***UPDATED DX TEST ANNOUNCEMENT***
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan 6, 2022
The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club (NRC) and the International Radio Club of America (IRCA) is pleased to announce a special DX Test for distant listeners for KJJR on 880 kHz in Whitefish, MT. The test is scheduled for 1/8/2022 at 12:01 AM Mountain Time (0701 UTC, 8 January). This test is scheduled to run for 2 hours.
For KJJR, Todd Clark, chief engineer, will be performing regular maintenance of the station's audio chain during the test. Listeners will hear: Morse Code IDs at 10 WPM at
800 Hz, Morse Code IDs at 20 WPM at 1000 Hz, Tone Sweeps, Long duration tones at 1 kHz, Off-hook Telephone Sounds, Music, Jingles and more. Test will be conducted at their daytime power of 10,000 watts.
RECEPTION REPORTS & QSL REQUESTS All reception reports will be verified through the CPC with an electronic QSL. Reception reports along with MP3 recordings or .MP4 video recordings of your reception should be emailed to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to use the subject line: "KJJR 880 RECEPTION REPORT."
The following requirements are in effect in order to receive an electronic QSL verifying your report:
- Reports via email only. Email must include an MP3 file attachment of your reception (best two minutes or so in length) or an MP4 video clip. While written descriptions will be considered along with the recording, they will not suffice alone for verification. - Reports must be submitted within 30 days of the test (February 8, 2022) - The report must include your name, location, and return email address, clearly grouped together at the top of the verification request. - Please also include a description of your receiver, antenna, and any interference noted. - If you use a remote SDR to receive the test, you must clearly indicate that in your verification request. We will only accept one such report per DX'er. You cannot log the test on multiple remote SDRs and request multiple verifications.
The IRCA/NRC CPC would like to thank the owners of KJJR, Todd Clark, and CPC member Paul Walker for helping to arrange the test.
Good luck to all DXers!
About the CPC The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) is a cross-functional group comprised of members of both the National Radio Club (NRC) and International Radio Club of America (IRCA) for the purpose of coordinating and arranging DX Tests with AM radio stations. These DX tests both allow radio stations to conduct valuable equipment tests on their transmitter and audio chain as well as enable DX hobbyists to receive the testing station from greater distances than would normally be possible. The CPC membership consists of: Chairman Les Rayburn, Paul Walker, George Santulli, Joe Miller and Loyd Van Horn.
For radio stations interested in coordinating a DX test with the CPC, please visit the following Web site for more information: https://amdxtest.blogspot.com/
For more information on the types of content heard during a DX test, "An introduction to DX Tests" video is available at DX Central: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQX_zmEC4fY