DX tests

What is a DX test?

 
Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 0300 UTC ~? 0500 UTC (11 EDT ~? 1am EDT) WION 1090
 
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 0500 UTC - 0700 UTC (midnight EST-3am EDT) WENR 1090
 
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 0600 UTC - 1400 UTC (10pm-6am PST) KCUP 1230
 
QSL INFORMATION FOR THE 1/2/21 WCPH DX TEST

 

WCPH is currently celebrating their 65th anniversary of serving Southeastern Tennessee. The station’s branding is “Homegrown 1220” and “Southeast Tennessee’s Oldies Station.”

Joe Miller, KJ8O has designed a special 65th Anniversary QSL card, which will be available to those who successfully log this holiday test. If you wish to report reception of the DX test from either tonight or December 26, 2020 please submit your report to the Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) at:

les@highnoonfilm.com

We prefer an .mp3 recording of the best reception, no more than 2 minutes or so in length. If you cannot record the test, then detailed written reports can also be accepted. Please include time stamps for each element that you received—and describe the content as best you can.

If you’re really old school—you can send a SD card, USB key, cassette audio tape, or even 1/4” reel tape to:

Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

Please include a SASE with return postage.

Those who are successful will receive a .PDF file of the QSL card, suitable for printing. Please allow 2-3 weeks or longer to process. Please only submit one report, even if you heard both tests.

Also include your location, antenna, and receiver details. The station finds this information very helpful.

 
(1/1/2021)The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the NRC & IRCA is pleased to announce that WNJC 1360 kHz in Washington Township, New Jersey will continue to run weekly maintenance tests each late night Saturday/Sunday Morning this month.

Chief Engineer Duke Hamann sent the following notice this afternoon:

Happy New Year! I wanted to let you know that I will be continuing our DX tests into 2021 on WNJC 1360 AM every Sunday 0100 - 1100 UTC (Saturday 8pm - Sunday 6am EST) in January.

Power level and pattern will be .8kw SSE till midnight EST then will be 5kw SSE midnight to 6am EST. If anything changes, I will post in our Facebook group and try to get it to the IRCA list as well.

01/03/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/02 08:00 PM - 01/03 06:00 AM EST)
01/10/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/09 08:00 PM - 01/10 06:00 AM EST)
01/17/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/16 08:00 PM - 01/17 06:00 AM EST)
01/24/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/23 08:00 PM - 01/24 06:00 AM EST)
01/31/21 01:00 - 11:00 UTC (01/30 08:00 PM - 01/31 06:00 AM EST)

To assist in keeping DX’ers informed of last minute changes and to better track receptions of the station during it’s maintenance, CE Hamann has created a Facebook group:

WNJC DX Test Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wnjc1360dx

This is an excellent opportunity for European DX’ers to log this station during the winter—with minimal ionization of the D-Layer during the day—and quiet nights perfect for reception.

 

Saturday, January 2, 2021 - 2AM EST - 4AM EST WCPH-AM 1220
 
Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 2AM EST - 4AM EST WCPH-AM 1220
 
 
(12/16/20) Duke Hamann wrote on Facebook:
 
I wanted to get word out that this week we will be having a 2 night DX test on WNJC 1360AM, I am trying to make it a Christmas special!
12/20 01:00 - 05:00 UTC Audio DX Test (.8kw)
12/20 05:00 - 11:00 UTC Audio DX Test (5kw)
12/21 01:00 - 05:00 UTC Audio DX Test (.8kw)
12/21 05:00 - 11:00 UTC Audio DX Test (5kw)
Reports can be sent to kc2dux@duxpond.com or for a QSL card sent at least a 4x6 SASE envelope too
Duke Hamann, WNJC DX Test
PO Box 84
Dennisville, NJ 08214 USA
 
(11/30/20)WNJC 1360 DX Tests- 
 
John “Duke” Hamann continues to work on tuning the transmitters and antennas at WNJC during weekend overnights when their listenership is low. This is providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for DX’ers to log this station. Even better, he’s incorporating FT-8 mode for many of this tests since he only needs tones for his maintenance purpose. 
 
Duke has been kind enough to set up a Facebook Group dedicated to this continuing tests, where he also provides insights on what’s going on with the stations transmitters and antennas. This is the best source of information and updates for last minute test notifications. Check it often, especially as we approach the weekends. 
 
Not sure how long these will continue so get it while it’s hot! Thanks again Duke for this! 
 
 
THIS TEST (11/28-29) WAS CANCELLED due to transmitter issues; it will likely happen again 12/5-6. From 08:00 - 11:00pm EST pm on Nov 28 we will be doing the DX Audio test at our normal nighttime pattern. At 11:00pm EST we will start the FT8 test which will continue until 1:00am EST. At midnight EST we will switch to our daytime pattern at 5kw. At 1:00am till 6:00am EST we will run our audio DX test.
 
11/29 01:00 - 04:00 UTC Audio DX Test (.8kw SE)
11/29 04:00 - 05:00 UTC FT8 Test (.8kw SE)
11/29 04:00 - 05:00 UTC FT8 Test (5kw SSE)
11/29 06:00 - 11:00 UTC Audio DX Test (5kw SSE)
 
Reports can be sent to kc2dux@duxpond.com or for a QSL card sent at least a 4x6 SASE envelope too
 
Duke Hamann, WNJC DX Test
PO Box 84
Dennisville, NJ 08214 USA
 
WNJC-AM 1360 has been conducting DX tests nearly every weekend with little advance notice. Please check [irca] for details!
 
Saturday, October 16 - 10pm EDT - 1AM EDT WNJC-AM 1360
 
Sunday, October 11 - midnight EDT - 1AM EDT WNJC-AM 1360
 
Sunday, October 4 - midnight EDT - 1AM EDT WNJC-AM 1360
 
Sunday, September 27 - midnight EDT - 1AM EDT WNJC-AM 1360
 
Sunday, September 20 - midnight EDT - 1AM EDT WNJC-AM 1360
 
Saturday, September 12 - 12 AM EDT - 6AM EDT and Sunday September 13 at 12 AM EDT - 6 AM EDT WNJC-AM 1360
 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - midnight EDT and Saturday, August 22, 2020 - midnight EDT - WCSZ-AM 1070