Recent additions to the ultralight log:
- 1230 WTSV Claremont, NH 0700 UTC 02-Mar-2009 DT-400W
- 1230 WMPC Lapeer, MI 1003 UTC 02-Mar-2009 DT-400W
- 1600 WWRL New York, NY 0447 UTC 07-Mar-2009 E-100
- 580 CKWW Windsor, ON 0515 UTC 07-Mar-2009 E-100
- 610 CHNC QC New Carlisle 0501 UTC 08-Mar-2009 E-100
- 1590 WGGO NY Salamanca 2045 UTC 08-Mar-2009 E-100
- 1590 WAUB NY Auburn 2100 UTC 08-Mar-2009 E-100
The two stations on 1230, WTSV and WMPC, were logged from an overnight recording I did. Not a particularly productive one: over 8 hours and only two loggings. But still, it's two more stations on a graveyard frequency (bringing the count of those to 32).
Logging CKWW on 580 was a surprise. It is only 500 watts and is adjacent to the local Toronto station on 590, which is very dominant. But the E-100 has great selectivity, and allowed me to hear it. The Eton E-100 is really an amazingly good little radio. Too bad Eton has discontinued this model.
CHNC 610 is a station I've been chasing for a couple of months. I had thought I'd heard it several times before, faintly under semi-local CKTB. But this was the first time it that it was coming in strong enough to identify with certainty. Easy enough to identify when it's strong enough - it's the only significant French language station on this frequency in Canada. Glad to have caught it - as I understand, it's moving to FM soon.
WGGO and WAUB on 1590 are odd catches - odd that I hadn't logged them before. They're both semi-local (WGGO is audible during the day here). I guess it's because after doing my daytime bandscans on the ultralights last fall, I reckoned that I'd logged all the semi-local stations and haven't listened for any more during the day. Also, the band above 1500 kHz is badly attenuated inside my apartment, so to DX those frequencies I usually have to head outside. Oddly enough, there's another semi-local station on 1590 even closer to me that I haven't heard yet - WASB in Brockport, NY, near Rochester. No hint of that one yet.