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         WELCOME TO IRCA's AM-DX NEWSFLASH   -  May 7 1998
                           Vol 4  No 6


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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

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...




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    5/6/98

Call Signs reserved for Pending Sales Applicants **

CALL                                               CALL

WEZO      ROCHESTER, NY               950          WBBF
WIHM      TAYLORVILLE, IL            1410          WTIM
  (NOTE: We did the morning show on WTIM in the mid 70's.
  A great little station, the new owners put an FM on the air last fall
and has "donated" the AM station to a religious group...BTW. for you
call letter trivia folks, WTIM stood for "Taylorville Independant
Merchants". These calls have moved to the FM side.-fresh)

**  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

WSFN      BRUNSWICK, GA               790          WPIQ
KBME      HOUSTON, TX                 790          KKBQ *
KANM      MODESTO, CA                 970          KBUL
KXBT      VALLEJO, CA                1190          KDIA
WTBC      TUSCALOOSA, AL             1230          WTNW
KGMN      ABILENE, TX                1280          KEAN
WRNI      PROVIDENCE, RI             1290          WRCP
WJYT      ATTLEBORO, MA              1320          WARA
WOOM      MILLLINGTON, TN            1380          WMPS
KHCH      HOUSTON, TX                1400          KYLR
WAZY      LAFAYETTE, IN              1410          WCFY
KEZZ      ESTES PARK, CO             1470          KRKI *
WDRF      WOODRUFF, SC               1510          WJKI

KNNT      FARMINGTON, NM             1620          KBAG
KDIA      VALLEJO, CA                1640          NEW
KXOL      BRIGHAM CITY, UT           1660          KBDF


  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.



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Jeff Kadet - Macomb IL - jkadet@xxxxxxxxxx

5/1/98. 1670 Khz Madison has been testing very sporatically since
around noon. Sometimes a half hour can go by without them putting the
carrier on and then it is only briefly.

Kent Winrich - kwin@xxxxxxxxxx

WTDY has begun testing as of today May 1.  Open carrier only!

Tim Noonan - DXing@xxxxxxxxx

5/2/98.  Saturday morning the station came on at 10:42 with audio, in
the form of repeating short segments of Casey's American Top 20.  At
10:55 they gave a legal ID using the FCC-assigned call WAWY.  Just gave
another ID during a song at 11:05.  Now they are letting the countdown
run, rather than starting over again and again.

5/4/98.  They stayed on past sunset today, and as I was setting up the
addresses for this message (9:11 p.m. CDT) they turned off the carrier.
Programming in recent hours has been all-Sinatra, and I have not noted
any IDs lately.  Still off at 9:13--perhaps they'll back back tonight?

Kent Winrich - kwin@xxxxxxxxxx

5/5/98.  Yesterday, I noticed that they had a movie theme CD playing
ALL day. (nothing like hearing Star Wars a zillion times)  I DID hear
the random IDs -- "This is WAWY Madison testing on 16-70 AM."

With the strength that they are showing, me thinks that they are not
fully 10kW yet.  I was hoping to hear back from WTDY by now in regards
to the power level they are running.

Tim Noonan - DXing@xxxxxxxxx

5/5/98.  As I write this our local is still on, more than an hour after
local sunset (9:07).  They are playing older female vocals.  No IDs
since I got home, but that's just a few minutes.  Go get 'em!  If hear
it, please let me know--thanks.


Larry B. Godwin - Missoula MT - lbg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Last night, May 1, I heard a new X-band station: WAXP-1670-Warner
Robbins, GA, with a moderately strong signal and no QRM, at 2254-2259
EDT.  The format was sports news/talk.  I phoned the station (new phone
#912-781-1063) and a man there confirmed that WAXP had been on the air
since Thursday 4/30, and the power at the time of my reception was
approximately 1 kw.  The ID I heard was for WNML "the Sports Animal" on
96.5 FM.  The station contact said WNML-AM-1600 gave up its license and
has been silent on that frequency for two months.  He said the 1670
station would officially change calls from WAXP to WNML at Midnight the
early morning of May 2.  So anyone hearing the station before that time
heard WAXP; after that it's WNML.

Paul Ormandy - paulorm@xxxxxxxx

5/2/98.  Last night Mark Nicholls and I heard new X-bander, WNML "The
Sports Animal" from Warner Robins, Georgia on 1670kHz. It appears to be
24 hours and runs "The Sports Fan Radio Network" with frequent
break-outs for ids and local ads. They only announced 1670 so maybe
they have retained their old call and format on 1600kHz. They also gave
the FM id, WNML 96.5 from Gray GA. They also mentioned a web-site so
will have a look at that soon.

Chuck Rippe - crippel@xxxxxxxx

5/6/98.  1.670  WNML, "The Sports Animal" Warner Robbins, GA with
sensational typs talk radio @0315 National radio and local "Sports
Animal" commercials from 0311-0314 then ID by OM anncr.  Heard also
additional rock station (not Miami unless they have changed format)
under WNML.  (Rippel, VA)


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

5/4/98.  KKJY-1640 signed back on the air this morning at about 7:00 AM
(PST) (1400 UTC) with rel. pgming. They have been off at night lately.
It will be interesting to see if they stay on tonight.




Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

5/1/98.  KDSX-1700.  Did anyone hear the test tonight.? Not a peep out
of here on the Oregon coast. Just a weak WCMQ-Miami Springs, FL. Warner
Robins GA-1670 is doing a good job on  the channel. They are coming in
pretty well tonight.

Robert Wien - rjwmail@xxxxxxxxx

1700 TX. DX test apparently not on, not heard by Pat or myself, but
boy, is WNML-1670 GA. getting out!  They are coming in like a local
here!   They were actually splashing WJDM on 1660 (by the way, they are
apparently now that Catholic format like KPLS-830 is as are all the
other old Radio Aahs outlets...).  No trace of 1690 CO. testing, nor
1670-WI. (though their website this afternoon said they started testing
at noon, CDT).  1640-OR. per Pat is having problems, still not on air.
I checked WNML's website and it indeed says 1670 AM and 96.5 FM....

SHAWN AXELROD - saxelrod@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

5/2/98.  The KDSX-1700 test came through here on the coast fair to weak
with Adult standards music and Morse code IDs the last few minutes of
the test. I tuned in at 10:48 PM (CDT), after it got dark. There also
was lots of lightening noise from a storm East of here. Congrats to
those who heard it. Per a phone call to Hue Beavers. He was running the
test from the TXsite of 950 Dallas station. This was a one shot test as
he was testing out the coverage on 1700 khz. When the station does come
on (he didn't know when) it will be from a different site. The test was
mostly run with 500 watts. He did turn it up abit at one point I was
told. He will be issuing QSL letters for correct reports.  So this is
another of the rare ine shot tests. My thanks goes out to Hue Beavers.
He is really a DXers friend.

Jon Oldenburg - jonandvalerieoldenburg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I,am pleased to report reception of your test broadcasts of KDSX on
1,700 khz on May 02 1998 from 11:15 to 11:45 CDT. The broadcast @ 11:15
was a contry western tune, ID @11:17 Change in music @11:18 to "games
that lovers play" ( orchestral). Signal report in SINPO= 34233. My
location is Appleton Wi.Recieving equipment used was a Collins R-388 &
a Collins R-390A utilizing a 95 foot longwire antenna bearing due east.
Reception was very good, decent fidility  but troubled with aparent
thunderstorm QRN. Jon Oldenburg,  718 South Weimar St. , Appleton,  Wi.
, 54915


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

1062 khz-5RN-Australia, Renmark SA, good on top of 4TI with ABC
      commontary at 1323 5/2. Used EWE wire in conjunction with 900'
      NNW beverage with ANC-4 for phasing of CKMX-1060 and powerline
      noise. Pretty good signal for only 2.5 KW. New. (PM-OR)

Drake R8


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


1670  WAXP  GA Warner-Robbins 05/01 2115 Poor signals in a lot of noise
       with sports.  Used this call until mid night then changed to
       WMNL.  NEW (sa-MB)
1670  WMNL  GA Warner-Robbins 05/02 0530 Signals fading in and out from
       poor to good with sports talk.  Clear ID's as WMNL Warner
       Robbins WMNL FM Gray 96.5. Non ID's as The Sports Animal.  NEW


1700  KDSX  TX Denison/Sherman 05/02 0020 Very weak code possibly heard
       a couple of times from 0020 to 0030.  No audio due to huge noise
       problem.  (SA-MB)


Some new one this time of year is rare.  The X-band is really moving
along nicely.


David Martin - dmartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

A wrap up of the Aussie X band so far........

1611 - 6GS Wagin  Aussie pops & relays racing from the W.A. TAB
1611 - Unid, think it's from W.A. also.... tentatively Broome.  It
        comes from 'west' and is *always* under 6GS !
1620 - Radio Italia (Mildura ?) Italian //1593, 1575, 1539, 801.
1620 - 2AM Sydney.  Aussie country mx or ethnic programmes late nights.
1620 - 4ADR Nerang.  Techno music and Top 40 dance tracks.
1629 - 2HRN Newcastle.  Hospital Radio... nostalgia, music to die by !
1629 - Greek Radio (2MM/t) Melbourne.  //1665 Sydney, dominates this
        freq.  Txer is reportedly nearby my brother's place in Melb.
1629 - Radio 1629, Melbourne.  Unsure if on-air, audible in Melb after
        Christmas but I think it's only on during daylight.
1638 - 2ME, Sydney.  Arabic... has English Top 40 prgm Sat nights.
1656 - harmonic of 3GI 828 (ABC Sale)
1674 - *very* low powered ethnic station heard once in early March.
1683 - Club AM, Sydney.  Greek prgr, quite strong these days.... a far
        cry from the original piddling signal on about 1682 in 1996 !
1692 - Hellenic Radio, Perth.  Greek, seems to have upped power !
1701 - Al Shark Radio, Melbourne.  Arabic, pathetic signal which puts
        out lovely harmonics on 3402, 5103, 6804 and 8505 !
1701 - Radio 1701, Brisbane.  Belting signal for reported 100 Watts !
        Hindi format, film music and ads mainly in Hindi.

There are 206 registrations for the X band.... I have collected data
from the ACA database and placed them into my own database....

Heard 'something' (voices) on 1670 but conditions seem down this
weekend.... would love to hear KRIZ 1620 as WA is still yet to be
verified here... but 1620 is practically unuseable here at home.


Paul Ormandy - paulorm@xxxxxxxx

While DXing last week, I heard Radio Programas del Peru on 680kHz, I
presume that their station was being relayed by R Independencia in Ica
and checked on their web-site as listed in the WRTH only it didn't
appear to be working. Can anyone tell me what the situation is with
this station?


Mark Mohrmann - Coventry VT - mohrmannm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

NRD-535D, MFJ-1026, 440 ft. V-Beam at 180 degrees

 540  XEWA Monterey, Mexico 0910 May 6, LA pop music, "La gran cadena
       W" ID, phone tone effects. (Mohrmann VT)
 570  Radio Reloj, Cuba 0247 May, ID over WMCA. (Mohrmann VT)
 610  HJKL RCN Bogota, Colombia 0249 May 3, Male anncr ID. (Mohrmann
 660  (T) Radio St. Lucia, Castries, St. Lucia 0123 May 3, Caribbean
       versions of US oldies, also Jimmy Cliff and Mighty Sparrow. M
       anncr in Caribbean accent English. Under WFAN. (Mohrmann VT)
 660  XEAR La Mexicana, Tampico, Mexico 0921 May 6, Ranchera music and
       very weak "...siempre con La Mexicana" ID in WFAN null.
       (Mohrmann VT)
 670  YVLL Radio Rumbos, Caracas, Venezuela 0136 May 3, LA pops and ID
       over WMAQ. (Mohrmann VT)
 730  XEX Mexico City, Mexico 0927 May 6, Ranchera music in CKAC null.
       Very good peaks. 0952 ID "XEX...La X de Mexico" (Mohrmann VT)
 750  (T) YVKS Radio Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela 0207 May 6, Dodgers
       Braves beisbol game. Many mentions of Venezuela but no ID. On
       top of C&W music (CKGB?). (Mohrmann VT)
 760  HJAJ RCN, Baranquilla, Colombia 0143 May 3, promo/ID for program
       "Hoy y Manana". All alone in WJR null. (Mohrmann VT)
 770  HJJX RCN, Bogota, Colombia, 0147 May 3 // 760 under WABC.
       (Mohrmann VT)
 780  YVOD Ecos del Torbes, San Cristobal, Venezuela 0217 May 6, LA
       ballad under WBBM and // 4980. (Mohrmann VT)
1000  HJAQ RCN, Cartagena, Colombia 0212 May 3, "RCN" ID. (Mohrmann VT)
1160  (T) VSB3, Hamilton, Bermuda 0045 May 3, BBC World Servic mixing
       with others. (Mohrmann VT)
1180  Radio Rebelde, Cuba 0033 May 2, under WHAM // 5025. (Mohrmann VT)
1670  WNML, Macon, Georgia 0047 May 2, Hawks and Hornets basketball,
       "96.5" and "WMNL" ID's. Strong signal looks like it will be a
       regular here. (Mohrmann VT)


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

 670-KVCA-CA, Simi Valley, very good on top of KPUA, no sign of KBOI
       (AU cx), in SS with ID "KVCA-Simi Valley Los Angeles" Back into
       SS pgming at 0159.45 EDT 5/7. (PM-OR)
 710-KDIS-CA, Los Angeles, good with KIRO totally phased out during AU
       cx, with Radio Disney, ID at 0059 EDT 5/7 "KDIS- Los Angeles" by
       a kid, cont. with Radio Disney, (PM-OR)
1150-KXTA-CA, Los Angeles, good on top with "XTRA Sports" and IDs as
       "XTRA Sprts 11-50 Los Angeles" at 0110 EDT 5/7.  KXMN QRM (SS)
1320-KSDT-CA, Hemet, good on top of all with oldies rock (50s) at 2300
       EDT 5/6, KSDT-Hemet ID. Last time I hrd it they were Adult
       standards. (PM-OR)
1540-KCTD-CA, Los Angeles, good on top with Sports talk, ID at 2359.50
       "KCTD-Los Angeles" 5/6. (PM-OR)

Drake R8, terminated EWE antenna with Northern Beverage (900') as
phasing wire, with ANC4 unit. Ground system.


Paul Ormandy - paulorm@xxxxxxxx

Mark Nicholls and Paul Ormandy at Waianakarua, from Saturday 25th April
till Saturday 2nd of May. Receivers, Drake R8 and Drake SPR-4. Antennas
? a selection of  12 aerials ranging from 100 metres to 530 metres at
various bearings.


Long-path Europeans only audible during a small window from around 04 ?
0420 UTC We didn't hear one single Alaskan? no sign at all even after
all West Coast NAm stations had disappeared so presumably too much
auroral activity near the North Pole. Other countries not heard that
would have been no surprise: Jamaica, Cyprus, Masirah Is, Brazil,
Uruguay, Philippines, Honduras and Syria. Also missing were Canadians,
with just CKMX 1060 heard? quite the opposite of October '97 when
Cannucks were great!

Newsy Bits?

Either reception was so bad, or R Corporacion, Santiago 1380kHz was/is
off the air. This was also noted by Chris Martin in Queensland. Radio
Rhema, Gisborne, NZ has moved from 648Khz to 549kHz in synchro with R
Rhema, Kaitaia. YVRQ R 910, Caracas, seems to sign on at 1000 UTC so no
longer 24 hrs? WPHG 1620, gave their e-mail address as wphg@xxxxxxxx

Long Wave

 162 1908 FRANCE Allouis, pr sig w/hvy static, chatty FF DJ. Seemed to
      peak at this time though heard past 2045 UTC one day!
 162 1836 TURKEY TRT Agri, poor sig w/TT mx in // 180.
 164 1140 MONGOLIA Ulaanbaatar, pr in heavy static w/tlk in Mongolian,
      interspersed with mx bridges.
 180 1713 RUSSIA Petropavlovsk presumed the one here w/HS, others noted
      were 171, 234 and 279.
 180 1920 TURKEY TRT Polatli, FA & MA in TT, then Turkish mx. Logged
      till 2003 UTC, then faded
 189 1049 RUSSIA Belogorsk, fr sig in RR with Home Service prog. Others
      audible at this time, 171kHz Oyash (?), 234 Angarsk & 279
 207 1926 JORDAN JRTV Al Kharanah, pr sig w/MA in AA & AA mx though
      went past 2107 UTC one day!


1017 0416 GERMANY SWF Rheinsender, fr and steady w/ tlk in GG ? best
      long-pather heard all week.
1323 0502 GERMANY V of Russia, Wachenbrunn, presume the one here
      w/strong carrier and very weak audio, the only long-pather hrd
      after 0430 UTC.
1467 1858 FRANCE TWR Romoules, poor sig w/Int Sig hrd thru 3MA.
1467 0406 FRANCE TWR Romoules, pr but clear w/tlk in GG.
1485 0435 SPAIN SER net, usual MA & FA alternating nx items. Weak but

Asia & Middle East

 549 1800 CHINA presume CNR Taiwan service, Fujian, orchestral mx hrd
      thru the hour with no ids. Found a SW parallel.
 657 1708  N KOREA KCBS Kangnam, pres. the one here w/KK tlk mxd Aussie.
 684 1749 CHINA CNR Fujian, pres the one here w/EZL orchestrals, //909.
 747 1154 JAPAN JOIB Sapporo, MAs w/chat, riding o/Aussie.
 760 1908 YEMEN Yemen R, Mukalla, pr w/nx in AA
 798 1806 N KOREA KCBS Hwadae, pres the owner of this carrier, was hrd
      w/prog //657 last October but no audio this time. Hrd several
      mornings. 909  1028 CHINA CNR Fujian, gd sig w/CC tlk. Very reg
      sig all week.
 909 1358 JAPAN JOCB Nagoya 2, FA w/EE language lessons, then at 1400
      EE nx from R Japan.
1062 1752 S KOREA  HLKQ KBS Chongju, pr w/KK tlk mxd Aussies.
1107 1818 JAPAN JOCF Kagoshima, fr w/comedy show, mxd 2EA.
1143 1912 TAIWAN BEL3 Taiwan Yuyeh, Penghu, pres the one in CC w/many
      mentions of Taiwan. Mostly tlk though the odd EZL mx.
1188 1956 YEMEN Yemen R, Al Hiswah, pres the one briefly o/NZ & Aus
      w/AA mx.
1323 1315 CHINA CRI w/prog in RR. Speculating about the site, CRI list
      Jilin in the NE of China above N Korea, and Xizang in Tibet,
      which is a lot closer to Russia. I have e-mailed CRI to find out!
1521 1843 SAUDI ARABIA BSKSA Duba, popping o/Nzer w/FA in AA.
1548 1948 SRI LANKA Deutsche Welle, Trincomalee, MA & FA w/tlk in GG,
      hrd past 2000 UTC.
1566 1901 INDIA AIR Nagpur, FA w/id in Hindi. Hrd one morning w/10 mins
      EE nx from 1930 UTC. Often dominant o/3NE
1566 1751 IRAN VIRI Bandar Abbas, MA w/dramatic reading in Farsi
      dominant o/3NE and bubble-jammer.
1575 1754 THAILAND VOA Ban Pachi, fr sig u/4XS w/nx item.


 540 0649 MANU SAMOA 2AP Apia, (used to be Nuutoi ), weak u/Rhema
      w/Islands mx, FA in Samoan then drum rhythms
 567 1850 GUAM KGUM Agana, noted u/2YA w/net talk show. During the
      brief pause in National R as they played the bird-call, and id
      was heard.
 621 0807 TUVALU T2U2 R Funafuti, long-time no-hear! Fr o/Rhema w/FA
      host taking 'ph calls.
 630 0810 COOK ISLANDS ZK1ZC R Cook Islands, Rarotonga, item on
      community care, in EE, dominant o/NZ & Aussies.
 648 0641 AMERICAN SAMOA WVUV Pago-Pago, now in the clear w/Rhema gone.
      Vgd sig w/id in EE, ads & rock mx.
 650 1151 HAWAII KHNR Honolulu, often hrd here w/CNN nx & sports at fr
 870 0720 HAWAII KAIM Honolulu, vgd sig w/relig prog of Gospel mx. This
      one now 24 hrs.
 927 0701 FIJI R Fiji One, Sigatoka, fr u/Nzer w/Sunday church service.
1380 1329 HAWAII KLNI Pearl, id & promo for National Public Radio, nx
      brief at 1330.
1566 1804 NORFOLK IS VL2NI, pr u/3NE w/ABC nx prog. Not listed in
      latest WRTH! (But then neither is Barbados or Galapagos Is?)

North America

 650 0503 USA WSM Nashville TN, fr sig w/promo for Saturday night's
      show then PSAs. (public Service Announcements)
 700 0619 USA WLW Cincinnati OH, vgd sig "The Bozo Truckers Show"
      taking nominations for "The Driver of the Night"
 720 0535 USA WGN Chicago IL, male caller discussing upcoming vehicle
 740 0512 USA KTRH Houston TX, gd w/Houston Rockets basketball report.
 750 0706 USA WSB Atlanta GA, id "Newstalk 7-50 WSB" then wx brief and
      into own talk-show.
 750 1254 USA KXL Portland OR, discussion on local aircraft noise
      levels, pr-fr w/hvy splash.
 760 0749 USA KFMB San Diego CA, "live and local ? Hooked On Trivia,
      with 7-60 KFMB" gd sig w/trivia 'phone show.
 780 1235 USA KKOH Reno NV, gd sig, w/wx and temp "?36 degrees at the
      Radio Center" and light chat.
 840 0623 USA WHAS Louisville KY, gd w/tlk on singer, local ads
 870 0509 USA WWL New Orleans LA, welcoming every one back to "The Road
      Gang" truckers show, gd sig.
 950 0605 USA KPRC Houston TX, gd w/id then ad & local nx item.
 960 1239 USA KABL Oakland CA, "You're listening to 9-60 Kable,
      K-A-B-L, the station of the stars" then show tunes.
1030 0630 USA WBZ Boston MA, gd w/id, t/c then local talk show.
1040 0622 USA WHO Des Moines IA, "News radio 10-40 WHO" id
1050 0805 USA KTCT San Mateo CA, gd sig w/own sports prog, "Ron and
      Don", ids as "The Ticket"
1060 0803 CANADA CKMX Calgary AB, sports nx then id as "Calgary's best
      music, AM 10-60, CKMX" and pop mx
1060 0530 USA KYW Philadelphia PA, w/slogan "All the news, all the
      time" then wx brief. And at 0820 w/ "KYW News Radio 10-60" id
1100 0649 USA KFAX San Francisco CA, vgd MA tlking about "The Great
      Tribulation" relig. spiel. And at 0928 w/full id at end of relig
1150 0759 USA KXTA Los Angeles CA, gd w/"Extra Sports" slogan and
      coverage of Dodgers baseball game. All local programming. So
      strong and regular I wonder if they have their new 44kW night
      power in operation? Hrd at 0641 w/ "The home of the Dodgers
      11-50" slogan
1180 0409 USA R Marti, Marathon Key FL, fr sig in SS interviewing
      ex-pat Cubans.
1210 1222 USA KPRZ San Marcos CA, is "Thanks for listening to KPRZ"
      then Gospel mx. Also hrd later in the week w/SS relig.
1210 0459 USA KGYN Guymon OK id'd twice before hour then net nx 0500.
1310 0527 USA KTCK Dallas TX, up w/break-out from net sports w/id as
      "The Ticket, KTCK Dallas-Fort Worth"
1320 0650 USA WJGR Jacksonville FL, fr w/"The Bozo Truckers Show" till
      0930 then into local prog w/nx and ids.
1480 0602 USA KYOS Merced CA, ABC nx followed by local nx.
1510 0545 USA WLAC Nashville TN, gd sig w/wx forecast & ids for other
      net stations, incl WKBW 1520 & KXEL 1540.
1530 0546 USA KGBT Harlingen TX, gd o/Nzers w/SS id and ranchera mx.
1540 1050 USA KCTD Los Angeles CA (ex-KXMG), with 1-on-1 Sports, an
      unid station played the SSB at 1102.
1560 0540 USA WQEW New York NY, id as "15-60 WQEW, the home of American
      popular standards" then ads & show mx.
1600 0515 USA WOKB Winter Garden FL, pres the one here w/spoken prog in
      Creole, hrd two nights running.

Caribbean & Central America

 530 0943 TURKS & CAICOS R Vision Cristiana, fr sig in 531 slop, plenty
      ids and "Enfoque a la Familia" from Dr. Dobson. Later gave id
      incl WWRL 1330.
 570 0645 CUBA CMDC R Reloj, Pilon, fair sig, see 930 for prog details.
 580 0647 MEXICO XEMU La Rancherita del Aire, Piedras Negras, string of
      nx items then id & ranchera mx
 600 0750 CUBA CMKV R Rebelde, Urbano Noris, fr-gd sig w/easy Cuban
      rhythms, despite splash from semi-local Rhema 594kHz. In // 670 &
 640 1006 CUBA CMBC R Progreso, Guanabacoa, gd sig w/lengthy nx prog
      and reg ids.
 800 0716 NETH ANTILLES PJB Bonaire, vgd sig w/relig prog of Gospel mx.
 830 0517 ST KITTS TBN via R Paradise, Basseterre, gd sig o/unid co-ch.
      Dominant here most nights. Into local 0930 UTC.
 860 1258 MEXICO XEMO Tijuana BC, orch mx, fr sig and id as "la
      poderosa AM estereo".
 910 1030 SAN ANDRES IS, RCN San Andres, fr sig w/RCN promos & nx.
 930 0439 CUBA CM?? R Reloj, usual all-nx format with time pips every
      second and Morse code "RR (dit-dah-dit dit-dah-dit)" every
      minute, with nx items read alternately by MA & FA announcers.
 940 0404 CUBA CMKD R Reloj, Holguin, fr sig o/XEQ, see 930 for prog
 950 0427 CUBA CM?? R Reloj here too, see 930 for prog details.
 960 0434 CUBA CMDJ R Reloj, Guantanamo, fr sig o/CARACOL. See 930 for
      prog details.
1060 0828 MEXICO XEEP R Educacion, Mexico City, studio discussion on
      sports followed by EZL mx
1150 0624 MEXICO XECMQ Formato 21, Mexico C, up and down mxd KXTA, reg
      ids and t/cs w/SS nx prog.
1180 0407 CUBA CMBA R Rebelde, Vila Maria, fr sig mxd R Marti, w/nx
      prog. Items alternating between MA & FA w/reg ids.
1220 0703 MEXICO XEB Mexico City, vgd sig, ids "La B (Bay) Grande" then
      t/c and lively song.
1240 0442 HAITI 4VSJ R Antilles, Port-au-Prince, relig prog in Creole
      then id and into sermon in French, fr sig on peaks.
1310 0531 MARTINIQUE RFO Fort-de-France, pr mxd HJs and splashed badly
      by 4XD 1305, MA & FA w/nx commentary from France.
1320 0425 MEXICO XEJP R Variedades, Mexico C, gd sig w/what sounded
      like children' songs so maybe special program for "los ninos" at
      10:25 pm!!!! Also hrd at 0800 w/nx prog called "Su noticentro"
1380 0559 MEXICO XECO Mexico C, MA w/full id on the hour then into tlk
      but quickly faded into rumble.
1500 1208 MEXICO XESM Mexico C, string of ads then talk-show, fr-gd sig
1540 0538 BAHAMAS ZNS-1 Nassau, pres. the one here w/back-back EE
      soul/R&B/Gospel mx.

South America

 570 0954 COLOMBIA HJND R dif Nacional, Bogota, back-back instru mx
      till s/on w/NA then brief id & more mx.
 620 0907 COLOMBIA COLMUNDO, one of two here, gd sig w/net promos &
      relig msg.
 650 0727 COLOMBIA HJKH Antena Dos, Bogota, long back-back mx listened
      to whilst washing the dishes! Just one brief id.
 660 1058 PERU OCX4R R Omega, Lima, s/on w/NA then brief id and rosary.
 730 0640 PERU OBX4G R Programas, Lima, vgd w/ids as "RPP" and
      "Amanecer Campesino" prog.
 750 0644 ECUADOR HCRC2 R Caravana, Guayaquil, vgd sig w/id as
      "Caravana ? su radio" then Latin pops. Also hrd on another
      occasion w/relig prog from "La Voz de la Liberacion", read by a
      Brazilian speaking SS with a heavy PP accent!
 820 0937 PERU OAX4O R Libertad, Lima, vgd sig w/relig prog.
 850 1015 COLOMBIA HJKC Radio Net, Bogota, w/ "boletin de noticias"
      promo & jingle, then nx.
 870 1017 PERU OBX1F R Programas, Chiclayo, fr sig w/nx relay of RPP
 910 0646 ARGENTINA LRA23 R Nacional San Miguel, one of the few Argies
      heard (sob, sob!), MA w/full id incl. Call-sign, location and
      freq then nx briefs and tango mx.
 910 1000 VENEZUELA YVRQ R 910, Caracas, s/on  after NA, so no longer
      24 hrs?
 930 0940 PERU OAX4E R Moderna, Lima, fr sig, modulation slightly
      over-cooked, w/ mensajes religiosas etc.
 960 0949 COLOMBIA HJHN CARACOL Magangue, MA w/ t/c, net ids, promo for
      CARACOL & street band mx.
 970 0957 COLOMBIA HJCJ R Super, Bogota, MA w/ t/c repeated twice then
 980 1022 COLOMBIA HJES RCN Cali, vgd sig, net ids & nx item. Regularly
1000 0824 COLOMBIA HJAQ RCN Cartagena, gd sig despite splash from Sounz
      AM 999. W/nx stories, //980 etc.
1040 0529 COLOMBIA HJCJ COLMUNDO Bogota, vgd sig w/relig prog, 2 MAs
1050 0835 COLOMBIA HJLZ La Voz del Cinaruco, Arauca, pres. the one
      w/CARACOL net prog, mxd R Sonorama.
1070 1026 COLOMBIA HJCG R Santa Fe, Bogota, MA w/"El noticiero Santa
      Fe" nx program, dominant.
1140 0624 CHILE CB114 R Nacional, Santiago, tent. The one here w/b'cast
      of relig rally. Gd sig.
1170 0532 COLOMBIAHJNW CARACOL Cartagena, vgd o/NZ w/net ids & nx
1190 0800 COLOMBIA HJEO Ondas del Valle, Cartago, gd sig w/full id &
      CARACOL affiliation, then ballads.
1210 0534 COLOMBIA HJFR R. Net, Neiva, fr sig peaking o/mess w/R Net
      promos & nx.
1230 0652 COLOMBIA HJLK R Calidad, Cali ids, t/cs & mx details, fr
      despite strong buzz caused by someone's faulty transmitter
1240 0547 VENEZUELA YVNV R Nacional, Caracas, gd w/id, slogan "Antena
      Popular" & lively pop mx.
1270 0457 COLOMBIA HJAR Antena 2, Cartagena, up briefly w/id thru unid.
1280 0606 COLOMBIA HJLR CARACOL Pasto, fr sig w/net ids, then slipped
      into rumble.
1310 0609 COLOMBIA HJJZ Colorin Color R, Bogota, pres. the one here
      w/CARACOL net. The Bogota stn here has always been strong through
      it's various format changes.
1320 0729 VENEZUELA YVWP R Apolo, Turmero, id "siempre Apolo, el
      espectaculo" the t/c and lively mx
1320 0659 COLOMBIA HJNO R Net, Girardot, up nicely w/net id then into
1340 0915 COLOMBIA HJFB R Uno, Bogota, t/c and promo for "..la buena
1360 1042 COLOMBIA HJUT CARACOL Cartagena, dominant o/rumble for 14
      mins w/net programming.
1370 0913 COLOMBIA HJKX R Mundial, Bogota, pres the one here w/strong
      sig & relig prog.
1450 0456 COLOMBIA HJNL Antena Dos, Manizales, fr sig, peaking o/unids.
1460 0655 COLOMBIA HJJW Emis Nuevo Continente, Bogota, vgd sig w/FA
      giving Bible lesson, o/unid w/tango mx.
1470 0616 PERU OAX4B CPN Radio, Lima, vgd sig w/tele-talkback show. Hrd
      often w/CPN Radio jingles.
1480 0728 COLOMBIA HJTZ Antena Dos, Bucaramanga, fr sig w/net ids &
      lively mx.
1500 0757 VENEZUELA YVRZ R Dos Mil, Cumana, gd w/promo and ad for a
      chemist (una farmacia) and others.
1520 0556 COLOMBIA HJLI Ecos del Palmar, Bogota, on late(?) w/plenty
      ids and tlk about a procession.
1590 0545 COLOMBIA HJIP Emis. Nuevo Continente, Envigado, MA w/sermon,
      ids 0559, fr signal.


1610 0616 ANGUILLA Caribbean Beacon, not as strong as in previous years
      but readable w/relig sermon in EE.
1611 1903 VATICAN CITY STATE Vatican Radio, pr-fr edging out Aussies
      w/spoken prog in presumed Romanian. Int Sig and language change
      at 1919.
1611 1847 AUSTALIA 6GS Wagin, fr sig w/string of ads and ids, w/ C&W
1613 1817 N KOREA Frontline Soldier R, fr sig w/tlk in KK.
1620 0615 USA KZIZ Renton WA, up briefly w/ R&B version of UB40's "Here
      I Am Baby" then id but faded by 0624
1620 0628 USA WPHG Atmore AL, fr & clear w/offer of New Testament.
      Regularly hrd w/EE relig, Southern Gospel style, and Gospel mx
1620 0520 ARGENTINA Esmeralda, Buenos Aires, up briefly w/sermon by FA,
      quickly disappeared just when I thought things were going to het
1629 0808 AUSTRALIA 3MM Greek R, Melbourne, dominant o/HRN w/Greek ads
      & mx. Better than 1665 this night.
1629 0720 AUSTRALIA HRN Newcastle, EZL mx w/community notices
1638 0800 AUSTRALIA 2ME R Lebanon, Sydney, AA programming
1640 0620 USA KDIA Vallejo CA, promo for program from local Baptist
1650 0914 USA KGXL Costa Mesa, ids as "The music of your life only on
      12-60 and 16-50 KGIL"
1660 0723 USA WJDM Elizabeth NJ, fr sig, rollicking rock mx,  best hrd
      for a long time. Went thru the hour and half-hour with no id.
1670 0457 USA WNML Warner-Robins GA, fr on peaks w/ids for WNML AM &
      FM, all-sports on the Sports Fan Radio Network. Plenty of
      break-outs from the net for local ads & ids. Slogan is "The
      Sports Animal".
1680 0759 USA WQO767 (or whatever the new calls are), American
      Airlines, Dallas-Fort Worth TX, FA w/flight information. Still
      getting out amazingly well for just 60 watts!
1700 0929 USA WCMQ Miami FL, SS prog w/"CMQ" (say-emmay-coo") jingles
      and id.
1701 1012 AUSTRALIA R 1701, Brisbane, fr sig w/prog in Hindi, occ EE
words during ads and reg "Radio 17-01" ids.


 680 0829 PERU R Programas outlet, pres being relayed by R
      Independencia in Ica. Usual all nx format, in // 730. Have
      checked their web page but it wouldn't work.
1270 0414 ECUADOR??? Station here w/references to "Nuestro Secretario
      General, Don Juanito Mela", "el territorio nacional", "la
      provincia del sur" and sign-off with Ecuadorian NA at 0500, but I
      couldn't understand the slogan, something like "Radio? cal"
1270 0459 ??? Ids as "Cinco" and "Mi FM", possibly Aruba though
      language was more SS than Papiamento... very intriguing though as
      they used some EE catch-words and canned phrases! Think I'll send
      a tape to R 12-70, San Nicolaas, Aruba!
1482.8 1055 UTC ?5 Latin, possibly Peru, w/relig prog, some live
      discussion and brief pieces of Andean mx.
1623.6 1055 UTC ?5 Latin, possibly Colombia, mentions of a singer
      called Margarita Lupe, and a product or business called
      "Garazonto". Any ideas?


Jef Jaisun - Seattle WA - eljefe@xxxxxxxxxxx

DXing with Sony ICF-7600g and Ford Courier stock digital radio

Just returned from two weeks in New Orleans, Memphis and the stretch of
Hiway 61 that connects them. After a day and a half in Helena, AR, and
repeated tries to hear something on 1685 with my ICF-7600, I can tell
you there's nothing there. Or at least not in the last two weeks. The
only X-band stuff I heard was/were: 1620-Atmore,AL,
1670-Warner/Robbins, GA, 1700-WCMQ. Memphis Airport TIS on 1610, IDing
as "AM-1610, Airport Information Radio." 1640 was hrd several times
with a woman talking, but way too weak to ID. Lots of thunderstorm
activity made DXing dicey at best. The fun was spotting all the radio
towers on the flat Delta land. You just can't miss 'em.

Also, did a guest shot on KFFA-1360 Helena, and got to tour the studio
and xmtr site. Xmtr is an old Gates...reminded me of my youth, hah.
KFFA sponsors the King Biscuit Blues Festival, and they've got tons of
t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers and stuff like that for sale. For a
list write to KFFA, P.O. Box 430, Helena, AR 72342, attn: Donna.
KFFA's CE is Jerry Campbell, but he wasn't in when I visited, so I
couldn't ask him the ususal DX-related questions.




Robert Wien - robert.wien@xxxxxxxx

With all the recent additions to the X-band, it might be good to send a
current list of stations around.  Here is a list I found on the Net...

Stations Cleared To Move To Expanded AM Band----Updated April 10

The FCC is now authorizing stations to move to the expanded AM band on
an almost weekly basis. The stations below are now free to begin
operations in the "X-band" as soon as the necessary equipment is
installed and tests completed. The "free to move" stations are:

  1620 WGYJ, Atmore, Alabama
  1620 KAHI, Auburn, California
  1620 KECN, Blackfoot, Idaho
  1620 WHLY, South Bend, Indiana
  1620 KENN, Farmington, New Mexico
  1620 KHRT, Minot, North Dakota
  1620 WKZQ, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  1620 WTAW, College Station, Texas
  1620 WRRA, Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands
  1620 KRIZ, Renton, Washington
  1630 KOQO, Clovis, California
  1630 WRDW, Augusta, Georgia
  1630 KCJJ, Iowa City, Iowa
  1630 KHVN, Fort Worth, Texas
  1630 KJJL, Fox Farm, Wyoming
  1640 WSYD, Mount Airy, North Carolina
  1640 KCRC, Enid, Oklahoma
  1640 KKSL, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  1640 WKSH, Sussex, Wisconsin
  1650 KGXL, San Fernando, California
  1650 WAOK, Atlanta, Georgia
  1650 KCNZ, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  1660 KTFN, Merced, California
  1660 WQSN, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  1660 KQWB, West Fargo, North Dakota
  1660 WCHQ, Canovanos, Puerto Rico
  1660 KRZI, Waco, Texas
  1660 KSOS, Brigham City, Utah
  1670 KNRO, Redding, California
  1670 WNML, Warner Robins, Georgia
  1670 WTGM, Salisbury, Maryland
  1670 WTDY, Madison Wisconsin
  1680 KXEX, Fresno, California
  1680 WMHG, Muskegon, Michigan
  1680 WHWH, Princeton, New Jersey
  1690 KRCX, Roseville, California
  1690 KQXI, Englewood, Colorado
  1690 WBIT, Adel, Georgia
  1690 WDDD, Johnson City, Illinois
  1690 WPTX, Lexington Park, Maryland
  1690 WGOD, Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands
  1700 WEUP, Huntsville, Alabama
  1700 WCMQ, Miami Springs, Florida
  1700 KKSO, Des Moines, Iowa
  1700 WZNN, Rochester, New Hampshire
  1700 KAST, Astoria, Oregon
  1700 KBOR,
  1700 KDSX, Sherman, Texas
  1700 WSVA, Harrisonburg, Virginia


Mark Nicholls - nicholls@xxxxxxxxxx

Following information was sent to me from a friend (NZ DX Radio
Association member Bruce MacDonald in Western Australia)  re some of
the new Australian stations on 1611kHz being heard here in New Zealand

Station Manager is Pat Harding
P.O.Box 280
Wagin 6315
Ph 61 8 98611199
fax 61 8 98611133
Email Radio6GS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Power 400w
Pat was very pleased to hear that 6GS was heard in NZ and welcomed
Reports. The transmitter is in the middle of a salt lake 160km north of
Albany. There are about 5 companies on 1611 as they don't need Aussie
Broadcasting Authority approval. To get info about these stations you
need to contact the Australian Communications Commisssion in Sydney.

6AY 1611 Albany. The station manager of this station (Mr W Mead) also
welcomes reports
P.O.Box 1994
Albany 6330
Ph 61 8 98418192

Email Pirate@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
These two stations mix badly here but both managers are in trying to
get new gear that allows broadcasting on different parts of the wave so
they don't clash.

On 1611khz Willeton Senoir High School have permission but have not
started Transmission. They are hoping to run 5w. An intraschool
Communication device. The stations in Esperance and Broome have not


Wayne Heinen - Nrclog@xxxxxxx

The NRC's AM Radio Log is in need of some help with some conflicting
reports on format, networks and other information that is needed to
help keep it current Listed by State. If you can help, thanks! If you
can pass the question on to someone who can thanks also! Please DO NOT
quote other peoples info from DX News or DX Monitor. That's where most
of the conflicts came from! This posting is the unanswered questions as
of  May 2, 1998

Many thanks for the help!
Wayne Heinen nrclog@xxxxxxx
NRC AM Radio Log Editor

KAXX-1020 Needs a new address and phone

KFWJ-980 needs new phone

KSTN-1420 Current Format & Net Affiliation
KVIN-1390 needs new phone
KAHS-850 Now SPT part of Extra Sports network?

WCGA-1100 last we had them as TLK, music format now?
WERD-1160 Bill Hale. I mailed a CPC request to WERD in Georgia (to Log
   address) and got it back a few days later marked as "wrong address"
   or some such.

WLVT-640 Current Format & Net Affiliation
WJNO-1040 All News/Talk? Nets?
WJNA-1230 When not //WJNO Format is?
Don Trelford reports letters to WJNX-1330 at returned as moved not 1500
N. Flagler Dr., W. Palm Beach This address is also in my db for WJNO.

WHLN-1410 Current Format & Net Affiliation

ME WALZ-1400 is this on air or off air? License was deleted but
    petition to reconsider as files

KHAD-1190 SPT w/1ON1 or C&W still?

WJWR-620 needs a new address

WKRE-1060 New Address

KLLU-1030 Current Format & Net Affiliation

WVLR-880 Current Format & Net Affiliation
WJWS-1370 Current Format & Net Affiliation

KJOX-980 Current Format & Net Affiliation

74 Mayaquez St address is no good.



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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 May 2 1998 through May 7 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

     5/ 2   117    43    6    high        unsettled-mas       mas 1200
                                                              maf 1342
                                                              spe 1405
        3   117    50    5    moderate    unsettled-sev       mas spe
        4   121    83    3    low         quiet-sev           mas
        5   133    27    2    moderate    quiet-active        -
        6   130     4    2    high        quiet               maf 0809
                                                              spe 0830
     5/ 7   133    11    4    moderate    quiet-active        maf 1637


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


END of 5/7/98 IRCA's "AM DX NewsFlash"
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