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  • KJJR 880/KSEN 1150 DX Test Nov 5/6

    The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club and International Radio Club of America are proud to kick off the 2022-2023 season with another “Dual DX Test” this weekend.

    Chief Engineer Todd Clark will be doing maintenance testing starting on Saturday, November 5th at 12:01 AM Mountain Time (0601 UTC) when KJJR, 880 AM, will be testing on daytime power and pattern. 10,000 watts. Programming will consist of sweep tones, Morse Code IDs, 1 kHz “long duration tones,” etc. The test will last two hours, until 02:00 AM Mountain Time.


    Part two of the dual test is the next day, Sunday, November 6th, at 12:01 AM Mountain Time (0601 UTC) when KSEN, 1150 AM, will be testing on daytime power and pattern. 10,000 watts. Programming will consist of sweep tones, Morse Code IDs, 1 kHz “long duration tones,” etc. The test will last two hours, until 02:00 AM Mountain Time.


    ** Most of the United States will “fall back” one hour into Standard Time at 0200 local times on Sunday, November 6th. This will not affect the test since KSEN is in the Mountain Time Zone. The test ends just as time changes.


    We thank Todd Clark for getting the season off to a great start.




    QSL INFORMATION




    At the station’s request, the Courtesy Program Committee will be responsible for verifying reception reports and issuing QSLs. All reception reports should be emailed to:




    dx@highnoonfilm.com




    The new QSL rules for CPC-coordinated tests will be in effect for this test. Please read them carefully.




    NEW QSL RULES FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON
    • DX Tests are arranged by the Courtesy Program Committee of the National Radio Club (NRC) and the International Radio Club of America (IRCA.) Both clubs offer low-cost, online-only memberships. It is appropriate that those seeking QSLs should support the clubs financially. Please indicate in your request which club you are a member of. It may improve the response time for your QSL.
    • QSL requests for DX Tests where the CPC will issue QSLs must be received within 30 days of the test.
    • A brief recording of at least two (2) minutes must be submitted. .MP3, .wav, or .MP4 video formats accepted. No written reports unless accompanied by a recording.
    • No remote receivers (Internet-based) will be accepted for QSLs. The exceptions to this rule are as follows:

    A.) If you constructed the remote receiver, maintained it, or contributed money towards those purposes, you may use it to submit reception reports. Examples would be DXers who built remote receivers in low-noise locations but operate from home.

    B.) Internet-based receivers you don’t own are only acceptable if they are more than 500 miles from the transmitter of the test station. You must fully disclose which receiver was used, including its URL. If the owner is known, please provide their name so they may receive credit. Include the distance of the receiver in miles from the transmitter site.

    C.) Only one QSL will be issued per DXer, even if they operate multiple remote receiver sites or use more than one remote receiver at distances of 500 miles to receive the station.
    • QSLs will be issued only after the conclusion of the 2022-2023 DX Season. Generally, this will occur in April. We will send out group emails when QSLs are issued.
    • Unpaid volunteers perform all work in verifying reports and sending you a QSL. We all have jobs, spouses, kids, and lives. Be patient. Be nice.

  • #2
    To me it appears to be non-directional day and night. Maybe some of those sweep tones can make it through WCBS. I may try for the Saturday test if I can stay awake.
    Enfield, CT USA
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    On the web since 1999! (that's 23 years!)
    See what else I have over there
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    • #3
      If I recall correctly, the 880 test was fairly widely heard. I was not able to DX the two times it's tested, so hopefully a trip to my Burnt River ON DX site this weekend will pay off. I also did hear the 1150 test but was mobile in Toronto. So both should get out - if a minor Au storm doesn't materialize and get in the way.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mike-CT View Post
        To me it appears to be non-directional day and night. Maybe some of those sweep tones can make it through WCBS. I may try for the Saturday test if I can stay awake.

        Mike-CT The test was heard just 40 miles west of WCBS by a DXer somewhere in NJ. I heard the recording myself and was able to compare it to the original file...... took when the dx'ers recording was, lined it up with the original file for playback.. and viola!

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        • #5
          Dumkompf here misread the announcement and thought both tests were Sunday morning. So I got up to BR DX site planning to try for both, and now will have to settle for trying for the 1150, which I previously heard testing DXing from my car in Toronto. This is the third time I've missed the 880 test, the last two times were simply my inability to DX anywhere on the appointed nights. Cx seem okay enough. Here's hoping...

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          • #6
            Don't feel bad. I thought KJJR was Sunday morning and I had HDSDR set up to record 2 hours on Sunday morning, until I saw that email saying it was Saturday morning. Duh. Then I set up HDSDR to record KSDN on Sunday morning and would you believe the power went out at 1:53am and the computer shut off. I noticed the clocks flashing when I got up. Sometimes you can't win.
            Enfield, CT USA
            Visit Mike's DX at https://mikesdx.com or go here.

            On the web since 1999! (that's 23 years!)
            See what else I have over there
            .

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            • #7
              and KSEn accidentally tested saturday allong with KJJR.. someone at the station, not the engineer, put the test material in for saturday (KJJR and KSEN arent related/co owned) and they ran at night power/pattern for thjat.. and someone in south carolina heard them.... but they tested as planned on day power and pattern as scheduled

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