Have you heard? This weekend, we FALL BACK into everyone's favorite AM DX activity: DX Tests!
This weekend, we have a special DUAL DX Test offering from the state of Montana:
880 - KJJR - Whitefish, Montana
1150 - KSEN - Shelby, Montana
The official release from the Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) is below, but I wanted to make sure we announced our own events in conjunction with the tests!
Our DX Central Live! weekly live AM DX livestream - with the MW Frequency Challenge results/announcement and more, will continue as scheduled at 1845 CDT/2345 UTC on Friday evening.
DX Central Live! will be going LIVE at 00:45 CDT/0545 UTC both Saturday and Sunday morning with complete start to finish coverage of both DX tests!
That's right, you get THREE streams this weekend!
We will have our full arsenal of SDRs and antennas in use to hear these DX tests
These will be special broadcasts with minimal talking to allow DXers to compare what we are hearing to what they are hearing to (hopefully) help confirm reception at their location
Based on previous tests, KJJR has been received here in Mandeville, so we should have a good copy of them again. We will have to see if KSEN is heard here, as we have a local WJBO in Baton Rouge on 1150 to contend with (among others).
Hope to have you join us this weekend for a weekend FULL of DX!
LIve stream links:
Friday night weekly stream: https://youtu.be/S1ItojW7yOE
Saturday morning - KJJR DX Test: https://youtu.be/KgpMNuDAaKw
Sunday morning - KSEN DX Test: https://youtu.be/eqouKBbt7lw
Full details on both DX Tests, including the QSL information (which is new for 2022-23 season) can be found below:
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.
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:
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.