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Friday, January 29, 2016

On the Way to Work Again

Again, I logged a new one on the car radio on the way to work today:

WPGP transmitting 5 kW on 1250 kc from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 380 miles to the west-southwest. "AM 1250 The Answer" identified at the top of the hour (1200 UTC) with an all-talk format.

Five of my last seven new loggings have been in my car. Maybe I should just drive around all night and log new stations!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

On the Way to Work

Although I am hearing a lot of DX on the radios at home, none of it is new DX. However, I am snagging new ones on the car radio on the way to work.

WNTP on 990 kc transmitting 10 kW from Philly, 160 miles to the southwest, logged on Friday at 1145 UTC.

WQLL on 1370 kc transmitting 24 kW from Pikesville, Maryland, 240 miles to the southwest, logged this morning at 1145 UTC.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

1590 x 2

Logged two new ones on 1590 kc last evening.

WAKR in Akron, Ohio, transmitting 5 kW, 450 miles to the west with a station ID at 2133 UTC, I logged this one driving home from work on the stock AM-FM radio and antenna in my 2007 Subaru Outback Sport.

WPSN in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, transmitting 15 watts (!) to the west with a station ID at the top of the hour (2359 UTC). Logged from home on my Elecraft KX3 and Terk Advantage antenna.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

WBOB in Jacksonville

WBOB, 600 kc, Jacksonville, Florida, ran a test from 0500 to 0800 UTC Sunday. I had my doubts that I would hear them (WBOB is 924 miles to my south-southwest), but I stayed up anyway and was rewarded with a new log entry.

I began hearing WBOB at 0516 UTC and monitored 600 kc until 0605 UTC. During that time, I heard voice and Morse Code station identifications, as well as, music (the Price is Right theme song), a variety of tone sweeps and telephone busy signals. WBOB was competing with local WICC and an unidentified Spanish station (it may be Radio Rebelde in Cuba), but I managed to hear "something" from WBOB most of the 49 minutes I monitored 600 kc.

I e-mailed a reception report, which the station already confirmed and promised a QSL card real soon now.

I used my Elecraft KX3 with the 80-meter inverted Vee dipole most of the time, but the signal was so good that I tried listening with my C.Crane Skywave receiver using its stock internal antenna and heard a voice ID loud and clear.