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The MW DX Thread

The technical side of broadcasting. Think IBOC is a sham? Talk about it here! How about HDTV? Post DX reports here as well.
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The MW DX Thread

Post by Turkeytop » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:24 am

Tonight, here in south,- west Ontario WGLB Milwaukee 1560 KHZ. Night time power 250 W.



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by RadioKev » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:36 pm

Last night in Shelby Township Michigan around 2am I was able to null out CKLW and did receive CJBQ 800 from Belville Ont.for about 10 mins.Also I’ve been getting WTCM 580 from Traverse City quite abit and one more for good measure Country 600 from North Bay Ont.



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by Radiobingoking » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:07 am

RadioKev. next time you are able to null out CKLW, see if you can pull PJB, Transworld Radio from Bonaire. I have heard it a couple times. The second time, after they changed their beam to south is when I was able to receive CJBQ.


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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by ZenithCKLW » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 am

From RadioKev's location in Shelby township (almost directly north of CKLW), I'm assuming he's nulling out CKLW by turning his antenna away from the south direction. If that's true, wouldn't it also null out PJB?

I live in Livonia (west-ish of CKLW), so if I null out CKLW, it means I am turning my antenna away from the east direction, and toward the south, allowing me to receive PJB.

Right?



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by k8jd » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:15 am

The 160 Meter Amateur band is also considered MW, and last night I had very good reports in contacts with IL, DE, KY and KS.
Transmitting on 1813.5 kHz, with 95 W to a halfwave dipole at 35 ft.



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by RadioKev » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:48 pm

What is interfering with WWJ at night lately is the Chicago station?



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:45 pm

RadioKev wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Last night in Shelby Township Michigan around 2am I was able to null out CKLW and did receive CJBQ 800 from Belville Ont.for about 10 mins.Also I’ve been getting WTCM 580 from Traverse City quite abit and one more for good measure Country 600 from North Bay Ont.
The only time I've ever heard the Belville station was about six years ago, when CKLW shut down one night for maintenance.

Years ago I lived up in one of the northern Lake Huron counties of Ontario. CKLW was like a blowtorch up there day and night. But sometimes, in the winter, just before sunrise, its signal was competing with that of Trans World Radio.



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by RadioKev » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:36 pm

Has anyone ever received XROK 80 from the other side of the border from El Paso I did many years ago when they did Top 40 they were the CK of Texas.



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by innate-in-you » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:39 pm

RadioKev wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:48 pm
What is interfering with WWJ at night lately is the Chicago station?
What I usually hear under WWJ is either Charleston WV or Habana Cuba, the latter very distinctive with its "di-dah-dit, di-dah-dit every minute (The signature of Radio Reloj, being "RR" in Morse code).

I've also heard Spartanburg and Altona on the channel, not to mention Barrie, ON, which switched to FM decades ago.

In the early spring, I'm often hearing a station signing on with a traditional brass band Star Spangled Banner about 15 to 30 minutes before SE Michigan sunrise.



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by Radiobingoking » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:20 am

Zenith, I am in Livonia also. The second time I heard PB the radio was aimed east/west. PJB was at times stepping over CK. After CK signed off that morning I was able to listen to PBJ clearly until they switched their DA and that is when i heard Belleville. RadioKev. I have heard something interfering with WWJ in the past in the early morning while they were on their night DA. Once in downtown Detroit I did receive the Charleston station instead of WWJ. The main Mexico station I used to get in Detroit was XEG from Monterey.


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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by RadioKev » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:14 pm

What is XEG,s freq?



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by k8jd » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:28 pm

RadioKev wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Has anyone ever received XROK 80 from the other side of the border from El Paso I did many years ago when they did Top 40 they were the CK of Texas.
When I was at Ft Bliss, in the Army (El Paso) I could hear XELO 800 on a toaster ! It was that strong.
I found the tower site recently, on Google Earth and it was a good 10 or 15 miles from El Paso's downtown area.



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by k8jd » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:29 pm

XEG is on 1050



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by k8jd » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:32 pm

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What I usually hear under WWJ is either Charleston WV or Habana Cuba, the latter very distinctive with its "di-dah-dit, di-dah-dit every minute (The signature of Radio Reloj, being "RR" in Morse code).

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Radio Reloj transmits on MANY frequencies with various power levels from sites all over Cuba ! I heard the Tick..Tick all over the AM dial when I
was in the FL Keys !



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Re: The MW DX Thread

Post by RadioKev » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:14 pm

How about The Mighty 690 south of L.A. or XERB 1090 they were also called Mighty at one point.



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