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)
WCSZ DX test [1070 kHz] from SC, OK to OK.
I am posting before reading reports from anyone else about this.
On R75 with E-W longwire, already aimed in right direxion.
0357 UT Aug 22 tune-in to usual jumble of presumed KNX, KFTI and more jumble.
0402 UT: suddenly absolutely clear Morse code ID: VVV DE WCSZ, twice or was it thrice?
No voice IDs or any announcements heard so far. But none needed after the above.
0404 UT: Handel`s Messiah, Hallelujah Chorus until 0410. Then some other music, no ID heard but may have been lost in QRM. 0412 tune-out but may recheck later. Unknown how long test runs.
Sometimes atop, generally mixing with news/talk presumed KNX, and country music presumed from KFTI Wichita which is l ow power at night, but too close to here and always an annoyance since it`s significantly off-frequency-minus. Now I have been adjusting the PBT to get rid of the LAH if not all of its modulation.
Glenn Hauser to WOR groups.io (2020-08-22)
WCSZ 1070 Sans Souci, SC DX Test Update
Spoke via e-mail with Al Hajny regarding last night’s impromptu test.
We offered to create a DX Test file of Morse Code IDs, sweep tones, etc. for tonight—but unfortunately that won’t meet their needs. Here’s the update on what happened last night, and what we may expect tonight (Friday night/Saturday morning) starting at Midnight EDT (0400 UTC)
I’m asking for a longer test if possible to give our European DX’ers a better shot at the test and also a list of songs/programming to help with identification.
“Had problems last night. Lightning took out a contactor’s fiberglass insulator and the bar piece eventually just dropped to the floor. It was at 10 kW for a short time, but later could only keep [ power output to ] 5 kW for maybe 45 minutes. Carrier only.
Little did I know that probably kept kind of an arc going. I bypassed the problem and am running 25 kW now to see how things go. I’ll try 50 kW a little later. Lost a module but it should still make 50 just fine. So, most likely I’ll run a more regular type test tonight, midnight EDT. About an hour, unless there’s public demand for more.
Thanks for your offer, but I have a few songs etc. already.`
Les Rayburn via WOR groups.io (2020-08-21)
WCSZ Sans Souci SC 1070 – DX-test.
From Al Hajny (firstname.lastname@example.org) “I’ll be trying to put the 50 kW non-DA, after midnight EDT tonight. (Thur into Fri morning) Likely to be just carrier much of the time at various power levels. I don’t know, maybe some music. Maybe a more regular DX test tomorrow night.
It won’t be on the stations on-line stream. 1070 WCSZ Sans Souci SC. Installing a new transmitter.”
Odd-Jorgen Sagdahl to NORDX yahoogroup (2020-08-21)