Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-11-23 (MW: North America)

 760 0200 USA WJR  Detroit MI. OM WJR ID v weak just after the top of the hour
                   V weak  6009 km

1120 0203 USA KMOX Saint Louis MO. KMOX ID Weak  6690 km
1540 0600 USA KXEL Waterloo IA. ID - "The Voice of Eastern Iowa, KXEL Waterloo
                   Cedar Falls ...."  V weak  6547 km

1270 0655 USA WXYT Detroit MI. "... on CBS Sports Radio", heard at exactly 06:55:57.
                   Thanks to David Hamilton for the tip. Weak  6028 km

1100 0659 USA WTAM Cleveland OH. YL call letters heard at 06:59:44 before
                   splatter took over. Weak  5979 km

1280 0700 USA WNAM Neenah-Menasha WI. OM with WNAM call letters heard in noise
                   V weak  6179 km

1300 0700 USA WOOD Grand Rapids MI. YL - "This is Newsradio Wood .... 106.9 ..."
                   V weak  6112 km

1440 0700 USA WHKZ Warren OH. "WHKZ Warren, bringing The Word" Weak  5940 km
1590 0700 USA WARV Providence RI. "WARV Warwick, Providence."  Weak  5308 km
1600 0700 USA WUNR Brookline MA. English ad had me fooled, but full WUNR ID
                   followed. Then English ID.  Fair  5251 km

1630 0710 USA KCJJ Iowa City IA. OM drop-in ID - "16-30 KCJJ" Weak  6546 km
1650 0719 CAN CINA Mississauga ON. Indian singing, as web Weak  5683 km
1680 0728 USA WOKB Winter Garden FL. Ranting Gospel, as web V weak  6981 km

The best North American conditions so far this season!

Virtually all the activity was above 1100 kHz. The X band was alive with many stations, most of which got away, but all of the frequencies 1620 - 1700 had very weak DX.

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
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  1. And today morning was also productive. Again, many freqs above 1Mhz were busy, 1570 R.Bethel was storming in! No other IDs here though. If I only woke earlier... Think I'm gonna set my buzzer earlier today - the band seems to be back alive.
    I got delivered Mini-Whip antenna and plan to set it up on Friday, I wonder how this one performs...

  2. Hello Maciek. I am pleased you are finding the band alive. It's not alive here. Quite the opposite. I am on the wrong coast for the Americas. The band needs more time to recover.

    The only frequency of interest here since the 23rd is 1580. Two South American stations have been heard. No identifications though. Their signals were very weak.

    Hopefully I may try Asia again tomorrow afternoon. Too busy here lately to do much DXing at all.

    Best DX! :O)