[HCDX]: IRCA AMDX NewsFlash - 4/9/98
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         WELCOME TO IRCA's AM-DX NEWSFLASH   -  April 9 1998
                           Vol 4  No 21


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 CPC DX tests summary


Bill Hale - 6124 Roaring Springs Dr, N Richland Hills TX  76180-5552

Bill has volunteered to be the CPC chairman for the NRC.  Right now
Bill is looking for target station lists and stamps or money to help
get the lists worked on.

Lynn Hollerman - gmholler@xxxxxxxxxx

PLEASE NOTE: Even if you don't hear a test, be sure and drop a card,
letter, or e-mail to the station personnel, thanking them for going to
the trouble to run a test!

**Monday, April 20, 1998 - KSUB-590, Cedar City, UT 2:00-7:00 am EDT.

KSUB-590 Cedar City, Utah will conduct CPC testing on the morning of
Monday, April 20 between 0200 and 0700 ELT ( a minimum of two
announcements per hour, times unknown, so listen closely).  This may be
a great opportunity to hear your "Utah Number 2".

They will be using their nighttime facilities of 1000 watts and
directional (butterfly) pattern.

Reports should be sent to Mr. Don Blanchard, Engineer, KSUB, PO Box
819, Cedar City, UT  84721-0819

Also, if you hear a test, PLEASE, PLEASE let me know, via e-mail or the
newsgroup! And, if you send a reception report to a station, please
remember to include return postage with your report...





The IRCA is proud to announce the release of the 3rd Edition of its
Technical Guide. This 156 page book answers questions on receiver and
antenna theory (how to improve their performance), how audio filters
and loop antennas can improve DX (and hints on their construction), how
to build a beverage and phasing unit, and much more.  All updated to
Only $10.00 for IRCA/NRC/MWC members, $12.00 for non-members
  (overseas airmail add $2.50).


IRCA Mexican Log, 5th Edition

The IRCA is proud to announce the release of the 5th edition of its
MEXICAN LOG.  The IRCA MEXICAN LOG log lists all AM stations in Mexico
by frequency, including call letters, state, city, day/night power,
slogans, schedule in UTC/GMT, formats, networks and notes.  In
addition, stations that have changed frequency since 1996 are
cross-referenced on the old frequency.  The call letter index gives
call, frequency, city and state.  The city index (listed by state, then
city) includes frequency, call and day/night power. The log has been
completely updated from the 1996 edition and carefully cross-checked by
IRCA members in Mexico and the US.  This is an indispensable reference
for anyone who hears Mexican radio stations.  Size is 8 1/2" x 11" and
three hole punched for easy binding (optional).

Prices:  IRCA/NRC members - $7.00 (US/Canada/Mexico/seamail), $8.00
(rest of the Americas airmail), $8.50 (Europe/Asia airmail), $9.00
(Australia/New Zealand airmail).  Non-members:  add $2.00 to the above
prices.  Make checks out to:  Phil Bytheway.

Order TODAY from:  IRCA Bookstore, 9705 Mary NW, Seattle WA  98117-2334



OK.. the book is being printed... expected to be shipped in April.  I
can get the $44.95 discount ONLY until May 31 1998... thereafter my
price will be $60.00.  Your order MUST be postmarked before 5/31/98!!
Those that ordered last year are already on M Street's list!

The IRCA Bookstore is proud to announce that the 'M Street Corporation'
has agreed to offer a discount on their 1998 'M Street Radio Directory'
to NewsFlash members ordering through the IRCA Bookstore.  The
Directory contains a complete listing of over 15,000 radio stations
(AM/FM, US/Canada) including the following information:  facilities,
ownership, formats, LMAs, station personnel, phone numbers (and FAX),
addresses, ratings, as well as information on almost 400 radio markets
in the US and Canada.  Stations are listed by location (complete info),
frequency (frequency, call, location, power and pattern) and call
(call, frequency, location) and market (frequency, call, location,
rating, format).  It also includes a former call reference (old call,
location and current call).  Major network information (addresses/phone
numbers/etc) and several interesting radio articles are included as

The price to US and Canadian NewsFlash members ordering through the
IRCA Bookstore is $44.95 post paid (UPS address required).  The book is
expected to be out by the end of May (usual disclaimer on date 'cause
we can't be sure!).  Retail will be $70.00.

Europe - add $5.00 for surface, $19.20 for airmail delivery.
Australia/New Zealand - add $5.00 for surface, $27.25 for airmail

IRCA Bookstore, 9705 Mary NW, Seattle WA  98117-2334
   Please make checks payable to:  Phil Bytheway.


Lee J Freshwater  414 SE 3rd St, Ocala, FL 34474
FAX  352-732-7223  E-mail Lfreshwate@xxxxxxx

The F.C.C. has started putting CALL LETTER changes in their computer
data base...We will include them here as time and space permits.

PREPARED ON   4/8/98

Call Signs reserved for Pending Sales Applicants **

CALL                                               CALL

WOMN     Kissimmee, FL              1220         WOTS
WRNI     Providence, RI             1290         WRCP
WCOW     Sparta, WI                 1290         WKLJ

**  Commission grant and consummation does not automatically grant call
sign application. The new licensee must provide written notice to the
call sign desk upon consummation of the transaction and await authority
from the Commission to use the new call sign.



               CALL SIGN  CHANGES

CALL                                   *          CALL

WWRC     Bethesada, MD                570         WTEM
WBHR     Saulk Rapids, MN             660         WVAL
WVAL     Saulk Rapids, MN             800         WBHR
KAAN     Bethany, MO                  870         KIRK
WSTK     Jacksonville, NC             910         WLAS
KFXX     Vancouver, WA                910         KKSN
WMDM     Lexington Park, MD           920         WAZC
WCHR     Trenton, NJ                  920         WTTM
WTEM     Washington, DC               980         WWRC
KVCU     Boulder , CO                1190         KBCO
WJWK     Seaford, DE                 1280         WJPY
WIVR     Mayfield, KY                1320         WNGO
KXXT     Santa Barbara, CA           1340         KLDZ
WKDY     Spartenburg, SC             1400         WMMZ
WDYZ     West Warwick, RI            1450         WHIM
KMSL     Ontario, CA                 1510         KNSE
WWJY     New  London, CT             1510         WNLC
KKSN     Oregon Citym WA             1520         KFXX


WAZG     Myrtle Beach, SC            1620         new
WAZI     Sussex, WI                  1640         new
WAZJ     Atlanta, GA                 1650         new
KBDF     Brigham City , UT           1660         new
WTTM     Princton, NJ                1680         WAXK

*  The F.C.C. does NOT list the frequency in their database. I have
tried to suppliment this with information from my own database,, so
look it over "carefully" before you change anything in yours.

We have put this information in order of frequency rather than
location. Send any suggestions, changes AND corrections to the above
E-Mail address.




TELEPHONE NUMBER:  204-253-8644
E-MAIL:  saxelrod@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


 700  CHSJ NB St John 04/06 0015 and 0015 Tests not heard.  Too much
       WLW and UNID station probably CKRD (SA-MB)
1260  KKSA TX San Angelo 04/06 0100 Not Heard only WWJQ and KTTS


Poor week.  Was hoping for the CHSJ DX test but no way thru WLW.


Chuck Rippel - Cornland VA - crippel@xxxxxxxx

 810  Columbia, HJCY with talks in SS by male anncr.  Several CARACOL
       ID's heard.  Good in WGY null  (Rippel, VA)
 890  CUBA  R. Progresso, CMDX Santiago.  @0450 Good in WLS null using
       DL-2.  SS latin pops- "musica del Cuba" px and off at 0500 with
       anthem.  (Rippel, VA)

WJ-HF1000A, R8A, R390A/Sherwood SE-3, Collins 51S-1


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

 800 KHZ- KINY- AK, Juneau, good on top of channel with Art Bell pgm
      and ID at  0345 EDT (0745 UTC) "Your Hometown Radio Station,
      KINY". Some net spots, then back into show. This was on 4/9.
 930 KHZ- KTKN- AK, Ketchikan, very good on top of others with older
      pop mx, Eagle's Lyin' Eyes, etc, with wx with rain and snow
      mixed. Highs in the 40s. KTKN IDs, promo for Morning news at 0355
      EDT (0755 UTC) 4/9. KTKN really isn't DX here, as it is so
      common, but nice to hear this good. (PM-OR)

RX: Drake R8, ANT: 900' NNW Beverage, terminated.




Robert S. Ross - London ON - radiorob@xxxxxxxxx

1630 and 1700 Khz. KNAA585  TIS Stations JFK Int'l Airport, Jamaica NY.
      Partial Data Letter from Jerry Spampanato, Manager, Security and
      Landslide Operations Division. For Mint Stamps...which were
      returned to me, in 3 weeks.

JFK Int'l Airport
South Service Road, Bldg. # 14
Jamaica, NY 11430


Klaus Elsebusch - Dl3eay@xxxxxxx

Some Broadcast Observations from
Klaus Elsebusch, Im Isselgrund 17, D-46499 Marienthal/Germany
DL 3 EAY & DE 2 JLS,    DSWCI-No. 3385
Coordinates: Lat. 51.73 N; Long. 06.74 E
eMail: dl3eay@xxxxxxx

Receiver: LOWE HF 150 and GRUNDIG Satellit 700
Antennas: 20 m and 15 m LW, indoor Loop Antennas AMA 3 D and 11,
Accessoires: ADDX-AT 2 and FRT 7700



Dutch TALK RADIO 1395 AM verified after 1y 4m with letter and sticker.
v/s is Natacha Fagedet.

Address: Postbus 74045, 1070 BA Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Telephone
No. 020 5158515, Fax-No. 020 5158516

According to their letter "TALK  RADIO 1395 AM is a radio station that
has an all talk format and operates 24 hours a day from a studio in

The transmitter of the radio station is located at IJsselstein, the
Netherlands, and has a power  of 120 kw."


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

 930 Khz- KGER - WA, YAKIMA, rec. vf in 60d for taped report. V/S
      William McBride-CE. Address: 123 South 2nd-Yakima  WA  98901
 980 Khz - KJOX - WA, YAKIMA recd. vf in 60d for taped report. V/S
      William McBride-CE  Address: 123 South 2nd- Yakima  WA  98901
1260 CBRU-B.C., Squamish, QSL cd from CBC-Vancouver in 10d. V/S: Dave
      Newbury-CE. Listed as 250 watts. This one of the newb higher
      powered LPRTs. (PM-OR)
1480 KNTB-WA, Lakewood,  form letter in 20d for taped report. V/S: Tim
      Mauch-Eng.  Sent to 71 Yesler Way-Seattle WA  98104, but
      postmarked San Bernardino CA. Triangle Broadcasting has their
      offices in Palm Springs, CA, who owns the station. (PM-OR)


Paul Ormandy - Omaru NZ - paulorm@xxxxxxxx

I have just had a letter sent to Union Radio 1090kHz "Returned to

the address used was:

Ap. 65598
Caracas 1061

Can anyone please offer an alternative address?


Join me for the latest tuning tips for the South Pacific on Radio New
Zealand International during "Mailbox", fortnightly broadcasts, Monday
0430z on 17675kHz and 1130z on 9795kHz, repeated the following Thursday
0830z on 9795kHz and Friday at 1930z on 11735kHz.

Next Broadcasts: Starting Mondays, March 16th and 30th, April 13th and
27th, repeated on following days as above.

And on AWR's "Wavescan" commencing the third Sunday of the month,
repeated at 0700z on ZLXA Print Disabled Radio the first Monday of the
month, on 1602kHz, 3935kHz and 5960kHz alternate 7290kHz.


Goldfields Radio, Lawrence, Central Otago, New Zealand

1440kHz Goldfields Radio has local programming twice daily,
approximately 1935 and 0035 UTC, with notices etc of approximately 1-2
minutes duration. The correct address is c/o Mr. R Gillions, 7 Maryport
St, Lawrence. The 'ph number is +64 03 485 9289.

If you are requesting a QSL, please send a self-addressed, stamped PPC.


carl dewhitt - ki5sf@xxxxxxx
Subject:   mid america communications conference

the final list of cities for the host city for the proposed mid america
communications conference includes the following cities:oklahoma
city,ok.,tulsa,ok.,wichita,ks.,kansas city,mo.,st.louis,mo.,lincoln,ne.
and omaha,ne.a key to the selection  of the host city will be the
presence of local hobbyists who can aid in selecting and setting up a
suitable meeting place and checking on the hotel accomadations for the
out of town guests.i welcome help on suggested topics ,lining up
speakers for the conference and organizing the timetable for various
events at the conference.the mid america communications conference is a
proposed all band dxers/communications conference which would be held
here in mid america for the benefit of hobbyists in this part of the
country,but would certainly be open to all interested parties in other
parts of the usa and to those from outside the usa.the conference is
proposed to be held sometime in late august or early september.dealers
of communications and dx equipment as well as authors of books on
various aspects of the hobby are invited to take part.if you are an
expert on a topic ,we need you there.i am cosidering putting up a
website to promote the conference and possibly i may get a p.o. box for
those  who wish to contact me via snail mail.if i get a website and
p.o. box i will publicize them.for those who wish to contact me via
e-mail ,the address is :ki5sf@xxxxxxxxxxxx DeWhitt,ki5sf,ponca city,ok.


The National Radio Club now has the 18th edition of their NRC AM Radio
Log for the 1997-1998 DX Season edition.

This annual edition contains 310 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" size, 3-hole
punched, loose leaf format with over 5,400 A.M. Radio station listings
from the United States and Canada.  Each station listing consists of
its location, frequency, call, format, network affiliation, station
address, station slogan, day and night transmitter powers.  There are
cross references by city and by call letter.

The AM Radio Log is available to NRC/IRCA members for $16.95 post paid.
(Canadian members funds must be US funds)

The Nonmember and Overseas prices of the AM Radio Log are as follows:

U.S. & Canada  US$22.95
Latin America  US$23.50
Europe         US$24.00
All Others     US$28.00

All Overseas prices are shipped via AIR and payment must be in US

Please mail all orders to:

National Radio Club
Publications Center
P.O. Box 164
Mannsville, NY 13661-0164


    phil bytheway - Seattle WA - philip_bytheway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Tabulated from WWV at ~0518 GMT nightly

    Geomagnetic Summary April 3 1998 through April 8 1998

       GEO - Geomagnetic activity     pca - polar cap absorption
       maf - major flare              SA  - Solar Activity
       mas - major storm              spe - satellite proton event
       mis - minor storm              ss  - severe storm

    Date    FLUX    A    K    SA          GEO                 OTHER

     4/ 3   104     5    3    low         quiet-unsettled     -
        4   110     8    1    low         quiet-unsettled     -
        5   126     3    0    moderate    quiet               -
        6   133     4    2    moderate    quiet               -
        7   135     7    2    low         unsettled           -
        8   141     7    2    low         quiet-unsettled     -
     4/ 9   140     8    2    low         quiet-unsettled     -


If you note any AM changes (call, format, slogan, etc), please send
them to the NRC Log coordinator (Wayne Heinen) @ nrclog@xxxxxxx


END of 4/9/98 IRCA's "AM DX NewsFlash"
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