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Longwave Loggings / Re: 353 QG
« on: October 26, 2020, 0000 UTC »
QG off the air this morning.
Allowed me to log 353  PG  Portage la Prairie  MB
for the first time.

FWIW, did some research on how this Manitoba town got its
intriguing sounding name.  Seems that the early explorers
Radisson and Groseilliers  (the French Canadian version
of our Lewis and Clark) had to portage (carry) their canoe
overland at this point hence the name. 

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MW Loggings / Re: WPRR ADA MI 1680 AM 0100 UTC 23 Oct 2020
« on: October 23, 2020, 1956 UTC »
Surprised you heard them in MD.  They have a weak signal.  The ground conductivity in that part of our state is poor.
They sometimes cannot be heard at my QTH which is good since it has allowed me to log NJ, FL, LA on the same channel.

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MW Loggings / Re: DX Test This Sat Night/Sun Morn WNJC 1360?
« on: October 23, 2020, 1946 UTC »

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MW Loggings / Re: DX Test This Sat Night/Sun Morn WNJC 1360?
« on: October 23, 2020, 1946 UTC »
Logged them here in Michigan last month with solid sigs.

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MW Loggings / Re: KRSV 1210 AM 0350 UTC 20 Oct 2020
« on: October 21, 2020, 0935 UTC »
Wyoming is a tough catch here in Michigan. 
Managed to snag KRND AM 1630  last year early one morning.
They run only 1 KW at night but there are only 2 other stations on that
channel.  The problem was pulling out KRND from under KCJJ.
The Iowa station really booms in here (sometimes even in the daytime
if conditions are right). 

Too bad about your logs, that has to be a big disappointment.
Logs here are all paper with loggings going back to 1980 and QSL cards
from the early 60s.  Problem is in trying to find a particular station or QSO.  :-\

Good luck with your employment situation, hopefully you find something soon. 


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Longwave Loggings / Re: Fall 2020 NDB Logs
« on: October 18, 2020, 1834 UTC »
Good reception all directions this morning:

North   329  YEK    Eskimo Point  NU
East     360  PN     Port Menier  QC
South   326  PKZ   Pensacola  FL
West    400  QQ    Comox  BC

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MW Loggings / Re: CHLO 530 AM Brampton ON 1200 UTC 11 Oct 2020
« on: October 18, 2020, 1553 UTC »
Not hearing them in the shack, very weak in and out on the car radio...  they usually have a better signal in here.
Had to listen to their beer hall music on-line.   :)
Looks like they changed their call sign, no longer CIAO  "chow".

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MW Loggings / Re: WPHT Philadelphia
« on: October 17, 2020, 2236 UTC »
Don,

WPHT is the big blaster on 1210 at night but just wondering if you have ever heard
WJNL on that channel ?  It is an omnidirectional 50kw daytimer located near
Traverse City MI.  Have never heard WJNL here in southern MI but maybe you can receive
via propagation over Lake Michigan. 

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MW Loggings / Re: WPHT Philadelphia
« on: October 17, 2020, 1430 UTC »
1210 @ 01:40 UTC with syndicated Conservative talk show discussing validity of polling, bias media coverage, todays Hunter Biden scandal etc , etc, etc.
01:52 commercial block Fisher investments
01:53  Allstate ad
01:54  BlueCross ad
01:56  Station ID

S9+20 tonite on the 750 with just the whip

Don,
Just a heads up on your 750,
that S9+20 was with just the rotating ferrite bar on top of the radio,
the whip is only in use on SW, FM, and VHF air.
For LW/MW, the rotating ferrite bar is used unless you plug an external antenna
into the jack on the backside of the bar.  The jack is of the shorting type and
it disconnects the bar when an external antenna is plugged in.
(It also appears to disconnect the RF amp probably so as not to
overload the radio on strong AM signals when an external antenna is used).
On mine, the INT/EXT antenna switch on the side of the radio has no affect on LW/MW.
The 750 is a unique portable because it has the nice feature of provision for
external antennas on all bands.  Most portables don't allow for an external
LW/MW antenna. 

The owners manual is rather vague about all this, it took me a while to
sort it all out.

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Longwave Loggings / Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« on: October 17, 2020, 1307 UTC »
Not much propagation to the North this morning, the action was all out West.

212  YGX   Gillam  MB
244  TH     Thompson  MB
248  WG    Winnipeg  MB
250  FO     Flin Flon  MB
290  QR     Regina  SK
300  YIV    Island Lake  MB
317  VC     LaRonge  SK 

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The problems that AM has will not be solved with IBOC:
1. Programming
2. Noise levels at MW

IBOC does not fix the first problem and masks the second problem.

There are a couple of stations in the Minneapolis-St Paul area that transmit on C-QUAM. They solve the first problem and sound fantastic. The second problem, is an enforcement (or, lack thereof) problem.

Uncle Charlie can go a long ways in "AM revitalization" if they enforce the Part 15 rules as written today. Its also up to the radio stations to put on the air programming the listeners want to hear.

ding ding ding…  we have a winner !

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Just leave bad enough alone.  In the long run the AM band will fix itself.  Non-viable stations will cease operation.
Viable stations in order to stay viable will have to offer programming that well serves the "public interest, convenience,
and necessity" (what they should be doing all along).  In other words, the market will fix itself.  In the process, there
will be fewer stations in the end.  Hate to see any station go dark but if it means better programming and less
interference, so be it. 

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MW Loggings / Re: 1710 WQFG689 Hudson County
« on: October 13, 2020, 0900 UTC »
Probably still on their 100 watt STA. 
That "T" is supposed to stand for TEMPORARY.

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Just what the AM band needs... more interference.
Call it digital, call it revitalization, but in the end call it legalized jamming.

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Longwave Loggings / Re: Fall 2020 NDB Logs
« on: October 12, 2020, 0158 UTC »
Minami TS is an atoll southeast of Japan.

found it,  aka Marcus Island 

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