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|January 2007 ABDX Journal|
Vol 3. Issue 1
Another year has come to ABDX. The group has increased by three this month and we now have 145 members. Its always good to see the group growing.
There have been some changes at the ABDX website. While www.americanbroadcastdx.com is still a good address, we have purchased www.abdx.org and this will get you to the website. Michael Richard, our webmaster has lots of good things on the site and one of my favorite is the Rogues Gallery. Here you can see our members who have made it to the “Hall of Fame” for those of us with faces for radio! If you are a member and want to be in the Rogues Gallery, send your picture to email@example.com.
Only submissions from ABDX members will be accepted unless the editor decides the information is so important that it should be added. This will probably be very rare, Should you receive this and you are not a member, go to this URL and tell us a little about you and we will consider you for membership.
This is the site to join ABDX.
The ABDX website URL is:
www.americanbroadcastdx.com or www.abdx.org
We are looking for logs and comments on every broadcast band and modes, but we are looking for them from those of you who have HD radios. Its interesting to see what this new technology can do. It is also interesting to see if HD radio will ever take hold and be accepted by the public. Let us hear from you and what you are hearing in HD.
The ABDX CME Journal is available to all at no cost. Please pass it around to your DXing friends and also post it on other lists as well.
You can get your copy of the journal at www.abdx.org
January’s CME included:
The 1400 - 1700 kHz MW segment for those MW BCB DX aficionados.
For HF DXers, the Pan-American SW segment.
We were open for tFM and TV logs, LF logs and your favorite internet radio feeds.
Here is the announcement for the February CME:
ABDX is announcing the February CME.
We present the Tri-State, Province and Estado MW segment for MW BCB DX aficionados. This has been requested in the long distant past and I figure its time we give it a try. Three states, one in the east , one in the west and one central and one Canadian Province and one Mexican Estado will be targeted.
The US states to be focused on are, Pennsylvania, Texas and Idaho. The target Canadian province is Ontario. The Estado Mexicano is Nuevo Leon. Any station heard on any band or frequency within the listed target areas are available for logging.
All logs will be accepted, But the focus on the targeted areas is the main thrust of this CME.
For the many HF DXers, extra-American SW segment .This segment is to receive every signal you can on any meter band from outside the western hemisphere and American islands in the Pacific. All HF logs will be accepted but the focus should be on broadcasts from Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia and the like.
As always we are open for the FM and TV logs, LF logs and your favorite internet radio feeds, just send in what it is and the URL for addition into the Journal. Let us know about tests that are upcoming.
This CME starts 1 Feb. 0000 and ends 28 Feb 2359. Report LOCAL TIME for LW, MW, FM and TV, UTC for HF broadcast [SW].
You may use any format to compile your logs that You wish. We hope to see your logs this month.
Be there or be square!
Kevin Redding, Phil Rafuse and Mike Richard, the ABDX crew.
The Broadcast Band [MW]
Paul LaFrienere – Grand Marais, MN
ICOM R-75 – Quantum Phaser, Welbrook Loop/Ratzlaff Whip
1410 WNER NY Watertown. 1621 CST 10 Jan 07. Nice I.D. "ESPN 1410 WNER--'The Winner' ". NEW.
990 CKGM QC Montreal. 1750 CST. 1/11 Really putting the hurts on CBW. This has been happening with regularity lately. Must be strange conditions causing this.
1520 WMLM MI Saint Louis. 1608 CST. 1/11 Paul Harvey. Local ads. Jingle I.D. "WMLM." Country music. NEW.
1370 WKMC PA Roaring Spring. 1900 CST. 1/18 TOH I.D. "Music of Your Life. 1370 WKMC Roaring Spring--Altoona." NEW Very good conditions to PA-NY.
1040 WLCR KY Mount Washington. 0735 CST. 1/19 Catholic programming. List of upcoming events for various parishes around Louisville. NEW. No sign of WHO at this time
1370 WWCB PA Corry. 1731 CST. Appeared out of nowhere with I.D. "1370--WWCB." NEW.
1410 CFUN BC Vancouver. 0816 CST. Vancouver ads. Ad for some Island Resort. Promo for program on "C-FUN 1410." Mention of John Hadley??? 0835 CST into weather. "Mix of sun & clouds. High +11. Mention of "Shane Boxman??? on C-FUN." Into traffic report. Still fading in and out at 0852 CST. Just heard a “1410-KWYO" I.D. mixing with CFUN. Then "The Shane Boxman show on C-FUN."
1410 KDKT ND Beulah. 0900 CST. TOH I.D. "Fox Sports Radio--1410 KDKT Beulah-Bismarck." Relog.
1600t KRVA TX Cockrell Hill. 1822 CST. Asian music. Is this station still Asian? More music or chanting or moaning. Asian talk. Don't know what language.
Keith McGinnis – Hingham, MA
Just logged WDAE 620 St Petersburg FL with mentions of Tampa and sports
programming. A new one logged on Craig Healy's copper loop. At the
same time cx to the west seem good as on the E/W wire WVMT was local like.
Here in Hingham MA tonight I seem to have two stations on 1134. One is
a man talking at 10 over S9 and the other sounds like classical music or
Opera underneath. The talk is presumed Croatia. 0144 UTC.
Alan Furst – Round Rock, TX
Eton E1 and Quantum Loop v. 2.0
The daytime DX conditions were pretty good today in Austin.
Lots of low power stations showing up during the day.
Logged KMPS West Monroe LA, this evening which is either 5 or 50
watts at night depending on where you look. Signal was too good, more
likely they are on 5KW day power, they're 350 miles from here.
Higher power stations like KWKH, KFAQ and XERF were in by 3pm, some
as early at 2:30.
Here are first time loggings.
KCLW 900 Hamilton Tx 250 watts about 87 miles
KGGR 1040 Dallas 165 miles 3.3KW
KWED 1580 Sequin Tx 67 miles 1KW
KCLE 1140 Cleburne Tx 123 miles 850 watts
KSTV 1510 Stephensville Tx 127 mi 500w
A couple of my 'beacon' stations were very listenable. KIKK Pasadena
Tx 250 watts 160 miles in with decent signal most of the day. KKDA
730 with 500 watts Grande Praire Tx, (Dallas) with decent signal even
on Eton 5 around 3pm.
Also, pretty good signals from the north tonight. All of the big
Chicago AMs are strong, WCCO and WJR solid. Meanwhile, Mexico is
fairly quiet with only a few of the powerhouse signals like XEB and
XEG in strong.
Raining in Austin, but many Mexican and Oklahoma stations are popping
at 12 noon. KOKC 1520, very solid, KFAQ drifting in. Check the dials
it might be an indication of good things this afternoon.
I just noticed (11:30am CST) both WLS and WBBM are coming in here in
Austin, Tx. That was using a Sony 2010 nekkid. Could be a good day for
some daytime catches.