Hard-Core-DX.com: WNJC 1360 "Lights Out" DX Test--NIGHTLY Midnight Eastern (0500 UTC) till 1 AM Eastern (O600 UTC)

WNJC 1360 "Lights Out" DX Test--NIGHTLY Midnight Eastern (0500 UTC) till 1 AM Eastern (O600 UTC)

Friday, January 06 2023

The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club and International Radio Club of America are sad to announce that it appears WNJC 1360 will leave the air for good shortly. This news reaches us from Chief Engineer John “Duke” Hamann.

But John is determined to see the test goes out with a proper send-off. He’s going to run a nightly one-hour long DX test with Morse Code, sweep tones, long duration 1 kHz tone, etc. This is your last chance if you still need WNJC for the logbook. It’s unclear how long the tests will continue, so don’t waste time.

Test material will run nightly from Midnight Eastern (0500 UTC) until 1 AM (0600 UTC).

For the latest information on the DX Tests, John Hamann has established a Facebook page:


Listeners who hear the test are asked to submit reception reports to the CPC, who will handle the station's reception reports. Please follow the requirements below:

Send an email of your report, along with a two-minute long recording of your reception in .MP3 or .WAV format to:

dx@highnoonfilm.com <mailto:dx@highnoonfilm.com>

The email should include the following:

John Doe, W4DOE
123 Main Street | Contact Information of DXer
Anytown, AL 35112 |

johndoe@yephoo.com <mailto:johndoe@yephoo.com> | Email Address of DXer

Member of both IRCA & NRC | Please note your membership in our clubs.

Drake R8B with a 40’ longwire | Information about the equipment used to receive the station.

Remarks | Comments about the station’s audio, interference, frequency stability, or
other information you’d like to share.

WNJC.mp3 | Attach a copy of the audio you received.

All emails should be formatted exactly as above. Start with your contact information, and be sure to include the email where you want the QSL emailed.

Reception reports must be received within 30 days of WNJC finally leaving the air for good. The use of remote SDRs to receive the test is discouraged unless it is a receiver location that you have built and maintained specifically for DXing. If a remote SDR is used, you must disclose the location of the receiver and the name of the owner, if known. The remote receiver must be located at least 500 miles from WNJC.

One QSL per DXer.

The CPC would like to thank station owners and John “Duke” Hamann for working with the DXing community to coordinate the these tests.

(I apologize for the delay in posting the test announcement. I contracted COVID-19 on Dec 27, and have been struggling to recover.)


Les Rayburn, N1LF
les@highnoonfilm.com <mailto:les@highnoonfilm.com>
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman

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