Mediumwave Loggings

Because I am a city dweller these days and live in the suburbs of The Hague, in The Netherlands it is very difficult to do any long distance DXing. Therefore 90 percent of my dx is done on dxpeditions to Walsoorden and Kasterlee. There are the odd moments when I get away on weekends to places like Texel or Zeeland. So the logs on this page are split up into basically regional dx (Europe and Middle East) and of course Trans Atlantic and serious dx.

Here are some logs which are starting to date a bit from Kasterlee in Belgium

Bandscan Kasterlee David Onley Date: 25.11.2011-27.11.2011
Coordinates: 04e56/51n14
Perseus SDR – Icom R75 Beverage 300 degrees (Nth America) – K9AY 30 degrees (Asia) 

  • 570.00 CUB Radio Reloj Santa Clara/CTOM1 vc 25 7731
  • 580.00 CAN CFRA Ottawa ON 10 5708
  • 590.00 CAN VOCM Saint John’s NL 20 4089
  • 600.00 CAN CBNA CBC Radio 1 Saint Anthony NL 10 4086
  • 610.00 CUB Radio Rebelde Bueycito/Entronque gr 10 7696
  • 610.00 USA WIOD Miami FL 5 7468
  • 620.00 CAN CKCM Grand Falls NL 10 4205
  • 640.00 CAN CFMJ Richmond Hill/Beamsville ON 50 6079
  • 640.00 CAN CBN CBC Radio 1 Saint John’s NL 10 4090
  • 640.00 CUB Radio Progreso Guanabacoa/CTOM1 ch 50 7839
  • 650.00 CAN CKGA Gander NL 5 4141
  • 660.00 USA WFAN New York/High Island NY 50 5887
  • 670.00 CUB Radio Rebelde Arroyo Arenas/CTOM1 ch 50 7857
  • 680.00 CAN CFTR 680 News Toronto/Grimsby ON 50 6087
  • 700.00 USA WLW Cincinnati/Tower Drive OH 50 6667
  • 710.00 CAN CKVO Clarenville NL 10 4136
  • 730.00 CAN CKAC Radio Circulation Montreal/Pointe-Calumet QC 50 5578
  • 740.00 CAN CFZM Toronto/Meadowvale ON 50 6074
  • 750.00 CAN CBGY CBC Radio 1 Bonavista Bay NL 10 4097
  • 760.00 USA WJR Detroit MI 50 6386
  • 770.00 USA WABC New York/Lodi [NJ] NY 50 5903
  • 780.00 USA WBBM Chicago IL 50 6690
  • 790.00 USA WAXY The Ticket South Miami FL 5 7509
  • 800.00 CAN VOWR Saint John’s NL 2.5 4086
  • 820.00 USA WBAP Fort Worth TX 50 8002
  • 820.00 KNA Radio Paradise Charlestown (Nevis) nvs 50 6976
  • 840.00 USA WHAS Louisville KY 50 6820
  • 850.00 USA WEEI Boston/Starr Ridge MA 50 5624
  • 860.00 CAN CJBC SRC Première Chaine Toronto/Meadowvale ON 50 6074
  • 870.00 USA WWL New Orleans LA 50 7798
  • 890.00 USA WAMG La Nueva Mega Dedham MA 6 5637
  • 920.00 CAN CKNX Wingham ON 1 6149
  • 930.00 USA WBEN Newsradio 930 Buffalo/Grand Island NY 5 6064
  • 930.00 CAN CFBC Saint John NB 50 5096
  • 950.00 CAN CKNB Campbellton NB 10 4957
  • 960.00 USA WEAV The Zone Plattsburgh NY 5 5608
  • 970.00 USA WZAN Portland/Sunset Park ME 5 5474
  • 1 000.00 USA WMVP Chicago IL 50 6701
  • 1 010.00 USA WINS New York/Lyndhurst [NJ] NY 50 5911
  • 1 010.00 CAN CFRB Newstalk 1010 Toronto/Oakville ON 50 6068
  • 1 020.00 USA KDKA Pittsburgh/Allison Park (KDKA Drive) PA 50 6302
  • 1 030.00 USA WBZ Boston/Nantasket Beach MA 50 5599
  • 1 050.00 USA WEPN ESPN New York/East Rutherford [NJ] NY 50 5910
  • 1 050.00 CAN CHUM TSN Radio 1050 Toronto/Oakville ON 50 6068
  • 1 060.00 MEX XEEP-AM Radio Educación Mexico D.F/Ejercito de Oriente dif 20 9267
  • 1 100.00 USA WTAM Cleveland OH 50 6353
  • 1 120.00 USA KMOX Saint Louis MO 50 7068
  • 1 130.00 USA WBBR Bloomberg 1130 New York/Carlstadt [NJ] NY 50 5906
  • 1 130.00 USA KWKH Shreveport LA 50 7794
  • 1 140.00 CAN CBI CBC Radio 1 Sydney NS 10 4661
  • 1 140.00 USA WRMQ Orlando FL 5 7331
  • 1 200.00 CAN CFGO The Team 1200 Ottawa ON 50 5709
  • 1 250.00 USA WDDZ Radio Disney Pittsburgh PA 5 6315
  • 1 250.00 CAN CJYE Joy 1250 Oakville ON 10 6079
  • 1 270.00 CAN CJCB Sydney NS 10 4654
  • 1 290.00 CAN CFRW TSN Radio 1290 Winnipeg MB 10 6597
  • 1 290.00 VEN YVLF Radio Puerto Cabello Puerto Cabello cbb 10 7915
  • 1 310.00 CAN CIWW 1310 News Ottawa ON 50 5707
  • 1 310.00 USA WIBA Madison WI 5 6695
  • 1 320.00 CAN CJMR Oakville ON 20 6079
  • 1 330.00 USA WRCA Waltham MA 25 5619
  • 1 370.00 USA WDEA Ellsworth ME 5 5298
  • 1 380.00 CAN CKPC Brantford ON 25 6142
  • 1 390.00 USA WEGP Presque Isle ME 25 5132
  • 1 400.00 CAN CBG CBC Radio 1 Gander NL 4 4140
  • 1 430.00 USA WENE The Team Endicott NY 5 5944
  • 1 430.00 CAN CHKT Fairchild Radio Toronto Island ON 50 6044
  • 1 470.00 USA WLAM r:WLVP 8-70 News Lewiston ME 5 5439
  • 1 500.00 USA WFED Federal News R. Washington DC 50 6229
  • 1 510.00 USA WWZN Boston (Waverley) MA 50 5613
  • 1 520.00 USA WWKB AM1520 Buffalo NY 50 6072
  • 1 540.00 USA KXEL Waterloo (N) IA 50 6926
  • 1 550.00 ALG Saharawi Arab Dem.Rep.Nat. Radio Rabouni (Tindouf) 37 50 2853
  • 1 560.00 USA WQEW Radio Disney New York/Queens NY 50 5905
  • 1 570.00 MEX XERF-AM La Poderosa Ciudad Acuña coa 100 8516
  • 1 570.00 CAN CJLV Radio Laval 1570 Laval QC 10 5568
  • 1 580.00 CAN CKDO Oshawa ON 10 5988
  • 1 600.00 USA WUNR Brookline MA 20 5619
  • 1 660.00 USA WCNZ The Avenue Marco Island FL 10 7556
  • 1 670.00 CAN CJEU Radio Oxygène Gatineau QC 1 5685
  • 1 680.00 USA WTTM El Pasaporte Lindenwold NJ 10 6035
  • 1 690.00 USA WMLB Avondale Estates GA 10 7103
  • 1 700.00 USA KVNS Classic Hits 1700AM Brownsville (Villa Nueva) TX 8.8 8598
  • 1 700.00 USA WEUP Huntsville AL 10 7173
Conditions to Nth America were certainly better on the Saturday night into the Sunday early hours. Early on up to 0000 hours conditions were quite nice with many Canadian’s being particularly well received. From around 0100 things started to get noisy and there was just so much splash around. However signals were still there and I managed to find some interesting things. They maybe fodder to some but for The Aussie there were so many new things.
I was pleased with the reception of 1130 KWKH in Shreveport LA. Its interesting that this is yet another station I have heard from Australia. But I have the feeling it is far more difficult here with the dominant WBBR in New York here. Others I have enjoyed so far are 640 CFMJ Richmond Hill (Toronto) as this battles it out with CBN St Johns. There is another music station underneath which is almost impossible to know what it is. The Cuban Radio Progresso made a brief visit. Quite nice at times. I find 640 khz to be one of those really interesting frequencies. So much candy in the lolly shop..

Propagation conditions from 0000 during the night were certainly interesting. There had been some radiation storming and paths were certainly affected. Signals were fading up and down more than usual and it gave a nice mix of things. Like KWKH popping up for a few moments.

Here is some Some audio I’m adding as I go along through my Perseus recordings. Oh what a job!

  1. 610 WIOD Miami Florida  “WIOD is now on the FM dial 100.3” Not bad at all.
  2. 700-WLW-Cincinatti OhioNice ID with time check and weather
  3. 950-CKNB-CampbelltonNBGreat ID. Music station and one of the strongest over the weekend.
  4. Unid Sports on 640This is an unidentified sports station which is underneath CBN St Johns at around 2358 on Saturday 26 November 2011 at Kasterlee. You will hear the the two stations merge after about 15 seconds, CBN disappears and then towards the end of the recording Radio Progresso fades up with music.
  5. 970-WZAN-MaineI found a better ID. Heard here at 0200 UTC.
  6. 1010 CFRB Toronto– Great ID. Strong and you can’t get much better than this.
  7. 1020 KDKA Pittsburgh PAA bit week but clear ID and CBS news.
  8. 1050 CHUM Torontowhich now ID’s as TSN. The station it is mixing with is WEPN New York whjch also has sport talk.
  9. 1100 WTAM Cleverland OhioAnother scratchy tough one. But its here.
  10. 1120 KMOX St Louis MOTough ID but its here. Past the female you will hear a male announcer. “KMOX news top and bottom of the hour”. Might find a better ID as I go through the Perseus recordings.
  11. 1130 WBBR New York.Dominant here with Bloomberg. Lots of sports.
  12. 1130 KWKH Shreveport LA– Nice ID on fade up over WBBR
  13. 1200 CFGO Ottawa.Sports station that loves its football.
  14. 1250 CYJE Oakville Ontario.If you stay on a channel long enough sometimes you get lucky and it was in this case. Heard playing gospel songs and then finally an ID. Calls itself 1250 JOY
  15. 570 CMBD Radio Reloj – Santa Clara Cuba. Terrible splash on this channel and then it popped out of the blue at 0030 UTC with an ID and mentions of Havana Cuba
  16. 1390 WEGP Presque Ialand MACoast to Coast radio. Talk of the county.
  17. 1580 CKDO Oshawa ON.A bit noisy but between songs clear CKDO ID.
  18. 580 CFRA Ottawa ON. Very noisy channel with splash. Got an ID just after 0200 with weather.
  19. 590 VOCM St Johns NB. Not exactly dx as this the marker station here in Europe.
  20. 650 UNID 0200 – This is probably WSM with its country and western. Gander is heard as well on this channel // 590 but with regional ads. This clip you hear some sort of music show ID after 20 seconds. WSM is 50kw so its probably a good presumption given the format.
  21. 680 CFTR Toronto ON. Now this clip sums up what we are up against dxing in Europe. Next door on 675 is Radio Maria from Holland. Have a listen how ID’s can get destroyed. I was lucky to get this as News 680 with a mention of Toronto.
  22. 640 CMBC Radio Progresso Cuba.Now this was another one of those stations that just popped out of the splash. Not a great signal but a clear ID heard. I think this is often heard better than this.
  23. 730 CKAC Montreal.A bit messy on the hour but ID in French.
  24. 740 CFZM Toronto ON. Very tough channel with splash because of nearby 747 in Holland. It took a bit to find an audible ID. This is messy but if you listen hard you will hear the ID. Easy mentions of Toronto. 740 Heart and Soul as well. This mixes with CHCM Marystown which is // 590 VOCM.
  25. 760 WJR Detroit MI. Short and sweet. The only thing you can hear. The ID.
  26. 770 WABC New York. Here giving phone numbers for talk show.
  27. 780 WBBM Chicago IL. Another digging in the mud ID. This is in two parts with the first mentioning Chicago and WBBM. The second part WBBM news time 7.23