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DX TESTWENR 1090 kHz Englewood, TN.
WENR DX test loud and clear under dominant KAAY with sweeps, morse code, and other familiar DX test content. First heard about 4 minutes prior to the top of the hour (05:00 UTC) from West Michigan.
Tim Tromp to MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2021-03-14)

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[nrc-am] DAYTIMER DX TESTWENR 1090 kHz Englewood, TN— TONIGHT
Starting in twelve hours! [05:00 UTC Sunday]

Conditions are slightly Au tonight, with possible G1 level geomagnetic storming—so it will be interesting. Get those nulls on WBAL, KAAY, etc…and don’t miss your chance to log WENR. Thanks again to George Hudson, CE who is staying up late for us!

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the IRCA and NRC are pleased to announce a DX Test for WENR 1090 kHz in Englewood, TN. The test will run on Sunday, March 14, 2021 starting at Midnight EST (05:00 UTC) until 3:00 AM EDT.
*This is a two-hour duration test. The change to daylight savings time occurs just as the test is ending.
The station will run only legal voice identification, Morse Code identifications, sweep tones, and sound effects. No music, announcements or other material. This should maximize the chances of DX’ers hearing this rare daytime station.

QSL INFORMATION
Reception reports, and verifications will be handled by the Courtesy Program Committee of the NRC/IRCA. You can send them via e-mail only to:
les@highnoonfilm.com
We are modifying our rules for verifications to reflect the reality of limited time and resources. Please read carefully:
Reports via e-mail only: les@highnoonfilm.com
Reports must include a recording of the best two minutes or less of your reception in .MP3 or .WAV formats.
Short video clips of your reception on an SDR screen, your equipment and/or antennas are also welcome. E-mail for details on sending very large files if need be.
Must include your location, receiver and antenna used. Other details welcome.
Written details of the test welcome, but verifications will not be provided unless a recording is included. No exceptions.
All reception reports must be received by April 12th, 2021.
No reports accepted via US Mail.
Please be patient. Replies and verifications could take 6-8 weeks. Our priority is in scheduling additional tests, not providing QSLs.

A LONG LIST OF THANK YOUS
This test would not be possible with the generosity of many. First, the station owner Michael Beverly who agreed to this test after a recent upgrade of the station’s automation equipment. Chief Engineer George Hudson encouraged the station to use the testing of new remote and automation controls as the bias for this special event.
Phil Bytheway of the International Radio Club of America started all this rolling by reaching out to George Hudson months ago as part of his specialized sub-interest of collection radio station promotional materials. Paul Walker, Joe Miller, KC80, and our newest members, Loyd Van Horn, W4LVH, and George Santulli . These folks do all the real work of the CPC and never get enough credit.
Les Rayburn, AL, NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman via WOR groups.io (2021-03-13)

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The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the IRCA and NRC are pleased to announce a DX Test for WENR 1090 kHz in Englewood, TN. The test will run on Sunday, March 14, 2021, starting at Midnight EST (05:00 UTC) until 3:00 AM EDT. *This is a two-hour duration test. The change to daylight savings time occurs just as the test is ending. The station will run only legal voice identification, Morse Code identifications, sweep tones, and sound effects. No music, announcements, or other material. This should maximize the chances of DX’ers hearing this rare daytime station.
QSL INFORMATION
Reception reports and verifications will be handled by the Courtesy Program Committee of the NRC/IRCA. You can send them via e-mail only to: les@highnoonfilm.com
We are modifying our rules for verifications to reflect the reality of limited time and resources.
Please read carefully: Reports via e-mail only: les@highnoonfilm.com
Reports must include a recording of the best two minutes or less of your reception in .MP3, or .WAV formats. Short video clips of your reception on an SDR screen, your equipment, and/or antennas are also welcome. E-mail for details on sending very large files if need be. Must include your location, receiver, and antenna used. Other details welcome. Written details of the test welcome, but verifications will not be provided unless a recording is included. No exceptions. All reception reports must be received by April 12th, 2021. No reports accepted via US Mail. Please be patient. Replies and verifications could take 6-8 weeks. Our priority is in scheduling additional tests, not providing QSLs.
A LONG LIST OF THANK YOUS
This test would not be possible with the generosity of many. First, the station owner Michael Beverly who agreed to this test after a recent upgrade of the station’s automation equipment. Chief Engineer George Hudson encouraged the station to use the testing of new remote and automation controls as the bias for this special event. Phil Bytheway of the International Radio Club of America started all this rolling by reaching out to George Hudson months ago as part of his specialized sub-interest of collection radio station promotional materials. Paul Walker, Joe Miller, KC80, and our newest members, Loyd Van Horn, W4LVH, and George Santulli. These folks do all the real work of the CPC and never get enough credit.
73, Les Rayburn, N1LF121 Mayfair ParkMaylene, AL 35114EM63nfNRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman.
Leslie Gammascorch to DXing.info fb group (2021-03-03)

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Hearing the KCUP 1340 DX Test [Toledo OR] here in Las Vegas at 10;19 Pacific time. Heard sweep tones, followed by normal tones at 10:20. Sweep tones again at 10:26.Very weak thru my 1230 KLAV local.
David Reitz in MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2021-01-31)

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WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests.
Don’t forget tonight at 8pm EST (0100 UTC) till 6am EST (1100 UTC) will be our final January DX Test. Will have updates for what our plan is for February including the return of the FT8 tests.
Duke Hamann in WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests fb group (2021-01-30)

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A reminder:
KCUP 1230 Oregon 8-hour DX test tonight.
10PM PST (0600 UTC) until 0600 AM PST (1400 UTC). Test material will include Morse Code, sweep tones, sound effects, etc. [i.e. UT SUNDAY JANUARY 31 0600-1400]
Glenn Hauser to WOR groups.io (2021-01-30)

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KCUP 1230 kHz Toledo, Oregon – Graveyard DX Test this weekend extended hours.
Thanks to the seriously generous nature of Steve Rubin, KCUP will test on Saturday evening, January 30, 2021 starting at 10PM PST (0600 UTC) until 0600 AM PST (1400 UTC). Test material will include Morse Code, sweep tones, sound effects, etc. {i.e. UT SUNDAY JANUARY 31 0600-1400 — Glenn Hauser}
Eight full hours for DX’ers to attempt to log the station. Really grateful for the longer opportunity to log the station.
This is a great opportunity for DX’ers to set a National Radio Club Graveyard DX Record for this station. Interested in getting your name in the record books? Read on:
According to Tim Hall, who is the current editor of the NRC Graveyard DX Achievements, the current record for KCUP is actually held by Tim himself. Currently, it is listed as:
KCUP  Toledo Tim Hall West Glacier, MT 542.
That means that the maximum distance of a confirmed reception of KCUP is only 542 miles. The DX Test provides a great opportunity to break Tim’s record for this station. (Sorry, Tim)

Some caveats:
Only current (and deceased) NRC members are eligible to hold GY records, and loggings must be made after January 1, 1960.

Other notes:
Multiple records may exist for a single station. This is because of various rule changes that took place mostly in the 90s. A separate category was created for DXers in AK and HI to compensate for their unique advantage after they started claiming records for all the west coast stations. Then Canada migrated most of their graveyarders to FM, suddenly making it far easier for Canadians to log long-distance GY catches, so a separate category was created for them. A handful of stations have records from DXers living outside the US and Canada.
Be sure to include the exact address (or latitude/longitude) where you were when you heard each station, so I can calculate the distance.
Please only submit catches you think might be records or maybe “near-misses.” I’m happy to help people get all the records they are entitled to, but I hope people won’t just send me their whole GY logbook without first checking to see which ones might be records.
Of course we want people to report their loggings to DX News, so if your logging has appeared in DX News (even a long time ago), that’s good. If it hasn’t, please send me some basic info from the logging.

Record Setting:
This means that there is an opportunity for multiple records to be set on Sunday morning.
1. ) DXers who are NRC members in the United States or elsewhere in the world could claim a record shattering reception of KCUP 1230.
2.) DXers in Canada could also claim the record if it’s further than receptions in the US or worldwide.
3.) Likewise, DX’ers in Alaska (Paul Walker?) could claim a record if it bests the worldwide distance.
Our hope is that this will light a fire under DX’ers to listen for this test, encourage you to join the National Radio Club, and to take an interest in Graveyard DXing which is super-fun.

Verifications:
Reception reports will be handled by the Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) at the request of KCUP.
Reception reports should be e-mailed to:
les@highnoonfilm.com
We strongly prefer that you include MP3 sound file recordings of the best 2-3 minutes of your reception. If you cannot record the DX, then detailed written reports can also be accepted. If your report is confirmed, you will receive a custom designed QSL card as a PDF file attachment. It is suitable for printing.
We will no longer accept reports via USPS mail.
If you are interested in claiming the record, please include the following additional information:
A.) NRC Member? YES or NO.
B.) Exact longitude and latitude of your receiving location. If you use a remote SDR, you must use the lat/long of that receiver.
C.) Claimed distance in miles to the transmitter location of KCUP.
If anyone exceeds a reception of 542 miles, we’ll report that information to Tim Hall.

Special thanks:
Our special thanks to Steve Rubin, owner of KCUP for this rare DX test from Oregon and the opportunity for some lucky DXer to break Tim Hall’s record.
[….]
73, Les Rayburn, AL 35114 NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman via WOR groups.io (2021-01-27)

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KCUP Toledo OR 1230 DX Test!
Worth noticing that thanks to the NRC/IRCA CPC, KCUP Toledo OR 1230 will perform a DX test on January 31 from 08:00 to 09:00 UTC. Test material will include Morse Code, sweep tones, sound effects, etc.
KCUP is likely the least common Oregon station on 1230 on the KONG HQ, heard in 2009, but if conditions are good it is quite possible that we may be able to hear the station on our Arctic locations. Thanks Les Rayburn for submitting details about the test. Ideally, 4-5 hours later would be ideal, but we take what we get!
Bjarne Mjelde to DXing.info fb group (2021-01-25)

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WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests
Todays dx test has begun, now till 6am est (1100 utc Sunday).
Sorry I was a few minutes late making the switch to 5kw but we are officially at high power at our daytime pattern. Please enjoy!
Duke Hamann to WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests fb group (2021-01-16)

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WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests
Don’t forget we are running at DX Test tonight till 6am EST (11 UTC [Sunday]) .
Duke Hamann in WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests fb group (2021-01-09)