Wednesday, February 9, 2011

3 DX Tests scheduled for February 2011

National Radio Club -World's Largest & Oldest MW DX Club

Saturday February 12 - At precisely 0100 and 0200 CST (0700 and 0800 UTC): KHMO 1070 MO Hannibal
Will test with morse code, sweep tones and voice announcements for 5 minutes at the top of the first hour with its 5KW/3 tower day pattern and 5 minutes at the top of the second hour at its 1KW/6 tower night power.

Saturday February 12 - From 0300 to 0400 CST (0900-1000 UTC): WLIQ 1530 IL Quincy
Will test for 20 minutes using morse code, sweep tones, voice announcement, special music, sound bites, etc, at its 1400W Non-Directional Day Power, then for 20 minutes at is 290W Non Directional Critical Hours Power, and then for the final 20 minutes it will test at its once-proposed 3 Watts Non Directional Night Power.

Saturday February 19 -- From 1am to 2am CST (0700-0800 UTC) WLRB 1510 IL Macomb
Will test for the first 30 minutes using morse code, sweep tones, voice announcement, special music, sound bites, etc, at its 1KW Non Directional Day power and for the final 30 minutes with much the same content at its 250W Non Directional Critical Hours Power.

Reporting Requirements
Snail-mail QSLs: Send a self addressed stamped envelope to the Chief Engineer at the following address: Gary Glaenzer c/o (Put the name of the station whose DX test your are reporting on this line) 325 East Douglas Avenue Jacksonville, IL 62650 Tapes or CDs will be accepted along with written reports but MUST be cued up to the point of where the best reception is. If sending in a report by mail, you MUST include a return, self addressed, stamped envelope. The reports are being sent to the engineers home address, not the station. So please be patient, as Mr. Glaenzer is the Chief Engineer for 16 radio stations in Missouri and Illinois. E-QSLs are available - Send to the engineer at with both the station call letters and the words "DX test" in the subject line, as follows: KHMO DX Test WLIQ DX Test WLRB DX Test Finally, we ask that you please not telephone any of the stations or the engineer during the test. No one will be at the stations during the tests - everything is being done remotely by phone control. Of course, be sure to report any catches to the DX lists, to club bulletins, or to any of your regular communication channels. And please help the cause by forwarding this test information far and wide, and - if you can - by organizing a test of your own! With thanks to Paul for arranging and Gary for running. Saul Chernos IRCA-NRC DX Test Committee

1 comment:

  1. And now the bad news ... all THREE have been canceled. BOOOO !!!