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         WELCOME TO IRCA's AM-DX NEWSFLASH   -  April 30 1998
                           Vol 4  No 5


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CONVENTION - MEETING INFO (corrections/additions welcome)

WTFDA '98: Rock City in Southwestern New York State on July 31, August
1 & 2.  Host: Dave Nieman.  Co-Host: Greg Coniglio
FOR DETAILS:  e-mail  dxfmtv@xxxxxxxxxxx
              or write Dave Nieman at
              12284 Nice Road, Akron, NY 14001-9408

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:  As I mentioned in my earlier announcement, 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 with the entire family.
    The headquarters motel is the 4B's Inn South, conveniently located
at 3808 Brooks St.  The rates are as follows:  1 bed (1 or 2 persons)
$39.95; 2 beds (2 to 4 people) $49.95.  Non-smoking rooms are
available.  You can make reservations by calling 800-272-9500, and
specifying the SOUTH Inn, and also IRCA.  The deadline for reserving a
room is August 3.
    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.
    Here is a tentative schedule:  Friday: check-in; socializing.
Saturday: station tour; socializing; Kiwa products demo; informal
banquet; business meeting; auction; DXpedition.  Sunday: lunch picnic.
    The registration fee is $25.00 per DXer; it includes the Saturday
banquet. Family members may attend the banquet for $10.00 each.  You
can wait and pay when you arrive.
    The host is Larry Godwin, 2390 Clydes Dale Lane, Missoula, Montana
59804. You can reach me by e-mail at lbg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, and by phone
at 406-728-3573 (days) and 406-721-5131 (evenings and weekends).
    Please let me know you are coming.  I will try to meet all airline
arrivals.  I'm really looking forward to seeing those of you who can

September 4-7, 1998
Best Western - Oak Hills
San Antonio, Texas

Hold onto your hats because this is going to be a big one!  First of
all, there is no more receptive city in the world than San Antonio.
You think you will be going there for the radio conference, but when
you leave you will still be talking about the remarkable city sights
the Alamo, sure! The Riverwalk?  The restaurants?  Six Flags over
Texas?  Sea World? Tower of the Americas?  It's endless!
    And be sure to bring your radio!  Imagine! DXing from a city youve
been trying to DX for years!  Our host, Dale Hamm, has arranged a tour
of WOAI from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon.  Wouldn't it be a kick to
walk through the hallowed halls of one of America' last truly Clear
Channel operations?
    But wait, theres more!
    If we start listing all the stations you can visit on this page,
you just know that one or more stations will be changing their call
signs to make us look foolish.   So we'l just say, in a city with two
dozen radio stations you'e going to be hard pressed to hear them all,
let alone visit the ones Dale will suggest we go see.
    But the real fun?  Of course.  Meeting many of the dDXrs you'e
read about and who have become such familiar names in the hobby.  Many
of them will have attended these conventions in the past and they'l be
able to help you figure out what's going on most of the time.  Our
tried and true receptionist will keep you newcomers on track too.  So
come on Friday if you possibly can and plan for a full day of
activities on Saturday and Sunday.
    Sunday morning we'l have the annual radio station quiz .. and a
live taping of the "Travellog" .. a tour across the country with our
dial set to one a.m. frequency .. loads of fun.  In between the
scheduled events, relax, meet and chat with others who share this
wonderful hobby.  It' really a neat time for all of us.


Hotel:  Best Western - Oak Hills; 7401 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX
78229.  1-800-468-3507:  call them until 5 p.m. CentralTime.  $52
Singles; $47 each for Double Rooms (two beds) and breakfast is

Convention Registration:  $40 and includes Saturday banquet and all the
soda / beer and snacks you can wolf down during the weekend.
Registration should include your name and the name of any guest.  Send
that along with $40 each to:
Mr. Dale Hamm, 11313 January Drive, Austin, TX  78753-2915.  Auction
items should be sent to this same address.

    Rail: Call 1-800-872-7245 for information and reservations.
Generally speaking, there is daily service to major cities within
Texas and alternate day service to other major U.S. cities.
    Air:  If you fly into San Antonio, there is a free airport shuttle
to the Best Western.  Many airlines serve San Antonio but South West
Air is offering NRC'ers 10% off; give them the special code number
S-0098 when you call 1-800-433-5368 on Monday through Friday for your
    Driving:  San Antonio is at the junction of I-10 and I-35.  I-410
is the beltway around the city.  The hotel is in the northwest quadrant
of the city.  Drive onto I-410 from I-10 or I-35 to the Babcock Street
exit, turn north on Babcock to Wurzbach Road.  Turn right on Wurzbach
Road and the Best Western is the third building on your left.
    The weekend program will start Friday p.m. and end Sunday p.m.
Saturday is for seeing the city and/or visiting the stations.  Sunday
morning is the annual NRC quiz, a live taping for the DX Audio Service
and other goodies.  Audience participation is expected!

John Bowker
1811 Ft. Duquesna Drive
Sun City Center FL  33573


 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

Saturday, May 2, 1998 - KDSX-1700, Sherman/Denison, TX 7:00pm - 12:59
am ELT.
EMAIL: hbeavers@xxxxxxxxxxxx

** Saturday, May 2, 1998:  KDSX-1700,  Denison/Sherman, Texas will test
on Saturday May 2nd, between 1800 and 2359 hours CDT (2300 - 0459 UTC)
using voice modulation with code ID's where possible. Station will be
operating into .48 wavelength vertical w/ approx 1 kW power. Tapes are
welcome. Any correspondance should be addressed to: Mr. Hue Beavers -
Chief Engineer c/o, KLIF, 3500 Maple Ave. #1600, Dallas, TX 75219.
Reception reports will be verified by letter. NOTE: Return postage
appreciated. E-mail: hbeavers@xxxxxxxxxxxx

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!

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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4/29/98 As I type this at 2335 PDT (0635 UTC), I hear a fairly strong
carrier (S9 on peaks) on 1690 to the East. They are right on frequency
1690.00. Possibly Colorado testing. Stronger off Eastern Beverage.

...I phoned KQXI a while ago. Yes, that was them testing briefly after
their s/off at 0200 EDT. They were testing with Rel. mx and an open
carrier. They are just awaiting OK from the FCC to come on any time
now.  I presume they are going to have a strong signal as they were S9
with only 1KW.




Richard Kenneally - richard.kenneally@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

980327 @ 2350 GMT  1620  Long tone, then "HQ500" sent twice in Morse
   code.  This sequence repeated a few times before fading away.  This
   was deep in the mush and may have been a receiver phantom of some
   kind, but it seemed real.  Any ideas?
980426 @ 0510 GMT  1630  WQO740 This is the first time I've heard calls
   on the Pennsylvania Route 22 HAR.  Signal is still very strong, but
   with fuzzy audio - either an AC growl or multiple stations mixing.
980420 @ 0115 GMT  1630  WNCI569?  F voice mixing with the Rt. 22 HAR,
   mentioning Maryland State Police, "remember to buckle up and drive
   safely.  This is station WNCI569".
980328 @ 0440 GMT  1690  Pirate "RSN".  stumbled across this back in
   March but not heard since:  "You are listening to RSN, flagship
   station of the ??? radio network."  Gave address as PO Box 1,
   Belfast, NY, 14711.  Mentioned "QSL".  Also gave ID in French.  Good
   steady carrier.

Not a peep from here in southwest Connecticut from either CA or WA on

Sony ICF2010 & old Shotgun loop


Mark Connelly - MA - WA1ION@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Summary of MW DX (25/26 April 1998) by Mark Connelly - WA1ION ... and a
few other comments

Full-detail loggings will be issued in about 2 weeks (with some later
logs added in).

This past weekend (25/26 APR) had slightly auroral conditions in the
early evening with a drift to more normal DX as it got later.

First a very brief session from Harwich, MA just using a Quantum Loop -
25 APR 1998 / 0230-0310 UTC: TA's - Spain on a number of channels, not
interesting enough to take details.  Pan-Am's - unID-778 het & bits SS,
Venezuela YVLL-670, Cuba-660, Cuba-640, unID carrier - 633.5,
Cuba-619.5 (nominal 620) w/ awful FM / AC buzz, Cuba-600, Cuba-540,
Jamaica(t)-550 mix YV & Cuba, Cuba-570

Saturday afternoon from the car at a beach site in Duxbury, MA (with
phased loop - whip cardioid array) - 25 APR 1998 / 2255-2359 UTC: a few
bits of the Boston Haitian-culture pirate on 1640, Mauritania-1349
first audible TA at 2255, Algeria (or is it really W. Sahara ?) - 1550,
Morocco-1044, Lesotho-1197, Senegal-765, Morocco-612

Duxbury (continued) - 26 APR 1998 / 0000-0102 UTC: Brazil-760 beautiful
ID "Radio Record en Fortaleza" LOUD !, duelling Brazilians on 860
(Cidade-Fortaleza & CBN-Rio), R. Coro Venezuela - 780 nice ID,
Spain-774, Venezuela (Mundial) - 880 destroying WCBS, Canaries-882,
Algeria o/ other - 891, Canaries-837 & Azores 836 het, Venezuela-750 o/
possible Brazil & a 747 het from Canaries & Burkina Faso, Western
Sahara - 711.05 & Libya - 711.0 creating 50 Hz het, Spain-1215,
Libya-1251, Bermuda-1280 religion, St. Pierre-1375, Spain-1296 loud !,
Algeria-1422, Spain-1485, Anguilla-1505, unID-1520.2 & also a 1521 het
pres. SER Spain, Spain-1575, Spain-1602 (Vitoria o/ SER), Spain-1152,
Spain-1143, Spain-1134, Spain-1116, Spain-1107, Spain-1098, UK-1089,
Spain o/others-1053, Spain-1044, Spain-1017, Brazil (Povo)(t) u/
WINS-1010, Spain-999, Portugal-963, Spain-954, Spain-936, Spain-855,
Spain o/other-864, Italy & tentative South Africa-846, Spain-801, 760
still had Fortaleza (atop YV & HJ) at 0059 UTC, Spain-639,
Canaries-621, St. Kitts Nevis-555, Algeria-549

In all not a bad session for this late in the DX season.  The next 4
months should focus MW DXers' sights on stations near, and across, the

I have some backed-up individual E-mail responses that I'll try to send
out in the next few days.

An April 1998 version of my article "Your First 50 Trans-Atlantic
Countries" (for North American DXers) is now available on the World
Wide Web at the following URL's:

"http://home.on.rogers.wave.ca/werner/50countries.html"; and

"http://www2.wcoil.com/~gnbc/txt/1st50.htm"; .

I revised this article mostly because of a request for a spoken version
for Fred Vobbe of the National Radio Club's DX Audio Service.  This is
primarily for the visually impaired.  This will run over an hour.  I've
got this half done and I should have it completed soon.

I've made a couple of minor changes of my own to it since.  Also a few
other helpful DXers (including Jean Burnell and Al Merriman) have added
some further information.  None of the changes is significant enough
for a rewrite yet.  This article is a continuing work because of the
constantly-changing nature of broadcasting. After the next Newfoundland
DXpedition (autumn 1998), I'll do a thorough update based upon all
changes that are made known to me by then - including, obviously,
things that are found out during the DXpedition.  I will greatly
appreciate any updates / corrections that DXers around the world can
provide me when they compare the Web-distributed document's contents to
what's actually being picked up on their receivers.


Bill Harms - wharms@xxxxxxxxx forwarding a report from Jim Renfrew with

"Jim Renfrew, Rochester NY
Drake R8, Radio West Loop

Also DXing from Raleigh NC and Silver Spring MD as noted.

1630  HAR   PA Allentown-Bethlehem, according to QSL letter, this one
       has seven  ten watt outlets.  They were testing with multiple
       messages up until  APR 6 when actual lane closures began. Calls
       (not heard on air) are WQO 740.  I have heard three of these
       stations at the same time with    different messages, with "HAR
       for eastbound", "HAR for westbound", and "HAR for the Lehigh
       Valley". (JR-NY)"

The calls for the following are temporary for use during testing. The
FCC has not assigned permanent calls yet.  (All WQ? series are.) The
FCC lists 4 transmitters on 1630 and an undetermined number on 1680.

"1630  WNQI569 MD College Park Traffic Operations Center with I-95 lane
       info, saw new sign posted APR 20 while driving by, not heard
       until late in day, so maybe they just signed on for first time?
       A similar operation, heard during previous visits to the area,
       was also heard on 1290 with different announcement but same

This station is located just North of Old Gun Powder Road on I-95 and
the licensed location is Berwyn. This is a frequency shift from 1290.
They have been on this frequency since as early as 14 April.


Jeff Kadet - jkadet@xxxxxxxxxx


1610 kHz  0300 CDT  TX  The calls of the station in TX this  is
     rebroadcasting are definately "WXK27".  They ID as being from the
     National Weather Service Forecast center in SAN ANTONIO.
1630 kHz  2146 CDT  PA  "WTA440"   Am 90% sure that is the calls they
     gave.  This is the one mentioning the Lehigh Valley
1670 kHz  0343 CDT  LA  Man and woman alternating speaking in repeating
     message.  In slightly better than previously.  Think it's Baton
1685.35 KHz  KDDA-1560 which had been blasting in for the past few
     evenings has vanished
1691 kHz  0325 CDT  something giving cw IDs as BX42"

Bill Harms - wharms@xxxxxxxxx

1610 above  Since this is re-broadcasting San Antonio NOAA This is
probably 1610 KNDX476 operated by the City of San Antonio. I will have
to double check, WKX27 is probably the call letters of the NOAA station

1630 above This sounds like temporary call letters. Others have heard
calls like WPO740 or WQO740. The FCC has not assigned permanent Call
letters yet.

1670 in Baton Rouge is part of a set of TIS Transmitters also using
1610, 1630, and 1650. The assigned call letters are WPLR917 and JD
Stephens heard them using WQO504.
There are two transmitters operating on 1670, one in East Baton Rouge
and the other in West Baton Rouge.


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

1270  Did anyone catch the Sports talk station on 1670 khz this morning
      (1140-1145 UTC). Didn't catch any IDs, just lots of net spots.
      Had faded out by 1200 UTC. Someone reported hearing Warner Robins
      GA testing with Sports earlier. Is this it? Called the station
      WMNL-1600, but the secretary didn't know a thing . I have a
      called into the CE. Any help would be appreciated.
t 1701 Khz- Radio 1701, AUSTRALIA Brisbane. Possibly the one with
      non-stop Hindi pgming at  1230-1310 UTC 4/27. Alternating male
      and female ancrs at times. Barely above the noise most of the
      time. Tentitive taped report sent. (PM-OR)

Drake R8, term. EWE (U) antenna with Ground system.


Paul Ormandy - paulorm@xxxxxxxx

I have been hearing a presumably Mexican station on 1270kHz with an id
as "Mi FM" the FM freq I'm not sure about but is definitely "punto
cinco" and the other slogan used is simply "Cinco". They play EE and SS

Please let me know if you can identify this one!

Have been at Waianakarua, my Beverage site, for the last four nights
and have heard more than the usual number of stations I can't

This time my 1270 unid is an Ecuadorian, mentions things like "el
territorio nacional" and "nuestra Secretario General Don Juanito
Mela.." and "..provincia del sur"... possibly around the disputed
Peruvian/Ecuadorian region. Can't pull the id but is something like
"Radio Rio Cal".. any ideas anyone?

Another unid is what I think may be a Colombian on 1623.8kHz, not a
strong signal and was fading out when I heard them (after 1100z).

Next unid. I think is a Peruvian on 1482.8kHz, again heard towards
fade-out after 1100z, announcer was talking about marriage and it was a
chatty program with guests.

Your help with these would be most appreciated.




Wayne Heinen - Nrclog@xxxxxxx

Here's the latest "Silent" stations list from the AM LOG database. If
anyone knows of one that's back on let me know. Thanks!

Wayne Heinen

Silent Stations             Month    Date Entered
 580  WELO  Tupelo  MS  Silent 12/97  1/1/98
 710  KUET  Black Canyon City  AZ  Silent 1/92  8/31/92
 750  WMXH  Olyphant  PA  Silent 2/98  3/7/98
 810  WSJC  Magee  MS  Silent 9/94  1/14/95
 840  KABN  Long Island  AK  Silent 2/98  3/7/98
 910  WYLI  Marietta  OH  Silent 2/98  3/7/98
 920  KTOC  Jonesboro  LA  Silent 12/97  1/5/98
 930  WYNI  Monroeville  AL  Silent 3/97  4/19/97
 960  WJCM  Sebring  FL  Silent 8/96  8/3/96
 960  WKZA  Kane  PA  Silent 6/93  6/15/93
 960  WEAB  Adamsville  TN  Silent 5/93  6/4/93
 970  WHWB  Rutland  VT  Silent 2/93  2/14/93
 990  KWFT  Wichita Falls  TX  Silent 10/97  10/17/97
1050  KCHN  Liberty  TX  Silent 8/94  8/14/94
1080  WQRO  Huntingdon  PA  Silent 11/87  8/31/92
1090  KAJK  Fortuna  CA  Silent 3/98  3/28/98
1090  WGOD  Charlotte Amalie  VI  Silent 10/95  11/25/95
1120  KLIM  Limon  CO  Silent 11/97  11/15/97
1120  WBZR  Destin  FL  Silent 3/91  7/8/92
1120  WYNO  Nelsonville  OH  Silent 6/92  6/15/92
1130  WKIJ  Parrish  AL  Silent 7/97
1150  WSNW  Seneca  SC  Silent 10/95  10/4/95
1160  WPVG  Funkstown  MD  Silent 12/94  12/8/94
1170  KOHO  Honolulu  HI  Silent 5/93  6/13/93
1190  KVCU  Boulder  CO  Silent 1/98  3/1/98
1230  KEEE  Nacogdoches  TX  Silent 7/97  8/10/97
1230  WLOG  Logan  WV  Silent 5/97  5/11/97
1240  WCRW  Chicago  IL  Silent 10/96  7/19/96
1250  WREN  Topeka  KS  Silent 2/97  3/16/97
1250  KBTC  Houston  MO  Silent 7/97  7/19/97
1250  WKDX  Hamlet  NC  Silent 10/92  10/10/92
1260  WCSA  Ripley  MS  Silent 8/92  8/31/92
1260  KTUE  Tulia  TX  Silent 11/97  11/15/97
1280  WSQV  Berwick  PA  Silent 2/98  3/1/98
1300  KKUB  Brownfield  TX  Silent 12/97  1/1/98
1310  WVIP  Mount Kisco  NY  Silent 9/97  10/5/97
1310  KOYL  Odessa  TX  Silent 3/91  8/31/92
1330  KLOM  Lompoc  CA  Silent 6/92  8/31/92
1330  KDRQ  Wishek  ND  Silent 10/97  10/31/97
1330  WASN  Campbell  OH  Silent 6/97  6/9/97
1340  KIDS  Springfield  MO  Silent 10/97  10/31/97
1340  WAGR  Lumberton  NC  Silent 3/97  3/28/98
1340  WSAJ  Grove City  PA  Silent 6/95  6/10/95
1340  KTMP  Heber City  UT  Silent 3/91  8/31/92
1350  KBBL  Cabot  AR  Silent 2/98  3/7/98
1360  KZIQ  Ridgecrest  CA  Silent 11/96  11/19/96
1370  KPCO  Quincy  CA  Silent 7/97  7/19/97
1370  KUND  Grand Forks  ND  Silent 8/97  8/10/97
1380  KMUS  Muskogee  OK  Silent 3/98  3/28/98
1390  KFRA  Franklin  LA  Silent 2/97  2/9/97
1400  WNEX  Macon  GA  Silent 2/98  3/1/98
1400  KIGO  St. Anthony  ID  Silent 1/91  8/31/92
1410  WTIM  Taylorville  IL  Silent 12/97  1/1/98
1420  KYVU  Yucca Valley  CA  Silent 7/92  8/31/92
1420  WSUH  Oxford  MS  Silent 12/97  12/9/97
1430  WRMG  Red Bay  AL  Silent 12/97  1/1/98
1430  WOIR  Homestead  FL  Silent 9/94  9/29/94
1430  WNFO  Ridgeland  SC  Silent 10/94  10/14/94
1440  WLXN  Lexington  NC  Silent 7/97  8/23/97
1450  WCOX  Camden  AL  Silent 12/94  1/1/95
1460  KDON  Salinas  CA  Silent 9/97  9/13/97
1470  WXAG  Athens  GA  Silent 8/97  8/10/97
1480  WBTS  Bridgeport  AL  Silent 3/98  3/28/98
1480  KIOU  Shreveport  LA  Silent 8/97  8/10/97
1480  KKEL  Hobbs  NM  Silent 2/98  3/1/98
1490  KDDS  Duluth  MN  Silent 12/95  1/1/97
1490  KRSN  Los Alamos  NM  Silent 3/97  3/23/97
1490  KOKC  Guthrie  OK  Silent 2/98  3/7/98
1520  WHOW  Clinton  IL  Silent 3/96  3/16/96
1520  WTRI  Brunswick  MD  Silent 9/97  9/13/97
1540  KMBY  Capitola  CA  Silent 11/95  11/9/95
1540  WAKY  Greensburg  KY  Silent 7/97  7/19/97
1550  WDLR  Delaware  OH  Silent 5/97  5/11/97
1550  WVAB  Virginia Beach  VA  Silent 6/97  6/9/97
1560  KKUZ  Sallisaw  OK  Silent 3/97  3/16/97
1570  KLEX  Lexington  MO  Silent 11/93  12/2/93
1590  WGYJ  Atmore  AL  Silent 2/98  3/1/98
1590  WKYZ  Gray  KY  Silent 9/94  9/1/94
1590  WERA  Plainfield  NJ  Silent 3/97  3/16/97


Here's a message with some FCC data that Bill Hale found at the FCC
site, I've annotated the stations that I know are back on from reports.
Any other comments on these would be appreciated!

NOTICE: The Telecommunications Act of 1996 provides for the expiration
of broadcast licenses as a matter of law upon the station's failure to
operate for 12 consecutive months.  The license of any station that
went silent on or before February 8, 1996, when the legislation was
enacted will expire on February 9, 1997 if the station has not resumed
operations during the year. The license of any station that goes silent
after February 8, 1996 will expire one year from whatever date silent
status commenced if the station does not resume operations during the
year.  However, the Commission still has discretion to terminate
licenses under existing revocation and cancellation policies in
situations in which the automatic expiration provisions do not apply.

It is imperative that licensees notify the Commission in writing when
broadcast operations resume.  The licensee of any station listed below
who has resumed operations, or resumes operations at a future date,
must so notify the Commission.  Written communications regarding any
station on this list should be mailed to:

Federal Communications Commission Mass Media Bureau/Audio Services
Division Attention:  Sharlene Lofty, Room 342 (AM Stations) Glenn
Greisman, Room 332 (FM & Translator Stations) Washington, D.C.  20554

(Phone: Mrs. Lofty: 202-418-2688; FAX: 202-418-1411)
(Phone: Mr. Greisman: 202-418-2772; FAX: 202-418-1410)


CALL SIGN CITY                                 STATE  SILENT SINCE
 ________  ____                                 _____  ____________
KBTC      HOUSTON                               MO     06/30/1997
KCHN      LIBERTY                               TX     08/07/1997
KENT      ODESSA                                TX     08/07/1997
KIDS      SPRINGFIELD                           MO     09/06/1997
KITZ      SILVERDALE                            WA     03/31/1997
KKUB      BROWNFIELD                            TX     06/01/1997
KKXL      GRAND FORKS                           ND     04/19/1997
KMBY      CAPITOLA                              CA     04/06/1997
KMOZ      ROLLA                                 MO     08/15/1997
KOHO      HONOLULU                              HI     05/05/1997
KPCO      QUINCY                                CA     07/01/1997
KUND      GRAND FORKS (Back On WWH)             ND     04/20/1997
WASN      CAMPBELL                              OH     05/31/1997
WCFJ      CHICAGO HEIGHTS (Back On WWH)         IL     03/13/1997
WCKO      NORFOLK   (Back On WWH)               VA     03/25/1997
WELO      TUPELO                                MS     06/30/1997
WERD      EAST POINT    (Back On WWH)           GA     01/02/1997
WKFD      WICKFORD      (Back On WWH)           RI     04/09/1997
WNFO      RIDGELAND                             SC     12/23/1996
WNRS      HERKIMER                              NY     09/02/1997
WNSI      JACKSONVILLE                          AL     03/21/1997
WPUV      PULASKI                               VA     05/07/1997
WREN      TOPEKA                                KS     05/12/1997
WRMG      RED BAY                               AL     07/31/1997
WSQV      BERWICK                               PA     06/01/1997
WSUH      OXFORD                                MS     06/30/1997
WTRI      BRUNSWICK                             MD     05/23/1997
WVAB      VIRGINIA BEACH                        VA     03/02/1997
WXEE      WELCH                                 WV     01/31/1997
WZAC      MADISON                               WV     08/24/1997


JD Stephens - jdstephens@xxxxxxxx

KGXL-1650, Costa Mesa, California is now verifying with a QSL card.
    About a month after sending a followup report, and receiving a
    verification letter from someone in the administrative department
    at KGXL, today I received a nice full daata QSL card, signed by
    Elaine B. Hawkes - Assistant Chief Engineer.  Two addresses are
P.O. Box 250028
Los Angeles, CA  90025    and

1500 Cotner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90025.


Bill Harms - wharms@xxxxxxxxx


    The first soft copy issue of Bill's Ultimate TIS Digest will be
published on 1 May 1998. It will contain information about TIS and
HAR's that I have collecting over the past month or so.  It will
include a logging section and a section for other news.  Because this
is my first try the format will invariably change as I publish future
    I am also looking for any items you might want to include.The
Deadline for submitting items for this issue is 1800 ELT 30 April.
    If you received this message, it means that I thought you might be
interested in  receiving this digest. If you want me to delete your
address from the list, just send me an E-Mail message and please accept
my apologies.


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

1640 khz- KKJY- OR, Lake Oswego, rec pd letter in 14d from taped
     report. v/s was Jennifer Johnson-Sales asist.
     address: 4700 SW Macadam  Suite 102,
              Portland  OR  97201. (PM-OR)



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


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 24 1998 through April 30 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

     4/24    91    25    5    low         quiet-mis           spe end
       25    92    21    4    low         quiet-active        -
       26    91    25    3    very low    quiet-mis           -
       27    91    16    3    high        quiet-unsettled     maf 0920
       28    98     8    2    low         quiet-unsettled     -
       29   101     6    2    moderate    quiet               maf 1637
     4/30   103    11    1    low         quiet-active        -


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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