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)
New DX Test from WNJC-1360 this Sunday, 9/27.
Duke Hamann of WNJC just sent me an email announcing the details of the next DX test in his series of weekly tests, and this one will contain a couple of interesting twists.
Duke will begin the test on Sunday, 9/27 at 0000 EDT (0400 UTC) and initially air the same Morse code IDs and variety of tones that he has previously aired. This time, however, he will use a backup antenna tower that he has never used before, one located on a long-closed trash dump the station has leased for 30 years. The land owners have refused to renew the lease as they want to develop the land, so the station will lose this tower site in 6 months. Power will be 1250 watts and the antenna pattern will be non-directional.
DXers who are also ham radio operators will enjoy a second twist during this test. To quote Duke: “If your [sic] a ham, I am also planning on trying a test using FT8 over the frequency. It will be a one-way transmission every 15 seconds for 1 hour calling “CQ WNJC FM29″. I am going to try to do it Sunday at [0100-0200 EDT] 0500-0600 UTC as long as I can get the timing set with the internet stl delay.”
As before, reception reports and notes of appreciation can be sent to Duke at kc2dux at duxpond.com
Steve Howe, Saint Albans, VT to ODXA via WOR groups.io (2020-09-23)
WNJC-1360 DX Test last night.
Heard here in Nassau County, NY (Longitude: -73.673324 Latitude: 40.674652) from 0420 to 0500 UTC on Sangean PR-D5.
Lots of fading and QRM from WKMI (a new one for me) but the sweep tones and CW Ids came through. Best reception at 0430 with military march (Hands Across the Sea?) followed by clear SID and CW ID. From then on, the fading got worse but the tones, especially the “off the hook” tone were still audible. Last really clear Ids were at 0453.
Lyndxer to WOR groups.io (2020-09-20)
Duke Hamann will be running a weekly DX test Sunday’s on 1360 AM WNJC from 12:00 – 1:00 AM EDT the next 3 weeks.
Ydun Ritz (2020-09-20)
I am going to run a a weekly DX test Sunday’s on 1360 AM WNJC from 12:00 – 1:00 AM EDT and see how it goes for maybe the next 4 weeks. After seeing how well the Saturday 1250 watts omni-directional test was copied, this Sunday, September 20 I am going to run a DX test with just on our 800 watt nighttime directional pattern to see what reception is like.
Looking forward to having more fun and please pass the word!
Duke Hamann, KC2DUX to MWDX – National Radio Club fb group (2020-09-15)
EDT is four hours behind UTC, so test time will be 0400-0500 UTC.
The WNJC 1360 (Washington township NJ) DX-test is going on right now until 1000 UTC and again 0400-1000 UTC tomorrow morning (September 13th).
Reception reports can be sent to KC2DUX@duxpond.com
Ydun Ritz (2020-09-12)
QSL came quickly from WNJC 1360 [Washington Twp, NJ] after the DX-test this morning. KC2DUX John Hamann said, they just used 1250 watt today, but tomorrow the effect will be increased.
Kai Mauseth to DX-LISTENERS’ CLUB fb group (2020-09-12)
WNJC 1360 [Washington Twp, NJ] DX test heard at Smøla island, mid-Norway at 04:31Z with morse code IDs, mixing with WDRC. Splatter from 1359.
Bjarne Mjelde to DXing.info fb group (2020-09-12)
WNJC 1360 Washington Township, NJ DX TEST!
Paul B. Walker Jr. writes:
“From Duke Hamann, Chief Engineer:
For the 2nd time in the stations history, this Saturday September 12 at 12 AM EST till 6AM EDT and Sunday September 13 at 12 AM EDT to 6 AM EDT WNJC 1360 AM in Washington Twp, NJ will be running a 2 night DX test. We will be running our full daytime power of 5000 watts. Listen for sweep tones, CW Morse code and other material created by Les Rayburn to hear our station over the noise. Reception reports can be sent to KC2DUX@duxpond.com.
Duke will provide a Qsl card if you email and specifically ask for them be, otherwise it may be a simple email reply. If you want a paper QSL, it will require an SASE. Also, Give Duke time to reply. He’s a busy guy.”
Svenn Martinsen in DX-LISTENERS’ CLUB fb group (2020-09-08)
WCSZ 1070 Sans Souci, SC DX Test Update.
I heard the test quite clearly here in Danville, KY on a barefoot C. Crane CC-3, which isn’t surprising as I am not that far away, about 300 miles or so. I tuned in at about 12:28 AM and heard the ID, “WCSZ, Sans Souci, South Carolina – Testing” followed by “Take On Me” by A-Ha. The signal was fairly strong and clear.
Jay to WOR groups.io (2020-08-22)