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Thursday, November 15, 2012

ENOX28 offered Kentucky's gem - WBRT Bardstown 1320 kHz

A few days ago I went and listened a little bit to ENOX28 recordings from October 2011.  Firstly I checked 1320 kHz since there seemed to be a bunch of stations coming thru. As usual CJMR, KOZY and WILS were dominating but this time there was also an interesting country station audible at times on the frequency with a decent signal. I followed the country songs and other programming for about an hour and after the top of the hour's local news the station aired a local ad and finally announced a nice call ID before fading out with a country song.
The station was WBRT Bardstown KY making it's very first appearance in Finland. Wow!
I received two verifications from WBRT. In one of those emails v/s drew a conclusion that ENOX and Enontekiö must be a very special and unique place in Finland for catching the distant AM stations. I confirmed that and wrote back that he is absolutely right!

Friday, November 09, 2012

WHEW "La Raza" 1380 verified - finally!

I heard WHEW Frankilin TN 1380 on ENOX28 last October with a huge signal one morning. After the pedition I sent many emails and mp3s to WHEW asking them kindly verify my reception report. Nobody answered me back then.
Earlier this week HN visited me on his way home after LEM319 and LEM320 DXpeditions. Among other DX related things and stations we talked about this one as well. Hannu had already received WHEW's verification last season and he gave me kindly the v/s info for La Raza. And this way it took only a couple of hours and I was lucky to get a nice email verification from this contact on the station.
Thanks a lot HN! WHEW became my #7 TN.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

ENOX loggings

No ENOX peditions since ENOX28 in October 2011.  Some loggings from 2009.

ENOX16 3-9.9.2009 (HN, TUA)
ENOX18 28.11-4.12.2009 (HN)

Sunday, April 01, 2012

A New DX-Tool invented!

During the latest PUDXK-Spring meeting at JPRs QTH Muhos a new innovative tool for serious MW-DXers was finally revealed! The Project to develop this instrument has been going on at KUAS (Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences) for several years and the production lines to produce these instruments have started this winter. The tool was also tested during the meeting. At the picture above TUA checks the tool before the nights DX-listening session. A detailed report will be published later on April 1 2012.
Stay tuned for more information later on - also a bit more about the meeting soon!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

860 ESPN Deportes San Francisco

At the time KTRB was "Xtra Sports Radio" I never succeeded in hearing it. KTRB switched to ESPN Deportes in July, 2011 and on one afternoon on ENOX28 in October it came thru along with some other CA -stations. It was audible for about an half an hour. Although CHAK dominated the frequency KTRB faded in and out with a decent signal at times.

Friday, November 18, 2011

WPRS Paris IL 1440 and a nice QSL card!

WPRS from Paris, Illinois is not the most usual guest on 1440 kHz. On ENOX28 I heard country songs every now and then on 1440 kHz mixed up with Big Jab, WHKZ and sometimes also with "W 14-40". Finally the other day the signal faded in loud and clear with a Waylon Jennings song followed by a complete ID.
WPRS verified nicely with a real old fashioned hand written QSL -card. This was my lucky day - two old fashioned REAL QSL cards arrived in the very same day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

KKXA Snohomis WA 1520 - a new Classic Country station in the Pacific Northwest

KKXA began broadcasting on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. It was heard on ENOX28 already on Friday, October 14, 2011. However, before that KKXA was picked up by three other DXers around the world since my QSL says that my report was the 4th one they have received. So maybe ENOX28 was the first "crew" to pick up KKXA in Scandinavia?

Nevertheless KKXA came in loud and clear on ENOX28 almost daily. During my first reception KKXA ran a test transmission playing artists like Ronnie Milsap, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers ect. It was nice to get an old fashioned real QSL card for a change.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

KLFJ Springfield MO 1550

1550 kHz became an interesting frequency after CBE signed off in the end of September. There are many dominants on west coast cxs but during openings to the US east coast and Midwest this frequency could be a gold mine in the future. A cuban station is of course a powerhouse but for instance on ENOX28 there was a bunch of stations fading in and out on 1550 kHz in the morning hours.
One of those stations was KLFJ from Springfield/Branson, MO. It was audible several times and on many occasions with a very stable and loud signal. KLFJ became my second verified MO -station on 1550 kHz since it was way back in 1988 when I managed to hear KKJO (nw KESJ) St. Joseph on the same frequency. KLFJ verified in 4 hours.

Monday, October 31, 2011

KMHS Coos Bay OR 1420 - a Marshfield High School station

KMSH is one of those stations I have been hunting for many years on 1420 kHz. On ENOX28 it faded in finally with a good signal at times in one afternoon. It was mixed up with KITI and a HI -station but, however, it came thru nicely with weather, ads, IDs and some fine country songs. KMHS is a Marshfield High School station and many students are doing their training as DJs and announcers on the station. This one has been heard in Finland only a couple of times before.
Station manager emailed me back and verified the reception report. He had also listened to the mp3 air check I sent and he had recognized KMHS on mp3 without any problems.
My OR # 68.