WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests.
Listen for Halloween sounds and a DX Audio mix from now till 06:00 AM EDT (1000 UTC). We are operating on our daytime pattern with 5kw to the SSE.
Tomorrow night we are begin at 08:00 PM EDT (12:00 UTC) to Midnight EDT (0400 UTC) running nighttime pattern. At midnight we will be switching to daytime power and pattern. Sorry couldn’t get up to the station to setup another omnidirectional test.
Duke Hamann in WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests fb group (2020-10-31)
This week I am going to be airing a Halloween special on WNJC 1360 AM. There will be no FT-8 test this week. I am going to play Halloween sound effects and music mixed with DX audio test clips.
I will be starting at 00:00 UTC 11/1 (08:00 PM EDT 10/31). This will continue all night and morning till 1100 UTC (6:00 AM EST). It’s the end of Daylight savings time, so I even get an extra hour to broadcast! Power levels and pattern along with more details will be announced before the event.
Duke Hamann in WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests fb group (2020-10-27)
A reminder that another WNJC 1360 NJ DX test is supposed to be underway now, not last night as mis-publicized originally and on WOR. 05-06 DX test sounds and IDs, 06-10 music programming.
From previous post:
“At 0500 UTC I will be switching to our daytime pattern at 5kw using 4 towers directional to SSE with the DX audio test concluding at 0600 UTC. From 0600 – 1000 UTC I will be leaving the transmitter in daytime mode but be playing our normal playlist of 80s – 2010 pop, rock, dance, country and whatever else I grew up listening to and feel like playing. Listen for the sweepers between songs of movie & tv show clips along with our voice-over guy.”
Glenn Hauser to WOR groups.io (2020-10-18)
WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests.
So this week I am switching things up a bit. I going to try to give the inland folks over the pond a better chance to and copy our FT-8 test. I will be starting 2 hours early with the FT-8 DX test at 02:00 UTC 10/17 (10:00pm 10/16 EDT). We will be operating our regular 2 tower, 800 watt nighttime pattern to the SSE. At 04:00 UTC the FT-8 test will conclude and we will conduct the DX audio test continuing on our nighttime pattern. At 0500 UTC I will be switching to our daytime pattern at 5kw using 4 towers directional to SSE with the DX audio test concluding at 0600 UTC. From 0600 – 1000 UTC I will be leaving the transmitter in daytime mode but be playing our normal playlist of 80s – 2010 pop, rock, dance, country and whatever else I grew up listening to and feel like playing. Listen for the sweepers between songs of movie & tv show clips along with our voice-over guy. Reception reports are greatly appreciated and can be emailed to email@example.com or snail mailed with at least a 4×6 SASE to PO Box 84 Dennisville, NJ 08214. I ordered 250 QSL cards and gave away 122 so far! I don’t want to keep that many LOL! Look forward to having another fun weekend with the DXs out there!
Duke Hamann in WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests FB group (2020-10-15)
DX TEST tonight on WNJC 1360 Washington Township.
I was able to get two FT8 decodes during tonight’s DX test at 054515 and 055200.
Mike Beu, Austin, TX to nrc-am via WOR groups.io (2020-10-11)
Listened from southern Kentucky but was not able to hear the test at WNJC. I had the WNJC feed via internet but I could not hear their signal on my radio. Lots of interference, primarily from 2 possibly 3 other stations on 1360 kHz.
Mike Newland, Morgantown, KY to nrc-am via WOR groups.io (2020-10-11)
After a few bits of code in the mix (4 dots three times, I think) just after midnight, I soon heard WNJC in More Code clearly three times, then three sweep tones, followed by a series of steady tones, and so on. Generally WNJC was above the mix, but I’m not very far away from the station: Hampstead, MD, listening on a CC Crane SW with a Tecsun loop. I’ve heard all the tests so far, BTW.
Sam Brainerd to WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests fb group (2020-10-11)
WNJC 1360 AM DX Test.
So for this Sunday at 0400 UTC we will be doing another 1 hour DX test. The audio will be the same as before. At 0500 UTC we will be doing another 1 hour FT-8 test. This time the audio will range from 200hz repeated twice then 400hz repeated twice, up to 3000hz. The pattern of the radio station will be similar, using a single tower 1250 watts omnidirectional. Hopefully conditions will be better then last week.
Duke Hamann in WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests fb group (2020-10-01)
Due to the popularity of the weekly DX Tests [WNJC 1360], Chief Engineer Duke Hamann, KC2DUX has created a Facebook page devoted exclusively to updates regarding the tests. You can see photos of the transmitter site, learn more about the history of the station, etc. Also a great spot to get the latest information on the test.
WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/wnjc1360dx/
If you’re not a fan of social media, not worries—the page is visible for all to see.
If you do receive the test, you can request an e-mail verification from the station by e-mailing Duke Hamann at:
If you would prefer a QSL card, you can send reception reports along with a self-addressed stamped enveloped (SASE) to:
Duke Hamann, KC2DUX
P.O. Box 84
Dennisville, NJ 08214
Les Rayburn in HCDX via WOR groups.io (2020-10-01)
So with DX tests [WNJC 1360] I have conducted recently, I decided to make a Facebook group dedicated to the tests. I do plan on continuing these tests at least thru October. For now I will be keeping them Sunday’s between 0400 – 0600 UTC. Here is the link for the group
Duke Hamann to MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group(2020-09-28)
From the IRCA list:
“For anyone interested, I will be running a unique 2 hour DX test on WNJC 1360 AM in Washington Twp, NJ USA this Sunday at 04:00 UTC. The DX test will include sweep tones, cw, “off-the-hook” effect and other sounds to get over the other stations on freq.
Now this is where it gets fun for the hams! At 05:00 UTC we will be transmitting FT8 every 15 seconds for 1 hour calling “CQ WNJC FM29”. Audio Freq will vary between 200hz and 4000hz, climbing in 200hz increments. You would use AM mode to receive.
We will be running 1250 watts Omnidirectional during both tests. If you tune your radio to 1.360MHz and can copy, please send your report to kc2dux at duxpond.com.
I plan on repeating this test over the next few weeks.
QSL Cards available as well. Send a letter sized SASE to along with your report to:
PO Box 84
Dennisville, NJ 08214
Thanks, Duke, KC2DUX”
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2020-09-26)
Re. the DX Test from WNJC-1360 this Sunday, 9/27 at 0000 EDT (0400 UTC).
Got the timing figured out for FT8. Audio frequency will vary between 200hz and 4000hz in 200hz increments over a 5 minute period then repeat (200, 400, 600, 800, 1000hz, etc). All you would need to do is tune your radio to 1360 in AM mode and receive. Look forward to doing this unique test!
Duke Hamann to MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2020-09-26)