***UPDATED DX TEST ANNOUNCEMENT***
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 6, 2022
The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club (NRC) and the International Radio Club of America (IRCA) is pleased to announce a special DX Test for distant listeners for KQKD on 1380 kHz in Redfield, SD. The test is scheduled for 1/15/2022 at 00:01 AM Central Time (0601 UTC 15 January). This test is scheduled to run for 3 Hours.
For KQKD, Ron Schacht, Owner/Chief Engineer, will be performing regular maintenance of the station’s audio chain during the test. Listeners will hear: Morse Code IDs, Tone Sweeps, Voice IDs, Music, 1 kHz long tones, IRCA Signature Tune “Hands Across The Sea” and more.
RECEPTION REPORTS & QSL REQUESTS
All reception reports will be verified through the CPC with an electronic QSL. Reception reports along with MP3 recordings or .MP4 video recordings of your reception should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to use the subject line: “KQKD 1380 RECEPTION REPORT.”
The following requirements are in effect in order to receive an electronic QSL verifying your report:
– Reports via email only. Email must include an MP3 file attachment of your reception (best two minutes or so in length) or an MP4 video clip. While written descriptions will be considered along with the recording, they will not suffice alone for verification.
– Reports must be submitted within 30 days of the test.
The report must include your name, location, and return email address, clearly grouped together at the top of the verification request.
– Please also include a description of your receiver, antenna, and any interference noted.
– If you use a remote SDR to receive the test, you must clearly indicate that in your verification request. We will only accept one such report per DX’er. You cannot log the test on multiple remote SDRs and request multiple verifications.
The IRCA/NRC CPC would like to thank the owners of KQKD, Ron Schacht, Owner/Chief Engineer, and CPC member Paul Walker for helping to arrange the test.
Good luck to all DXers!
About the CPCThe Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) is a cross-functional group comprised of members of both the National Radio Club (NRC) and International Radio Club of America (IRCA) for the purpose of coordinating and arranging DX Tests with AM radio stations. These DX tests both allow radio stations to conduct valuable equipment tests on their transmitter and audio chain as well as enable DX hobbyists to receive the testing station from greater distances than would normally be possible. The CPC membership consists of: Chairman Les Rayburn, Paul Walker, George Santulli, Joe Miller and Loyd Van Horn.
For radio stations interested in coordinating a DX test with the CPC, please visit the following Web site for more information: https://amdxtest.blogspot.com/
For more information on the types of content heard during a DX test, “An introduction to DX Tests” video is available at DX Central:
DX Central to Arctic Radio Club FB group (2022-01-06)