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ONLY HOURS AWAY! Christmas Eve DX Test: WCGA 1100 Woodbine, Georgia  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 24 2022


The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club and International Radio Club of America wants to remind DXers that late tonight will be the Christmas Eve DX Test for WCGA 1100 in Woodbine, Georgia.

Station owner Wesley Cox explained, “WCGA is a daytime-only station that broadcasts a news/talk format to the Georgia coast at 10,000 watts. We sign off at sundown to protect WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio. But we need to do some maintenance on our Harris DX-10 transmitter and the audio chain, so we thought, let’s do it on Christmas Eve.”

The station will broadcast test tones, Morse Code identifications, long-duration 1 kHz test tones, and Christmas music produced using a modular synthesizer. The testing will begin at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (05:01 UTC) on Saturday morning, December 24th.

The test can be received at great distances, perhaps even in Europe and Scandanavia. Cox welcomes reception reports from faraway listeners, “We’re especially interested in hearing reports about the audio coming from the station, noting any distortion or modulation issues.”

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.

WCGA.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 the next 30 days. 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 WCGA.

One QSL per DXer.

The CPC would like to thank station owners Wesley and De Cox, along with everyone at Cox Broadcast Group, Inc for working with the DXing community to coordinate the station maintenance. “We wanted to give something back to hobbyists who love radio as we do. It’s also a great way to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Something that gets lost too often in all the hustle of the season. We hope our local listeners will enjoy it too.”

The station will be on the air testing for two hours, using their daytime power and pattern. Their antenna is a six-wire Ron Knott folded unipolar. Don’t miss this chance to hear a rare daytime-only station and put a new one in the logbook. Anyone who fails to receive the test will receive coal in their stocking. I got that straight from the Big Man, so you’ve been warned. He knows!

DXer John Johnson at the WCGA Transmitter Site


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

NRC & IRCA Courtesy Program Committee Chairman

Perseus SDR, AirSpy + Discovery, SDRPlay RSP Duo, Sony XDR-F1HD [XDR Guy Modified], Korner 9.2 Antenna, FM-6 Antenna, Kitz Technologies KT-501 Pre-amps, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip.

“Nothing but blues and Elvis, and somebody else’s favorite song…”

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receptions 22-24/12  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 24 2022

Reception of 22/12
Today 11530 again  with welat  with their Kurdish  program at 1438+ Poor signal also on RomaniaSDR in THS no signal in both antennas even if the PL550 can still  received somesignal
11815 while looking for the NHK program I fond only ViT in most of the SEAnkSDRs Quite better signal on Romanian and Zantte GR SDRs
9520  religious station with Hindi prorgasmon 1445  returning back at 1451 there wasa Chinese radio station  with 55 db SNR(-81 with Youloop )
7630 V Martyrs at 1503 with S9 on the local kSDR of the town  Also 7665 CNR 1 VOC hammer with S7
6655 and 6675 are heard sin Youloop much better than the local kSDR operatorsin QSO Also the 6617 Murmansk etal meteo networks

ON 23/12
Testing with Alan Roe’s  Holidaybroadcasts : 9580 BBC with news  Signal-44dbm at 1004 Also on 11735 with -65dbm and –56dbm in 11945 all via Thai kSDRand continues with news reports after 1007 referencing to Ukraine
3955  on 18xx only via Twente SDR : Bob splashif any with songs of  60s all Other freqsare off  -60dbm there
1905 on 6070 with WII with Christmas songs , while also watching the news in TV,Stopped listening a few minutes later Song on Ukraine on 1957
2000 again on 6070 with R Tumbril Brian starting with a  pompous semi classical music followed laterwith jazz Here has nice audio with -60dbm signal but medium fading
7490 WBCQ behavior night Christmas , supposedly a music program as all the timelistened with

5130 Angela 0320 with Orwelian airwaves then with GMR  not heard in USa but on canaries instead wih-80dbm signal and gradually getting better

Zacharias Liangas
Hard Core Radio monitor and gear tester

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https://bit.ly/34NEBpc ; why SDR is better
https://linktr.ee/zliangas ; all my pages

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Introducing: Hard-Core-DX Slack Chat  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 24 2022

Just a reminder about this... These invite links are only valid for 30 days
so here's the new one:


Risto, W6RK

On Wed, Jun 16, 2021 at 9:24 PM Risto Kotalampi <risto@kotalampi.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Hard-Core-DX has been a pioneer in connecting shortwave listeners for
> nearly 30 years now. In its core it has been emailing lists and web sites
> and some other experiments which have either spun to become popular on
> their own (e.g. various ham related spotting sites or Online Log which is
> very popular in Finland) or not. Today we wanted to try to branch out into
> chat using Slack.
> This is not the only chat there is... IRC, Facebook, Whatsapp etc have
> small circles for shortwave listeners but they have all been closed systems
> and not enabling an environment that can be used across devices and have
> conversations about any topics we choose. In the corporate world Slack has
> revolutionized communications amongst colleagues and partners in different
> companies. Much of work in U.S.A. small companies happens nowadays in Slack
> and not so much in emails.
> *Hard-Core-DX has signed up and created it's very own Slack service*.
> If you want to join the HCDX Slack, please click this link and create your
> own HCDX Slack account:
> https://join.slack.com/t/hard-core-dx/shared_invite/zt-rn83gamf-_UCfo9LYUVmoIBhb0~3cSg
> Some basic rules of the Slack service:
> 1. When you join it, you will see some channels that have been created
> already. You can join them or if you can't find the topic you'd like to
> chat about, please create your own.
> 2. HCDX will not be in the business of moderating what people are
> creating or discussing. If you create a channel, you will choose the
> policies of the discussion.
> 3. This can naturally invite some abuse. We will deal with it with
> Slack's policies as time comes.
> 4. You are welcome to invite your DX friends to the HCDX Slack and
> grow the community. Invite happens from menu in upper left corner and link
> "Invite people to Hard-Core-DX"
> 5. Let's keep subjects within shortwave radio, broadcast, utility,
> pirate DXing & ham radio if possible to keep the service relevant to us
> 6. This is an experiment... if it doesn't gain popularity or becomes a
> burden, we will shut it down. But for now, if you want to experiment and
> see if this is where you want to chat with your DX friends, join the fun.
> More information about Slack:
> https://slack.com/help/articles/115004071768-What-is-Slack-
> https://www.pocket-lint.com/apps/news/150925-what-is-slack-and-how-does-it-work-tips-tricks
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRxQQxiM7AA
> 73!
> --
> Risto Kotalampi, W6RK
> Hayward, California, U.S.A.
> Email: risto@kotalampi.com

Risto Kotalampi
Hayward, California, U.S.A.
Email: risto@kotalampi.com
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Jen`s Twisted Xmas Eve cast; and Xmas Day with GB on Unique Radio  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 24 2022


Hi Glenn, Merry & Happy. Here's the latest on my Holiday schedule.

Jen's Twisted Xmas Eve cast UT Dec 24th 2000 to 2400,
& my Rocking Under the Mistletoe cast, with GB's Alt Xmas Party cast,
Dec 25th from 2200, 2300, or 0000 UT for five hours

Dec 24th Xmas Eve "Twisted Christmas" -- Music from all over with a
twisted bent to it. Music that's taken from unknown & locally known
musical artists. Just during the holiday season they make music and
put it up on streaming & websites for purchase & I listen and see
which ones are good for my Xmas cast. Plus I play twisted type music
with unique themes, so tune in..

Dec 24th Xmas 2000 UT to 2400 UT. Our live stream

UT Dec 25th Xmas Day, Unique R, AUSTRALIA – Jen’s Rocking Under the
Mistletoe with all forms of Real Deal R & R for your holiday pleasure.
Starting first with GB's Christmas cast; then I rock the Christmas
stockings off you. (NB, may start early at 2200 today, or at 0000 UT
on 26 December, rather than 2300)

Also it would be nice to communicate with those who would like to come in
and say hi, in our live chat room.
then click on connect, then web chat.
Please put in the following to access the room.
For nick: name or like me radionutresss
Then next line channel, that's the following:
and you are in the room. (Jen W & GB)
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Bonus DXer.ca Christmas gift...  View Printable Version 
Friday, December 23 2022

For the next few days, if anyone wants a FLASHBACK --

I have uploaded the vintage interval signal series starring
Ian McFarland to the homepage of DXer.ca

Free download for those looking for a bit of Christmas

Enjoy -- and Merry Christmas to all.

PS: Ian McFarland is alive and well -- living on Vancouver Island.

Colin Newell - Editor and creator Coffeecrew.com
<http://www.Coffeecrew.com> and
DXer.ca <http://www.DXer.ca> -
Ham Radio VA7WWV | Twitter @CoffeeCrew | Victoria - B.C. Canada
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