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J if you get really into it consider finding a radio with a narrow /wide switch or ssb .to break up those pile ups.or you can use a old HiFi eq if you have one.
I've known about the graveyard stations for some time but never had a lot of luck until I picked up the Wellbrook loop last May. Since then I've managed 9 new stations in the 1400 - 1700 range. I probably could have got more, but I never listened much during the summer.

I took another listen this morning just before sun up and logged KKTY, Douglas Wyoming on 1470 Khz (First WY station I've ever logged).

My radio has most of the bells and whistles.. I'm using an IC-7600 ham radio.. IC-7600 HF/50MHz All Mode Transceiver - Features - Icom America

So I guess I have a new quest now logging the weak ones in the graveyard during the long winter nights
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Sounds like your in business .keep posting logs I love seeing graveyard DX on this board
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Here are some I snagged recently (10/15/16). I'm located near Richmond, VA using a County Comm GP-5/SSB (a relabeled Tecsun PL-360 with SSB added):

820AM CHAM 10kW
Hamilton, ON

830 WCCO 50kW
Minneapolis, MN

840 WHAT 50kW
Louisville KY

850 WKNR 4.7kW
Cleveland OH

860 CJBC 50kW Toronto ON

860 Radio Reloj
Cuba (don't know where or the power used)

The clear channel stations aren't much to brag about, but still fun!
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For Graveyard channels I have found the old GE Superadios (1 and 2 especially) are excellent, because they have a wide enough bandwidth to hear more fidelity and more IDs.

Walkmen radios are also good for this, but you need a loop to boost the signal.
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my Ccrane tfc antenna desktop mount I made full null capability due to 360 rotate

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my Ccrane tfc antenna desktop mount I made full null capability due to 360 rotate

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I have to ask, how do you like this antenna? Does it do a good job at nulling out the adjacent channel interference at all? I have read different reviews but it is always best to get reviews from an actual user and not the companies paid reviewer.
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Honestly you have to be in a non electronic noise environment and have it grounded. Or run you're Radio and the antenna DC. That being said first DX station loged was WBAP via Texas from upper Michigan. And can get stations never heard before. Haven't tried the mount yet. Besides seing if nulling is present. It is. The problem u run into is you have to turn off the internal rod .or use a communication s receiver. The 36db of gain overloads a DX quality am FM radio through induction

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Honestly you have to be in a non electronic noise environment and have it grounded. Or run you're Radio and the antenna DC. That being said first DX station loged was WBAP via Texas from upper Michigan. And can get stations never heard before. Haven't tried the mount yet. Besides seing if nulling is present. It is. The problem u run into is you have to turn off the internal rod .or use a communication s receiver. The 36db of gain overloads a DX quality am FM radio through induction

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Cool. Thanks for the reply. This is another antenna I am going to check into.
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https://youtu.be/BwRAQE9M3U8 here's a demonstrate of nulling with tcf
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DX logs 10-11 2016
Wbbm
Wcco
Wham
Kfab
Wyll
Wbbn
Wrva
All with ccradio ep and tcf antenna
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Man I haven't done this in a long time. Tuning in the MW band I came across 1030kHz KTWO Casper, Wyoming at 923 miles from my QTH in San Francisco.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwJH...ature=youtu.be
They're 50,000 watts 24/7 and "directional at night" so likely pointing my way.
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I like WDJO, an oldies AM station, on 1480 KHz, comes in after dark, from Cincinnati.
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I like WDJO, an oldies AM station, on 1480 KHz, comes in after dark, from Cincinnati.
That's good for about 5-600 miles. What do you listen with (antenna/radio)?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwW-hkWDBC8&t=216s

After reading that the Sangean HDR-18 had excellent AM performance, I decided to band scan the AM dial from Southern California to see what I could pick up. Considering this is a plug in radio I thought the results were pretty good. There is some noise on the low end of the AM band as a result of nearby hi-voltage lines. Also, the ferrite is mounted on the side of the cabinet, so this would give better reception to stations North/South of my location in Burbank, CA. Subsequent DXing before sunrise has opened up more stations East and Northeast of my location.

Below is a list of stations and distances in this video:

580 KMJ NOW FRESNO 181 mi 50KW
600 KOGO NEWS RADIO SAN DIEGO 124 mi5KW
610 KAVL FOX SPORTS LANCASTER 39 mi4KW
640 KFI AM 640 LOS ANGELES 27mi 50KW
670 KIRN RADIO IRAN SIMI VALLEY 24mi 5KW
710 KSPN ESPN RADIO LOS ANGELES 4mi 50KW
720 KDWN LAS VEGAS 232mi 50KW
740 KCBS ALL NEWS SAN FRANCISCO 360mi 50KW
790 KABC TALK RADIO LOS ANGELES 9mi 5KW
810 KGO AM SAN FRANCISCO 313mi 50KW
830 KLAA ORANGE 45mi 20KW
840 KXNT News Radio LAS VEGAS 247mi 50KW
870 KRLA AM THE ANSWER 7mi 3KW
930 KHJ IMACCULATE HEART RADIO LOS ANGELES 7mi 5KW
940 KFIG 940 ESPN FRESNO 170mi
960 KKNT THE PATRIOT PHOENIX 365mi 5KW
980 KFWB LA MERA MERA LOS ANGELES 11mi 5KW
1020 KTNQ LOS ANGELES 22mi 50KW
1070 KNX AM NEWS RADIO 21mi 50KW
1090 XEPRS-AM THE MIGHTY 1090 ROSARITO BC MX 320mi 50KW
1110 KRDC RADIO DISNEY COUNTRY PASADENA 20mi 50KW
1140 KXST CBS SPORTS RADIO SACRAMENTO 332mi 50KW
1150 KEIB THE PATRIOT LOS ANGELES 22mi 44KW
1160 KSL NEWS RADIO SALT LAKE CITY 571mi 50KW
1170 KLOK RADIO DESI SAN JOSE 292mi 5KW
1190 KGBN ANAHEIM 32mi 20KW
1230 KYPA AM LOS ANGELES 7mi 1KW
1260 KSUR LA OLDIES KSURF BEVERLY HILLS 9mi 20W
1280 KFRN FAMILY RADIO LONG BEACH 26mi 1KW
1290 KAZA VIEN THAO RADIO GILROY 278mi 5KW
1300 KAZN PASADENA 16mi 23KW
1320 KIFM ESPN SACRAMENTO 355mi 5KW
1330 KWKW ESPN DEPORTES LOS ANGELES 10mi 5KW
1350 KSRO SANTA ROSA 384mi 5KW
1440 KMED NEWSTALK MEDFORD OR 612mi 1KW
1500 KSJX VIETNAMESE RADIO SAN JOSE 296mi 5KW
1530 KFBK NEWS RADIO SACRAMENTO 367mi 50KW
1540 KMPC RADIO KOREA LOS ANGELES 11mi 50KW
1580 KBLA RADIO ESPERANZA SANTA MONICA 7mi 50KW
1620 BAM RADIO WPIH303 CITY OF BURBANK 2mi .01KW
1620 (2nd Station underneath?)
1700 WNCM749 BURBANK AIRPORT INFO


Since recording the video, I have pulled in many more stations doing some DXing before leaving for work (445am-600am)

Last edited by karldotcom; 04-28-2018 at 11:56 PM.. Reason: sangean, amdx, bandscan
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwW-hkWDBC8&t=216s

After reading that the Sangean HDR-18 had excellent AM performance, I decided to band scan the AM dial from Southern California to see what I could pick up. Considering this is a plug in radio I thought the results were pretty good. There is some noise on the low end of the AM band as a result of nearby hi-voltage lines. Also, the ferrite is mounted on the side of the cabinet, so this would give better reception to stations North/South of my location in Burbank, CA. Subsequent DXing before sunrise has opened up more stations East and Northeast of my location.

Below is a list of stations and distances in this video:

580 KMJ NOW FRESNO 181 mi 50KW
600 KOGO NEWS RADIO SAN DIEGO 124 mi5KW
610 KAVL FOX SPORTS LANCASTER 39 mi4KW
640 KFI AM 640 LOS ANGELES 27mi 50KW
670 KIRN RADIO IRAN SIMI VALLEY 24mi 5KW
710 KSPN ESPN RADIO LOS ANGELES 4mi 50KW
720 KDWN LAS VEGAS 232mi 50KW
740 KCBS ALL NEWS SAN FRANCISCO 360mi 50KW
790 KABC TALK RADIO LOS ANGELES 9mi 5KW
810 KGO AM SAN FRANCISCO 313mi 50KW
830 KLAA ORANGE 45mi 20KW
840 KXNT News Radio LAS VEGAS 247mi 50KW
870 KRLA AM THE ANSWER 7mi 3KW
930 KHJ IMACCULATE HEART RADIO LOS ANGELES 7mi 5KW
940 KFIG 940 ESPN FRESNO 170mi
960 KKNT THE PATRIOT PHOENIX 365mi 5KW
980 KFWB LA MERA MERA LOS ANGELES 11mi 5KW
1020 KTNQ LOS ANGELES 22mi 50KW
1070 KNX AM NEWS RADIO 21mi 50KW
1090 XEPRS-AM THE MIGHTY 1090 ROSARITO BC MX 320mi 50KW
1110 KRDC RADIO DISNEY COUNTRY PASADENA 20mi 50KW
1140 KXST CBS SPORTS RADIO SACRAMENTO 332mi 50KW
1150 KEIB THE PATRIOT LOS ANGELES 22mi 44KW
1160 KSL NEWS RADIO SALT LAKE CITY 571mi 50KW
1170 KLOK RADIO DESI SAN JOSE 292mi 5KW
1190 KGBN ANAHEIM 32mi 20KW
1230 KYPA AM LOS ANGELES 7mi 1KW
1260 KSUR LA OLDIES KSURF BEVERLY HILLS 9mi 20W
1280 KFRN FAMILY RADIO LONG BEACH 26mi 1KW
1290 KAZA VIEN THAO RADIO GILROY 278mi 5KW
1300 KAZN PASADENA 16mi 23KW
1320 KIFM ESPN SACRAMENTO 355mi 5KW
1330 KWKW ESPN DEPORTES LOS ANGELES 10mi 5KW
1350 KSRO SANTA ROSA 384mi 5KW
1440 KMED NEWSTALK MEDFORD OR 612mi 1KW
1500 KSJX VIETNAMESE RADIO SAN JOSE 296mi 5KW
1530 KFBK NEWS RADIO SACRAMENTO 367mi 50KW
1540 KMPC RADIO KOREA LOS ANGELES 11mi 50KW
1580 KBLA RADIO ESPERANZA SANTA MONICA 7mi 50KW
1620 BAM RADIO WPIH303 CITY OF BURBANK 2mi .01KW
1620 (2nd Station underneath?)
1700 WNCM749 BURBANK AIRPORT INFO


Since recording the video, I have pulled in many more stations doing some DXing before leaving for work (445am-600am)
Cool logging video-that Sangean has nice audio. Pretty darn good reception too for an internal stick.
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Last night I caught a neat DX. I often fall asleep to KNX out of Los Angeles on 1070kHz on my good old Realistic DX-160 connected to the Wellbrook loop on my roof. I happened to tune just off there to 1060kHz and caught CKMX out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada at exactly 1000 miles from me. Interestingly, it's an all-comedy station.
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^^^^^^ CKMX are local strength here in Western Washington. Very tight null, in which sometimes a Hispanic station in Reno can be heard (ex-KFOY, used to be sports), and on rarer occasions another station in Idaho.
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^^^^^^ CKMX are local strength here in Western Washington. Very tight null, in which sometimes a Hispanic station in Reno can be heard (ex-KFOY, used to be sports), and on rarer occasions another station in Idaho.
I believe it as you're quite closer to it than I am. Also they're 50,000 watts 24/7 but still a cool DX for me as a long-distance catch. I have a hell of a time getting anything that far I guess due to my location. I would have a heart attack if I could just once catch something east of Wyoming
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I would have a heart attack if I could just once catch something east of Wyoming
Ridge,
Give KMOX AM 1120 St. Louis MO a try... 50 kw day and night non directional. There is an 50 kw OR station on the same freq but being off to the side should be able to be nulled out. Otherwise just relatively lower power stuff on that freq at night.

If you hear it, please don't have a heart attack.
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Give KMOX AM 1120 St. Louis MO a try... 50 kw day and night non directional. There is an 50 kw OR station on the same freq but being off to the side should be able to be nulled out. Otherwise just relatively lower power stuff on that freq at night.

If you hear it, please don't have a heart attack.
HAHA! Ok I'll do my best This one will be interesting as KPNW comes in very strong on 1120 on both antennas. Maybe I can work it with SSB and the Wellbrook.
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