Ydun's Medium Wave Info

Home

News

News Archive

Loggings

Tests

Reports

DRM

Photos

Links

Propagation

MW DXing?

About

Contact

Tests

 

03/01-2016

U S A
600 WBOB Jacksonville, FL DX Test
Time/Date: 0600-0900 UTC, Sunday, January 10, 2016
EST: Midnight - 3 AM, January 10, 2016
CST: 11 PM - 2 AM, January 9/10, 2016
MST: 10 - 1 AM, January 9/10, 2016
PST: 9 - Midnight, January 9, 2016

Mode of Operation: Daytime antenna pattern, with power possibly up to 35 kw. Equipment performance during the test will dictate the maximum transmitter power to be used. The test will include morse code, sweep tones, big band & orchestral music, and selected program audio.

QSL Information: Reception reports are only accepted via e-mail, and can be submitted to jerry [at] jerrysmith [dot] net. Correct reports will be answered with an e-QSL by Station Engineer Jerry Smith.

Credits: Many thanks to J.D. Stephens of Hampton Cove, AL for arranging the test and WBOB Engineer Jerry Smith for making this test possible! Please share the details of this DX Test with your contacts.
73, Brandon Jordan, IRCA/NRC DX Test Committee, dxld yg (3/1-2016)

 

28/10-2014

CANADA
CHRF 980, Radio Fierté (Pride Radio) is now testing with continuous music, short IDs and email address given to report interference problems.
More details here: http://blog.fagstein.com/tag/chrf/
Sylvain Naud, Portneuf, QC CAN via mwdx yg (28/10-2014)

 

17/10-2014

U S A
The IRCA/NRC DX Test Committee is very pleased to announce the first AM DX Test of the 2014/2015 DX season!

1390 WSPO Charleston, SC DX Test

Date/Time: 0500-0600 UTC, November 10, 2014
EST: Midnight - 1 AM, November 10, 2014
CST: 11 PM - Midnight, November 9, 2014
MST: 10 - 11 PM, November 9, 2014
PST: 9 - 10 PM, November 9, 2014

Mode of Operation: The station will test with their full daytime power of 5,000 watts. The test will consist of distinctive audio clips, Morse code and sweep tones.

QSL Information: Reception reports including return postage may be sent to:

Mr. Bruce Roberts (KI4YST)
Director of Engineering
Apex Broadcasting
2294 Clements Ferry Road
Charleston, SC 29492

Credits: Many thanks to JD Stephens of Hampton Cove, AL for arranging this test and Bruce Roberts of 1390 WSPO for making this test possible!
73, Brandon Jordan, IRCA/NRC AM DX Test Coordinator, dxld yg (17/10-2014)

 

03/03-2014

U S A DX TEST
From the Chief Enginer:
"XL AM 1450 [WWXL] will run a dx test on Saturday march 15th at 11 pm eastern time. Test will be of morse code and other sound fx and voice. All reports should be sent by email to jodypritchie@gmail.com and consist of mp3 audio. Snail mail to WWXL, att Jody Ritchie co po box 449, Manchester KY 40962"
Paul B. Walker Jr., mwdx yg (3/3-2014)

 

16/12-2013

U S A DX TEST
The dx test Ydun was coming in reasonable here in scotland. Heard on 1451 on the perseus with 500m beverage.
http://www.dxarchive.com/mw/audio/131215_0503_1450_wkal_rome_ny_cw_
dx_test.mp3

http://www.dxarchive.com/mw/transatlantic_logs_december_2013.html
Ken in Scotland (15/12-2013)

 

14/12-2013

U S A DX TEST
(DX News Alert, Rome New York) DX test for our European friends this weekend while Engineering test are still underway.... ...

WKAL -AM 1450 is currently testing equipment, awaiting regular services to start soon. On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, WKAL - AM 1450 will do morse code IDs on the TOH and BOH between 03:00 and 07:00 UTC. Each morse segment will last 5 minutes. Other program elements to listen for are Christmas music of the musical variety ...piano type etc.. and programs from The 1920s Radio Network. QSL request may be sent via email to WKAL (at)
midatlanticengineeringservice.com QSLs will be returned via email.

Mid-Atlantic Engineering Service has its own facebook page here
https://www.facebook.com/MidAtlanticEngineeringServiceOfNY .
Hopefully, the effects of the coronal hole will be delayed long enough to at least make it possible to hear WKAL in Europe on Saturday.

Spread the word.

Thanks goes out to:
From the world's northernmost DX-er
Bjarne Mjelde, Arctic Norway
kongsfjord.no
arcticdx.blogspot. com for coordinating this event.

Bob Carter - KC4QLP - WQJK414

Mid-Atlantic- Engineering- Service of Utica NY
http://www.midatlanticengineeringservice.com
(via ABDX via DXLD)

NRC AM Log says it had been silent since May 2013. Are they not interested in any reports from North America??
Glenn Hauser, dxld yg (14/12-2013)

06/12-2013

U S A
WNDB 1150 Daytona Beach, FL will be conducting a DX Test on Saturday morning, December 7, 2013 beginning at 0100 Eastern (= 0600 GMT). The programming will consist of voice announcements alternating with Morse Code IDs at five words per minute. The test will be conducted using the station’s 1,000-watt non-directional (daytime) facilities. This test was arranged by Bobby Gray, Director of Engineering, following recent antenna system upgrading. Mailed reports with return postage can be directed to:

WNDB Test
Attention: Bobby Gray
126 West International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

MP3 files are fine and will be welcomed. Those hearing the test may call the Studio Line at (386) 239-0033. (Information provided by Wayne Heinen via IRCA)
Andrew Brade, mwcircle yg (6/12-2013)

17/08-2013

U S A
550 WDEV Waterbury, VT
Beep tones, possibly CW heard starting 0006 ELT to 0007.30 into sweep tones until 0009.
Signal weak but audible into my Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight.
Thanks to Paul Walker for arranging the test!
73, Mark Clark N3IRJ, Reinholds, PA via mwdx yg (17/8-2013)

U S A
550 WDEV Waterbury, VT
The test made it down here to eastern PA. I was tuning around longwave and had to hurry up the band to catch this. The test began around 0406 UTC (12:06 AM eastern) that I could hear. What made it through were Morse IDs and sweep tones. Everything was heard under WGR NY, co-channel. Signal was on the weak side, but the sweeps and Morse modulated well enough to break through. Test ended at approximately 0409 UTC (12:09 eastern) on 17 August. Vermont is a needed state for me! :-)
73, Al Muick, Whitehall PA USA, Microtelecom Perseus / Wellbrook ALA1530P active loop antenna via dxld yg (17/8-2013)

U S A
DX Test
KHMO 1070 kHz, Hannibal MO Saturday August 24, 2013.
1200 AM to 0100 AM CT (same as 0500-0600 UTC).
National Radio Club via Mike Terry, mwdx yg (16/8-2013)

U S A
DX Test
WLIQ 1530 kHz, Quincey IL, Saturday August 24, 2013.
0130 AM to 0230 AM CT (same as 0630 -0730 UTC)
National Radio Club via Mike Terry, dxld yg (16/8-2013)

 

12/08-2013

U S A
NRC reports the following tests. More details here: http://onairdj.com/dx-tests/

550 WDEV Waterbury, VT will test on Saturday, August 17 at 0403-0406 UTC (plus or minus 2 minutes). The test will consist of Morse code, sweep tones, a few sound effects, and a brief voice announcement or two. WDEV will test using night power (1 kW) and pattern. The test will also air on WDEV-FM-96.1 Warren VT, W243AT-96.5 Barre VT, and W270BR-101.9 Island Pond VT.
Reports to Bob Welch, WDEV Radio, P.O. Box 550, Waterbury VT 05676, or by e-mail to bwelch@radiovermont.com. Please include a SASE for reply. CDs, tapes, and USB sticks with audio will be accepted, but will be returned ONLY if return postage is included; e-mail clips of 3 MB or less only. Note that WDEV carries the Boston Red Sox and that there is a Red Sox-Yankees game scheduled for 1905 Eastern on Friday, August 16; if the game runs late for some reason, the test will be automatically rescheduled for Saturday, August 31, at the same time. Arranged by Paul Walker.

1070 KHMO Hannibal, MO will test on Saturday, August 24 at 0500-0600 UTC. The first and third quarter-hours will be on night power/pattern (1 kW) and the second and fourth quarter-hours will be on day power/pattern (5 kW). The test will consist of Morse code, sweep tones, voice announcements, easily identifiable sound effects, and other odd material.
Reports to Gary Glaenzer, c/o KHMO DX Test, 325 East Douglas Ave., Jacksonville IL 62650 or glaenzer@frontier.com. Please include a SASE for reply. CDs, tapes, and USB sticks with audio will be accepted, but will be returned ONLY if return postage is included; e-mail clips of 3 MB or less only. Arranged by Paul Walker.

1530 WLIQ Quincy, IL will test on Saturday, August 24 at 0630-0730 UTC. The first and third quarter-hours will be on critical hours power (290 Watts) and the second and fourth quarter-hours will be on day power (1400 Watts). The test will consist of Morse code, sweep tones, voice announcements, easily identifiable sound effects, and other odd material.
Reports to Gary Glaenzer, c/o WLIQ DX Test, 325 East Douglas Ave., Jacksonville IL 62650 or glaenzer@frontier.com. Please include a SASE for reply. CDs, tapes, and USB sticks with audio will be accepted, but will be returned ONLY if return postage is included; e-mail clips of 3 MB or less only. Arranged by Paul Walker.
Andrew Brade, mwcircle yg (11/&8-2013)

 

15/07-2013

U S A
KHMO 1070 kHz, Hannibal, MO
Saturday, August 24, 2013.
12:00 AM to 1:00 AM CT (same as 0500 - 0600 UTC).

National Radio Club http://www.nrcdxas.org/
Mike Terry via mwdx yg (15/7-2013)

U S A
WLIQ 1530 kHz, Quincey, IL
Saturday, August 24, 2013.
1:30 AM to 2:30 AM CT (same as 0630 - 0730 UTC).

National Radio Clubhttp://www.nrcdxas.org/
Mike Terry via mwdx yg (15/7-2013)

U S A
WDEV-AM 550 Waterbury VT
August 16, 2013
12:03AM EASTERN TIME (Friday night into Saturday Morning)
5000 Watts/2 towers Day & 1000 Watts/3 towers night
The test will start at approximately 12:03AM EASTERN TIME, give or take about 2 minutes. It will be 3 minutes long and consist of morse code, sweep tones and a few sound affects along with a brief voice announcement or two. WDEV-AM will test at night power and pattern.The Test on WDEV-AM 550 will also air on the following stations:

WDEV-FM Warren operates on 96.1 MHz with an effective radiated power of 25,000 watts from Lincoln Peak in Warren atop Sugarbush Ski area. 723 meters (2372 feet) above average terrain. The antenna is 8 meters (26 feet) above ground level at Lincoln Peak.

W243AT operates at 96.5 MHz is licensed to Barre and broadcasts from a tower located at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement” Thunder Road International Speedbowl amongst Barre’s granite quarries above town. It uses 99 watts ERP at 76 meters (249 feet) above average terrain and 11 meters (36 feet) above ground level.

W270BR is owned by brothers Vincent and Joseph Illuzzi and relays WDEV’s programming to the Northeast Kingdom counties of Essex, Caledonia, and Orleans…. is licensed to the village of Island Pond in the town of Brighton, VT with 10 watts of ERP on 101.9 MHz. The signal comes off Paradise Mountain just to the west of the village. The tower is 11 meters (36 feet) above ground level and 188 meters (616 feet) above average terrain.

Please include information such as your location, type of radio used, quality of the signal and what you heard along with any other information you feel is important. Audio clips sent by mail on CD, tape or USB stick are welcome. You may also email SMALL audio clips of less then 3 MB.

Here’s the information to send in a Reception Report for WDEV:
Bob Welch
WDEV Radio
PO Box 550
Waterbury, VT 05676 USA
or by e-mail to bwelch(at)radiovermont(dot)com

Accurate reports will be acknowledged by a letter from Bob along with a WDEV bumper sticker. Please include an SASE for a reply. CD’s, tapes and USB sticks will be gladly accepted but will ONLY be returned if return postage is included.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a Red Sox vs Yankees baseball game scheduled for 7:05pm first pitch and WDEV is a Red Sox affiliate. If the game goes late because of extra innings or a rain delay, the WDEV test will be automatically rescheduled for Friday August 30, 2013.

Kevin Redding, ABDX via Mike Terry, mwdx yg (5/7-2013)