WNTP 990 kHz Philadelphia, PA DX Test --- 2/23/08

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  1. KJ8O

    KJ8O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Date: Saturday morning (late Friday night), Feb. 23, 2008.
    Time: Midnight -1 a.m. Eastern Time, 0500 – 0600 UTC.

    From midnight until 12:30 a.m. the station will
    test with their new daytime pattern and 50 KW
    power. From 12:30 until 1 a.m. they will test with
    their non-directional pattern and 12.5 KW power.

    Previous non-directional tests have been conducted at 5
    KW, and this higher power should give more listeners a
    chance to hear this station. “We’ll especially be running a
    lot of sweep tones since they seem to get the best results.
    Morse IDs, steady 2 kHz tones, and some odd ball music –
    which I have yet to pick,” says Chief Engineer and DXer
    René Tetro.

    Reception reports may be sent to René at:

    117 Ridge Pike
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

    E-mail reception reports may also be submitted to:

    “If sending an audio recording, I prefer CD or mp3 (MP3s
    can be an attachment to an e-mail, provided the size
    doesn’t exceed 3-4 mb),” René adds. No eQSL service is
    being offered for this test. This is the fourth year in a row
    that René will conduct a test over WNTP, but this higher
    transmitter power opens up lots of new possibilities.

    NOTE: All requests for verifications must be accompanied
    by return postage in order to receive a reply. Many thanks
    to René for his great support over the years to DXers and
    our hobby, and in particular for conducting this test.

    Jim Pogue – KH2AR@comcast.net www.dxtests.info

    IRCA/NRC Joint BTC Coordinator

    From KJ8O :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  2. KJ8O

    KJ8O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Postponing of WNTP DX Test to 3/15/08

    Because of the inclement weather today and tonight here in Philadelphia, I am going to have to postpone the WNTP DX Test until March 15 (Friday night into Saturday morning). Aside from the difficult travel conditions, the other work I needed to do tonight is going to be impossible because I won't be able to get to the towers with the heavy snowfall today and expected ice tonight.

    Sorry about the short notice. The setup, conditions, and procedures for the DX Test on March 15 will be the same as they would have been tonight. I will not be able to do the test before 3/15 because I leave on 2/28 for England for two weeks (coming home on 3/13).


    Rene F. Tetro
    Lansdale, PA, USA
    W2FIL, WPXG816, WPXU288
    Coordinates: 40DN 12' 41"N 75DW 18' 22"W
    Grid: FN20IF
    Email: rtetro@pobox.com
    Websites: www.radioveronica.us; www.veronicafm.org;
    www.breezy1630.org; www.dxhub.com


    Reposted from IRCA & NRC e-mail lists by KJ8O :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  3. KJ8O

    KJ8O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Latest status of WNTP DX Test for March 15 at midnight (late Friday)

    Just a reminder that the postponed WNTP DX Test will be held tonight.
    The test will run between 00:00 and 01:00 Eastern Time and will contain
    sweep tones, Morse ids, voice ids, unusual music, etc. Between 00:00
    and 00:30 the test will be conducted at 50kw using our new directional
    pattern. Between 00:30 and 01:00 the test will be conducted at 12.5KW
    non-directional. Good dxing.

    Chief Engineer, WNTP-WFIL
    Rene F. Tetro
    Lansdale, PA, USA
    W2FIL, WPXG816, WPXU288
    Coordinates: 40D12'41"N 75D18'22"W
    Grid: FN20IF

    =====Crossposted from IRCA by KJ8O=====:cool:
  4. KJ8O

    KJ8O Ham Member QRZ Page

    WNTP DX Test

    Easily heard in southeastern Michigan :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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