TONIGHT-- WBOB 600 kHz 50 kW TEST TONIGHT (UPDATE UPDATE )


Les Rayburn
 


SPECIAL 50 kW DX TEST LATE NIGHT TONIGHT—TONIGHT—TONIGHT 

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the NRC/IRCA is pleased to RELAY this announcement of a DX Test from WBOB 600 kHz in Jacksonville, FL tonight starting at Midnight Eastern Time (0400 UTC) at their daytime power of 50,000 watts. 

The announcement came Thursday night at 9:28 PM Central time on Facebook from noted DX’er Jerry Kiefer. His announcement was as follows: 

Last minute AM DX test Saturday morning 9/4 starting at Midnight Eastern. 50 kw WBOB 600 Jacksonville will be playing classic Top 40 with full fidelity CRL processing. They will QSL via e-mail. Contact Chief Engineer Jerry Smith. They run a two tower, figure eight DA beamed North by South Southwest. Please spread the word. 

UPDATE: 

CPC was able to provide Chief Engineer Jerry Smith with some Morse Code IDs and sweep tones. He’ll mix those in with the Top 40 hits. Jerry is testing a tube-type audio chain, and the station should sound great tonight. We don’t expect a lot of code and sweeps, but it will be part of the test. 

Email QSLs only from Chief Engineer Jerry Smith direct. He’d love to get short .mp3 clips to hear how WBOB sounded at your location. Please also let him know what you were using for a receiver and antenna. 

Emails to: jerry@...





WBOB AM Coverage Map

Thanks to Jerry Kiefer for alerting us, CPC member Paul Walker for flagging the post and sounding the alarm, and mostly Jerry Smith and the owners of WBOB 600 for helping to kick off the 2021-22 DX Season with a great test! 




73,

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