Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New AM station

Clayton, Georgia: 1400KHz:
Permit granted for new station:
250 watts fulltime, non-directional

Friday, June 20, 2008

Major AM station change

St. Paul, Minnesota: 630kHz:
WDGY granted permission to return to St. Paul.

WDGY was originally licensed to St. Paul years ago, but moved across the St. Croix River to Hudson, Wisconsin. It has now been given permission to change back. The transmitter isn't actually moving, just the official city of license.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Oklahoma test stations on

Richard Allen, reporting via Glenn Hauser's DX Listening Digest, is reporting the experimental test station on the air from Chilocco, Oklahoma. This is on the state's northern border, near Arkansas City, Kansas and roughly midway between Wichita and Stillwater.

1kHz test tones have been reported on 540 and 830kHz. The station is also authorized to use 1680, as well as 92.3, 99.1, and 107.5 FM.

For more information see previous DXLD items on:

It should be noted tests are also authorized (on different frequencies) from Flying H, New Mexico, near Roswell.

Previous similar tests seem to have been in connection with portable temporary stations for the military.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

New AM station

Junction City, Oregon: 960kHz:
Permit granted for new station.
50,000 watts daytime
2,500 watts nighttime
DA-2 (different directional patterns day & night)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

IBOC screenshot in QST Magazine

Members of the ARRL may wish to take a look at Figure 1 on Page 33 of their July 2008 QST Magazine.

This figure is a screenshot of the AM spectrum between 824kHz and 868kHz. It was shot near Atlanta in the morning. The shot clearly shows the signals of WTRU-830, WHAS-840, and unID stations on 850 and 860. It also shows WHAS's IBOC sidebands directly adjacent to the carriers of WTRU and the 850 station.

Format change at major Montreal station

Posts on are reporting CINW-940 Montreal will be switching from all-news to oldies in a few days. This is (and will remain) an English-language station.

New AM station

Boise, Idaho: 1430kHz:
Permit granted for new station.
50,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
DA-2 (directional, different patterns day & night)