Monday, November 30, 2009

KYSM Mankato MN 1230 - The Fan!

KYSM faded in once on the top of the hour with a decent signal during ENOX17. It was audible only for a few seconds but luckily KYSM gave the legal ID right then. It became my #49 verified station from Minnesota and KYSM is my #4 MN on 1230 kHz. The station's Operations Manager verified my report and mp3 with an email in 3 days.


ENOX18 started on 27.11.2009 (Hannu Niilekselä, HN)


I arrived at ENOX on Friday evening, of course with hopes for good cx and daytimers to start with. But, as realistically expected, the effects of this weeks disturbance were there and the (only) highlight of the first evening was WWKB-1520 at 2100 UTC.

On Saturday, 28.11. at 0600 UTC nothing, but before 0700 UTC a host of most common stations started coming in and at 0800 UTC there were stations with fair signals from all directions, including HI. The signals were, however unstable and so uninteresting that I only made recordings for TOH-identifications, which continued with weakening signals until 1100 UTC. Then nothing. Upon checking them I could only note that the feeling had been right: nothing interesting was found. In the evening, Harbour Light on 1400 was the highlight at 2300 UTC, best with the 315 degree antenna...No idea staying up or recording the night...

On Sunday morning the highlight was a razorsharp corridor to Arequipa, Peru, with beautiful and stable signals for 1310 R Libertad, 1240 R Lider and 1220 R Melodia, all with the 297 degree antenna. Other LA-signals very weak - practically no NA. Small opening to NA in the early afternoon with KCHA-1580, WPVL-1590 and KWOK-1490 being the most interesting stations - all again with the 297 degree antenna at the same time. But practically nothing else.

So, it is very far from wild - but the positive factor being that there is very likely only improvement ahead .

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

KCHA Charles City, IA plays Timeless Favorites on 1580 kHz

CKDO and KGAL were the usual two stations that could be heard on 1580 kHz on ENOX17. CKDO in the nights and mornings and KGAL middays and afternoons. However, KCHA faded in over CKDO once on the top of the hour announcing a legal ID followed by the ABC news. KCHA's General Manager told in his email that KCHA receives very seldom reception reports from foreign listeners but their sister on 1650 kHz gets many reports from Scandinacia every fall and winter.

GM verified my report and mp3 in two days with an email message.

Monday, November 23, 2009

LEM279 Harvesting

Hi, fellow DXers,

Checking of LEM279 files on my side is progressing quite slowly, but steadily. Martti (Mka)has been much more diligent lately. We've started to update our log, which can be found at Please, check it out.

A few reports out and a few QSLs in:

KKEA Honolulu HI 1420 e-mail from Chris Hart, PD. Thanks Chris!
KLHT Honolulu HI 1040 nice e-amil from Jake O'Neill, GM. Aloha and Agape Jake!

WFIR Roanoke VA 960. Believe it or not, my very first VA!
Thanks Joey!

WLCM Holt-Lansing MI 1390 e-mail from Jeff Frank. Thanks Jeff!
WFIF Milford CT 1500 nice e-mail from the station manager. Thanks MJ for v/s info.
KUTR Taylorville UT 820 two e-mails from Robby Dilmore & Bryan Brown. Thanks Robby for your kind correspondence!
KFYR Bismarck ND e-mail from Phil Parker.

WSEG Savannah GA 1400 e-mail from Gary Mermitt. We had a nice two-hour opening towards FL, GA and SC on the 13th of Oct. between 06:00 - 08:00 UTC. Nice id and Kyu Sakamoto's classic "Ue wo muite arakou", known as "Sukiyaki" in the Western World.

WZFG Dilforth MN "The Flag" 1100. Nice e-mails from Jill Helm OM & Dustin Moore PD.
WROD Daytona Beach FL 1340 e-mail. Lori Bailey, Business Manager wrote: "Very impressive! We here at the station have been talking about your email all morning... Lori promised to send me a t-shirt. Very nice!

WYRD Greenville SC 1330 nice e-mail from Bob McLain, PD. Thanks Bob! This station identified after the news as "Newsradio 1330 and 950 WORD". I sent a "thank you" e-mail to Bob and told him I heard during the very same opening also WTMA Charleston SC on 1250. Bob responded immediately: "That's ironic. In the late 1970's I was program Director and Morning Show DJ on WTMA when it was a rock and roll top 40 station. Their transmitter is located next to a salt marsh in the Low Country on South Carolina.At then time it was co-owned by Ted Turner, who went on to start CNN."

That's all this time. Hope to get more reports out soon! 73's JSN.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

ENOX10 loggings updates

590 XEPH Sabrosita, México, DF
610 + KILT Houston, TX
660 XEEY La Consentida, Aguascalientes, AG
700 KXLX Airway Heights, WA
730 + WWTK Lake Placid FL
760 KFMB San Diego, CA
760 XEES Antena 760, Chihuahua, CH
780 XEMF R Nostalgia, Monclova, CO
830 XEITE Radio Capital, México, DF
850 KHHO Tacoma, WA
860 + KFST Fort Stockton, TX
870 KFLD Pasco, WA
910 KWDZ Salt Lake City, UT
930 WPAT Paterson, NJ
930 WTAD Quincy, IL
940 XEMMM 940 AM Oldies, Mexicali, BC
940 XEYJ Radio Uno, Nueva Rosita, CO
960 KLAD Klamath Falls, OR
960 XEFAMA Radio 9-60 La Fama, Cd.Camargo, CH
960 XEHK La Voz de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, JL
970 XEJ La Mexicana, Cd.Juárez, CH
970 XEO Radio Gallito, Matamoros, TM
970 XERFR Radio Fórmula, México, DF
980 + KSVC Richfield, UT
980 XENR Radio 980, Nueva Rosita, CO
1000 XEOY R Mil, México, DF
1000 + XERZ Bonita, León, GJ
1030 KBUF Holcomb, KS
1040 XEGYS La Primera, Guaymas, SO
1050 + KTBL Los Ranchos, NM
1060 KDYL South Salt Lake, UT
1070 XEEI Radio Trece, San Luis Potosí, SL
1220 XEB México, DF
1390 KJAM Madison, SD
1400 KBCH Lincoln City, OR
1450 + WMFJ Daytona Beach, FL
1550 WAZX Smyrna, GA
1640 KFXY Enid, OK

Full log ENOX10

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


We thought we had experience good cx before. Yes, we had, but none before of this caliber to the direction of New Zealand…this was supposed to happen only at KONG…

Now, about 10 days after having returned home from LEM281, the Perseus-recordings of the “hottest” moments of the magic 24 October have been thoroughly examined. And the results are somewhere between devastating and astonishing. Even between ourselves we have it hard to believe that this is true.

In all 45 NZ-stations were logged, of which 36 never heard in Finland before. Many signals were strong and lasted over several fade-in periods, but some were truly weak – some merely a “sigh”. But with the Perseus, its capability of continuously repeating a chosen few seconds and comparing an identified signal with another frequency stations can be 100 % “identified” even if the signal visits the frequency just a few seconds.

Such ease of identification is specifically true with the music networks (Southern Star, New Zealand´s Rhema and Coast), but also with spoken programming (NewstalkZB, R Live, R Sport). With the good advice from our friend Bjarne Mjelde –“the God of KONG”- we paid specific attention to TOH, when eventual Europeans and Asian station “hold their breath” for a few seconds. Many NewstalkZB and RNZ National identifications came through right during those few seconds !

It was remarkable, how strongly the peak of the conditions was concentrated on the North Island and the northern part of the South Island (with the only exception of BSport 1224) . Europeans were pretty quiet and Asia in general non-existent in the beginning, however Japanese stations soon joining the party.

Upon listening to the medium wave band in the remaining days of our LEM281 expedition, with all possible Asian languages filling the frequencies, it was hard to believe that all those signals just weren´t there on the “magic day” 24 October, 2009… It will very likely not happen again in the very near future…

In fidem

Hannu Niilekselä (HN) and Hannu Asikainen (HAS)

540 24.10. NZ + New Zealand´s Rhema, New Plymouth/Tauranga
567 24.10. NZ RNZ National, Wellington
657 24.10. NZ + Southern Star, Wellington/Tauranga
702 24.10. NZ + R Live, Auckland
774 24.10. NZ + R Sport, New Plymouth
783 24.10. NZ Wellington Access Radio, Wellington
801 24.10. NZ + New Zealand´s Rhema, Nelson
819 24.10. NZ + R Trackside, Palmerston North
837 24.10. NZ + RNZ National, Kaitaia
882 24.10. NZ + Southern Star, Auckland
900 24.10. NZ + Coast, Whangarei
918 24.10. NZ + RNZ National, New Plymouth/Timaru
927 24.10. NZ + NewstalkZB, Palmerston North
972 24.10. NZ + New Zealand´s Rhema, Wellington
981 24.10. NZ + RNZ National, Kaikohe
1008 24.10. NZ NewstalkZB, Tauranga
1026 24.10. NZ + NewstalkZB, Kaitaia/Whangarei
1035 24.10. NZ NewstalkZB, Wellington
1053 24.10. NZ + NewstalkZB, New Plymouth
1080 24.10. NZ NewstalkZB, Auckland
1107 24.10. NZ + R Live, Tauranga
1116 24.10. NZ + RNZ National, Nelson
1143 24.10. NZ + RNZ National, Hamilton
1161 24.10. NZ + Te Reo Irirangi o te Upoko o te Ika, Wellington
1215 24.10. NZ + NewstalkZB, Kaikohe
1224 24.10. NZ + Bsport, Invercargill
1233 24.10. NZ + R Live, Wellington
1251 24.10. NZ + New Zealand´s Rhema, Auckland
1278 24.10. NZ + NewstalkZB, Eltham/Napier-Hastings
1296 24.10. NZ NewstalkZB, Hamilton
1332 24.10. NZ R Sport, Auckland
1341 24.10. NZ + NewstalkZB, Nelson
1350 24.10.NZ + R Sport, Rotorua
1359 24.10. NZ + Coast, New Plymouth
1377 24.10. NZ + R Sport, Levin
1386 24.10. NZ R Tarana, Auckland
1413 24.10. NZ + NewstalkZB, Tokoroa
1458 24.10. NZ + RNZ National, Westport
1476 24.10. NZ R Trackside, Auckland
1494 24.10. NZ + Southern Star, Hamilton
1503 24.10. NZ + R Sport, Wellington/Christchurch
1530 24.10. NZ + Coast, Napier-Hastings
1557 24.10. NZ + Coast, Hawera
1593 24.10. NZ + R Samoa, Wellington

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

WNSW Newark NJ 1430

WNSW Newark NJ belongs to the Multicultural Broadcasting media company. The company runs and owns several stations across the US and some of those stations are frequently heard in Scandinavia.
WNSW faded in once during ENOX17 with a fine signal and a TOH -ID in English. It took a couple of days to get this one verified with an email.

Saturday, November 07, 2009


Second and Final Report from the Quality DXing Summit LEM282: the cx may not have been quite as extraordinary as expected, but nevertheless we are pleased with the results of LEM282 - and at the same time we are totally exhausted. The almost 24/7 listening activity took its toll and now we need to use all of our remaining strength to prepare this short report (greetings from the train!). We did not encounter any spectacular daytimer openings or highly directional cx, but the tremendous signal strengths and the clean, undisturbed AM-band kept us wide awake. Even though we are committed to "conventional" receivers, we have a huge amount of recordings to be checked. Here are some highlights from Wednesday until Saturday: WKY 930, CIBQ 1340, KDWN 720, WVNA 1590, WGIV 1370, WZFG 1100, KLSQ 870, KXRO 1320, KKZN 760. This is LEM282 signing off. Feliz descanso! 73's, ANA & TRE

KKAQ Thief River Falls simulcasts KKDQ FM 99.3 on 1460 kHz

There are three stations from Minnesota operating on 1460 kHz. Way back in 2004 I picked up KDMA in Montevideo, KDWA Hastings is still in my hunting list and ENOX17 gave me the third one, KKAQ from Thief River Falls. KKAQ faded in and out with CJOY for about a 30 minutes using only "KKDQ 99.3" IDs. A KKDQ morning man verified my report and mp3 with an email along with a complete verification.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A daytimer from North Carolina on ENOX17 - WANG 1330

WANG Havelock NC 1330 kHz is my best identified station so far on ENOX17. This one faded in on the top of the hour right after the WRCA's ID that was booming in at the same time. WANG identified as "WSSM-FM and WANG-AM". Both General Manager and Chief Operator verified the reception in their own emails. My NC #10 and my first daytimer on 1330 kHz.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

LEM282 - DXing the way it was meant to be

LEM 282 ANA & TRE, October 31, 2009 - November 7, 2009:

We have been way too busy to prepare any reports earlier, but better late than never! Upon arrival we had higher expectations than ever before, but the cx have been a slight disappointment so far. The band has been absolutely packed with stations, but due to the very general nature and direction of the cx, the antenna switcher has been glowing red from almost lunatic use. But don't get us wrong: the cx are not bad at all and we have made many nice catches. We have had a wonderful time and despite the almost 24/7 commitment to the radio waves we have lived up to our undisputed reputation as the best chefs and sommeliers above the Arctic Circle. Here are some highlights: KCTE 1510, KLIX 1310, KMXA 1090, WMT 600, CKOR 800, KFLD 870, KXLJ 1330, KCMO 710, KQAQ 970, KUGN 590, KIHH 1400 KBCH 1400, WPDR 1350, KZOO 1210, KCAR 1350, KGNO 1370, KKAN 1490, KINY 800, JOPB 639, Samoa 540.


Sunday, November 01, 2009

LEM281 - last update


Our last evening started pretty much the same as many previous nights. No trace of east coast NA, but directly to the Great Lakes region again with KKCQ-1480 and KFNW-1200 appearing at 2120 UTC with good signals - an incredible 2 hours before local sunset. However, the signals did not develop very much durng the best daytimer period. Only after 0000 UTC the band was gradually filling up with midwest-rockies area signals. The conditions were more diverified than some other nights, so there were no specific highlights in the night.

Again signal were weaker between 02-06 UTC but gained strength again in the morning, still in the same direction. Around 10 UTC the upper west coast opened very nicely with station all the way from OR to upper BC, with AK and HI also joining the party with good and clear signals. Some fading in and out took place, but signals came back again as quickly as they had disappeared only a while ago.

The AS side was fairly good to Japan already from 11 UTC on with all possible asian languages joining them gradually. No trace of any interesting OS.

The stregth of signals started deteorating gradualla around 1230 and we started packing. One receiver was alll the way to 14 UTC, but the signals had already faded to an uninteresting level.

Most interesting stations logged: KVOK-560, KRTA-610 (huge signal), CFLD-760, CKOR-800, CFBV-870, KXLJ-1330.

Time to say goodbye - the sets were left warm for LEM282, and as far as we know at the time of writing this, the going has continued "better than just mediocre".

Thanks for following the developements with LEM281