Sunday, 21 August 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-08-21 (MW)

1380 0258 USA KRCM Shenandoah TX. Vida AM IDs. Many thanks to everybody at RealDX for 
                   confirming. V weak  7764 km
1130 0300 USA WBBR New York City NY. Bloomberg Eleven Thee Oh ID Fair  5539 km
1510 0300 USA WMEX Boston MA. 15-10 WMEX promo Weak  5245 km
1520 0300 USA WWKB Buffalo NY. Could just make out 15-20 WWKB Buffalo in weak pile-up  
                   5697 km
1560 0300 USA WFME New York NY. Family Radio IDs Fair  5538 km
1660 0300 USA WWRU Jersey City NJ. WWRU Jersey City ID with OM then YL. Off frequeucy at 
                   1660.034 Weak  5540 km
1700 0300 USA WRCR Spring Valley NY. WRCR IDs down in the noise Vweak  5516 km
1010 0349 USA WINS WINS New York City NY. Reference to Wins Newstime Fair  5543 km
1380 0354  ?  UNID OM saying Newstalk at exactly 03:54:06 but the rest obscured Weak
1400 0400 CAN CBG  Gander NL. CBC Radio 1 news jingle heard. Frequency partially blocked by 
                   local noise Fair  3775 km
1430 0400 CAN CHKT Toronto ON. Difficult copy, but heard AM 14-30 CHKT Toronto by YL
                   Weak  5669 km

1540 0400 USA KXEL Waterloo IA. Pile-up but could make out The Voice Of Eastern Iowa .... 
                   KXEL Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Cedar Valley. Fair  6547 km

The first reasonable opening to North America for me this season. Pleased to hear KRCM and KXEL in August.

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL

Receiver: Perseus SDR
Software: Perseus v4.1a; Mestor; Jaguar
Antenna: 10ft x 25ft mobile flag antenna & flag pre-amp

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