In my haste to rush out this announcement last night, I forgot to give all the credit where it is due. This test was the brainchild of Hall of Fame DX’er Jim Renfrew of Clarendon, NY. Jim QSL’ed daytimer WCGA earlier this year, and received a personal note from owner Wesley Cox.
Instead of simply worrying about his personal accomplishment and framing the verification, Jim went the extra mile and followed up with Mr. Cox, informing him a bit about the hobby of distant listening and making polite inquires about any planned maintenance to the station. Once Jim learned that maintenance was planned for the near future, he quickly contacted the CPC—and let us run with the ball from there.
But all credit goes to Jim for arranging this test, being a great ambassador for the hobby, and thinking of the rest of us instead of just himself.
We owe you one, Jim!
Short notice test announcement for a DX Test this Sunday, May 1st for WCGA 1100 in Woodbine, GA. They’ll be doing a two-hour long test this Saturday starting at Midnight until 2 AM Eastern Daylight Time (0400-O600 UTC)
WCGA is a true “daytimer” that normally broadcasts only during daylight hour, making reception in many areas difficult or impossible. This is a great chance for those on the West Coast, Europe, and elsewhere to log the test.
They’ll be broadcasting at full daytime power of 10,000 watts into their normal array. Not only that but owner Wesley Cox has insisted on having the station administer the QSLs directly. The station even had special cards printed up for the test.
WCGA is actively soliciting reports from DX’ers on their signal. They’re interested in hearing about frequency stability, audio quality, and overall performance. The station will accept both hard copy reports via USPS mail and email reports. They would love to receive audio recordings in either .WAV or.MP3 and videos in .MP4 video.
Reception reports should go to:
News/Talk 1100 WCGA
714 Narrow Way
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Physical QSL card senders will receive a physical QSL. Email QSLs will receive email QSL.
Best audio narrative recording and received via email in MP3 or MP4 about themselves and their passion for radio that includes their reception of WCGA and the who, what, when, where, why and how of that event taking place will receive a special prize from the station. DX’ers who submit recordings must grant permission to broadcast their recordings. The decision of WCGA staff on the winner is final.
A huge thank you to the staff of WCGA and their owner Wesley Cox for agreeing to provide notification of this maintenance test to DX’ers, and soliciting our reports.
Please cross-post and circulate news of this test widely to Facebook Groups, Twitter accounts, reflectors, etc.
Les Rayburn, N1LF
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