LBI-4 DXpedition Report
Long Beach Island, New Jersey USA
November 4-6, 2005
• Bob Galerstein, NJ - Drake R8B & Quantum
• David Hochfelder, NJ - Drake R8B & Quantum
• Brett Saylor, PA - Drake R8 & modified
MFJ-1025 Phaser; TenTec RX-320 with Timewave ANC-4
• Bill Harms, MD - Drake R8B & Quantum
• Bruce Collier, PA - Drake R8B - Modified
• Bob Stonier, NJ - Drake R8
• Russ Edmunds, PA - Modified Sony ICF2010
• Michael Temme-Soifer, NJ - Modified Sony
David Hochfelder, Bob
Galerstein and Bruce Collier
• 1000' terminated BOG's at 40 and 220 degrees
• 200' phase wire
• 6' amplified broadband box loop
Musings from the Attendees
Russ Edmunds speaks:
Being the compiler of the DXpedition
chronicles has its perks - I can decide to lead
off if I want! This year's DXpedition was another
success. While we missed Mark Clark, who attended
last year, but was forced to bow out shortly beforehand
due to work commitments, I was able to recruit Michael
Temme-Soifer of Egg Harbor City, NJ, who is an active
FM & TV DX’er with WTFDA and also dabbles
in AM to join us Saturday evening. He jumped right
in using Bruce’s Sony ICF-2010 and seemed
quite impressed with some of the Trans-atlantic
This year I finally had my own
2010, a rebuilt and modified one which performed
quite well, hearing anything the other 2010 did
and most of what the Drakes heard. It’s a
little tougher on some of the tighter splits, but
I’d also not had much opportunity to play
with it on those prior to LBI-4. It has passband
tuning added, which I want to work with as well.
Rollout of the Southern BOG,
which fell to Rob Stonier and I, was much more uneventful
than the others had with the Northern one, as can
be seen from their accounts following.
This time, I’m returning
home tempted to make some added efforts to snag
some TA’s from home. One of those will be
to raise the loop up closer to the floor of the
first floor above in the hopes of reducing the horizon
blockage resulting from a basement location for
my shack. Failing that, it may be time to take the
2010 upstairs, even though it is a bit rough-looking
and I’m sure won’t impress my aesthetics-conscious
As I’ve said after each
one of the 3 prior LBI’s, even absent good
conditions, the camaraderie, good pizza, good beer
and lots of time to talk DX is plenty of incentive
all by itself to keep coming back!
Bob Stonier, Russ Edmunds,
and Michael Temme-Soifer
Brett Saylor speaks:
In some ways, this year’s
LBI DXpedition was similar to last year: many of
the same European stations were logged, a smattering
of Caribbean and northern South American stations
were heard, and some new Canadian Maritimes were
picked up. What was different was the weaker reception
of stations that literally boomed in last year (Norway,
Virgin Radio and Croatia), a stronger Spain on 684
kHz that lasted throughout the night, and the reception
of Middle Eastern outlets like Farda and Sawa that
had eluded us earlier years. The daily “window”
of TA DX seemed smaller this year, but good conditions
to the south meant there was still plenty to hear.
The propagation conditions (A-24 and K-4 the first
night) likely had a great impact on these results.
While we sweated the solar forecast during the weeks
leading up to LBI-4, in spite of those numbers I
would still say it was a successful event.
Every year we try to “kick
it up” a notch, and this year was no exception.
Thanks to Bill’s wireless router and the hotel’s
new Internet connection, we were able to participate
live from LBI in the IRC medium wave chat room #MWDX
with other DXers in the US, Canada and Europe. That,
plus streaming webcam pictures from the site, gave
new meaning to the term “virtual DXpedition”
for the archive). The addition of Dave’s DX
Engineering RPA-1 amplifier to Bruce’s 6-foot
[Mark Connelly-designed] broadband loop was a real
treat – I can see real potential in phasing
two of these loops, which is one of my goals for
Good conversation, good DX and
70-degree temperatures combined to make this a memorable
weekend. I look forward to next year’s LBI
Dave Hochfelder speaks:
Our fourth DXpedition to the
Jersey shore was successful, with respect to both
participation and loggings. We had 7 DXers on Friday
night, joined by Michael on Saturday.
I arrived around 2 PM on Friday,
a bit too late to help deploy the BOGs, but not
too late to run to the town hall with Bob. It turns
out that one of Ship Bottom's Finest saw us laying
out the northern BOG wire, and asked us if we had
a permit. Of course we didn't, so he told us to
go to the town hall and talk to someone. Bob and
I, being of course the best looking and most responsible
members of our rogues' gallery, volunteered to go.
We met with the town administrator for about ten
minutes and explained what we were up to. He was
concerned about legal issues; for instance, if someone
sued the town for tripping over our wires. We tactfully
declined to remind him that there was lots of old
fencing with rusty nails sticking up right where
our wires ran along the fence by the dunes. So we
convinced him that we were aware of his concerns
and would ensure that the wires did not get in the
way of anyone walking around by the rusty nails.
Bob and I went out and re-buried the north wire
at the pedestrian and vehicle entrances to the beach.
We got to the dials later than
we hoped for because of this incident and because
it always takes longer to set up than you think,
particularly with four antennas and eight radios.
Friday evening was a good mix of low-band, low-latitude
TAs and some LAs. On Friday or Saturday we didn't
hear much from the northerly TAs like Virgin on
1215, Norway on 1314 or Croatia on 1134.
On Saturday afternoon Bruce and
I went to the north end of the island to Barnegat
Lighthouse and climbed up to the top. Bruce fantasized
about dropping a 175 foot vertical wire from the
top and using that next year- we'll see… We
got back in time to hit the dials right before 4
PM, and I was blown away with the DX that rolled
in with the sun still shining: Saudi on 1521, R.
Sawa from Djibouti, R. Farda from UAE, and Albania
were the highlights. The band was open for TAs for
a few hours after dark and then tapered off, but
it opened up to the south later in the evening.
The highlight after midnight was excellent copy
of a soccer game in Spanish on 1140 with Morelia
vs. someone else. We ID’ed it tentatively
as the 1000-watter from Morelia, Mexico on 1140.
On Saturday we also deployed
a sloper from a third floor room down to the beach.
We aimed it at Brazil and Africa, and we found it
was highly directional - to the west ! I had excellent
copy on WOSU, Columbus, Ohio. We fed the sloper
from the high (motel) western end, to save on coax
runs, but maybe if we feed it from the eastern (beach)
end next year it will be more directional in the
direction we actually want. Maybe the antenna gurus
out there can enlighten us.
Good DX, good friends, beer,
pizza, spring-like weather: all in all an excellent
Bruce Collier speaks:
I guess I’ll start off
with vital stats and such...
- Equipment: Drake R8B, MFJ-1025 phaser w/mods,
Big bottle of Cutty Sark (to attract Scottish stations,
- Stations on the “most wanted” list
finally heard: R. Sawa 1431 and 1548, Grenada on
535, Algeria 252.
- Station on that list STILL not heard: Iceland
This was the 4th LBI Dxpedition,
and my 3rd. Last year, we had fabulous conditions
28 days out; this year, it was much iffier (if that’s
a word?) Solar prediction was for a “slight
possibility of an event,” not what you want.
Fortunately, all was well, and in fact we had a
90 minute sunset session on Saturday that was, as
Mark Connelly would say, “a salad bar of signals”
- hets on EVERY channel and multiples on many, with
fabulous audio on some new ones, including Portugal
1035 and Iran 1503! As in 2004, we dodged a bullet
this year as a solar flare did occur the day after
we left and shut TA’s down completely for
a day or two. Stations farther north were not good—Norway
1314 was 30 over S9 last year and barely listenable
this year. But lower latitudes were better than
last year, giving us Middle Eastern stations we
could only log as “tentative” last year.
Conditions faded around 9pm both nights, leaving
just the “normal” stuff at listenable
levels. It gave us a chance to scout around a bit—Dave
went to 60 meters, then several of us chased the
presumed 1kw 1140 from Mexico Saturday night, and
I did a little tropical band and beacon chasing.
I didn’t know it at the time, but Jean Burnell
and friends were doing a parallel Newfie DXpedition
the same weekend, and by their early reports it
seems they had more auroral conditions than us,
likely because of their much higher latitude. Mark
Connelly also ran a parallel effort from Massachusetts
and reported similar catches to ours.
Because of work issues, I wasn’t sure I’d
make it until about 2-3 weeks before the weekend,
so I volunteered to sleep in radio room #1, rather
than possibly get stuck paying a deposit on a room
if I had to cancel. I’ve always been nervous
about letting $10,000-$15,000 worth of stuff in
there overnight anyway. Bill Harms wanted to try
for TP signals at local sunrise - he’s been
getting snatches of something on 738 after local
sunrise at his home in Maryland. I said “no
problem—I’ll get plenty of sleep when
I’m dead”. Of course, I went to bed
at 2:30am and at 5:30 there was Bill knocking on
the door. I thought “I’ll be a @#$%^*,
he WAS serious,” and got up and tuned around
with him for a few minutes before hitting the sack
again. He saw carriers on his PC spectral display
on 738, but no audio to speak of.
Seems LBI wouldn’t be complete
without a little drama; LBI-2 featured the mains
power in the entire motel browning out to 91 volts
the 1st night. This year, Bob and I were 5 minutes
away from completing the northern Eurobog (all 1000
feet of it). As Dave mentioned earlier, we had just
finished burying it deep under the vehicle entry
path to the beach, when up pulled Officer Not-So-Friendly
wanting to know what we were doing, and did we have
a permit? Um, nope. Didn’t the last 3 years
either. He told us to go to city hall and talk to
someone, and that we’d likely be told to roll
up the wire. The thought of no BOGS and having to
go with just the broadband loops was NOT appealing
- I could see our weekend getting ugly quickly!
So we dispatched Dave and Bob to city hall - mainly
because they were voted MLTGE (Most Likely To Grovel
Effectively) and they got our clearance! I’ll
say this: Ham Radio helped - the local hams are
active and helpful on the island, apparently, because
the city guy likened our activities to hams and
mentioned the good relationship they had with the
city personnel there. Thank you, LBI hams!! Next
year, we’ll call in advance in get a permit!
All in all, a good weekend with
good conditions, good friends, mostly good food
(NO one on LBI can make pizza-it’s worth the
drive to Manahawkin to Pizza Hut!). Thanks to Russ
for compiling and editing the logs and musings-looking
forward to LBI-5 in 2006!
Bill Harms speaks:
LBI-4 was great experience. It was fun renewing
friendships with other DXers. We had some interesting
and spirited discussions about DX club politics
as well. Conditions overall were fair and seemed
to favor the lower latitude station. There were
a couple of good opening for an hour or two at a
time. At sunset on 11/6 stations were coming in
fast and strong. I was hoping that we could get
some loggings of lower powered stations on the regional
channels, but alas, the opening did not stay up
all evening. Of interest were loggings from Egypt
(I think) and of VOA Sao Tome. The Maritime Province
stations were booming in through much of the time,
with CHCM on 740 blowing away CHWO for example.
I am already looking forward to next year.
Bob Galerstein speaks:
LBI-4 could be titled, "raising
the bar of camaraderie." We seemingly hit the
ground running, from the better organization heading
into the weekend, to the setup of the beverages
and consumption of beverages, along with the level
More than eight radios were wired
in two rooms in The Drifting Sands Motel using the
setup skills of the group. The quality of these
skills is illustrated in another LBI-4 photo - that
of the pile of wires behind the radios. This picture
quickly became the wallpaper on many of our PC notebooks.
Our signal distribution
This gave me the thought of how
our equipment has evolved through just four years
at LBI. A potpourri of radios and no computers has
progressed to almost everyone using one of the Drake
R8 series of radios, phasers and using a wifi net
for DX tips. It also led to a DX distraction, as
I checked my personal email, downloaded a provocative
picture, and shared it periodically with Bruce and
Dave, who were sitting on either side of me.
The big disappointment of last
year, no middle east other than Saudi Arabia - 1521,
was quickly conquered early on Saturday. Radio Farda
1575 was at armchair level at 4:32pm local. Also
received, though weaker, were the Sawa stations
of Djibouti 1431 and Kuwait 1548. Many Europeans
were received, including new ones not picked up
last year. But the Euro conditions of LBI-3, when
we had hours-long s9+35 signals from NRK and Virgin
Radio, were not duplicated.
Every DXpedition has its disappointment,
and this one was no different. While listening to
the same "futbol" game on numerous channels,
we thought it was from the XEX network of station
in Mexico. This initial belief was reinforced by
Dave having excellent reception of a weak powered
Mexican broadcasting a different game. However,
a check of the WRTH showed a Cuban station on each
of those frequencies. We later concluded the game
was, indeed, coming from Cuba. Shouts of &*#%$$#@*!
Fidel permeated the room.
While at the Sunday morning breakfast,
we commented on how this was the best attended DXpedition
in years. And, even with the friendships we have,
we were happy to have new and young blood in Michael,
who heard about our DXpedition, lived about a half
hour away and joined us Saturday night.
Bring on LBI-5!!
4-6, 2005) Loggings
Time in UTC
162 FRANCE France-Inter, Allouis NOV 4 0059 - Talk
by man in French, time pips at top of hour, into
news read by woman.
171 MOROCCO R.Mediterranee Internationale, Nador
NOV 5 0136 - Arabic music.
183 GERMANY Europe No. 1, Felsberg NOV 4 2310 -
Talk by several people in the studio in French,
music, very nice signal.
198 ALGERIA Chaîne 1, Ouargla NOV 4 0002 -
Talk by man and woman.
198 UNITED KINGDOM BBC R.4, Droitwich et al. NOV
4 2344 - Fair with English talk; rough copy.
216 FRANCE RMC Roumoules NOV 4 - Fair; weak with
234 LUXEMBOURG R.Luxembourg, Junglinster NOV 4 0013
- Fair; pop music.
252 ALGERIA R.Alger Int’l, Tipaza NOV 4 0013
- Nice jazz music, pop music (Tracy Chapman), talk
by two men in French.
252 IRELAND RTÉ R.1, Clarkestown NOV 5 0138
- Jazz vocal music, parallel 567 and webstream.
531 ALGERIA Chaîne 1, Ain-el-Beida NOV 5 2208
- French talk; clearly not Spanish.
549 ALGERIA Alger Chaîne 1, Les Trembles NOV
5 2210 - French talk parallel 891 kHz.
558 SPAIN RNE5 synchros NOV 4 0018 - Talk by man
and woman in Spanish, parallel 684, 738 and 855
567 IRELAND RTÉ Tullamore NOV 6 0200 - Good
with female announcer reading news.
567 SPAIN RNE5 synchros NOV 5 0100 - Fair; Spanish
576 CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN RNE5 synchros NOV 5
2245 - Soft female vocal.
585 SPAIN RNE1 Madrid NOV 4 0200 - Talk by man in
Spanish, time pips at the top of hour, ID, very
594 BULGARIA R.Horizont, Pleven NOV 4 0201 - Two
carriers on frequency, talk by man, language definitely
not Arabic (so not Morocco) - had a Slavic sound,
so who? Bulgaria?
594 MOROCCO RTM Oujda NOV 5 2148 - Pop music with
594 PORTUGAL R.Renascença, Muge NOV 4 2240
- Rapid-fire talk by man in Portuguese, sounds like
a sports event (futebol?).
603 FRANCE France Info, Lyon NOV 5 0220 - Good;
parallel 1377 kHz.
603 SPAIN RNE5 synchros NOV 4 2242 - Talk by woman
612 MOROCCO RTM A, Sebaâ-Aioun NOV 4 2246
- Talk by man in either French or Arabic, then talk
621 CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN RNE1 synchros, Santa
Cruz de Tenerife et al. NOV 4 0108 - Talk by man
in Spanish, very strong signal, parallel 639 kHz.
675 NETHERLANDS Arrow Rock Radio, Lopik NOV 5 2305
- Rock music, fair strength.
684 SPAIN RNE1 Sevilla NOV 4 2250 - Music, strongest
TA signal of the night, parallel 693, 738 (also
very strong), 855 (weaker).
693 SPAIN RNE1 synchros NOV 4 2328 - Man talking
parallel 684 and 855 kHz.
693 UNITED KINGDOM BBC R. 5 Live, Droitwich et al.
NOV 5 2152 - Very loud, S-9 armchair copy.
711 FRANCE France Info, Rennes NOV 5 0615 - Talk,
parallel 945 kHz.
729 SPAIN RNE1 synchros NOV 4 0208 - Parallel 684,
729 unID NOV 5 0500 - Discussion by two men in French,
competing with Spain.
738 SPAIN RNE1 Barcelona NOV 4 2332 - Parallel other
747 NETHERLANDS 747AM Flevoland NOV 5 2147 - Pop
747 CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN RNE5 synchros NOV 5
2313 - Talk in Spanish and ID parallel 684 kHz.
765 SWITZERLAND RSR Option Musique, Sottens NOV
5 0224 - Good; pop music.
774 EGYPT Middle East Radio, Abis NOV 5 0108 - Arabic
774 SPAIN RNE1 synchros NOV 5 0230 - Music, talk
783 MAURITANIA R.Mauritanie, Nouakchott NOV 4 2251
- Music with African drums - huge signal, 15 over
792 FRANCE France Info, Limoges NOV 5 0600 - Talk
by woman in French.
792 SPAIN SER Sevilla NOV 5 2301 - Male announcer
819 EGYPT ERTU Batra NOV 4 2255 - Talk by woman
in Arabic parallel 12050 kHz.
837 FRANCE France Info, Nancy NOV 5 2315 - Talk
by man in French.
855 SPAIN RNE1 synchros NOV 4 2329 - Man talking
parallel 684 and 693 kHz.
855 unID NOV 5 0247 - Female vocal under Spain.
864 FRANCE France Bleu, Villebon-sur-Yvette NOV
4 2330 - Excellent; armchair copy.
891 ALGERIA Chaîne 1, Algiers NOV 5 2209 -
French talk parallel 549 kHz.
909 UNITED KINGDOM BBC R.5 Live synchros NOV 4 2246
- BBC program with talk by man in English, ID ,
parallel 693 kHz.
945 FRANCE France Info, Toulouse NOV 4 2250 - Excellent
with male French talk.
954 SPAIN Onda Cero, Madrid NOV 5 0000 - Good; Spanish
963 PORTUGAL R.Renascença, Seixal NOV 6 0020
- Talk parallel 594 kHz.
999 SPAIN COPE Madrid NOV 5 2146 - Talk parallel
1035 PORTUGAL R.Clube Português, Belmonte
NOV 5 2338 - Hues Corp. “Rock the Boat,”
Laura Branigan “Self Control,” male
announcer, armchair copy, confirmed via webstream.
1044 MOROCCO RTM A, Sebaâ-Aioun NOV 5 0338
- Strong and sounded French.
1053 SPAIN COPE synchros NOV 5 2200 - Strong, +10;
man talking in Spanish.
1116 unID NOV 5 0012 - Spanish or Italian.
1134 CROATIA Glas Hrvatske, Zadar NOV 6 0145 - Fair
with lots of WBBR slop and weak signal strength.
1206 FRANCE France Info, Bordeaux NOV 4 2245 - Talk
by two men in studio in French.
1215 SPAIN COPE synchros NOV 5 0150 - Spanish way
under Virgin; poor to fair.
1215 UNITED KINGDOM Virgin R. synchros NOV 4 2325
- Man talking in accented English. Near armchair
copy later at 0146.
1341 NORTHERN IRELAND BBC R.Ulster, Lisnagarvey
NOV 5 0025 - Presumed the one trying to break through
1377 FRANCE France Info, Lille NOV 5 0014 - Good;
French talk parallel 603 kHz.
1394.8 ALBANIA TWR Fllakë NOV 5 2110 - Brief
audio, Mark Connelly logged earlier in the day in
1422 GERMANY Deutschlandfunk, Heusweiler NOV 5 0032
- Presumed the one with audio at threshold here.
1431 DJIBOUTI R.Sawa, Arta NOV 5 2115 - Parallel
website audio with talk by woman, Middle Eastern
1467 FRANCE TWR Roumoules NOV 5 2140 - Very large
1503 IRAN IRIB Sarasary, Bushehr NOV 5 2141 - Tentative
last year, loud this year - male announcer, wailing
1512 unID NOV 5 2126 - Very strong but didn’t
stick for ID; not parallel 1521 kHz.
1521 SAUDI ARABIA BSKSA Duba NOV 5 2103 - Good to
very good with Arab male talk.
1530 SAO TOME E PRINCIPE VOA Pinheira NOV 5 0115
- Parallel 7115 kHz. WCKY phased and mixing with
1548 KUWAIT R.Sawa, Kabd-Kuwait City NOV 5 2120
- “Sawa” in male voice with reverb effect,
music with beat.
1575 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES R.Farda, Al Dhabiya NOV
4 0044 - Strong at peaks; +10; Middle Eastern-flavored
rock music, parallel 9585 and web stream, heard
1584 CEUTA RadiOlé, Ceuta NOV 6 0514 - Salsa
music. Something else under, not ID’ed.
1602 SPAIN SER synchros NOV 5 0101 - Spanish talk.
Domestic and Pan-American
198 UNITED STATES DAW Dixon NC NOV 5 0008 - Non-directional
216 UNITED STATES CLB Carolina Beach NC NOV 5 0010
248 JAMAICA MBJ Montego Bay NOV 6 0636 - NDB.
272 CANADA YQA Muskoka ON NOV 5 0502 - NDB.
273 CANADA ZV Sept Ils QC NOV 5 0502 - NDB.
276 CANADA YHR Chevery QC NOV 5 0504 - NDB.
278 CANADA NM Matagami QC NOV 6 0642 - NDB.
289 CANADA YLQ La Tuque QC NOV 6 0644 - NDB.
303 CANADA YPP Parent QC NOV 6 0648 - NDB.
326 CANADA FC Fredericton NB NOV 6 0650 - NDB.
344 CAYMAN ISLANDS ZIY Grand Cayman NOV 6 0653 -
347 CANADA YG Charlottetown PE NOV 6 0655 - NDB.
350 UNITED STATES LE Raleigh NC NOV 6 0657 - NDB.
535 GRENADA GBC St. George’s NOV 6 0657 -
Talk by two men in English, time pips at top of
hour, poor but readable.
540 CANADA CBT Grand Falls NL NOV 5 2312 - CBC program
540 UNITED STATES WFLA Orlando FL NOV 5 2300 - Excellent
on south wire; S9+30 over; top of hour ID.
550 unID NOV 5 0307 - Spanish language speech featuring
mentions of US and Venezuelan differences, periodic
mentions of “Radio Nacional.”
555 ST. KITTS & NEVIS ZIZ Basseterre NOV 4 2221
- Fair quality with reggae music.
560 unID NOV 5 0303 - Spanish ballads, male, female
solos under WFIL, WVOC.
570 CUBA CMDC R.Reloj, Santa Clara NOV 5 0305 -
Ticks and “RR.”
580 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HIAX R.Montecristi, Montecristi
NOV 4 0300 - ID, sign off announcements, then into
Dom Rep national anthem; 3000 watts.
590 unID NOV 5 0310 - Soft instrumentals with brief
male, female announcements in Spanish.
620 CUBA CMGN R.Rebelde, Colón NOV 4 0251
- Parallel 560, 600, 610, and 5025 with Spanish
630 CUBA R.Progreso, Pinar del Río NOV 6
0545 - Excited fútbol play by play, parallel
640 (with possible “network” echo),
680, 690, 730 and 900 kHz. Thought is was more exotic
than Cuba until we heard all the parallels!
650 COLOMBIA HJKH RCN Antena Dos, Bogotá
NOV 4 0248 - Upbeat Latin music, mention of Colombian
banks, well over WSM on southern BOG both evenings.
670 CUBA R.Rebelde, Arroyo Arenas NOV 5 2250 - Speech
parallel several others.
680 CUBA R.Progreso, multiple sites NOV 6 0630 -
Lots of parallels.
690 CUBA R.Progreso, Jovellanos NOV 6 0630 - Lots
700 unID NOV 5 0230 - “Flashdance” under
710 CUBA R.Rebelde, multiple sites NOV 5 2253 -
Speech parallel several others.
710 unID NOV 5 0450 - Spanish talk over WOR.
720 JAMAICA RJR Innswood, St. Catherine NOV 4 0336
- Caribbean music, talk in accented English by man,
lots of IDs at top of hour.
740 CANADA CHCM Marystown NL NOV 5 0300 - Classic
C&W music, ID, “590, VOCM Radio Network”
and “VOCM CFCR Radio Service.” Comparing
antennas, CHCM was dominant on north BOG, CHWO was
on the east-west sloper, and an unID Latin American
(Cuba?) was on the south BOG.
740 unID NOV 6 0530 - Spanish: “I Wanna Know
What Love Is.”
760 COLOMBIA HJAJ RCN Barranquilla NOV 5 0132 -
Talk by man in Spanish, ID, commercials, parallel
770 kHz. NOV 5 0326 - RCN ID.
760 CUBA unID NOV 5 0335 - Soft music parallel 770,
770 COLOMBIA HJJX RCN Bogotá NOV 4 0132 -
Talk by man in Spanish, parallel 760 kHz.
770 CUBA unID NOV 5 0336 - Soft music parallel 760,
780 CANADA CFDR Classic Country 780 Kicks, Dartmouth
NS NOV 5 2234 - Ads for Nashville, Christmas Expo
in Halifax, Remembrance Day.
780 CUBA unID NOV 5 0337 - Soft music parallel 760,
780 VENEZUELA YVMN R.Coro, Coro NOV 4 0240 - Several
IDs in Spanish.
790 CUBA CMAQ R.Reloj, Pinar del Río NOV
5 0339 - Ticks and “RR.”
810 COLOMBIA HJCY CARACOL Bogotá NOV 4 0239
- Talk by man in Spanish, mentions of Colombia.
820 CUBA R.Reloj, unknown site NOV 5 0341 - Ticks
820 ST. KITTS & NEVIS TBN / R.Paradise, Charlestown
NOV 6 0702 - Screechy female preacher, confirmed
via shortwave parallel.
820 UNITED STATES WOSU Columbus OH NOV 5 2333 -
Bluegrass show, matches website stream; on “southeast”
850 CUBA R.Reloj, Nueva Gerona NOV 5 0342 - Ticks
860 CUBA CMDB R.Reloj, Baracoa NOV 5 0345 - Ticks
890 CUBA unID NOV 5 0348 - “Radio Cadena Nacional”
895 ST. KITTS & NEVIS VON Bath Village NOV 4
2220 - Talk by man in English, poor signal.
900 CUBA CMKP R.Progreso, Cacocum NOV 6 0630 - Lots
950 CUBA R.Reloj, La Habana NOV 5 0351 - Ticks and
1140 MEXICO XELIA Morelia NOV 6 0535 - Presumed;
lots of Morelia mentions; web search showed them
playing that night. XEMR is also possible; others
logged fútbol coverage on XEX, XEFB, and
1260 CANADA CKHJ Fredericton NB NOV 5 0330 - C&W
music, ID, “Today’s country, KHJ,”
poppy day ad, weather forecast.
1290 CANADA CJBK London ON NOV 5 0345 - ID, “1290
CJBK,” Paul Harvey ad.
1540 BAHAMAS ZNS1 Nassau NOV 5 2250 - Clear ID.
1610 UNITED STATES WVIR Visitor Information Radio,
Atlantic City NOV 5 1400 - TIS, “Welcome to
the Atlantic City Visitor Information Radio, WVIR,”
with loop of information on visiting Atlantic City.
1620 UNITED STATES Ocean City NJ NOV 5 1744 - Emergency
Advisory Radio Station with announcements for hurricane
1630.042 UNITED STATES Atlantic City NJ NOV 5 1745
- NOAA weather loop, presumed from Atlantic City.
Published on December