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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

May 31 E-skip

I have been checking 90.9 MHz every morning for any sign of life. As I mentioned before, 90.9 MHz is the only FM band channel that is unoccupied here, so anything heard on 90.9 is an indication that the band is open.

WBUR on 90.9 from Boston was loud and clear at 9 AM, but I did not get back to the radio until 11 AM when the band was hopping with E-skip.

I relogged two stations and logged one new one. I relogged KLRC in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1224 miles to the west-southwest and WOWB in Brewton, Alabama, 1058 miles to the southwest.

The new logging was WATP in Laurel, Mississippi, 1106 miles to the west-southwest.

All were heard with the ICOM IC-R8600 receiver and ICOM AH-7000 discone antenna.

Friday, May 26, 2023


Logged two new ones.

WJFP in Chester, Pennsylvania, 177 miles southwest transmitting 1,000 watts on 740 kHz.

WTJZ (photo above) in Norfolk, Virginia, 376 miles south-southwest transmitting 50,000 watts on 1110 kHz. WTJZ was buried in the slop from WPRX 2 miles down the road, but using the IC-R8600’s passband tuning, I managed to hear it in the clean and add a new one in the log.

Both stations were received with the ICOM IC-R8600 receiver; WJFP with the Hy-Gain 18AVT/WB-A vertical antenna and WTJZ with the 120-foot loop underground antenna.