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Old 12-03-2017, 12:22 PM
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November 2017 DX report:

November was a good month that kicked off with China being heard for the first time on medium wave. Station #2,100 was logged with the totals currently standing at 2,109 stations logged since 2009 (I don't count call letter changes). November had a little aurora that brought in a slew of new Southern stations and November also had a few good nights of Trans-Atlantic reception that included time pips on 1080 on the 27th @ 03:00 UTC matching those of Spain.

Receiver used: Microtelecom Perseus SDR
Antennas: 117 FT Reversible North/South D-KAZ loop or NE/SW phased BOGs 450 & 500 FT LG.
Location: West Michigan


Domestics:

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620 WZON Bangor, ME. Nov.4th,2017 2257 UTC

With oldies under WTMJ such as Abba's "Mamma Mia", and
faint call letter ID heard twice, into CBS News at
2301 UTC. Rare relog from an uncommon state.

ANTENNA: North DKAZ 869 miles 5kw

RELOG
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990 WISK Lawrenceville, GA. Nov.11th,2017 2302 UTC

Regional Mexican mx, and legal ID at 2302 UTC in
Spanish: "W-I-S-K, Lawrenceville, Georgia (was pronounced
Georgio), La Brava, nueve noventa a-eme" during
semi-au cx.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 648 miles 2.5kw Daytimer

NEW LOG
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1160 WSKW Skowhegan, ME. Nov.4th,2017 2214 UTC

Strong and dominating the channel with classic c/w music
and slogans "Classic Country", proper calls and city TOH
legal ID also heard at 2200 UTC but much weaker under
WYLL. Also noted over WYLL on Nov.28th @ 2255 UTC.

ANTENNA: North DKAZ 824 miles 10kw/730w

NEW LOG
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740 WNYH Huntington, NY. Nov.25th,2017 1220 UTC

With SS religious music and preaching, mostly poor undeR
typically huge CFZM signal but confirmed against WNYH
webstream. 740 log #26

ANTENNA: NE phased BOGs 671 miles 25kw/43w

NEW LOG
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780 WJAG Norfolk, NE. Nov.27th, 2017 2300 UTC

Partial OM legal ID at TOH caught under typically
dominant WBBM "Serving.....and Madison County, this is
your home.....Nebraska......news-talk W-J-A-G, Norfolk"
and immediately into FOX News.

ANTENNA: North DKAZ 581 miles 1kw Daytimer

NEW LOG
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890 KQLX Lisbon, ND. Nov.28th, 2017 2234 UTC

With Ag Central news, ND weather report and into Country
Gold c/w music, strong and alone on the channel.

ANTENNA: North DKAZ 586 miles 1.8kw Daytimer

NEW LOG
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1280 WYAL Scotland Neck, NC. Nov.10th, 2017 2200 UTC

Weak and barely on top of the channel during semi-au cx
with preacher with prayer and then with legal sign-off
announcement mentioning frequency, station address,
power, etc.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 671 miles 5kw Daytimer

NEW LOG
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1280 WJAY Mullins, SC. Nov.10th, 2017 2202 UTC

Revealed immediately after WYAL signed off (also a new
log) with ad for the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in
Marion, SC., soon lost after ad ended during semi-au cx.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 722 miles 4.2kw/270w

NEW LOG
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1400 WRON Ronceverte, WV. Nov.10th, 2017 0100 UTC

Very weak requiring several recording playbacks, OM
with: "You're listening to the valley's choice,
.....R-O-N, Ronceverte, Lewisburg, West Virginia" and
into FOX News, during semi-au cx.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 479 miles 1kw

NEW LOG
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1490 WFXY Middlesboro, KY. Nov.10th, 2017 0100 UTC

OM briefly popping out of the noise at TOH with: "This is
W-F-X-Y, Foxy Radio...Middlesboro... and soon buried
again, during semi-au cx.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 472 miles 1kw

NEW LOG
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1550 WBFJ Winston-Salem, NC. Nov.10th, 2017 2200 UTC

With ad for parenting boot camp, religious talk, and legal
ID at TOH followed by weather forecast read by Southern
accented OM, during semi-au cx.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 581 miles 1kw Daytimer

NEW LOG
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Transpolar(!):

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1521 CRI, rmqi/Hutubi, China Nov.6th,2017 0037 UTC

With faint Russian talk & music beginning around
00:30 UTC, weak but good enough to easily parallel what I
was hearing to a Kiwi remote SDR located in
Novosibirsk, Russia (roughly 1000km north of Urumqi) which
had a strong copy on the same signal.

ANTENNA: North DKAZ 6,383 miles 500kw

Youtube video of reception: https://youtu.be/uNyL6d_ibfA

NEW LOG & NEW MW COUNTRY!
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Latin Americans:

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630 WUNO San Juan, PR. Nov.10th,2017 0108 UTC

Presumed SS talker under WLAP during semu-au cx with
numerous Noti Uno slogans heard during semi-au cx.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 2065 miles 5kw

NEW LOG
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1000 XEOY Mxico D.F. Nov.25th, 2017 1115 UTC

Equal strength at times to WMVP with Spanish music and
frequent "La mejor de Mexico esta, en Mil AM" between
songs.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 1808 miles 50kw

NEW LOG
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1610 XEUACH Chapingo, Mexico Nov.11th, 2017 0132 UTC

With light Spanish music parallel to webstream, strong at
times while mixing w/ various TIS stations during au cx.

ANTENNA: South DKAZ 1795 miles 5kw

NEW LOG
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Nice job on China,Kilokat.

The closest thing to China I heard this Fall was the 1200KW outlet out of South Korea on 972 kHz, just the het with a slight second or two of audio, on my Realistic TRF and GESR3.

The het itself appeared on my Sangean PR-D6, a non-TRF radio, which was cool.

It's always fun to hear a signal cropping up from across the ocean. :-)
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Thanks, Boombox. Anything from east Asia is just about impossible here on medium wave due to my bearing through the auroral donut, so I'm especially happy with this unusual reception.

Agreed, nothing better than an overseas reception on MW to get the DX adrenaline flowing!
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