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         WELCOME TO IRCA's AM-DX NEWSFLASH   -  April 16 1998
                           Vol 4  No 3


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CONVENTION - MEETING INFO (corrections/additions welcome)

IRCA '97:  Costa Mesa CA on July 25-27, 1997.  Hotel - Holiday Inn
Plaza - $60/night/room (1 queen/sofa OR 2 queen) - reservations
(714) 557-3000 (mention IRCA convention to get rate) (FAX:  (714)
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WTFDA '98: Rock City in Southwestern New York State on July 31, August
1 & 2.  Host: Dave Nieman.  Co-Host: Greg Coniglio
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NOTE:  Although the primary area of interest is TV and FM DXing, most
of our members are also AM dxers and AM-related conversations are
always part of the makeup of our conventions.

IRCA:  This is a brief note to let you know the 1998 IRCA Convention
will be held here in Missoula, Montana the weekend of August 14-15-16.
Every BCB DXer, whether an IRCA member or not, is cordially invited to
attend and to bring the family.
    Air service to Missoula is provided by these airlines: Delta,
Northwest, Horizon, Big Sky, and Sky West.  While you're in the area,
you might want to tour nearby Glacier National Park.
    Soon I'll prepare a more detailed announcement, including the name
of the host motel with reservations info; a tentative schedule of
events; and the amount of the modest registration fee.

(LG-MT) = Larry Godwin, 2390 Clydes Dale Lane, Missoula, MT 59804, USA.
E-mail address: lbg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


 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...





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Those that ordered last year are already on M Street's list!

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Gray Frierson Haertig - gfh@xxxxxxxxxxx

Cris Alexander, DE of Crawford Broadcasting, Charlie Gallagher of
Gallagher and Assoc, and I finished tuning up the new expansion band
station in the Portland, Or, area, KKJY, 1640, Lake Oswego, Or.  It
duplicates the programming of KKSL, 1290. It is a religious format.

KKJY is diplexed into one tower of the three tower KKPZ, 1330, array
which is also owned by Crawford.  The bigeest problem in tuning things
up was restoring the 1330 pattern after the diplexing filters were

The station will officially sign on on Monday, but is likely to be on
the air a fair amount for testing until then.

We are interested in receiving reports about the station's nighttime
coverage.  We are particularly interested in finding out the level of
interference to/from the Vallejo, Ca, station on the same frequency,
and where this interference is located.  We are also interested to see
if there are any areas of self interference.

Please make your reports brief.  I'm sure Cris would appreciate an
e-mail copy of your reports at CBCENG@xxxxxxxx


Larry Godwin - Missoula MT - lbg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On April 14 at 2250 EDT I first noted KKJY-1640-Lake Oswego, OR, with
1,000 cycle tone and then soul music.  The ID was for KKSL, its
affiliate on 1290. I phoned the station; same number as KKSL
(503-242-1950).  A station person said the first broadcast day was
April 13.  It's much stronger than KDIA here.


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

After receiving the E Mail from Larry Godwin, I checked again and the
station is hrd here on the Northern Oregon coast very very weak. Last
night I could barely notice something way behind KDIA and I mean WAY
WAY behind. I wonder if alot of the X Band stations will have signals
like this? Time will tell. There is number 7 now on the air.

As I type this KKSL-1640-Lake Oswego OR is indeed testing with signals
now about S9 out here on the Oregon coast. They may be testing with
10KW. Mostly an OC (Open Carrier). This is much stronger than they were
earlier. They plan on be on by Monday (April 20th). This is #7 of the
X-Band stations. Larry Godwin-Montana logged them yesterday quite good.

I wish we would be getting more EC X-Band stations on the air. At this
point their 10KW is much stronger than the 1KW here. Maybe those higher
freks skip over me with the nearby stations KYIZ isn't  that strong
either. KDIA is a powerhouse at night, still hrd during the day weakly,
but that might be a sign of the past.

1640-KKSL-OR LAKE OSWEGO, fair with lots of QRM from KDIA, KKSL w/Black
Gospel pgm at 2300 EDT (0300 UTC), many KKSL IDs. Only could log with 3
foot Sanserino Loop, as KDIA was too strong off all my other antennas.
This was on 4/15. Taped report sent. (PM-OR)


Tim Noonan - DXing@xxxxxxxxx

I phoned WKSH 1370 Sussex WI yesterday to ask for an update on their
move to 1640. They gave me a target date of June 1, and confirmed that
they will leave 1370 when they move to 1640.  The calls will be WKSH,
format religious.

All the details are in my web site:
on the "news and notes" page.




Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

Is anyone hearing the UNID Pine Bluff station on 1685.40 Khz. I believe
this is the 1590 station back on the air. Format in Gospel. Hrd 3/12 at
0615-0710 EDT with lots of spots, mentioning Arkansas, Pine Bluff. Some
Gospel Net I couldn't make out. Format is Black Gospel. Has anyone else
heard this?

 560-KVOK-AK, Kodiak, fair on top of jumble with Marine weather
     forecast at 1012 EDT 4/16. ID "You're listening to KVOK. Good
     morning." Haven't hrd this is a while. (PM-OR)
 580-KRSA-AK, Petersburg, fair in jumble with Christian group meeting,
     mentioned SE Alaska, KRSA  etc at 1015 4/16. (PM-OR)
 700-KBYR-AK, Anchorage, good on top of jumble, and ID "Right here on
     KBYR" at 0755 EDT 4/16. (PM-OR)
 750-KFQD-AK, Anchorage, fair mixing with KXL with True Value Spot,
     promos, KFQD ID at 0807 EDT 4/16. (PM-OR)
 780-KNOM-AK, Nome fair on top of KKOH, after phasing then with the
     ANC4, best hrd KNOM in years with Native Alaska PSA, tc, etc. at
     0846 EDT 4/16. (PM-OR)
1260-CBRU-BC, SQUAMISH, in again at 0900  4/15. With CBC News. This one
     has become a regular and should beable to be received throughout
     the NW. (PM-OR)
1350-CBKY-BC, KEREMEOS, apparently the one // with CBU-690, CBC News
     report at 0730 EDT  (1130 UTC). According to CBC Vancouver, this
     station is 400 watts using a Dipole antenna-4/16. This is my 2nd
     LPRT of late. (PM-OR)

RX: Drake R8
ANTS: Term. 900' NNW Beverage
            Term. 1500' East Beverage
              Ground system


Larry Russell - Flushing MI - ak473@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 650 WNMT Nashwauk MN 0344 4/7 News-Talk 650, mention of Minnesota, the
     Ranch, promo for Army Natl. Guard, station sports promo, Sports
     Talk pgm. Over/under WSM in WSM null. Id sounded like WMMP, WNNP,
     WNMP. New catch! (Russell)
 750 unid ?Clarkburg WV? 8:30-9:00pm ET Country Gospel music. (Russell)
 750 WNDZ Portage IN 2200-0030* 4/9 ethnic music, "you're listening to
     Serbian Radio Chicago", 0027 religion promo, PSA for Indiana
     Securities division of Sec. of State, WNDZ Portage-Chicago, 5000
     Watts daytime, Join us tomorrow at sunrise, Chicagoland's 750,
     WNDZ. (Russell)
1040 unid ?Winston Salem NC? 0055 4/11 Spanish speaking OM talking to
     metallic chipmunk. Fast ID in EE,SS mentioning Winston-Salem etc,
     at 0100. (Russell)
1629.9 TIS Lehigh Valley PA 1015 4/7  1630 AM Highway advisory radio
     for Lehigh Valley, Rt. 22, 610-791-9354, www.22remove.com, Lehigh
     River bridge, Lehigh Valley Intl. Airport, be prepared for
     construction and equipment on the roadway. (Russell)

Modified Sony 2010 with IRCA spiral loop.


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

1370  KGNO KS Dodge City 04/10 0730 Good signals with oldies music (NRC
      LOG has country) "Good time rock and roll..Dodge City's AM 13-10
      Oldies radio" ID's (SA-MB)


Conditions are the pits.  Rain and thunder showers on the weekend made
DX'ing difficult to impossible.  S-7 static levels at times.


Mark Connelly - WA1ION@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

e-mail = WA1ION@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

[Connelly*H-MA] = East Harwich, Cape Cod, MA (GC= 70.021 W / 41.713 N)
(near junction of Routes 39 & 137: pitch pine forest 2 km from ocean)

[Connelly*R-MA] = Rockport, MA (GC= 70.622 W / 42.667 N)
(Granite Pier)

Receiver: Drake R8A

Antenna systems - E. Harwich: two BBL-1 broadband loops placed at a
right angle; Rockport: BBL-1 loop and MFJ-1024 whip (as cardioid
array); both sites: DXP-1 phasing unit


 549  ALGERIA, Les Trembles, APR 15 0055 - AA talk by 2 announcers;
       fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]
 585  SPAIN, RNE1, Madrid, APR 15 0057 - // 774 with SS teletalk; fair
       through WEZE/VOCM-590 slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
 603  SPAIN, RNE5, Sevilla / Palencia, APR 11 0144 - SS teletalk; poor
       to fair. [Connelly*H-MA]
 612  MOROCCO, Sebaa-Aioun, APR 11 0143 - AA teletalk with a woman in
       studio and a man on the phone; good signal. [Connelly*H-MA]
     + APR 14 2317 - male AA vocal & guitar- like instrument, violins,
       drums; excellent. [Connelly*R-MA]
 621  CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN, RNE1 synchros, APR 14 2316 - SS
       teletalk; loud. [Connelly*R-MA]
 657  SPAIN, RNE5, Madrid, APR 15 0003 - // 774 with SS news; good.
 684  SPAIN, RNE1, Sevilla, APR 14 2315 - man in SS with newstalk /
       teletalk; good. [Connelly*R-MA]
 693  AZORES, RDP, Santa Barbara, APR 15 0125 - PP talk by man; fair.
     + APR 15 0140 - // 836 with "Black Magic Woman" by Santana; LOUD !
 711  WESTERN SAHARA, Laayoune, APR 14 2314 - Koranic vocal (not //
       Morocco-612 or Libya-1251).  Strong, better than WOR-710.
 738  SPAIN, RNE1, Barcelona, APR 11 0133 - SS talk by woman; fair,
       through CHCM slop. [Connelly*H-MA]
     + APR 14 2350 - // 774 with group SS discussion, then '50s-style
       vocal; HUGE. [Connelly*R-MA]
 765  SENEGAL, Dakar, APR 14 2347 - Afro-pop vocal; loud, alone on
     + APR 15 0100 - sign-off with anthem played by a marching band.
 774  SPAIN, RNE1 synchros, APR 14 2346 - // 855 with C&W- influenced
       vocal; just over 2 others. [Connelly*R-MA]
 792  SPAIN, SER, Sevilla, APR 14 2344 - // 873 with SS talk, interlude
       of music; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
 801  SPAIN, RNE1 synchros, APR 14 2343 - // 855 with SS telephone
       interview; poor in mix with others, slopped by a multi-station
       pile-up on 800. [Connelly*R-MA]
 819  MOROCCO, Rabat, APR 14 2341 - // 612 with female AA vocal;
       slightly over a jumble of others. [Connelly*R-MA]
 836  AZORES, RDP, Pico da Barossa, APR 14 2312 - bits of PP talk;
       poor, in heavy 837 QRM.
     + APR 15 0140 - // 693 with "Black Magic Woman" by Santana; poor.
 837  CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN, COPE synchros, APR 14 2312 - SS talk;
       loud, over 836 Azores het. [Connelly*R-MA]
 855  SPAIN, RNE1, Murcia et al., APR 14 2339 - SS teletalk to good
       peak, somewhat jumpy fading. [Connelly*R-MA]
 864  EGYPT, Santah, APR 15 0114 - Koranic vocal; to fair peak -
       certainly not as loud as in winter, but still not a bad signal
       for the distance. [Connelly*R-MA]
 873  SPAIN, SER R. Zaragoza, Zaragoza, APR 14 2338 - SS talk by man &
       woman; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]
 882  CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN, APR 14 2309 - fast SS talk & teletalk;
       good / dominant. [Connelly*R-MA]
 891  ALGERIA, Algiers, APR 14 2308 - AA talk by man at light audio
       level on strong carrier.
     + APR 14 2337 - high-intensity AA vocal, strings, flutes;
       excellent. [Connelly*R-MA]
 907.8  GAMBIA, R. Syd, Banjul, APR 14 2336 - muffled talk; poor.
 936  SPAIN, RNE5 synchros, APR 14 2334 - // 855 with SS teletalk; poor
       with multi-station 930 slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
 954  SPAIN, R. Espana, Madrid, APR 11 0239 - SS teletalk; fair to
       good. [Connelly*H-MA]
     + APR 14 2307 - teletalk to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]
 963  PORTUGAL, R. Renascenca, Seixal, APR 14 2333 - PP teletalk by man
       & woman; slopped by WZAN-970, CHNS-960. [Connelly*R-MA]
 981  ALGERIA, Algiers, APR 14 2305 - AA talk & music; getting by
     + APR 14 2331 - AA vocal & whistling, with flute, violin, &
       synthesizer accompaniment; excellent at S9+25; annihilating the
       980 stations. [Connelly*R-MA]
 999  SPAIN, COPE, Madrid, APR 14 2331 - SS teletalk; battling
       CKBW/CFLP slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
1008  CANARY ISLANDS, Las Palmas, R. Las Palmas / RadioVoz, APR 14 2330
       - non-SER SS station dominated with a speech by a man in a
       somewhat echoey room (like a church basement or town hall).  To
       strong peak; better than the 1010 mix of WINS-NY (news) /
       CKXD-NF (C&W). [Connelly*R-MA]
1035  PORTUGAL, RDP R. Comercial, Lisboa, APR 11 0245 - romantic PP
       female vocal in a style reminiscent of those of Edith Piaf and
       Teresa Brewer.  Signal to good peaks. [Connelly*H-MA]
     + APR 15 0150 - bits pop music; in WBZ slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
1044  MOROCCO, Sebaa-Aioun, APR 14 2302 - AA news by man; extremely
       strong, way over Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]
1044  SPAIN, SER synchros, APR 11 0246 - fast SS teletalk; over other.
1053  MOROCCO, Tanger, APR 14 2326 - a cappella AA male vocal; booming
       in, well over Spain/UK. [Connelly*R-MA]
1107  SPAIN, RNE5 synchros, APR 15 0014 - // 774 with SS vocal, talk;
       fair, over others. [Connelly*R-MA]
1116  SPAIN, SER synchros, APR 14 2324 - fast SS talk; in mess with
       others. [Connelly*R-MA]
1125  SPAIN, RNE5 synchros, APR 14 2323 - SS teletalk; fair, jumpy.
1134  SPAIN, COPE synchros, APR 14 2322 - fast SS talk; slightly over
       Croatia. [Connelly*R-MA]
1179  SPAIN // CANARY ISLANDS, SER synchros, APR 14 2300 - SS news only
       at fair strength, but absolutely no 1180 QRM at the time.
1215  SPAIN, COPE synchros, APR 15 0024 - monotone-voice SS talk by
       man; over others. [Connelly*R-MA]
1251  LIBYA, Tripoli, APR 14 2258 - AA vocal; fair on pre-sunset
       fade-up. [Connelly*R-MA]
1296  SPAIN, COPE, Valencia, APR 14 2257 - SS talk; some WJDA slop.
     + APR 15 0025 - SS teletalk with man & woman; good.
1305  SPAIN, RNE5 synchros, APR 15 0026 - SS talk; poor to fair over
       growl. [Connelly*R-MA]
1349  MAURITANIA, R. Mauritanie, Nouakchott, APR 14 2200 - het fade-up.
     + APR 14 2255 - AA music; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
1521  SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA, Duba, APR 11 0302 - AA male Koranic vocal;
       loud. [Connelly*H-MA]
     + APR 14 2245 - AA talk by man; good.
     + APR 14 2253 - Koranic vocal; huge. [Connelly*R-MA]
1530  VATICAN, R. Vaticana, APR 15 0034 - light piano and other
       orchestral music; fair with WSAI nulled. [Connelly*R-MA]
1550  ALGERIA - CLANDESTINE, Tindouf, APR 14 2247 - AA male vocal &
       drumming; very good, no domestic QRM at all. Signal was 10 dB
       stronger than adjacent WQEW-1560. [Connelly*R-MA]
1584  SPAIN, SER synchros, APR 14 2252 - SS teletalk; good, slight CBJ
slop. [Connelly*R-MA]


 535  GRENADA, GBC, St. George's, APR 15 0142 - blues / nightclub
       vocal; fair through R.V.C.-530 splash. [Connelly*R-MA]
 555  ST. KITTS & NEVIS, ZIZ, Basseterre, APR 11 0153 - religious
       music; fair. [Connelly*H-MA]
     + APR 15 0134 - Carib-EE talk by man; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
 604.5  unID, APR 11 0159 - apparent SS talk; rough AC ripple on
       carrier.  Loops south.  This is probably the same thing I heard
       on 604.9 kHz on MAR 1.  Ideas ? [Connelly*H-MA]
 620  CUBA, R. Rebelde, Colon / Moa, APR 11 0141 - // 1180 with fast SS
       talk; mixed with ME/VT/NJ domestics. [Connelly*H-MA]
 640  CUBA, R. Progreso, Guanabacoa / Las Tunas, APR 11 0203 - // 660 &
       690 with Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On", then SS announcer
       mentioned that the song was from the "Titanic" movie; signal
       good / dominant. [Connelly*H-MA]
 650  COLOMBIA, RCN Antena Dos, HJKH, Bogota, APR 11 0210 - Antena Dos
       ID; over other SS station. [Connelly*H-MA]
 660  CUBA, R. Progreso, CMHG, Santa Clara, APR 11 0203 - // 640 & 690
       with Celine Dion song, SS talk; under WFAN.[Connelly*H-MA]
 660  ST. LUCIA, Castries, APR 15 0120 - Caribbean-accented EE talk by
       woman; this was one of several stations under WFAN.
 670  CUBA, R. Rebelde, CMQ, Arroyo Arenas, APR 11 0211 - // 1180 with
       Rebelde SS talk; loud & totally dominant. [Connelly*H-MA]
 670  VENEZUELA, R. Rumbos, YVLL, Caracas, APR 15 0138 - salsa music,
       R. Rumbos ID, doorbells; good, rising over CKXB-NF.
 690  CUBA, R. Progreso, Jovellanos, APR 11 0203 - // 640 & 660 with
       Celine Dion song, SS talk; under CBF. [Connelly*H-MA]
 750  VENEZUELA, YVKS, Caracas, APR 15 0128 - Caracas newstalk mixed
       with CBGY-NF. [Connelly*R-MA]
 800  NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, Trans-World Radio, PJB, Bonaire, APR 11
       0125 - SS talk about the Bible; other SS station under with
       music. [Connelly*H-MA]
 830  ST. KITTS & NEVIS, TBN, Basseterre, APR 15 0132 - // 7510 with US
       EE preacher. [Connelly*R-MA]
 860  CUBA, R. Reloj, CMBL, Arroyo Arenas, APR 11 0120 - SS talk, pips
       on the minute; in CJBC null. [Connelly*H-MA]
 895  ST. KITTS & NEVIS, VON, Bath Village, APR 15 0134 - soca music;
       fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]
1128.5  unID, APR 14 2323 - wobbly het on the low side of WBBR.
1160  BERMUDA, VSB3, Hamilton, APR 15 0020 - BBC // 5975 with report
       about the arrest of an Italian police official for taking money
       from organized crime kidnappers; strong signal, over
       WSKW/others. [Connelly*R-MA]
1180  CUBA, R. Rebelde, APR 11 0140 - // 620 with fast SS talk by man &
woman; atop WHAM. [Connelly*H-MA]




Robert S. Ross - radiorob@xxxxxxxxx

1215  Virgin Radio  Synchros  England.
No Data Letter saying that they do not issue QSL cards....but they are
glad that I heard one of their Broadcasts. Also included a Station Post
Card. Did not return the PFC which I sent them.....but kept the $1.00!!
Signed by Alex Lakey..Head of Engineering. Rec'd in 3 Months.

Virgin Radio Ltd.
120 Campden Hill Road
London, W8 7AR


Thomas Reiser - Chicago IL - ReiserT@xxxxxxx

The sites for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers have
1998 station lists on them. The URL's are
St. Louis http://www.stlcardinals.com/radio.html
Milwaukee http://www.milwaukeebrewers.com


Tim Noonan - Milwaukee WI - DXing@xxxxxxxxx

   For some years I have sent many of you various e-mail messages when
I had some new information on stations I hear, whether at home or on
trips.  I have now set up a web page, and plan to post these same items
there, rather than e-mailing them.  The URL is:
   I invite to you check the site from time to time if you are
interested in radio in and around Wisconsin.  But be forewarned: I'm
just getting started!  There's not too much there yet.


Larry Russell - ak473@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

2010 MW mod: HPF bypass

For those of you with a direct-connect MW loop antenna, especially the
unamplified type, and who don't mind experimenting:

Disable the external antenna High-Pass Filter by detaching L305 on the
jack board. It looks like a lime-green quarter-watt resistor, and is
clearly labeled. Carefully apply de-soldering braid to its trace-end
with the least amount of components nearby. The lead is bent flat, so
you may have to coax it up while it's heated. Once the lead is free,
you can bend it straight, and carefully pull it through the circuit
board. Bend it slightly to the side, so it won't fall back through the
hole. Leaving the other end in place allows you to easily reverse this
modification, if needed.

Results: My IRCA spiral loop antenna is now quite useful when plugged
into the 2010. It doesn't have as much gain as inductively coupling the
loop to the 2010, but the signal/static ratio is improved. Reception up
to around 3 MHZ is improved with the 20' wire.

If you live near strong broadcast stations, or use long outdoor
antennas with the 2010, you may want to keep the High-Pass Filter.


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 10 1998 through April 16 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

     4/10   130    12    3    low         quiet-active        -
       11   128    11    3    low         quiet-unsettled     -
       12   117     7    1    very low    quiet-unsettled     -
       13   115     4    2    low         quiet-unsettled     -
       14   112     8    1    very low    quiet-unsettled     -
       15   113     4    2    low         quiet               -
     4/16   106     7    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


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