A site about the radio listening hobby and my activities therein - longwave, mediumwave, shortwave, FM, and television DXing. A site about the radio listening hobby in all its forms, or at least the forms that interest me.

I am also a licenced amateur radio operator, callsign VE3LXL. Information about my amateur radio station is found on my station website.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Ultralight DXing Update

Recent ultralight loggings. All received on the Sangean DT-400W. The three stations on 1400 kHz are the result of an overnight recording session:
  • 1280 WFAU Gardiner, ME 2354 UTC 16-Feb-2009
  • 1400 WCCY Houghton, MI 0700 UTC 17-Feb-2009
  • 1400 WVAE Biddeford, ME 0858 UTC 17-Feb-2009
  • 1400 WHGB Harrisburg, PA 1032 UTC 17-Feb-2009
Total ultralight count: 262. This also brings me to 30 stations heard on the "graveyard" frequencies.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Ultralight Logs - 1340 kHz

A few days ago I did another all night recording of one of the local channels (a.k.a. "graveyard" frequencies), this time 1340 kHz. In AM radio there are six local channels or frequencies - 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450, and 1490. These frequencies are used for stations that provide purely local service, and therefore contain hundreds of low power stations, most operating at around 1 kW. The level of interference is very high and so DXing these frequencies can be a challenge.

I recorded about nine hours on 1340 overnight and spent the next several days reviewing the recording. This yielded seven new stations for the ultralight log, five of which were also new for the overall log. The radio used for this was the Sangean DT-400W. Here's what I heard:
  • 1340 WGAW Gardner, MA 0600 UTC 02-Feb-2009
  • 1340 WSTJ St. Johnsbury, VT 0722 UTC 02-Feb-2009
  • 1340 WBRK Pittsfield, MA 0821 UTC 02-Feb-2009
  • 1340 WWNH Madbury, NH 0824 UTC 02-Feb-2009
  • 1340 WMSA Massena, NY 1022 UTC 02-Feb-2009
  • 1340 WENT Gloversville, NY 1145 UTC 02-Feb-2009
  • 1340 WIRY Plattsburgh, NY 1200 UTC 02-Feb-2009
Total ultralight count is now 258. Total graveyard frequency count is now 27.