All Continental US States - 2022


Johnny
 

Hi all,

I'm trying to hear all US states in the continental US in 2022.

Don't know how far I'll get but I've made some decent progress so far.  :)

Anyone else doing this or have already done it?


Johnny


Paul Blundell
 

Good luck, I will be keen to hear about how this goes for you.

Paul


Johnny
 

Hi Paul,

Was cruising along quite quickly at first...
24 States!

But now it has gotten more difficult as the states are further and further away....


J


Paul Blundell
 

Well done. 

I have been a bit slow with starting my DXing for 2022, my work on MWDXerDB has taken up most of my spare time.

On Tue, 8 Mar 2022, 1:02 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,

Was cruising along quite quickly at first...
24 States!

But now it has gotten more difficult as the states are further and further away....


J


keith beesley
 


Johnny, 

Here's an OLD post (January 29, 1992!) from a Google group about hearing 50 states on AM/MW. Note that many of these stations have since changed call-signs, but I believe most of them are still around as of March, 2022: 

Douglas W. Martin's profile photo

Douglas W. Martin

Jan 29, 1992, 8:46:08 AM
to

For those interested in dx on the AM broadcast band, here are my
picks for logging all 50 states. In most cases, these are the most powerful
stations in each state, or they are on frequencies with the least
number of competing stations. In a few cases, e.g. South Carolina, the best bet
is not powerful or clear channel. Rather, it has the best night-time
antenna pattern.
For New Hampshire, WFEA-1370 is the only station from that state that
can be heard in the midwest. I don't know why.
Basically, listed stations that are not 50 kw or clear channels are based on
my dx experience all over the country. For whatever reason,
these are the stations that get out best.
I have tried to list more than one station, in case someone has a local station
on the frequency of the best catch.
In many cases, I have notes about Hawaii or the east coast, just to verify
that the given station really gets out. Sorry if some call letters are old;
I did this list from memory.
Hope this helps.
(If anyone has easier stations to log, please let me know.)

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

Alabama: WERC-960, WHHY-1170
Alaska: KYAK-650, KFQD-750, KBBI-890
(KBBI is the only one that can be heard in Southern Cal)
Arizona: KTNN-660, KNIX-1580
Arkansas: KAAY-1090
California: KFI-640, KNX-1070, KFBK-1530
(All these I have heard from the east coast and from Hawaii.)
Colorado: KOA-850
Connecticut: WTIC-1080
Delaware: WDEL-1150
Florida: WGBS-710, WSRF-1580, WSUN-620
Georgia: WSB-750 (heard in Hawaii)
Hawaii: KIKI-830, KAIM-870,
IOWA: WHO-1040, KXEL-1540
Idaho: KBOI-670
Illinois: WMAQ-670, WGN-720, WBBM-780, WLS-890
(All heard both from the east coast and from Hawaii.)
Indiana: WOWO-1190, WIBC-1070
Kansas: KFDI-1070, KFH-1330, WIBW-580
Kentucky: WHAS-840 (heard in Hawaii.)
Louisiana: WWL-870, KWKH-1130
(both heard from the east coast and from Hawaii.)
Maine: Auburn--1530
Maryland: WBAL-1090
Massachusetts: WBZ-1030 (heard from Hawaii.)
Michigan: WJR-760
Minnisota: WCCO-830
Mississippi: 810 kHz, or WOKJ-1550, or WCPC-940
Missouri: KMOX-1120
Montana: KOFI-1180, KJJR-880
Nebraska: KRVN-880, WOW-590, KFAB-1110
Nevada: KDWN-720, KROW-780, KVEG-840
New Hampshire: WFEA-1370 (logged from Ohio.)
New Jersey: WPAT-930 NEWARK-620
New Mexico: KOB-770
New York: WHAM-1180, NYC-clear--660 770 880
North Carolina: WBT-1110, WPTF-680
North Dakota: KFYR-550, KFNW-1200, KQWB-1550 (all logged from Hawaii)
Ohio: WLW-700, WWWE-1100 (logged from Hawaii)
Oklahoma: KOMA-1520, KRMG-740, KGYN-1210, KVOO-1170
Oregon: KEX-1190, KPNW-1120
Pennsylvania: KDKA-1020, WCAU-1210 (logged from Hawaii)
Rhode Island: WJAR-920 (heard in Ohio)
South Carolina: WFBC-1330
South Dakota: WNAX-570, KBHB-810 (Logged from Hawaii)
Tennessee: WSM-650, Memphis-1030
Texas: WOAI-1200, WBAP-820
Utah: KSL-1160, KFAM-700, KOAL-750
Vermont: WDEV-550, WVMT-620
Virginia: WRVA-1140
Washington DC: WTOP-1500, WRC-980
Washington: KIRO-710, KGA-1510
West Virginia: WWVA-1170
Wisconsin: WISN-1070, WTMJ-620
Wyoming: KTWO-1030

Keith Beesley
Seattle WA USA

On Monday, March 7, 2022, 01:02:43 PM PST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:


Well done. 

I have been a bit slow with starting my DXing for 2022, my work on MWDXerDB has taken up most of my spare time.

On Tue, 8 Mar 2022, 1:02 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Paul,

Was cruising along quite quickly at first...
24 States!

But now it has gotten more difficult as the states are further and further away....


J


Steve Whitt
 

Hi Johnny

The list is only relevant for one  particular location. Your local stations may block reception of distant States.

 

Outside the US it is a different problem all together – but still almost achievable.

 

Here for example is the target list from the UK.

 

https://mwcircle.org/catch-all-north-america-by-andrew-brade/

 

 

Regards

Steve

 

 

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of keith beesley via groups.io
Sent: 08 March 2022 01:46
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] All Continental US States - 2022

 

 

Johnny, 

 

Here's an OLD post (January 29, 1992!) from a Google group about hearing 50 states on AM/MW. Note that many of these stations have since changed call-signs, but I believe most of them are still around as of March, 2022: 

 

Douglas W. Martin's profile photo

Douglas W. Martin

Jan 29, 1992, 8:46:08 AM

to

For those interested in dx on the AM broadcast band, here are my
picks for logging all 50 states. In most cases, these are the most powerful
stations in each state, or they are on frequencies with the least
number of competing stations. In a few cases, e.g. South Carolina, the best bet
is not powerful or clear channel. Rather, it has the best night-time
antenna pattern.
For New Hampshire, WFEA-1370 is the only station from that state that
can be heard in the midwest. I don't know why.
Basically, listed stations that are not 50 kw or clear channels are based on
my dx experience all over the country. For whatever reason,
these are the stations that get out best.
I have tried to list more than one station, in case someone has a local station
on the frequency of the best catch.
In many cases, I have notes about Hawaii or the east coast, just to verify
that the given station really gets out. Sorry if some call letters are old;
I did this list from memory.
Hope this helps.
(If anyone has easier stations to log, please let me know.)

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

Alabama: WERC-960, WHHY-1170
Alaska: KYAK-650, KFQD-750, KBBI-890
(KBBI is the only one that can be heard in Southern Cal)
Arizona: KTNN-660, KNIX-1580
Arkansas: KAAY-1090
California: KFI-640, KNX-1070, KFBK-1530
(All these I have heard from the east coast and from Hawaii.)
Colorado: KOA-850
Connecticut: WTIC-1080
Delaware: WDEL-1150
Florida: WGBS-710, WSRF-1580, WSUN-620
Georgia: WSB-750 (heard in Hawaii)
Hawaii: KIKI-830, KAIM-870,
IOWA: WHO-1040, KXEL-1540
Idaho: KBOI-670
Illinois: WMAQ-670, WGN-720, WBBM-780, WLS-890
(All heard both from the east coast and from Hawaii.)
Indiana: WOWO-1190, WIBC-1070
Kansas: KFDI-1070, KFH-1330, WIBW-580
Kentucky: WHAS-840 (heard in Hawaii.)
Louisiana: WWL-870, KWKH-1130
(both heard from the east coast and from Hawaii.)
Maine: Auburn--1530
Maryland: WBAL-1090
Massachusetts: WBZ-1030 (heard from Hawaii.)
Michigan: WJR-760
Minnisota: WCCO-830
Mississippi: 810 kHz, or WOKJ-1550, or WCPC-940
Missouri: KMOX-1120
Montana: KOFI-1180, KJJR-880
Nebraska: KRVN-880, WOW-590, KFAB-1110
Nevada: KDWN-720, KROW-780, KVEG-840
New Hampshire: WFEA-1370 (logged from Ohio.)
New Jersey: WPAT-930 NEWARK-620
New Mexico: KOB-770
New York: WHAM-1180, NYC-clear--660 770 880
North Carolina: WBT-1110, WPTF-680
North Dakota: KFYR-550, KFNW-1200, KQWB-1550 (all logged from Hawaii)
Ohio: WLW-700, WWWE-1100 (logged from Hawaii)
Oklahoma: KOMA-1520, KRMG-740, KGYN-1210, KVOO-1170
Oregon: KEX-1190, KPNW-1120
Pennsylvania: KDKA-1020, WCAU-1210 (logged from Hawaii)
Rhode Island: WJAR-920 (heard in Ohio)
South Carolina: WFBC-1330
South Dakota: WNAX-570, KBHB-810 (Logged from Hawaii)
Tennessee: WSM-650, Memphis-1030
Texas: WOAI-1200, WBAP-820
Utah: KSL-1160, KFAM-700, KOAL-750
Vermont: WDEV-550, WVMT-620
Virginia: WRVA-1140
Washington DC: WTOP-1500, WRC-980
Washington: KIRO-710, KGA-1510
West Virginia: WWVA-1170
Wisconsin: WISN-1070, WTMJ-620
Wyoming: KTWO-1030

Keith Beesley

Seattle WA USA

On Monday, March 7, 2022, 01:02:43 PM PST, Paul Blundell <tanger32au@...> wrote:

 

 

Well done. 

 

I have been a bit slow with starting my DXing for 2022, my work on MWDXerDB has taken up most of my spare time.

 

On Tue, 8 Mar 2022, 1:02 am Johnny via groups.io, <jlochey=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Paul,

Was cruising along quite quickly at first...
24 States!

But now it has gotten more difficult as the states are further and further away....


J


FenDrifter
 

Hi Steve
Wow, I was totally unaware that such a list existed! Now that I have something to search for I may change my listening habits a bit 😊. Very many thanks for that
Drifter
p.s. Are you in the UK?


Steve Whitt
 

Hi Fen Drifter

 

Glad you found it useful. It does need a bit of updating which I hope will happen soon.

 

Yes I’m in the UK. If your handle indicates where you located I’m only about 100 miles north of you (near York).

 

This year listeners in the UK have had real difficulty hearing anything from the western half of the USA. Sadly, propagation conditions have largely not been favourable.

 

Regards

Steve

 

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of FenDrifter via groups.io
Sent: 08 March 2022 13:48
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] All Continental US States - 2022

 

Hi Steve
Wow, I was totally unaware that such a list existed! Now that I have something to search for I may change my listening habits a bit 😊. Very many thanks for that
Drifter
p.s. Are you in the UK?


FenDrifter
 

Hi Steve
Yes, you’re right about my location, east of Peterborough. I’m new to this game and until now have mainly been listening to the hams on side band. I’ve become aware that the majority of members of this group are MW listeners, and again with the majority Stateside I’ve felt a little isolated, but the link you supplied will certainly encourage me to spend a bit more time on the medium wave band. I hasten to add here that this group has been nothing other than welcoming and helpful. Regarding propagation conditions, I’ve not been at it long enough to know if I’ve ever experienced good conditions 🤔. I am of course aware that some days are a lot better than others! 

Cheers
Drifter


Michael.2E0IHW
 

I am in Devon and bewail the loss of MW broadcasts. Only Spain is holding the fort now,
apart from a few UK and European stations. We should long since have realised
how valuable MW is for public information  in a crisis. I can no longer receive local
news since Auntie shut down the only transmitter which can reach parts that others
cannot reach - coasts and valleys.  Internationally, SW can be even more  useful,
but few have access - or even know it exists!

The BBC is struggling to revive facilities to broadcast into eastern Europe now.
Our recent storms should have enlightened us that the mobile phone network
we take for granted is very vulnerable. 
We should learn from history, but...

In the US broadcast band is still going strong. May it remain so!

Michael

On 08/03/2022 22:14, FenDrifter via groups.io wrote:

Hi Steve
Yes, you’re right about my location, east of Peterborough. I’m new to this game and until now have mainly been listening to the hams on side band. I’ve become aware that the majority of members of this group are MW listeners, and again with the majority Stateside I’ve felt a little isolated, but the link you supplied will certainly encourage me to spend a bit more time on the medium wave band. I hasten to add here that this group has been nothing other than welcoming and helpful. Regarding propagation conditions, I’ve not been at it long enough to know if I’ve ever experienced good conditions 🤔. I am of course aware that some days are a lot better than others! 

Cheers



Steve Whitt
 

Hi

I’m not sure if you are still looking for your first trans-atlantic signals. From the Uk I’d suggest looking at 590kHz around 10pm onwards to try for VOCM from Newfoundland. At UK sunrise look for WBBR 1130 for New York.

 

Good luck

Steve

 

From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io [mailto:main@UltralightDX.groups.io] On Behalf Of FenDrifter via groups.io
Sent: 08 March 2022 22:15
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: Re: [UltralightDX] All Continental US States - 2022

 

Hi Steve
Yes, you’re right about my location, east of Peterborough. I’m new to this game and until now have mainly been listening to the hams on side band. I’ve become aware that the majority of members of this group are MW listeners, and again with the majority Stateside I’ve felt a little isolated, but the link you supplied will certainly encourage me to spend a bit more time on the medium wave band. I hasten to add here that this group has been nothing other than welcoming and helpful. Regarding propagation conditions, I’ve not been at it long enough to know if I’ve ever experienced good conditions 🤔. I am of course aware that some days are a lot better than others! 

Cheers
Drifter


Issac Quincey
 

We could try the same in each country? Each person tries to log as many areas as they can.

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On Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at 10:08 AM, Michael.2E0IHW via groups.io <blumu@...> wrote:

I am in Devon and bewail the loss of MW broadcasts. Only Spain is holding the fort now,
apart from a few UK and European stations. We should long since have realised
how valuable MW is for public information in a crisis. I can no longer receive local
news since Auntie shut down the only transmitter which can reach parts that others
cannot reach - coasts and valleys. Internationally, SW can be even more useful,
but few have access - or even know it exists!

The BBC is struggling to revive facilities to broadcast into eastern Europe now.
Our recent storms should have enlightened us that the mobile phone network
we take for granted is very vulnerable.
We should learn from history, but...

In the US broadcast band is still going strong. May it remain so!

Michael

On 08/03/2022 22:14, FenDrifter via groups.io wrote:

Hi Steve
Yes, you’re right about my location, east of Peterborough. I’m new to this game and until now have mainly been listening to the hams on side band. I’ve become aware that the majority of members of this group are MW listeners, and again with the majority Stateside I’ve felt a little isolated, but the link you supplied will certainly encourage me to spend a bit more time on the medium wave band. I hasten to add here that this group has been nothing other than welcoming and helpful. Regarding propagation conditions, I’ve not been at it long enough to know if I’ve ever experienced good conditions 🤔. I am of course aware that some days are a lot better than others!

Cheers




FenDrifter
 

Hi Steve
Yes, as far as I’m aware (😊) I am still looking for my first trans-Atlantic. I’ll certainly try for VOCM but I don’t often see sunrise these days! I really appreciate your input here, thanks. 


FenDrifter
 

Hi Michael
I’m in agreement with all you say, particularly about Spain, on the few occasions I’ve listened to MW lately it’s definitely been prevalent! And the one thing history teaches us is that man doesn’t learn from his mistakes!
Drifter


FenDrifter
 

Hi Issac
I think that’s a great idea, because it will make the group more interesting to members of any country. It would add a bit of friendly competition perhaps, although personal satisfaction is my own goal, I’m far too old to enter competition 😊.
Drifter