United States

WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests.
As of last night WNJC is back on the air. I am hoping to keep it on the air till about February 7. From midnight till 3am EST we will continue to run a omnidirectional 2kw DX test. This will be the last time to catch WNJC in Washington Twp, NJ, if not forever. Hope everyone gets a chance to listen-in for this lights out DX test.

Duke Hamann, WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests FB group (2023-01-27)

United States

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club and International Radio Club of America are sad to announce that it appears WNJC 1360 will leave the air for good shortly. This news reaches us from Chief Engineer John “Duke” Hamann.

But John is determined to see the test goes out with a proper send-off. He’s going to run a nightly one-hour long DX test with Morse Code, sweep tones, long duration 1 kHz tone, etc. This is your last chance if you still need WNJC for the logbook. It’s unclear how long the tests will continue, so don’t waste time.

Test material will run nightly from Midnight Eastern (0500 UTC) until 1 AM (0600 UTC).

For the latest information on the DX Tests, John Hamann has established a Facebook page:
WNJC 1360 AM DX Testsfacebook.com

Listeners who hear the test are asked to submit reception reports to the CPC, who will handle the station’s reception reports. Please follow the requirements below:
Send an email of your report, along with a two-minute long recording of your reception in .MP3 or .WAV format to:
dx@highnoonfilm.com

The email should include the following:
John Doe, W4DOE
123 Main Street | Contact Information of DXer
Anytown, AL 35112 |
USA |
johndoe@yephoo.com | Email Address of DXer

Member of both IRCA & NRC | Please note your membership in our clubs.
Drake R8B with a 40’ longwire | Information about the equipment used to receive the station.
Remarks | Comments about the station’s audio, interference, frequency stability, or other information you’d like to share.
WNJC.mp3 | Attach a copy of the audio you received.

All emails should be formatted exactly as above. Start with your contact information, and be sure to include the email where you want the QSL emailed.

Reception reports must be received within 30 days of WNJC finally leaving the air for good. The use of remote SDRs to receive the test is discouraged unless it is a receiver location that you have built and maintained specifically for DXing. If a remote SDR is used, you must disclose the location of the receiver and the name of the owner, if known. The remote receiver must be located at least 500 miles from WNJC.
One QSL per DXer.

The CPC would like to thank station owners and John “Duke” Hamann for working with the DXing community to coordinate the these tests.

(I apologize for the delay in posting the test announcement. I contracted COVID-19 on Dec 27, and have been struggling to recover.)

73, Les Rayburn to WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests FB group (2023-01-05)

United States

A reminder:
WNJC-1360 DX Tests before going dark.
WNJC will be going dark in about 30 days. Until then I will be playing a DX test at Midnight EST every night, for 1 hour. This is the Black Coffee DX Test that Les Rayburn created. Sad moment but after 25 years of working on WNJC it may be coming to an end. If the stars align, I may get it back on the air with-in a year otherwise enjoy this last chance to hear WNJC 1360 AM from Washington Twp, NJ.

Duke Hamann, WNJC-1360 DX Tests FB group (2022-12-23)

Netherlands

DX weekend Album AM 846 kHz Uden.
The long Christmas DX-ing was successful although it was not ideal DX weather, no clear and bittercold winterdays but a recordbreaking 18 degrees and rainy.

After evaluating and at least 50 replies, read first blog at www.albumam.nl for details. This DX-ing weekend the max. distance was 1811 km to Finland, a small edited audio sample of the listener is attached at the blog.

René (2023-01-02)

United States

WCGA 1100 DX test from Woodbine, Georgia being heard as far as
Malverne NY – Cape Cod MA – Birmingham AL – Clifton NJ – Seaside OR – Masset BC – Melbourne FL to mention some.

Source irca iog

Ydun Ritz (2022-12-24)

United States

WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests will be going dark in about 30 days. Until then I will be playing a DX test at Midnight EST every night, for 1 hour. This is the Black Coffee DX Test that Les Rayburn created. Sad moment but after 25 years of working on WNJC it may be coming to an end. If the stars align, I may get it back on the air with-in a year otherwise enjoy this last chance to hear WNJC 1360 AM from Washington Twp, NJ.

Duke Hamann, WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests FB group (2022-12-23)

Netherlands

This Christmas weekend I am planning a DX weekend, a few times a year I am transmitting 24 hours a day for DX purposes.
Maybe somebody is interested in receiving my LPAM hobby radio station Album AM 846 kHz from the Netherlands.
For this DX event a morse ID jingle “Album AM” will be transmitted every 15 minutes or so and interspersed with other English jingles.
Reports to  radio@albumAM.nl

René, Uden, The Netherlands, Album AM 846 kHz www.albumam.nl (2022-12-23)

United States

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club and International Radio Club of America is pleased to announce a Christmas Eve DX Test for WCGA 1100 in Woodbine, Georgia. 

Station owner Wesley Cox explained, “WCGA is a daytime-only station that broadcasts a news/talk format to the Georgia coast at 10,000 watts. We sign off at sundown to protect WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio. But we need to do some maintenance on our Harris DX-10 transmitter and the audio chain, so we thought, let’s do it on Christmas Eve.” 

The station will broadcast test tones, Morse Code identifications, long-duration 1 kHz test tones, and Christmas music produced using a modular synthesizer. The testing will begin at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (05:01 UTC) on Saturday morning, December 24th. 

The test can be received at great distances, perhaps even in Europe and Scandanavia. Cox welcomes reception reports from faraway listeners, “We’re especially interested in hearing reports about the audio coming from the station, noting any distortion or modulation issues.” 

Listeners who hear the test are asked to submit reception reports to the CPC, who will handle the station’s reception reports. Please follow the requirements below: 

Send an email of your report, along with a two-minute long recording of your reception in .MP3 or .WAV format to: 

dx@highnoonfilm.com

The email should include the following: 
John Doe, W4DOE

123 Main Street | Contact Information of DXer

Anytown, AL 35112 |

USA |

johndoe@yephoo.com | Email Address of DXer

Member of both IRCA & NRC | Please note your membership in our clubs. 

Drake R8B with a 40′ longwire | Information about the equipment used to receive the station. 

Remarks | Comments about the station’s audio, interference, frequency stability, or  other information you’d like to share. 

WCGA.mp3 | Attach a copy of the audio you received. 

All emails should be formatted exactly as above. Start with your contact information, and be sure to include the email where you want the QSL emailed. 

Reception reports must be received within the next 30 days. The use of remote SDRs to receive the test is discouraged unless it is a receiver location that you have built and maintained specifically for DXing. If a remote SDR is used, you must disclose the location of the receiver and the name of the owner, if known. The remote receiver must be located at least 500 miles from WCGA. 

One QSL per DXer. 

The CPC would like to thank station owners Wesley and De Cox, along with everyone at Cox Broadcast Group, Inc for working with the DXing community to coordinate the station maintenance. “We wanted to give something back to hobbyists who love radio as we do. It’s also a great way to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Something that gets lost too often in all the hustle of the season. We hope our local listeners will enjoy it too.” 

The station will be on the air testing for two hours, using their daytime power and pattern. Their antenna is a six-wire Ron Knott folded unipolar. Don’t miss this chance to hear a rare daytime-only station and put a new one in the logbook. 

Les Rayburn, N1LF
les@highnoonfilm.com
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
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NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman to mwcircle iog (2022-12-15)

DX Tests

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club and International Radio Club of America are proud to kick off the 2022-2023 season with another “Dual DX Test” this weekend. 

Chief Engineer Todd Clark will be doing maintenance testing starting on Saturday, November 5th at 12:01 AM Mountain Time (0601 UTC) when KJJR, 880 AM, will be testing on daytime power and pattern. 10,000 watts. Programming will consist of sweep tones, Morse Code IDs, 1 kHz “long duration tones,” etc. The test will last two hours, until 02:00 AM Mountain Time. 

Part two of the dual test is the next day, Sunday, November 6th, at 12:01 AM Mountain Time (0601 UTC) when KSEN, 1150 AM, will be testing on daytime power and pattern. 10,000 watts. Programming will consist of sweep tones, Morse Code IDs, 1 kHz “long duration tones,” etc. The test will last two hours, until 02:00 AM Mountain Time. 

** Most of the United States will “fall back” one hour into Standard Time at 0200 local times on Sunday, November 6th. This will not affect the test since KSEN is in the Mountain Time Zone. The test ends just as time changes. 

We thank Todd Clark for getting the season off to a great start. 

QSL INFORMATION

At the station’s request, the Courtesy Program Committee will be responsible for verifying reception reports and issuing QSLs. All reception reports should be emailed to: 

dx@highnoonfilm.com

The new QSL rules for CPC-coordinated tests will be in effect for this test. Please read them carefully. 

NEW QSL RULES FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON

  • DX Tests are arranged by the Courtesy Program Committee of the National Radio Club (NRC) and the International Radio Club of America (IRCA.) Both clubs offer low-cost, online-only memberships. It is appropriate that those seeking QSLs should support the clubs financially. Please indicate in your request which club you are a member of. It may improve the response time for your QSL. 
  • QSL requests for DX Tests where the CPC will issue QSLs must be received within 30 days of the test. 
  • A brief recording of at least two (2) minutes must be submitted. .MP3, .wav, or .MP4 video formats accepted. No written reports unless accompanied by a recording. 
  • No remote receivers (Internet-based) will be accepted for QSLs. The exceptions to this rule are as follows:

A.) If you constructed the remote receiver, maintained it, or contributed money towards those purposes, you may use it to submit reception reports. Examples would be DXers who built remote receivers in low-noise locations but operate from home. 

B.) Internet-based receivers you don’t own are only acceptable if they are more than 500 miles from the transmitter of the test station. You must fully disclose which receiver was used, including its URL. If the owner is known, please provide their name so they may receive credit. Include the distance of the receiver in miles from the transmitter site. 

C.) Only one QSL will be issued per DXer, even if they operate multiple remote receiver sites or use more than one remote receiver at distances of 500 miles to receive the station. 

  • QSLs will be issued only after the conclusion of the 2022-2023 DX Season. Generally, this will occur in April. We will send out group emails when QSLs are issued. 
  • Unpaid volunteers perform all work in verifying reports and sending you a QSL. We all have jobs, spouses, kids, and lives. Be patient. Be nice. 

Les Rayburn, N1LF
les@highnoonfilm.com
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

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