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Re: Asian DX Review - Volume 40 - No. 567 - January 2022 [40 Years of ADXR]

Zacharias Liangas
 

Wishing your publication the best ! and  continue for at least another 20 years!
I always prefer to keep it handy


Asian DX Review - Volume 40 - No. 571 - May 2022 [40 Years of ADXR]

Sandipan Basu Mallick
 

The World Amateur Radio Day by Pradip Chandra Kundu ~ VU3IOP ................. 1 -  2
My Tribute: “She is My Girl” by Dr. Adrian M. Peterson ........................................ 3 -  4
DX Loggings by Babul Gupta ~ VU3ZBG..........................................................5 -  6
World Telecommunication & Information Society Day, 17 May 2022 ................... 7
Grigoriopol Explosions by Sudipta Ghose ~ VU2UT ............................................ 8 - 9
QSL REVIEW by Pradip Chandra Kundu ~ VU3IOP .......................................... 10 -12
CURRENT WAVES by Alokesh Gupta ~ VU3BSE ..............................................13 -22
A Selection of Music Programmes on Shortwave by Alan Roe (Third Part) ........23- 28

73
Sandipan Basu Mallick
Radio Enthusiast, DXer

Indian DX Club International
GPO Box 674, Kolkata 700001, India
www. idxci.in


Loggings of Note - 27/04/2022

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
**V22.05**
Report Date: 04/28/2022
Report Time: 22:03:14
-------------------------

Date / Time: Loggings of Note - 27/04/2022 - 23:00
QTH / Radio: Home, Launceston TAS - Digitech AR-1733           
Notes:
648KHz - 2NU
675KHz - 2CO
873KHz - 2GB (5)
1035kHz - NewstalkZB (New Zealand) (4) - Discussion on gangs in central CDB areas and police response.
1107KHz - 2EA (4)
1170KHz - 2CH
1251KHz - 2DU
1494KHz - 2AY


--
Paul


Re: Kaimeda SRW 710-S

Ω <tiuseromega@...>
 

I believe it's the same OEM just rebranded.


On Sun, May 1, 2022, 10:33 AM Martin Courcel <courcel@...> wrote:

Hi,

Anyone know if the Kaimeda SRW 710-S is totally similar to the Retekess V115 (a.k.a. TIVDIO V115)?

It seems to be sightly cheaper.

73, Martin.


Loggings - 30/04/2022

Paul Blundell
 

-------------------------
**MWDxerDB - Report**
**V22.05**
Report Date: 04/30/2022
Report Time: 20:49:48
-------------------------
Date / Time: Loggings - 30/04/2022 - 16:45
QTH / Radio: Home, Launceston TAS - Digitech AR-1733 (3"FSL)   
Notes: 
540KHz - 7SD
585KHz - 7RN
621KHz - 3RN
693KHz - 3AW
747KHz - 7PB
774KHz - 3LO
936KHz - 7ZR
1008KHz - HPON (Launceston)
1377KHz - 3MP
1422KHz - HPON (Melbourne)
1503KHz - 3KND
1566KHz - 3NE
1593KHz - HPON (Melbourne)


--
Paul


Kaimeda SRW 710-S

Martin Courcel
 

Hi,

Anyone know if the Kaimeda SRW 710-S is totally similar to the Retekess V115 (a.k.a. TIVDIO V115)?

It seems to be sightly cheaper.

73, Martin.


R Symban in both MW and SW!

Zacharias Liangas
 

2368.43 R Symban 1740 via Hunter kSDR in NSW Australia with -80 dbm signal or S7 an 25db depth with nice old Greek songs of the 70s also heard them in // 1692.00!!at -72/S10 (!!)  Too much static in shortwaves
Tested also on 1201  on  39th with again better signal in MW than SW

1665 with old Greek songs time is 10  ‘two double M”   o melodikos stathmos – the melodic station noticed at 1002 with -90dbm on 30/4 and continuous with old songs – I will live as free bird- Cypriot voice from the speaker  .Song ID and again song from the same singer  the story teller (ie vapor talker ) In MWList the station name is 2MM More info on my page https://zliangaslogs.wordpress.com/2022/04/30/logs-on-29-4/



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https://linktr.ee/zliangas
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Re: Spectacular X-class Solar Flare & WCGA 1100 Test

Les Rayburn
 

Bruce,

Aurora conditions typically take time to develop, and I think the flare is occurring too close to the start of the test to have much hope of significant Au conditions to develop. But any degradation of the WTAM signal would be welcome. It might also help those in Europe. 

I’m expecting poor to below-average conditions but would love to be surprised. Conditions the past few nights have been pretty good. Last night had really solid signals coming from the SW and West here. 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 

On Apr 30, 2022, at 2:19 PM, Bruce Conti <contiba@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 5:56 PM Les Rayburn <les@...> wrote:
A powerful X-Class flare occurred on the Sun this morning, causing a radio blackout on shortwave briefly. 20 Meters was nearly unusable for an hour or so. 
It’s unclear how that will impact medium wave conditions later today when the WCGA test begins at Midnight EDT (0400 UTC). But generally, X-Class flares result in higher levels of D-layer ionization, which means that it dissipates more slowly at sunset. Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions.

"Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions."  Not entirely true.  This could actually enhance long distance reception to the south.  Often a geomagnetic disturbance will subdue northern signals which in this case could reduce co-channel interference from 50 kW WTAM for DX'ers in the eastern U.S.

--
Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


Re: Spectacular X-class Solar Flare & WCGA 1100 Test

Bruce Conti
 

On Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 5:56 PM Les Rayburn <les@...> wrote:
A powerful X-Class flare occurred on the Sun this morning, causing a radio blackout on shortwave briefly. 20 Meters was nearly unusable for an hour or so. 
It’s unclear how that will impact medium wave conditions later today when the WCGA test begins at Midnight EDT (0400 UTC). But generally, X-Class flares result in higher levels of D-layer ionization, which means that it dissipates more slowly at sunset. Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions.

"Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions."  Not entirely true.  This could actually enhance long distance reception to the south.  Often a geomagnetic disturbance will subdue northern signals which in this case could reduce co-channel interference from 50 kW WTAM for DX'ers in the eastern U.S.

--
Bruce Conti
B.A.Conti Photography www.baconti.com
¡BAMLog! www.bamlog.com


Final Episode of Season 2 of DXC Live! and WCGA-1100 DX Test

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

DX Central Live! goes live tonight at 2145 CDT (0145 UTC) for our final episode of Season 2!

We will be announcing the results of the entire season of MW Frequency Challenges, including our overall winner.

We will also be ramping up for the WCGA-1100 DX Test, which starts at 2300 CDT/0000 EDT/0400 UTC TONIGHT!

Everyone join us for the final time this season and let's go out with a bang!!

youtube.com/c/dxcentral

73
Loyd
Mandeville, LA
--
------------------------

73 and best of DX,

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, LA
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


Spectacular X-class Solar Flare & WCGA 1100 Test

Les Rayburn
 

See the email from Spaceweather.com below. A powerful X-Class flare occurred on the Sun this morning, causing a radio blackout on shortwave briefly. 20 Meters was nearly unusable for an hour or so. 

It’s unclear how that will impact medium wave conditions later today when the WCGA test begins at Midnight EDT (0400 UTC). But generally, X-Class flares result in higher levels of D-layer ionization, which means that it dissipates more slowly at sunset. Long-distance reception on MW is less likely in these conditions. 

This isn’t really a surprise. The sun has been extremely active of late, but we had hoped for a reprieve until after the test tonight. 

Remember, the greater the challenge—the larger the reward. See you all tonight and Good DX! 

73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 

Begin forwarded message:

Subject: Spectacular X-class Solar Flare
Date: April 30, 2022 at 12:19:00 PM CDT
To: <les@...>

Space Weather News for April 30, 2022
https://spaceweather.com
https://www.spaceweatheralerts.com

X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE: The sun produced another X-class solar flare today. Even though the responsible sunspot was located behind the edge of the sun, enough radiation reached our planet to cause a strong shortwave radio blackout. Learn more about today's explosion @  Spaceweather.com.

Don't miss another solar flare: Subscribers to our Space Weather Alert Service received a text message about today's X-flare while it was happening.
Above: Debris from today's X-class solar flare. Credit: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
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Re: My furthest ultralight DX

Andre
 

Apologies, the link: https://youtu.be/n0pUOS-OGlA


Re: My furthest ultralight DX

Andre
 

Hi everyone,

I'd like to share another long-distance reception report, not as far as my previous one, but still 11 000 km (just over 6 800 miles). It is Radio Pilipinas, from Tinang, in Tagalog, 15190 kHz in the 19m band. I seem to be getting really good reception in the 19m band right now, daytime and night time. This one was at night, 20:00 CAT, 18:00 UTC. Again a comparison between my three sets, the Retekess V115, Tecsun R808 and Eton Elite Traveler. All three performed very well, all three barefoot, but the Eton was just exceptional, at times as clear as FM. Here is the link to listen: https://youtu.be/n0pUOS-OGlA

As an aside, I am waiting with bated breath for my XHDATA D-808, have seen so many good reviews of that one. Ordered directly from China, it has been in transit from the airport in Johannesburg to my house (50km away) for two months now, that's kind of normal here in South Africa. Hopefully soon!

All the best!

Andre


Re: WCGA 1100 kHz "May Day" Maintenance DX Test --- Sunday, May 1 Midnight to 2 AM EDT (0400-0600 UTC) IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

Paul Blundell
 

While I have less than 0 chance of hearing these tests, it is great to see them happening and that some stations are so supportive of them.


On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 12:57 AM Les Rayburn <les@...> wrote:

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! 





Facility ID14240
ClassD
Power10,000 watts day
Transmitter coordinates
31°2′50.00″N81°44′47.00″W




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. 

QSL INFORMATION

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: 

Wesley Cox
Owner/General Manager
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. 

73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 



--
Paul


Re: My furthest ultralight DX

Andre
 

Thank you Paul and Keith for the welcome! I am very happy to have found this group, it's great to read the messages here as I am returning to my SWL hobby from many decades ago.

Regards, 

Andre 


Re: TEST MATERIAL UPDATE- WCGA 1100 kHz "May Day" Maintenance DX Test --- Sunday, May 1 Midnight to 2 AM EDT (0400-0600 UTC)

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

All,

As noted in my previous communication on this test, we will be doing a live stream for this test.  When I was in Charleston, this station was a daytimer for me, but here in Mandeville I should still have a pretty good shot at pulling in all of the content, including hopefully the voice stuff.  

I will be sharing the details on the live stream (start time, link, etc.) in a post still to come.  PLanning on starting well in advance of the DX Test to give us time to do some other business that needs to be attended to!

This will be our final livestream for Season 2 of DX Central Live!  I am going to start planning out Season 3 soon, with targeting for sometime in early Fall to begin again when the season starts.  

I am also hoping to have a wrap-up on the entire season of the MW Frequency Challenge, announcing our winners from each week and overall stats.  We did not do a frequency this week, 1230 was our final frequency of the season.

Regardless, see you all Saturday night/Sunday morning for our final livestream and a fantastic DX Test opportunity!

73,

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, LA
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 1:39 PM Les Rayburn <les@...> wrote:
The test will consist of lots of the usual sweep tones, off-hook telephone signals, iPhone ringer, etc as well as Morse Code ID’s at 12 WPM and 20 WPM. The Morse Code will be at 800 Hz and 1,000 Hz. There will also be long-duration 1,000 Hz tones that should be easily visible in the waterfall displays of an SDR. 

There is more “voice” content to this test than most previous tests. Without saying too much, I can say that some of it will be unusual—unprecedented in my tenure as CPC Chairman. For those fortunate enough to copy the vocal audio, it will be a real treat. For those more distant, it might be worthwhile to listen to the test with a remote SDR located nearby to the station. 

The station’s owner, Wesley Cox is the real deal. A station owner who is in love with the medium of radio, and someone who values the role of WCGA in his community. Once Jim Renfrew explained to him how passionate hobbyists were about hearing the station, he not only agreed—he embraced his role in the test. 

Having an owner willing to print QSL cards, and handle verifications personally is beyond rare these days. It really shows that the CPC alone can’t do it—it takes each DX’er being a good ambassador to broadcasters. Treating each one with respect. Understanding that this is their business, their livelihood, we have a much greater chance of success. 

Both of the most recent tests are proof of this. The CPC doesn’t need the credit—DX’ers like Jim and Harry Dence rightfully should be in the spotlight. 

Despite the time of year and recent solar conditions, WCGA has a healthy signal—a coastal location and 1100 kHz isn’t terrible at night. It should provide a real shot for Europe, Scandinavia, and the West Coast. 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 

On Apr 28, 2022, at 11:31 AM, Steve McDonald <ve7sl@...> wrote:

Thank you Jim and Les!! I’m looking forward to this one as 1100 is reasonably uncluttered here in the PNW so there is some hope. Any idea of what type of signals they will be using to attract attention … the standard mixture as usual?

Steve VE7SL Mayne Island, BC







--
------------------------

73 and best of DX,

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, LA
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


TEST MATERIAL UPDATE- WCGA 1100 kHz "May Day" Maintenance DX Test --- Sunday, May 1 Midnight to 2 AM EDT (0400-0600 UTC)

Les Rayburn
 

The test will consist of lots of the usual sweep tones, off-hook telephone signals, iPhone ringer, etc as well as Morse Code ID’s at 12 WPM and 20 WPM. The Morse Code will be at 800 Hz and 1,000 Hz. There will also be long-duration 1,000 Hz tones that should be easily visible in the waterfall displays of an SDR. 

There is more “voice” content to this test than most previous tests. Without saying too much, I can say that some of it will be unusual—unprecedented in my tenure as CPC Chairman. For those fortunate enough to copy the vocal audio, it will be a real treat. For those more distant, it might be worthwhile to listen to the test with a remote SDR located nearby to the station. 

The station’s owner, Wesley Cox is the real deal. A station owner who is in love with the medium of radio, and someone who values the role of WCGA in his community. Once Jim Renfrew explained to him how passionate hobbyists were about hearing the station, he not only agreed—he embraced his role in the test. 

Having an owner willing to print QSL cards, and handle verifications personally is beyond rare these days. It really shows that the CPC alone can’t do it—it takes each DX’er being a good ambassador to broadcasters. Treating each one with respect. Understanding that this is their business, their livelihood, we have a much greater chance of success. 

Both of the most recent tests are proof of this. The CPC doesn’t need the credit—DX’ers like Jim and Harry Dence rightfully should be in the spotlight. 

Despite the time of year and recent solar conditions, WCGA has a healthy signal—a coastal location and 1100 kHz isn’t terrible at night. It should provide a real shot for Europe, Scandinavia, and the West Coast. 


73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 

On Apr 28, 2022, at 11:31 AM, Steve McDonald <ve7sl@...> wrote:

Thank you Jim and Les!! I’m looking forward to this one as 1100 is reasonably uncluttered here in the PNW so there is some hope. Any idea of what type of signals they will be using to attract attention … the standard mixture as usual?

Steve VE7SL Mayne Island, BC







DX TEST ANNOUNCEMENT - 1100 - WCGA - Woodbine, GA / DX Central Livestream!

DX Central - Loyd Van Horn (W4LVH)
 

DX TEST ANNOUNCEMENT:

 
Freq:  1100
Station:  WCGA
City/State:  Woodbine, GA
Date:  Sunday, May 1st
Time:  Midnight Eastern (0400 UTC Sunday, May 1st)
IMPORTANT:  Details available in the CPC Release linked above.  You will want to pay extra attention to those details as the reception report/QSL criteria and process will be different for this DX Test (the station is handling these directly on their own, rather than through CPC)

DX CENTRAL LIVE WILL BE STREAMING THIS TEST!

We will be doing a special edition of DX Central Live! in conjunction with this DX Test.  This will be our final episode of Season 2 for DXC Live, with new episodes resuming for Season 3 in the fall.  Details on the livestream to come.

73 and good luck to all DXers!

Loyd Van Horn
CPC Member-
--
------------------------

73 and best of DX,

Loyd Van Horn
W4LVH - Mandeville, LA
Member:  IRCA/NRC Courtesy Program Committee (CPC)
Founder: DX Central - Because we're all about radio
Twitter:  @DXCentral


WCGA 1100 kHz "May Day" Maintenance DX Test --- Sunday, May 1 Midnight to 2 AM EDT (0400-0600 UTC) IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

Les Rayburn
 


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! 





Facility ID14240
ClassD
Power10,000 watts day
Transmitter coordinates
31°2′50.00″N81°44′47.00″W




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. 

QSL INFORMATION

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: 

Wesley Cox
Owner/General Manager
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. 

73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
EM63nf

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 


WCGA 1100 Woodbine, GA "May Day" Maintenance Test. Sunday, May 1st Midnight to 2 AM EDT (0400-0600 UTC)

Les Rayburn
 




Facility ID14240
ClassD
Power10,000 watts day
Transmitter coordinates
31°2′50.00″N81°44′47.00″W




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. 

QSL INFORMATION

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: 

Wesley Cox
Owner/General Manager
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. 

73,

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
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NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman
Member WTFDA, MWC

Perseus SDR, Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP-2 Pro, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Dennon TU-1500RD, Sangean HDT-1X, Ray Dees RDS Decoders, Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip. 

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…” 





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