arroyo Grande, California: 1060KHz:
Permit granted for new station.
10,000 watts day; 1,000 watts night, DA-2
(directional day & night, different patterns)
6 towers day & night
at 35-08-44N/120-31-15W.

Ajo, Arizona: 1340KHz:
Application for new station.
250 watts fulltime, non-directional.
One tower at 32-23-29N/112-52-07W.

Monday, January 08, 2007

An AM quiz

(no prizes, sorry)

What do these four stations have in common?

- CFRB, Toronto
- HCJB, Quito, Ecuador
- CBF, Montreal
- NAA, Arlington, Virginia

CBC Moncton going to FM

Your best chance to log New Brunswick will soon disappear... The CBC's application to move CBA-1070 Moncton to 106.1 FM has been approved. After the new FM station comes on the air, AM 1070 will continue to operate for 90 days, and then vanish forever.

The move will leave New Brunswick with only twelve AM stations, six of them 40-watt LPRTs:

600 CBAX Mcadam 40w (CBC Radio 1)
990 CBAF-20 Kedgwick 40w (Radio-Canada, French-language relayer of 88.5 FM)
990 CJCJ-2 Plaster Rock 40w (relayer of 104.1 FM in Woodstock)
990 CBAO St. Stephen 40w (CBC Radio 1)
1230 CBAF-21 St.-Quentin 40w (Radio-Canada, French-language relayer of 88.5 FM)

540 CBGA-1 Grande-Anse 10,000w (Radio-Canada, French-language relayer of 102.1 FM in
Matane, Que.)
590 CJCW Sussex 1,000w (250w at night)
810 CJVA Caraquet 10,000w (private French-language station)
930 CFBC Saint John 50,000w
950 CKNB Campbellton 10,000w (1,000w at night)
1260 CKHJ Fredericton 10,000w

I expect the new FM station to be completed relatively quickly. It will share an antenna with three existing CBC stations. (88.5, 95.5, 98.3)