Another successful week in our MW Frequency Challenge, with even more logs than week 1 with 90 loggings on 1430 kHz from DXers in two countries (US and Mexico) and 19 states! First, a quick recap of our 1430 Challenge:
Most Logged Stations: We had a two-way tie between Dennis Bannister (VA) and Rob Keeney (SC) who both logged 10 stations each! They narrowly beat out Earl Thomas Higgins (MO) and Troy Porter (OH) who logged 9 stations, each!
Most Logged States/Provinces: We had a three-way tie with Troy Porter, Earl Higgins and Rob Keeney all loggings 9 U.S. states/Canadian Provinces, each!
Rob (SC): AL, IN, KY, MD, NC, ON, SC, TN, VA
Troy (OH): IN, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, ON, TN and VA
Earl (MO): AL, IN, KY, MI, MO, OK, ON, TN, TX
Most Logged Countries: Most DXers logged two countries here, with Ontario's CHKT giving most folks Canada. There were two loggings of Mexico.
Furthest Logging: Once again, James Niven's DKAZ setup in Cedar Creek, TX pays off as he was able to log KRGI in Grand Island, NE at a distance of 1,115 miles! That's his second week in a row taking the mileage title. Mike Jeziorski in Queretaro, Mexico was right on his heels though, with a 1,107 mile logging of KTBZ in Tulsa, OK using his Perseus/W6LVP loop combo!
Loyd/DX Central Numbers:
8 stations logged
5 states logged (FL, KY, OK, TN, TX)
2 countries logged (USA and Mexico)
1,065 miles furthest logging (KTBZ, Tulsa, OK)
All loggings were done with a Perseus/KAZ combination
Most Logged Station: CHKT in Toronto, ON was logged by 14 DXers!
Most Logged State/Province: ON (CHKT) was logged by 14 DXers. IN (WXNT) and TN (WWOW and WPLN) were closest with 8 loggings each.
Most Logged Country (outside of US): Canada with 14 loggings of CHKT
Busiest Time of Day: Overnight took top prize this week with 34 (38% of all loggings). Sunset was the second busiest time of day with 27 (30%) loggings. Sunrise (19 (21%) and Daytime 10 (11%) also saw strong activity.
Most Used Receiver: 56 loggings were made with an SDR with the Airspy HF+ Discovery taking the top spot with 18 logs as the most used receiver of the week (16 logs for SDRPlay SDRs, 13 for Perseus users). Portables were once again heavily used with 20 loggings. Of those, the Sangean HDR-18 continues to be a popular option with 8 logs this week.
Most Used Antenna: Magnetic Loops once again dominated all other antennas with 46 of the logs submitted this week. with the Wellbrook loops taking the top spot with 15 loggings (W6LVP users were just behind with 10 logs). Terminated loops such as KAZ/DKAZ and others brought in 19 loggings this week.
See the full export of data at our Google Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P2b-aJIx7fSND-YKWuM_mKo-lfFKQ-LjR9yMLK_RLjg/edit?usp=sharing
Now it is time for week 3 loggings to commence and we have a great frequency to check out: 970 kHz. This was a requested frequency from Wayne Heinen of the NRC.
Logs for week two will only be accepted for stations received between 0345 UTC Sunday, December 5, 2021 and the challenge closing announcement during our livestream on Saturday, December 11th (Central Standard Time). Logs must be from your own equipment using WebSDRs is allowed for reference, but will not be counted towards the challenge. If you do log from a WebSDR, be sure to mark your location as from the location of the WebSDR itself, not your home location. All loggings must be submitted using our Google Form at https://forms.gle/aXC3t4MmCAjcoM3y9 Submissions by any other form including social media, email, etc. will not be accepted.
An eCertificate will be sent to the DXer with the most logged stations during the challenge time period. Additional eCertificates may be presented at the discretion of DX Central.
Have fun, 73 and best of DX!
Loyd - W4LVH