DAYTIMER DX TEST--WENR 1090 kHz Englewood, TN

Les Rayburn


The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the IRCA and NRC are pleased to announce a DX Test for WENR 1090 kHz in Englewood, TN. The test will run on Sunday, March 14, 2021 starting at Midnight EST (05:00 UTC) until 3:00 AM EDT. 

*This is a two-hour duration test. The change to daylight savings time occurs just as the test is ending. 

The station will run only legal voice identification, Morse Code identifications, sweep tones, and sound effects. No music, announcements or other material. This should maximize the chances of DX’ers hearing this rare daytime station. 


Reception reports, and verifications will be handled by the Courtesy Program Committee of the NRC/IRCA. You can send them via e-mail only to: 

We are modifying our rules for verifications to reflect the reality of limited time and resources. Please read carefully: 

  • Reports via e-mail only: les@...
  • Reports must include a recording of the best two minutes or less of your reception in .MP3 or .WAV formats. 
  • Short video clips of your reception on an SDR screen, your equipment and/or antennas are also welcome. E-mail for details on sending very large files if need be. 

  • Must include your location, receiver and antenna used. Other details welcome. 
  • Written details of the test welcome, but verifications will not be provided unless a recording is included. No exceptions. 
  • All reception reports must be received by April 12th, 2021. 
  • No reports accepted via US Mail. 
  • Please be patient. Replies and verifications could take 6-8 weeks. Our priority is in scheduling additional tests, not providing QSLs. 


This test would not be possible with the generosity of many. First, the station owner Michael Beverly who agreed to this test after a recent upgrade of the station’s automation equipment. Chief Engineer George Hudson encouraged the station to use the testing of new remote and automation controls as the bias for this special event. 

Phil Bytheway of the International Radio Club of America started all this rolling by reaching out to George Hudson months ago as part of his specialized sub-interest of collection radio station promotional materials. Paul Walker, Joe Miller, KC80, and our newest members, Loyd Van Horn, W4LVH, and George Santulli . These folks do all the real work of the CPC and never get enough credit. 

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Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman

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