Here are my favorite FM DX Catches over the last week or so. It's not
everything I've logged, but these are my favorites. Location: Ridgway, PA
at 2000 feet in elevation with Sangean HDT1 and 5 element log periodic FM
Antenna. Largely free of terrain obstructions and at almost the highest
point in town.
"Country 105" with a female, mentioning the sponsor of a traffic report is
an Orangeville business. 50kw/269 feet at 212 miles on Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
at 8:01am Eastern.
WDSY-FM 107.9 Pittsburgh, PA. 17,500 Watts/827 feet at 93 mile. Somewhat
good of a catch since 107.9 is usually the WCED-AM translator from 30 miles
away which is nearly line of sight to me on the hill. But, I also got
WDSY's HD2 which is a simulcast of 100.7 Star, their full power Hot AC
signal and HD3 is an automated KDKA Traffic & Weather Together format.
>From Thursday Dec 21, 2017 around 830am eastern, here's audio.
WLER-FM 97.7 Butler, PA. 6KW Equivalent Class A at about 75 miles SW of me.
Made a decent catch because RDS lit up, but also because it is one click
over from 50KW blowtorch WDDH 97.5 (where I work)
Audio from 10:08am Eastern Thursday December 21, 2017:
BX93, CJBX 92.7 London, Ontario. 50KW/397 feet from about 160 miles away.
Local ads and BX93 liner with country music, wiping out semi local C93,
WCCR Clarion PA about 45 miles SW of me.
CKDK-FM 103.9 Woodstock/London, Ontario 51KW at about 400 feet from roughly
160 miles away. Solid signal, walloping the beejbers out of semi local WAGL
130.9 about 40 miles NE of me for about half hour.
"Q Country 107", WSAQ 107.1 Port Huron, Michigan. 6KW Class A at about 230
miles away with male DJ Talking between songs and mentioning Q Country 107.
Mix 94.1 WHBC Canton, OH. About 140 miles for this 50KW signal, which isnt
hugely far. But I am only 1 mile from the 25,000 Watt WKBI 93.9 Signal...
it is WKBI causing that warmth, distortion and overmodulation.
Country 106, CIKZ 106.7 Kitchener Ontario with 5KW at about 600 feet at
about 150-160 miles with country countdown show.
KLite 102.9, CKLH Hamilton, Ontario. 40,3000 watts/400 feet from about 160
miles away with Christmas music and announcer mentioning KLite 102.9,
wiping out semi local OK!102.9 WOKW
Fresh Radio 103.1, CFHK St Thomas/London, Ontario. 60KW at about 600 feet,
from 150-160 miles away with Fresh 103.1 mentions and DJ. Wiping out semi
local 103.1 The Fox WQFX Russell, PA/Jamestown, NY
92.9 The Grand CHTG Haldimand, Ontario. 10KW at about 350 feet from 130-140
miles away. Local commercials and 92.9 The Grand jingle.
CFMZ 96.3 Toronto, Ontario. 24,000 Watts at about 900 feet form about 170
miles away. Classical music and announcer.
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