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         WELCOME TO IRCA's AM-DX NEWSFLASH   -  December 17 1998
                              Vol 4  No 37


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 CPC DX tests


CPC Chairperson (IRCA) - Lynn Hollerman - gmhollerman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
CPC Chairman (NRC) - Bill Hale - phantom2@xxxxxxxx

     12/??/98 All - 0059-0600 - 1490 - KQTY - Borger TX (NRC)
     12/26/98 Sat - 0000-0200 -  750 - WAAT - Olyphant PA (NRC)
     12/28/98 Mon - 0100-0300 - 1070 - KHMO - Hannibal MO (NRC)
     12/28/98 Mon - 0100-0600 - 1080 - KNDK - Langdon ND (NRC)
      1/ 1/99 Fri - 0300-0800 - 1420 - KSTN - Stockton CA (???)
      1/ 4/99 Mon - 0100-0130 -  560 - WGAI - Elizabeth City NC (NRC)
      1/ 4/99 Mon - 0600-0700 - 1620 - WJVA - South Bend IN (IRCA/NRC)
      1/ 4/99 Mon - 0400-0800 - 1150 - KXTA - Los Angeles CA (NRC)
      1/23/99 Sat - 0400-0415 -  850 - KICY - Nome AK (IRCA)
      1/30/99 Sat - 0200-0400 - 1160 - KSL  - Salt Lake City UT (IRCA)
      2/ 6/99 Sat - 0000-0600 - 1450 - CHUC - Cobourg ON (NRC)
      2/15/99 Sat - 0105-0600 -  660 - KEYZ - Williston ND (NRC)
      2/21/99 Sat - 0105-0130 - 1450 - WILM - Wilmington DE (NRC)

(ELT = Eastern Listening Time, i.e. the local time in the Eastern time
zone).  Please remember, what's listed as being on, say, Monday *may*
be what you think of as Sunday night!


KQTY - 1490, Borger, Texas will test on for the month of December 1998
Code IDs will accompany their normal top-of-the-hour station ID at their
allocated network ID breaks at 59:46 past the hour from 0159:46 to
0559:46 Eastern Time on both dates. KQTY is an SMN/Real Country
affiliate. They will be using their normal 1000 watt non-directional

Reception reports should be sent to:
KQTY DX Reception
Mr. George Grover, Station Manager
PO Box 165
Borger, TX   79008-0165
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

WJAS-1320  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will broadcast 15-second long 1 kHz
tones, march music, Morse code IDs, and a little history of the station
from 0105-0115 Eastern Time on Monday, December 14, 1998. WJAS will be
utilizing their daytime facilities of 5000 watts non-directional.

Reports may be sent to:
Mr. Phil Lenz, Chief Engineer
900 Parish Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15220
(Arranged by John Malicky for the NRC CPC.)

WPTT-1360  McKeesport, Pennsylvania will broadcast 15-secong long 1 kHz
tones, march music, Morse code  IDs, and station history  from 0115-0125
on Monday December 14, 1998. They will be on their nighttime facilities
of 1000 watts, directed due north.  But possibly for the test will be on
5000 watts, non-directional for a short time.

Reports may be sent to:
Mr. Phil Lenz, Chief Engineer
900 Parish Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15220
(Arranged by John Malicky for the NRC CPC.)

WEGP-1390  Presque Isle, Maine will broadcast a Morse Code ID, along
with their regular on-the-hour ID at 0200 Eastern Time on December 14,
1998.  WEGP will be utilizing their regular 5000 watt nighttime signal,
a kidney-shaped pattern directed primarily to the north and southeast.

Reports may be sent to:
Mr. Wally Babbidge
3 State Street Place
Presque Isle, ME   04769-2323
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

WFIW-1390  Fairfield, Ilinois will broadcast a Morse Code ID, along with
their regular on-the-hour ID at 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500 and 0600 Eastern
Time on December 14, 1998.  WFIW will be utilizing their daytime
authorization of 710 watts non-directional.  Fairfield is about 20 miles
east of Mount Vernon, IL.

Reports may be sent to:
Mr. Kirk Wallace
Box 310
Fairfield, IL   62837-0310
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

Monday, December 28, 1998 -  NDK-1080, Langdon, ND will test with
continuous Morse code IDs during their normal "silent period" from
1:00-6:00 am ET. KNDK will test using 1000 watts, non-directional.

Reception reports may be sent to:
DX Test
KNDK Radio
Route 5, Box 9
Langdon, ND 58249
Attn: Ms. Jen Taylor
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

Monday, December 28, 1998 - KHMO-1070, Hannibal, MO will conduct a DX
test using Morse code IDs during intervals from 1:00-3:00 am ET. KHMO
will run the test using 5000 watts and utilizing their daytime pattern.

Reception reports may be sent to:
Mr. Tom Holmes
Chief Engineer
KHMO Radio
P.O. Box 711
Hannibal, MO 63401-0711
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

Friday, January 1, 1999 - KSTN-1420, Stockton, CA 12:00-5:00am
PST(3:00-8:00 am ELT).

WGAI-560  Elizabeth City, NC will broadcast Morse Code IDs, various
station jingles and "test" announcements from midnight to 0030 hours
Eastern Time on Monday, January 4, 1999. WGAI will be utilizing their
regular nighttime power of 500 watts and normal directional pattern
(they are U3).

Reports may be sent to:
Mr. Bob Carter, PD/OM/Engineer
Box 179 Lovers Lane
Elizabeth City, NC   27909
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

WJVA-1620  South Bend, Indiana will broadcast Morse Code IDs during
their regularly scheduled programming from 0600 to 0700 (correct)
Eastern Time on Monday, Jamuary 4, 1999.  At this time, they will be
broadcasting on ?experimental' power of 10 kw non-directional. They have
requested the new calls WHLY, and may be using them by then.  They plan
to switch calls with their 1580 facility.

Reports may be sent to:
Mr. Larry Humphrey, CE
WJVA-AM (or WHLY, as the case may be)
2010 South Michigan
South Bend, IN   46613
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

KXTA-1150 Los Angeles, California will broadcast Morse Code IDs at 13
wpm at the top of each hour from 0400 to 0800 hours Eastern Time on
Monday, January 4, 1999. Because the KXTA studio feeds multiple
transmitters, the code will also be heard on KAVL-610 Lancaster,
KLYF-850 Thousand Oaks and KCKC-1350 San Bernardino, all California.
They have an automation system that triggers their IDs on command from
Los Angeles.  All stations will air their separate, individual IDs at
approximately :55 past the hour.
KXTA has a Web Site that shows some photos of the construction of their
new 50 kW plant.  Check it out at http://www.hottips.com

Reports may be sent to:
Mr. Mike Callaghan
KIIS Radio
3400 Riverside Dr., # 800
Burbank, CA    91505
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

Saturday, January 23, 1999 - KICY-850, Nome, AK will test using Morse
code IDs and voice announcements from 12:00-12:15 am Alaska Time
(4:00-4:15 am ET). KICY will test using 10000 watts, non-directional.

Reception reports may be sent to:
Mr. Dave Oseland
General Manager
P.O. Box 820
Nome, AK 99762
E-mail: kicy@xxxxxxxx
(Arranged by Ragnar Danneskjold for the IRCA CPC.)

KEYZ-660 Williston, North Dakota will test with Morse code IDs and 1000
Hz tones at various intervals from 0105 to 0130 ELT and prior to the
news at :00 from 0200 to 0600 on Monday morning, February 15, 1999.
Both daytime and nighttime patterns will be used during the period from
0105 to 0130. Nighttime pattern only will be utilized the remainer of
the period.

Reception reports may be sent to:
Mr. Earl R.  Gross
KEYZ Radio
PO Box 2048
Williston, ND    58801-2048
WWW: http://www.keyzcountry.com/
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

Saturday, January 30, 1999 - KSL-1160, Salt Lake City, UT will conduct a
DX test from 12:00-2:00am MST(2:00-4:00am EST). The test will consist of
Morse Code IDs on the hour and half-hour inserted into regular. Their
format will be "The Road Gang Show", basically C&W music for truckers.

WWW: http://www.ksl.com/
E-mail: QSL@xxxxxxx

Reception reports may be sent to:
John Dehnel
Chief Engineer
55 N. 300 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84180
(Arranged by Ragnar Danneskjold for the IRCA CPC.)

CHUC-1450 Cobourg, ON will conduct a DX test on Saturday, February 6,
1999 from Midnight to 6:00 am  EST.  The test will include march music
and Morse code IDs.

Reception reports may be sent to:
Mr. John Ton - Engineer
CHUC-1450, P.O. Box 520, Cobourg, ON
K9A 2L3   Canada
E-mail:  jton@xxxxxxxx or chuc@xxxxxxxx
(Arranged by JD Stephens for the NRC CPC.)

Sunday, February 21, 1999 - WILM-1450, Wilmington, DE will test with
tones, Morse code IDs, "recognizable music" and test announcements from
1:00-3:00 am ET. WILM will conduct the test using 1000 watts, non-
directional. Pre-paid phone calls will be accepted at (302)656-9800; fax
# is (302) 655-1450.

Reception reports may be sent to:
Mr. Allan Loudell
Program Manager
WILM Radio
1215 French St.
Wilmington, DE 19801-3213
(Arranged by Bill Hale for the NRC CPC.)

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




* Chris Knight - dxer1@xxxxxxxx

Here is a new station (or call change) from Mexico on 920kHz. The call
ID heard by John Wilkins (and I heard the tape) was XERCN-920 and
XHRCN-102.7FM "Estereo Joya". Anyone have any ideas? Nothing listed on
the Cantu web site.

There is a college station in North Denver at Regis College. It is now
on 1530kHz. (ex-1490) and identifies as "KRCX" (not to be confused with
KRCX on 1110kHz). Format is progressive rock. This station gets out well
so must be using more than 10 watts. Thanks to John Wilkins for tip.
Also from John Wilkins: 1060-KBNB has powered up early at least once.
So, be on the lookout for them! He logged them at 0545 MST moments
before local KLMO came on.
* Bill Harms - wharms@xxxxxxxxx

This sounds like a free radiate station.  They are popping up all over.
I have one here locally on 1630.For further information see,


Robert Wien - rjwmail@xxxxxxxxx

Noticed in the latest AM DX Newsflash (and 'confirmed' by my new M
Street just gotten today), that 1580 is now KMIK, ex-KCWW.


I just checked at 7 PM, PST on Saturday 12/12/98, and despite all this,
they still said:

"Radio Disney is KCWW, Tempe-Phoenix!"....


* Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

Radio Progreso 890. I have been hearing it alot this past week. I wonder
if they boosted power. The strongest Cuban listed on the freq. is 10 KW.
* Ragnar - Mesa AZ - lwdxer@xxxxxxxx

You can say it on your DX column that I heard R. Progreso on a 1956
Zenith Royal 94 11/14 at 0418 with a program talking about working in
Cuba if you want. The signal is quite overmodulated on this one program.
I don't care if you add this one or not. You got them first.
Bill Harms - wharms@xxxxxxxxx

They have been strong here on the East Coast for some time to the point
that decent reception of WLS is nearly impossible.
Charles A. Taylor - CALLTaylor@xxxxxxx

The 890 Cuban could be the 300-kW transmitter that Cuba acquired a few
years back to harass the US, although I don't think it's 300 kW. Maybe
50 kW. The 300 kWer was probably on 1180 for a while to jam Radio Martm-
1180 Marathon. It's now off 1180, and is probably inactive until Cuba
sees the opportunity to harass the US.

BTW, 1180 is no longer VOA. It's Radio Martm, which is a sister service
to VOA, Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia, and Radio Liberty, under the
Bureau of International Broadcasting...another bureaucracy.


Sheldon Harvey - ve2shw@xxxxxxxxx
Changes on 960 kHz. & news on CBV 980 kHz.

First, effective this morning at 10 AM EST, there was a change in format
to radio station WEAV- Plattsburgh, NY 960 kHz. All weekend they played
a loop tape of construction sounds with announcer stating that the
station was under construction and that a brand new station for the
Champlain Valley would be debuting on Monday morning at 10 AM. Here is
what took place. The station is continuing under the same call sign, but
they are simulcasting WXPS-FM 96.7 MHz. which they ID as Kicks 96.7
Country, featuring 20 songs in a row. The city of license on the FM
station is Vergennes, Vermont, but the IDs are for WXPS
Willsboro-Burlington, and WEAV-AM 960 Plattsburgh, NY. The two stations
will be carrying Imus in the Morning, weekdays 6-10 AM and country the
rest of the time. Many IDs at the 10 AM start time today, but 960 AM
will probably become a "non-IDer" with the Kicks Country 96.7 slogans
being used from the FM side.

Second: Gilles Michaud, (CIDX/NRC member) reports a personal logging of
radio station CBV on 980 kHz. in Quebec City. THIS STATIONIS NOT SILENT
as has been reported in so many different places in the last few months.
Please adjust references accordingly.

A few other brief notes: Montreal is still waiting more information on
the new French language country music station scheduled to begin
operations tentatively in the New Year. Reported frequency is to be 1320
kHz, but that may change as per owners, and call letters might very well
be CJMS, formerly used on 1280 kHz.

Also, still no firm information on closing dates for CBM 940 kHz, and
CBF 690 kHz. in Montreal. This looks like it might continue to drag out
for quite some time yet.

If you have any questions on any of this, please feel free to contact

Sheldon Harvey, Greenfield Park, Quebec
TEL: 450-671-3773  FAX: 450-671-3775
e-mail: ve2shw@xxxxxxxxx




Robert Ross - radiorob@xxxxxxxxx

  I am also hearing a New X Bander on 1650 testing tonight with MOR/New
Age Instrumental Music from 2130-2205 EST. Signal is VG+ although it is
mixing a bit with KCNZ Cedar Falls, Iowa. This station testing is MUCH
stronger than KCNZ....and seems to be looping to the South from my
Location in London, Ontario. Does anyone have any idea who this is

Receiver.........Collins HF-2050
Antenna.........Homebrew Loop

My Location.......London, Ontario, CANADA.
Bill Harms - wharms@xxxxxxxxx

12/11. I heard them too tonight.  Barry and I exchange live signal
reports on the #MWDX IRC channel.

1650 UNID 12/11 2155-2205 They played non-stop music and no ID or talk.
The strong signal strength here suggests either a station in a
neighboring state or a station further away testing with 10 kw.  If they
are in AR as suggested by Barry, they will be heard from Coast to Coast
even though other 1650 stations. (Harms-MD)
Barry McLarnon  VE3JF/VA3TCP - bm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Here in Ottawa it appears to be to the SW, about 30 degrees more
southerly than the Cedar Rapids station.  The only station on the
ex-band list that's in that direction is KHFS in Fort Smith, AR.  If
it's them, I suspect that they're testing with their 10KW daytime power.
Allan Dunn K1UCY - dunn@xxxxxxxxxxxx

I will guess Portsmouth, VA.  I am in Boston and hear it quite well.
Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

Is anyone else hearing the Inst. music on 1650 khz tonight?  rather poor
hee in the NW. No anmts just back to back music, mixing with KKTR and
KDNZ. Logged here at 0630 EST 12/13. I wondwer if this is the Arkansas
station others have hrd.


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

1630  KKWY  WYOMING, FOX FARM-CHEYENNE. While tuning around at 1345 UTC
       12/12, I heard KKWY all alone on 1630, apparently with a new
       format. They are no longer // with KJJL. They are C&W and IDed as
       "Thanks for listening to KKWY-Fox Farm-Cheyenne." Into more C&W
       mx. The signal was abit better than I have heard them in the
       past. They were running about an S3. I might also mention that
       they use the slogan "The Spirit of Wyoming" (PM-OR)

Drake R8
1500' Eastern Beverage
* Bill Harms - wharms@xxxxxxxxx

This station is obviously covered up here on the EC.  Looks like the
clutter on the Ex-band is here now.




* Ragnar - Mesa, Arizona - lwdxer@xxxxxxxx

Heard on a Kenwood R-1000 and terminated helical coil antenna:

690  XEST  MX, Sinaloa, Mazatlan 0342 12/11 with SS mx and id at 0347.
      Many ads for places in Mazatlan and Culiacan. Ad for football in
      Culiacan, Sinaloa.

Mark Connelly - WA1ION@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Report from Mark Connelly - Times / dates = UTC / 1998

[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)

[Connelly*Y-MA] = South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA (GC= 70.20 W / 41.65 N)
(Windmill Beach: River St. at Willow St.)

e-mail = WA1ION@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Receivers: Drake R8A (most DX); car radio (DEC 5: 1954 - 2003 UTC)

Antenna systems: cardioid array with BBL-1 broadband loop & APW-1 active
whip to DXP-1A phasing unit; car radio whip


 549  ALGERIA  Les Trembles, DEC 2 2329 - loud with man & woman AA group
       discussion and teletalk. [Connelly*R-MA]
 576  SPAIN  RNE5, Barcelona, DEC 3 0050 - // 621 with SS discussion;
       poor to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
 585  SPAIN  RNE1, Madrid, DEC 3 0042 - // 621 with 2 men in SS; fair.
 594  PORTUGAL  R. Renascenca, Muge, DEC 3 0211 - // 963 with slow
       vocal; poor to fair, over other. [Connelly*R-MA]
 603  SPAIN  RNE5, Sevilla / Palencia, DEC 2 2338 - // 657 with SS talk;
       to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]
 621  CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN  RNE1 synchros, DEC 2 2340 - SS talk; HUGE
       ! RNE1 different to RNE5 programming at this time.
     + DEC 5 2317 - dance music, then man in SS; monster signal.
 639  SPAIN  RNE1, La Coruna, DEC 2 2342 - SS // 621; tough CBN slop.
 648  SPAIN  RNE1, Badajoz et al., DEC 2 2341 - // 621 with man in SS;
       fair over others. [Connelly*R-MA]
 657  SPAIN  RNE5, Madrid, DEC 2338 - // 603 with man & woman in SS.
 684  SPAIN  RNE1, Sevilla, DEC 2 2336 - SS talk with several people in
       the studio; very good. [Connelly*R-MA]
 693  AZORES  RDP, Santa Barbara, DEC 3 0040 - // 837 with
       folk-influenced rock (like Jackson Browne); good strength
       carrier, light audio. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 2301 - PP soccer coverage; loud. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 711.04  WESTERN SAHARA  Laayoune, DEC 2 2344 - AA strings at light
       audio level; fair with WOR phased. [Connelly*R-MA]
 729  SPAIN  RNE1, Oviedo et al., DEC 2 2346 - // 621 with woman in SS;
       poor. [Connelly*R-MA]
 738  SPAIN  RNE1, Barcelona, DEC 2 2346 - // 621 with SS man & woman;
       good, over slight CHCM . [Connelly*R-MA]
 747  CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN  DEC 2 2347 - SS talk; in jumble.
 756  SPAIN  R. Euskadi, Bilbao, DEC 2 2348 - SS teletalk; poor to fair.
 765  SENEGAL  Dakar, DEC 2 2348 - AA dialect talk; very good at S9+20.
     + DEC 5 2245 - group-vocal & banjo-like instrument (cora ?); HUGE.
 774  SPAIN  RNE1 synchros, DEC 2 2350 - // 621 with fast SS talk by man
       & woman; over AA station. [Connelly*R-MA]
 792  SPAIN  SER, Sevilla, DEC 2 2353 - SS teletalk; slopped by WSKO &
       Canadians. [Connelly*R-MA]
 837  AZORES  RDP, Pico da Barossa, DEC 3 0029 - romantic PP vocal duet;
       slightly over Canaries-Spain. [Connelly*R-MA]
 837  CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN  COPE synchros, DEC 2 2355 - SS talk and
       promo's for programming; strong, over Azores. [Connelly*R-MA]
 846  ITALY  Rome, DEC 2 2358 - woman in Italian; poor, in WEEI slop.
 855  SPAIN  RNE1, Murcia et al., DEC 2 2359 - // 621 with SS teletalk;
       fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
 864  SPAIN  RNE1, Socuellamos, DEC 3 0217 - // 855 with SS talk &
       teletalk; to fair peak. [Connelly*R-MA]
 873  SPAIN  SER R. Zaragoza, Zaragoza, DEC 3 0011 - // 1044 with SS
       teletalk; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]
 882  CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN  COPE synchros, DEC 2 2356 - to fair peak
       with SS talk and interspersed music, // 837. [Connelly*R-MA]
 891  ALGERIA  Algiers, DEC 3 0001 - // 549 with woman doing news in AA;
       monster carrier, but light audio. [Connelly*R-MA]
 918  SPAIN  R. Intercontinental, Madrid, DEC 3 0215 - man in SS; poor,
       in CJCH slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
 954  SPAIN  R. Espana, Madrid, DEC 3 0005 - newstalk by man in SS; fair
       to good. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 2240 - woman in SS; loud. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 963  PORTUGAL  R. Renascenca, Seixal, DEC 3 0211 - // 594 with slow pop
       male vocal; poor in CHNS slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
 981  ALGERIA  Algiers, DEC 5 1958 - hetting WCAP during pre- sunset
       fade-up. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 999  SPAIN  COPE, Madrid, DEC 5 2209 - SS teletalk mentioning
       "americanos", then "Cadena COPE" ID & some electronic music;
       excellent. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1008  CANARY ISLANDS  Las Palmas, R. Las Palmas / RadioVoz, DEC 5 2210 -
       excited SS sportstalk by man; to good peak with WINS phased.
1026  SPAIN  SER synchros, DEC 5 2212 - // 1044 with woman in SS; in WBZ
       slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1035  PORTUGAL  R. Nacional, Lisboa, DEC 5 2214 - sports- related PP
       talk & teletalk; very good. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1044  MOROCCO  Sebaa-Aioun, DEC 5 2211 - man & woman in FF, then North
       African vocals & violins; way over SER-Spain. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1044  SPAIN  SER synchros, DEC 3 0011 - // 873 with SS teletalk;
       excellent. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 2212 - woman in SS; audible behind Morocco. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1053  MOROCCO  Tanger, DEC 5 2239 - segment of AA vocal, then talk by
       woman; through tough WEVD slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1053  UNITED KINGDOM  Talk Radio synchros, Start Point et al., DEC 3
       0238 - // 1089 with EE teletalk; poor to fair in WEVD slop.
1071  SPAIN  EI, Bilbao, DEC 3 0240 - // 1197 with rock vocal; to fair
       peak through CBA slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
1089  UNITED KINGDOM  Talk Radio synchros, DEC 3 0015 - teletalk,
       advertisements for CD's; poor to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
1098  SPAIN  RNE5 synchros, DEC 3 0020 - // 1107 with "My Way" by Frank
       Sinatra; over growl. [Connelly*R-MA]
1107  SPAIN  RNE5 synchros, DEC 3 0020 - // 1098 with "My Way" by Frank
       Sinatra; good. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 2234 - man & woman in SS; good. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1116  SPAIN  SER synchros, DEC 3 0022 - // 1044 with segment of SS
       public address, then in-studio discussion; choppy.
1125  SPAIN  RNE-5 synchros, DEC 3 0241 - // 855 with SS operatic-style
       vocal; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
1134  CROATIA  HR, Zadar, DEC 3 0023 - Slavic talk; over/under Spain.
1134  SPAIN  COPE synchros, DEC 3 0023 - SS talk; over/under Croatia.
1143  SPAIN  COPE synchros, DEC 3 0023 - woman in SS; poor to fair.
1152  SPAIN  RNE5 synchros, DEC 3 0024 - SS talk; in jumble.
1179  CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN  SER synchros, DEC 3 0025 - SS teletalk;
       slightly over others. [Connelly*R-MA]
1197  SPAIN  EI, Vitoria, DEC 3 0240 - // 1071 with pop-rock vocal;
       fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
1215  SPAIN  COPE synchros, DEC 3 0032 - // 837 with excited SS talk.
1224  SPAIN  COPE synchros, DEC 3 0033 - bits of SS talk; poor, in slop.
     + DEC 5 2225 - SS talk fragments; poor. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1251  LIBYA  Tripoli, DEC 3 0153 - AA talk; fair to good. Weak het from
       something on 1250.75 off in the background. [Connelly*R-MA]
1259  AZORES  RDP, Faial, DEC 3 0150 - het against CIHI & nulled WPZE.
1287  SPAIN  SER synchros, DEC 3 0035 - // 1044 with SS teletalk; fair.
1296  SPAIN  COPE, Valencia, DEC 3 0054 - // 837 with woman in SS
       presenting teletalk show; to good peak. [Connelly*R-MA]
1305  SPAIN  RNE5 synchros, DEC 3 0056 - // 621 with SS male vocal; poor
       to fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
1314  NORWAY  NRK, Kvitsoy, DEC 3 0149 - Cheap Trick "I Want You to Want
       Me"; dominant, Spain audible well under. [Connelly*R-MA]
1359  SPAIN  Arganda, DEC 5 2227 - SS talk; through slop from
       CKBC/WLYN/WDRC. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1385.92  GUINEA  Labe, DEC 5 2229 - drumming, African male vocal;
       poor-fair, in WPLM slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1413  SPAIN  RNE5 synchros, DEC 3 0140 - echoey SS teletalk; through
       CIGO-1410.5 slopper. [Connelly*R-MA]
1503  AZORES  AFRTS, Lajes, DEC 3 0130 - US EE talk; in slop.
1521  SAUDI ARABIA  BSKSA, Duba, DEC 5 1954 - het and bits of audio
       starting to fade up.
     + DEC 5 2150 - AA male vocal; mixing with SER-Spain.
1521  SPAIN  SER, Castellon, DEC 5 2150 - SS teletalk; over/under Saudi
       Arabia. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1530  VATICAN  R. Vaticana, DEC 3 0102 - dissonant modern symphonic
       music; over WSAI and another station. [Connelly*R-MA]
1548  KUWAIT  VOA, Kuwait City, DEC 3 0104 - VOA EE news; to good peak.
1550  ALGERIA  RASD Clandestine, Tindouf, DEC 5 2003 - SS talk; starting
       to fade up to QRM WNTN daytimer.
     + DEC 5 2155 - AA male vocal came up and demolished the rap song
       WDZK was playing. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1575  SPAIN  SER synchros, DEC 3 0115 - // 1044 with woman in SS; in CBJ
       slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
1583.62  unID (CEUTA ?)  DEC 3 0113 - someone drifted to the low side of
       the channel; hetting SER Spain-1584.0. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 2157 - off-channel signal still here. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1584  SPAIN  SER synchros, DEC 3 0115 - // 1044 with SS female teletalk;
       poor with 1583.62 het and CBJ slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 2159 - woman in SS; over growl from low-side drifter.
1601.9  unID  DEC 3 0118 - maybe one of the Spaniards off channel; het
       against SS stations on 1602. [Connelly*R-MA]
1602  SPAIN  EI, Vitoria, DEC 5 2158 - fast SS talk by man & woman
       (non-SER); good. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1619.5  NETHERLANDS  Scheveningen, PCH, DEC 3 0246 - code ID's; way over
       the 1620 domestics. [Connelly*R-MA]


 530  TURKS & CAICOS  R. Vision Cristiana, DEC 5 0343 - SS Bible reading
       hitting S9+40, as loud as anything from Boston or New York.
     + DEC 5 2000 - already loud at 3 p.m. local with classical music,
       bried EE announcement "Views expressed do not necessarily
       represent those of this station."  SS religious talk by man, with
       interspersed music, followed. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 535  GRENADA  GBC, St. George's, DEC 3 0047 - Carib-EE talk by man,
       then a mellow soul vocal; fair. [Connelly*R-MA]
 540  CUBA  R. Rebelde, CMHV, Sancti Spiritus, DEC 5 0343 - SS sports //
       600; slightly over pile-up. [Connelly*H-MA]
 540  MEXICO  XEWA, San Luis Potosi - Monterrey, DEC 5 1127 - SS
       shouting, Mexico mentions, ranchera music; over/under WLUX and
       others. [Connelly*H-MA]
 555  ST. KITTS & NEVIS  ZIZ, Basseterre, DEC 5 0349 - reggae & soul
       music; fair. [Connelly*H-MA]
 570  CUBA  R. Reloj, DEC 5 0350 - clock-ticks, SS news, on-the- minute
       beeps; huge, annihilating WMCA. [Connelly*H-MA]
 580  CUBA  R. Rebelde, Mantua / Baracoa, DEC 5 1010 - // 710 with woman
       in SS; mixed with WKAQ. [Connelly*H-MA]
 580  PUERTO RICO  WKAQ, San Juan, DEC 5 1017 - several local Puerto
       Rico mentions in SS talk; mixed with Cuba and a third SS-
       speaking Latin American. [Connelly*H-MA]
     + DEC 5 2328 - ray gun sounds, WKAQ jingle; strong, over second SS
       station that was likely YVMJ. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 600  CUBA  R. Rebelde, CMKV, Urbano Noris, DEC 5 0342 - SS sporting
       event // other Rebelde's; local-like. [Connelly*H-MA]
 607.9  CUBA  R. Rebelde outlet, unknown city, DEC 5 0341 - SS
       sportstalk (// 600) and a mention of "onda corta" (shortwave).
 610  COLOMBIA (t)  Radiodifusora Nacional de Colombia, Uribia, DEC 5
       1025 - most likely this one with back-to-back mellow romantic and
       folk-style SS vocals; in jumble with WIOD/WIP. [Connelly*H-MA]
 620  COLOMBIA (t)  DEC 5 2320 - apparent Colmundo ID; poor, in mix with
       apparent PP (Brazil), Antigua, Cuba, and domestics.
 630  PUERTO RICO  WSKN, San Juan, DEC 3 0226 - man & woman in SS,
       Portoriquena mention; over CFCY/WPRO. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 1003 - SS talk about Latin American countries, then Super
       Cadena jingle; over/under WPRO. [Connelly*H-MA]
     + DEC 5 2311 - SS talk about the economy of Puerto Rico and links
       to the US; local-like signal, alone on channel. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 640  CUBA  R. Progreso, Guanabacoa / Las Tunas, DEC 5 0945 - relaying
       the R. Reloj program at this time; over/under YVQO Venezuela.
 640  VENEZUELA  Union R., YVQO, Puerto La Cruz, DEC 5 0945 - SS
       Venezuelan national news; over/under Cuba. [Connelly*H-MA]
 650  COLOMBIA  RCN Antena Dos, HJKH, Bogota, DEC 5 0957 - brassy
       orchestration & SS song, Antena Dos ID, mention of "musica
       salsa"; good, over second SS Latin American.  [Connelly*H-MA]
 660  COLOMBIA (t)  R. Autentica, HJJN, Cali, DEC 5 0951 - apparent
       "Autentica" mention, then folk-style vocal; under WFAN.
 670  CUBA  R. Rebelde, CMQ, Arroyo Arenas, DEC 5 0936 - // 600 with SS
       romantic vocals; dominant. [Connelly*H-MA]
 670  VENEZUELA  R. Rumbos, YVLL, Caracas, DEC 5 2305 - mentions of
       "liga de Venezuela"; jumbled with Cuba and possible WWFE.
 680  PUERTO RICO  WAPA, San Juan, DEC 5 2303 - SS man screaming, Puerto
       Rico mentions - either a sporting event or a political rally.
       Mostly under WRKO. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 700  JAMAICA  JBC R.1, Montego Bay, DEC 5 1047 - disco vocal, Caribbean
       EE talk; jumbled with SS Latin Americans and WLW. [Connelly*H-MA]
 700  VENEZUELA  R. Sur, YVPQ, Puerto Ordaz, DEC 5 2300 - probably this
       with sporting event, SS advert mentioning Puerto la Cruz.
 705  ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES  Kingstown, DEC 3 0222 - old-time C&W
       male vocal; fair to good. [Connelly*R-MA]
 710  CUBA  R. Rebelde synchros, DEC 5 1010 - // 1180 with SS talk by
       woman; over/under WOR. [Connelly*H-MA]
 720  VENEZUELA  R. Oriente, YVQE, Porlamar, DEC 5 2315 - Oriente
       slogan, SS political talk. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 730  unID  DEC 5 2249 - song ended, announcer said "Musical ! en ano
       nuevo" (?), then old-style group vocal.  Possibly a Venezuelan or
       Dominican Republic station. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 731.95  unID  DEC 3 0220 - SS drifter now here (formerly on
       approximately 733 to 735), some talk but no ID. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 2313 - drifter mentioned "tropical" or "musical"; very
       mushy audio.
     + DEC 5 2330 - slogan sounded like "R. Roberto" or similar.
 750  VENEZUELA  RCR, YVKS, Caracas, DEC 3 0309 - SS Caracas news and
       sports. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 0401 - absolutely blasting in with the Venezuelan national
       anthem. [Connelly*H-MA]
 759.77  unID  DEC 5 2251 - somebody putting a rough growl on the low
       side of HJAJ-760.0. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 760  COLOMBIA  RCN, HJAJ, Barranquilla, DEC 3 0205 - sporting event
       with excited SS announcer; huge. [Connelly*R-MA]
 760  CUBA  R. Reloj, Las Mercedes & Guanabacoa, DEC 5 0400 - usual SS
       news & time show; briefly over growl. [Connelly*H-MA]
 770  COLOMBIA  RCN, HJJX, Bogota, DEC 5 1055 - "la radio de Colombia"
       jingle, RCN ID; over/under WABC. [Connelly*H-MA]
 780  VENEZUELA  R. Coro, YVMN, Coro, DEC 5 0247 - R. Coro ID and SS
       talk about election coverage; huge and dominant. [Connelly*H-MA]
 800  NETHERLANDS ANTILLES  Trans-World Radio, PJB, Bonaire, DEC 3 0218
       - southern US preacher; excellent over slight het from Spain-801.
     + DEC 5 0403 - instrumental of "What Child is This ?" (/
       "Greensleeves"), then a man in SS greeted his listeners in
       Venezuela. [Connelly*H-MA]
 810  COLOMBIA  R. Net, HJCY, Bogota, DEC 5 1040 - timecheck mentioning
       "la hora en Colombia"; mixed with several others. [Connelly*H-MA]
 810  PUERTO RICO  WKVM, San Juan, DEC 5 2333 - local Puerto Rican ad
       with swing music inspired by the recent Brian Setzer Orchestra
       hit; atop Colombia. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 830  CUBA  R. Reloj, DEC 5 1100 - Reloj ticker-and-talker; under WCRN.
 840  CUBA  CMHW, Santa Clara, DEC 5 1057 - running the Reloj program at
       this time, SS news about relations between France and Cuba;
       local-like. [Connelly*H-MA]
 895  ST. KITTS & NEVIS  VON, Bath Village, DEC 3 0003 - Carib-EE news
       and public-affairs talk; poor. [Connelly*R-MA]
 900  CUBA  R. Progreso, DEC 5 2345 - SS mentions of various Cuban
       cities, then R. Progreso ID; excellent, way over others.
       "Pipeline" to Cuba and south Florida at the time. [Connelly*Y-MA]
 940  CUBA  R. Reloj, DEC 5 1103 - R. Reloj news and "RR" beeps; mixed
       with CBM. [Connelly*H-MA]
 940  VENEZUELA  R. Punto Fijo, YVNN, Punto Fijo, DEC 3 0214 - probably
       this with several Venezuela mentions; over other Latin Americans
       with CBM phased. [Connelly*R-MA]
1000  COLOMBIA  RCN, HJAQ, Cartagena, DEC 3 0308 - // 760 with SS
       sports; over/under CKBW. [Connelly*R-MA]
1020  VENEZUELA  R. Margarita, YVRS, La Asuncion, DEC 5 2213 - Margarita
       mentions; mixed with another Latin American that was probably R.
     + DEC 5 2240 - talk about Venezuelan politics; good.
1050.31  unID  DEC 5 2216 - nasty het on WEVD, but not much audio
       sliding by. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1080  VENEZUELA  R. Barcelona, YVQJ, Barcelona, DEC 5 2237 - romantic
       vocal, R. Barcelona ID; good with WTIC phased. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1090  VENEZUELA  Union R., YVSZ, Caracas, DEC 5 2219 - Union Radio ID;
       dominating the channel.  The only QRM was a slight het from
       UK-1089. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1110  VENEZUELA  YVQT, Carupano, DEC 5 2234 - Carupano ID's in SS talk
       about "beisbol"; over other SS Latin American (maybe YVRX).
1130  COLOMBIA  unID city, DEC 3 0205 - SS sporting event coverage of
       the same game being broadcast on HJAJ (RCN) - 760, but with the
       other team's announcers; over WBBR. [Connelly*R-MA]
1140  VENEZUELA  La Voz del Caribe, Porlamar, DEC 3 0200 - SS political
       talk, mentions of La Guaira, discussions of workers' issues.
1180  CUBA  R. Rebelde, DEC 5 1010 - // 710 & others with SS talk by
       woman; over WHAM. [Connelly*H-MA]
1210  VENEZUELA  R. Anzoategui, YVZT, Barcelona, DEC 5 2225 - SS
       sportstalk with mentions of teams from several Venezuelan cities;
       over WPHT. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1349.31  unID  DEC 5 2232 - this is a Latin American drifter previously
       noted on 1349.37.  Fast SS dance-club music, woman in SS, then
       slow female vocal; briefly good.  Ideas ? [Connelly*Y-MA]
1375.02  ST. PIERRE ET MIQUELON  RFO, DEC 3 0142 - man in FF; loud.
     + DEC 5 1956 - pre-sunset fade-up. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1420  VENEZUELA  R. Marabina, YVNZ, Maracaibo, DEC 3 0137 - fast SS
       Maracaibo adverts; over domestics and 1422 TA het.
1429.13  unID  DEC 3 0135 - weak het against WXKS/WNJR. [Connelly*R-MA]
1470  VENEZUELA  R. Vibracion, YVSY, Carupano, DEC 3 0134 - Isla
       Margarita mentions; barely above WZOU and others. [Connelly*R-MA]
1500  VENEZUELA  YVRZ, Cumana, DEC 3 0133 - "Dos Mil" slogan, then
       tropical SS vocal; over/under WTOP. [Connelly*R-MA]
1505  ANGUILLA  R. Anguilla, The Valley, DEC 3 0128 - bits of talk;
       hammered by WNRB slop. [Connelly*R-MA]
1560.4  unID  DEC 3 0110 - presumably an off-channel Pan- American with
       a het against WQEW.  I suppose the Mideast clandestine could also
       be a possibility. [Connelly*R-MA]
1610  ANGUILLA  Caribbean Beacon, The Valley, DEC 3 0247 - religious
       music; over TIS's. [Connelly*R-MA]
     + DEC 5 2205 - maybe this with CNN Radio News; briefly over Woods
       Hole, MA TIS. [Connelly*Y-MA]

12/17.  Medium wave signals from northern Europe were very strong here
between 0200 and 0500 UTC on 18 DEC 1998 in Billerica, MA (15 miles / 24
km north west of Boston).

Norway-1314 was hitting S9+40, Germany-1422 was loud; also, there were
huge signals from UK stations on 882, 1089, and 1215 as well as Ireland
- 567 / 612, Denmark-1062, and many others.


* Craig Rathbone - Denver CO - DXer@xxxxxxx

  At 0230 EST I am hearing a station under CBK and no sign of the usual
Mexico. It is very soft classical music. I wonder is CBT still on 540. I
cant imagine what else would be on 540 at this time of night. I do not
usually listen to 540 so I am not very familiar with what is there.
* Ragnar - Mesa AZ - lwdxer@xxxxxxxx

I hear classical music from XEBACH [x-bach] Tijuana. All EE announcers
and all classical mx. On 540 you can easily null XEWA from Monterrey to
hear XEBACH here in AZ. I am pretty sure they are in stereo too.


* Ragnar - Mesa AZ - lwdxer@xxxxxxxx

 580  UNID 1120 11/17 one of three stations on 580. Could not get ID
       before fade. Playing Michael Medved Show. Who has Medved on 580?
 700  WLW  OH, Cincinnati 1136 11/17 with a local talk program. Many
       people angry at Clinton. Many people angry with Larry Flynt over
       "outing" Livingstons affair. Talk of Flynt coming to Cincinnati.
 700  KWLW  UT, Salt Lake City 1149 11/17 playing old country music with
       Loretta Lynn singing "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man" and
       Charley Pride singing "Pure Love". Blew away WLW. Usually this
       station is just relaying an FMer. Could this be a format change?
       Gave KWLW ID instead of FMer ID.


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx

1240  CFNI  B.C. PORT HARDY, finally after years of trying logged this
       one tonight with Oldies and "Coast Radio" IDs Wa // to both 1440
       & 1490, who were coming in "like a ton of bricks".
       CFWB-1490-Campbell River was totally dominant on 1490 khz for a
       time. Unbelieveable signal! The skip istance isn't that hot, but
       stations in the 300-500 mile range are very strong tonight in
       most directions. CFNI logged at 0335  12/11. New. Also had a KGY
       ID on the tape (1240), so I am going to try a taped report to
       them. This one was not easy!  (PM-OR)
1210  KQWQ  CA, FOWLER heard u/o KEBR,etc. on the channel with Black
       Gospel sounding mx at 2301 EST - 12/12 (0401 UTC-12/13). Then at
       2308 EST, I heard a spot for a concert or dance in Fresno,
       followed by a tag of "Jammin' 12-10". New. Runs U1-370 watts. I
       am really pleased with this as they have been tough to log. Very
       AU CX tonight. Californians all over the dial. Dinally some of
       the AU CX are doing me good.
1450  KQDI  MT. GREAT FALLS- caught ID at 1859.50 EST 12/13, because of
       glitch is UNID 1 on 1 Sports station that was booming in. At ID
       time there was just dead air (never did find who it was), but hrd
       fair "This is KQDI......Great Falls, Montana". Into net nx. I
       just came in from repairing my Eastern Beverage after a wind
       storm, so this was a complete surprise. Good ID/MT CX this
       afternoon. New. Reported.  (PM-OR)

Drake R8
1500' Eastern Beverage


* Ragnar - Mesa, Arizona - lwdxer@xxxxxxxx

Heard on an Optimus 12-604A:

 830  WCCO  MN, Minneapolis 0600 12/13 with TOH ID and CBS News about
       Clinton impeachment going to the House for a vote. [rare]
1040  WHO   IA, Des Moines 0633 12/13 with ID "This is where Des Moines
       comes for news, WHO".
1120  KMOX  MO, St. Louis 0640 12/13 talking about Clintons impeachment
       hearing in the House. [very rare]
1210  KUBR  TX, San Juan 0755 12/11 with SS religious pgm. Announcers
       were Americans speaking SS and giving TOH ID in EE. [new log]
1350  KGHF  CO, Pueblo 0651 12/13 o/u Mexican. Mostly under. Ad for
       Natural Hair and ID. Only popped up for a very short time. [rare]


Larry Russell -  Flushing MI - ak473@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sony 2010, spiral loop, delco car radio

 550  KTRS  St. Louis MO 12/11 "The Big 550", ID, mention of Merrimac
       river, highways 270,40,70, comm. for Holiday pies with kids
       singing "When mommy comes home from work today, hoo-ray", time
       check 4:44 pm. New catch. (Russell)
 600  WSJS  Winston-Salem NC 1030 12/14 "WSJS" heard. New catch.


Jean Burnell - St. John's, NF - jburnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Here are some recent logs from Newfoundland


 760  YEMEN, Yemen R., Mukalla, DEC 16, 2023 - Arab music, male and
       female announcers, faded out at 2039; SIO 232 at peak.
1116  CHANNEL IS./ENGLAND/WALES?/JAMMER DEC 17, 0017-0023 - Mix of two
       BBC stations (Guernsey and Derby) one with phone-in quiz other
       with more serious talk about bombing of Iraq, also pop music
       station (not SER) that might have been Valleys R. (Ebbw Vale,
       Wales), and a loud jammer.
1278  IRELAND, RTE2, Dublin & Cork, DEC 16, 2006 - Rock music,
       Irish-accented DJ, weather at 2011; SIO 333.
1404  IRAN, IRIB, Kiashahr, DEC 16, 2017 - EE pgm of news features
       interspersed with Iranian music; SIO 232 with QRM from France.


1280  PUERTO RICO, R. Centro, WCMN, Arecibo, DEC 14, 0234 - Telephone
       reports on the returns in the Puerto Rican referendum; SIO 333.


1360  WKAT, North Miami, FL, DEC 14, 0137 - Presume this with SS program
       for Columbians "RCN, Miami" slogans, ads for stores in Miami; SIO
1560  WRHC, Coarl Gables, FL, DEC 14, 0059 - SS religion under WQEW,
       faded up over WQEW at 0100 in time for nice EE and SS legal ID's,
       then signal evaporated; SIO 322.
1630  KCJJ, Iowa City, IA, DEC 17, 0010 - Many ads, ID at 0013, into the
       "Don and Mike Show;" SIO 333 with Ute QRM.
1650  WHKT,  Portsmouth, VA, DEC 14, 0106 - Back-to-back intrumentals,
       presumably this is the station that Al Merriman noted as a
       daytime signal; SIO 454.
1650  KCNZ,  Cedar Falls, IA, DEC 17, 0008 - Sports talk; SIO 343. I
       initially thought this was WHKT since the level was so good!





Further info on the "magnetar" for AMNF...(as mentioned by Rich Phelps)
This was from hard core dx (Alan Gale and Bob Foxworth).  Note the
hour's difference in time mentioned from Rich's submission.

>On that day the planetary A index was 112, and it was assumed at the
>time that this was caused by a proton flare from our sun about 4
>days earlier.  Now some scientists are wondering if perhaps the
>resulting disturbance on earth may have been enhanced by a wave of
>energy from a Magnetar, or super-magnetized star about 15,000 light
>years from earth.  Paul Harden, NA5N of the National Radio Astronomy
>Observatory in New Mexico wants to hear from hams who may have been
>listening to medium wave or HF radio around 3:22 AM Pacific Daylight
>Time (1022 UTC) in the Western United States on August 27.  He can
>be reached at pharden@xxxxxxxxx
>Paul says that this is the first known event from outside our solar
>system that has affected the earth's environment.  He also invites
>us to look at his institution's web page on this event at
>www.nrao.edu/pr/magnetar.html.  He noted that if only the SOHO
>satellite had been working, meaningful measurements could have been
>made which could easily separate the effects of the solar flare and
>the magnetar gamma ray burst.

and my own comments:

A solar induced geomagnetic storm started with a sudden impulse to the
earth's magnetic field at 0651UTC on 26 August with continuing major to
severely stormy conditions through  the 27th.   If the magnetar caused
auroral activity, I wonder how could be differentiated from that already
caused by the solar activity?   The Solar Terrestrial Dispatch at the
University of Lethbridge (http://solar.uleth.ca/solar/) has files
available via FTP on the auroral activity during this period.  Almost
all observations were prior to 27 Aug 1022UTC)

Dr. Umran Inan at Stanford stated
(http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/ast29sep98_2.htm) that
earth's ionosphere on the earth's night side was briefly at a daytime
state due to the magnetar's emissions, and that would have caused long
range (such as shortwave) radio signals to fade out during that time.
In Canada and the northern U.S. however, one wouldn't have noticed
particularly as the auroral activity had already suppressed radio
signals to a high degree.   Certainly my signal strength recordings of
Asiatic and Australian MW signals showed nothing at all on the 27th,
before or after 1022UTC.   Bad timing on the sun's part.


* Stephen Hawkins - hawk@xxxxxxxxxx]

I bought the December issue of Popular Science today at noon and in the
back is an ad from the C Crane company for a radio that is supposed to
be a super AM Broadcast band radio.  I called them and they claim that
they worked with SANGEAN to have it built and that they were involved in
the design.  They also told me that it will be reviewed in the January
issue of Popular Science.

I asked the person at C Crane if they knew how it compared to the GE
Super Radio I or II.  They knew what I was talking about, and told me
that it was, and I quote, "about 30% better".  I am not sure I know what
that means.  The price in the ad was $159.95.


Does anyone have one of these?  Apparently they have been selling them
for about a month.  If so, how well does is work?


Craig - DXer@xxxxxxx

  Is there a web page that I can go to and look at the stations Art Bell
is on ? What I am interested in is what station carries Art Bell on
Tim Noonan - Madison WI - DXing@xxxxxxxxx

Art Bell's affiliate list is at http://www.artbell.com/stations.html


Pat Martin - Seaside OR - mwdxer@xxxxxxxxx


1150  CKBL  B.C., KELOWNA. rec. vl in 10d for taped report. V/S: Jason
       Mawr-PD. Address: Okanagan Radio Limited, 300-435 Bernard Ave.,
       Kelowna  BC V1Y 6N8 (Canada)   (PM-OR)
1520  KKSN  OREGON, PORTLAND- rec. pc in 10d for f/up report. V/S: John
       Hug II-Creative Services. Address: 4614 S.W. Kelly-Portland  OR
       97201. (PM-OR)
1560  WRHC  FL, MIAMI-red vf in 60d V/S Ana Vidal-VP-address: 330 SW
       27th Avenue #207 - Miami, FL  33135. (PM-OR)
1670.5 TAPPISAKI LIGHTHOUSE STATION, rec. my 6th QSL from Japanese
       Lighthouse stations. This one is also 50 watts. No V/S. rec. in
       80d. Address: Tappisaki Beacon Office, Tappi Minnmaya-Mura-
       Higashitsugaru-gunn, Aomori Ptef. 030-1711, Japan. Sent a
       beautiful full-color airial view of station (card). (PM-OR)

LW hets...

Here in the NW (Oregon), CX were so AU last night, hearing Wyoming
wasn't easy most of the night. Apparently I was getting bits and pieces
of an X-Bander testing on 1650 with Inst. mx, that several feel was
Portswouth, VA. There were 4 DX Tests last night. Not one of them made
it here. Last year when WEGP-1390-ME testing, it was mixing with SC on
the channel all alone. CX were excellent that night. This year, it has
been solar storms, sunspots, AU cx. In the 36 years I have been DXing,
it may be the worst year I have ever had for CX. No long haul DX on the
uppper regional frequencies at all this year. The best I have done this
year on any of the crowded regionals has been St. Louis on 1600 khz.
That has only been once or twice.


Wayne Heinen - Aurora CO - 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 addition features some address updates from recent DXN questions
for your logbooks

WCRM-1350 Current format is ???
WBZR-1120 Destin Address & Phone
WELX-1160 Callahan Address & Phone
WXPQ-1530 Address & Phone

WREN New Address and Phone
Phone Company lists WREN Inc 816-630-0306 it's disconnected!

WBTB-1400 Beaufort Need New Address & Phone
WRDG-1400 Greensboro Address & Phone

WPFM-1350 Darlington Address & Phone


KSKE-610 Vail (and KDMN-1450 Buena Vista)
82 E. Beaver Creek Blvd, Avon CO 81620

WBDN-760 Brandon
1915 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa 33602

11300 N.W. 87th Court, Miami 33018

WODX- 1480
12801 Curcie Rd or 601 Elkcam Circle Marco Island 34145
941-394-4408 or 941-394-5353

2120 N. Woodlawn St. Witchita 67208

999 Underwood Dr. Flowood 39208

6 Johnson Road, Albany 12201

1883 Langdon Road, Ransomville 14131

WKEZ-1240 (ex-WKOY also)
1240 Bluefield Avenue, Bluefield 24701


* Bill Harms - wharms@xxxxxxxxx
Max Power for TIS stations.

This is a reply to a question about power of TIS stations in the
AMFMTVDX mailing list.  My apologies to the poster of the question, my
mailer ate a bunch of mail including his message.  I will be glad to
give full credit if he will tell me who he is.

The FCC regs call for a 10 W maximum.  However, in cases where it can be
demonstrated that one higher powered transmitter broadcast to a coverage
area better than several 10 W transmitters, the FCC will waive the 10 W
maximum.  That has happened at Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport
WPLR660 on 1640 and 1680 (60 watts each) and at Miami International
Airport on 530 WNQM383 (90 watts).



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 19th edition of their NRC AM Radio
Log for the 1998-1999 DX Season edition. This annual edition contains
324 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 funds,

Please mail all orders to:

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


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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