7 days of dx!

July 28TH logs reported:
JJR-WI John J Rieger, South Milwaukee,WI CDT
Icom IC-R75 MFJ-959B tuner,preamp Kiwa loop
1190 WVUS WV Grafton 7/28 0500 P steady, no WOWO. EWTN, Mother Angelica,Rosary "I'm Julie Bo??? from the ??? Diocese ...WLO.. 89.7....LightofLife....." NEW! JJR-WI

July 27TH logs reported:
Finally for the first time this summer, all times CDT.
7-27 E's
94.9 WKSJ AL Mobile 1820 Ad for Chrysler dealer on I-65 in Mobile, Country 95 KSJ.
94.9 WGUO LA Reserve 1821 Classic C&W, song by Bellamy Bros., "Gumbo 94-9", NEW!
88.1 KPAQ LA Plaquemine 1828 REL RDS: HD blinking>
89.1 WPAS MS Pascagoula 1830 CC mx. RDS: WPAS. NEW!
91.5 WTUL LA New Orleans 1846 Jazz mx., RDS: WTUL-FM, NEW!
93.3 WQUE LA New Orleans 1850 Hip-Hop and R&B RDS: WQUE-FM, HD blinking then locked in on HD-1, HD-2 Not Avalible.
I hope for some more soon, 73.
James Beer
Houlton, WI
Ford car audio system for the first two catches
Sony XDR-F1HD w/RCA indoor antenna for the rest

As the IBOC was fading away from 670 leaving CFFR atop on the freq with "traffic on the 1's and wx with a high of 14 degrees. Heard from 0510-0519 local time. Apparently using day facilities never heard at night before.
2007 Toyota car radio
Twin Cities area

Latest date ever to hear eskip.
88.9 Bude MS WMAU 1900 choppy signal but readable with weather, ID into NPR news.
I also I had reggae on 95.1 in which i believe i had Jamaica. This is the only match to the formats on 95.1. Thjs would be my first double hop as well.
Todd Skaine
Bloomington MN

July 26TH logs reported:
JJR-WI John J Rieger, South Milwaukee,WI CDT
Icom IC-R75 MFJ-959B tuner,preamp Kiwa loop
1440 WKPR MI Kalamazoo 7/26 0515 P thru WROK, WNFL "AM 1440 & 105.1FM" Not common.JJR-WI
1500 WAKE IN Valparaiso 7/26 0540 P "107-1 the Z" & Porter Co.Fair JJR-WI

John J Rieger, South Milwaukee,WI CDT
Sangean ATS-909X stock
July 26 tropo
105.5 WTHD Lagrange,IN nxcast 1105CDT
92.3 WIL St.Louis,MO St.Louis ments, in entire session NEW! 1108
94.1 KRNA Iowa City IA Cl Rock that really rocks-94-1 KRNA, alone 1115
97.7 WYXX Goshen IN Rock 97-7 request Stairway to Heaven 1118
100.5 WTRV Walker-Gr.Rapids 100.5 the River AC 1119
101.7 WRCV Dixon IL Commercial Free Country 101.7 River Country 1121
95.3 K235GD Iowa City,IA K-Love, best fit of those listed, NEW! 1122
97.9 WGRD Grand Rapids MI 97-9 WGRD given, killing Milwaukee xlator 1129
99.7 KBEA Muscatine, IA B100 jingle tween songs Top40 1140
102.5 WDVE Pittsburgh PA WDVE Electric Lunch, YL jock NEW! 1142
106.5 WVFM Kalamazoo MI see ??? in Kalamazoo killing 106.5 WNOV Milwaukee xlator 1146
95.3 WBCK Battle Creek MI wx: tune to 95.3 WBCK, Rush 1156
101.1 WIOE Whitley IN John from JB Furniture. I listen to WIOE. OLDies,no WKQX,WIXX NEW! 1207
98.5 WXXQ Freeport IL Rockfords #1 country stn, Q98.5 1209
Not a good or strong opening. Most weak but 4 new logs means this was a good session!

July 25TH logs reported:
JJR-WI John J Rieger, South Milwaukee,WI CDT
Icom IC-R75 MFJ-959B tuner,preamp Kiwa loop
1310 KOKX IA Keokuk 7/25 0355 P "1310 KOKK" into Up On Cripple Creek/Band, no WIBA. JJR-WI
1160 WPIE NY Trumansburg 7/25 0400 P ESPN, ESPN app, promos into LID, WYLL weak. JJR-WI
930 WBEN NY Buffalo 7/25 0406 P but cut through w/M-F anchors, calls. JJR-WI
730 CKAC QC Montreal 7/25 0410 P no sign of CKDM. FF/Montreal ments. JJR-WI
980 CFPL ON London 7/25 0439 Vp "London....Chevy..." "AM980 nxtime 5:39" thru WONE. JJR-WI
540 KWMT IA Fort Dodge 7/25 0456 Vp calls, OLD C&W thru WAUK o/c. Replaced by WKFN. JJR-WI
540 WKFN TN Clarksville 7/25 0458 Vp ESPN, only fit, ads galore@:21. WAUK o/c, noCBK. JJR-WI

John J Rieger, South Milwaukee,WI CDT
Sangean ATS-909X stock
July 25 "tropo"
94.1 WGFA Watseka IL 94.1 WGFA, caller #9 later this hr. Not common 0914CDT
98.5 WQLH Green Bay,WI Wisconsin Pick N Save stores. Only Fit 0916
102.3 WQTC Manitowoc,WI Q102 Lakeshore wx, No closer WXLC 0922
102.5 WIOG Bay City,MI calls, 1st time this season (gulp!) 0924
107.9 WBCV Wausau,WI Pour Some Sugar,Def Leppard Big Cheese Morning Show 0928
98.5 WUPS Harrison,MI 98.5 UPS greater 4th in the North 1154
"tropo" not as hot as thought it would/might be/ Bust, S Bend 92.9 101.5 in too.

July 22ND logs reported:
JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI CDT
Grundig Satellit -Terk AM1000 loop
1010 KIHU UT Tooele 7/22 0454 F-G! no CFRB. Rosary, Take2 promo, Immaculate Heart Radio, St. of the day, LID, Threshold of Hope (replay.) Something out of whack, but NEW! JJR-MI
1290 WKLJ WI Sparta 7/22 0530 P ESPN LaCrosse in fade up o/TWO OLDies stns. (One was WZTI, but who was other?) JJR-MI
1430 KNSP WI Staples 7/22 0652 P steady w/servere wx warnings "on 92 KWAD & 1430 KNSP." Alone. JJR-MI

July 2IST logs reported:
Posted 7/22 @ 0941CDT as in 94.1 WWOX Milan,NH
JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI EDT
Sangean ATS-909X stock, Grundig Satellit stock
July 21 Es:
103.9 CFQM Moncton,NB Max FM NEW!1839EDT
106.1 WMEM Presque Isle,ME RDS:NPR Maine Public Radio" NEW! 1842
106.5 WMEF Fort Kent,ME RDS:NPR Maine Public Radio" NEW! 1844
103.5 CKHZ Halifax,NS "Hot Country 103.5" sweep, NEW (had to walk dog...) 1845
93.3 UNID FF, replaced by EE later, tho both UNIDed 1909
94.1 CHSJ NB St. John .ca from the goverment of New Brunswick in psa NEW! 1911
95.1 UNID FF This was in 60 mins 1913
96.9 CJXL Moncton,NB Today's Big Country 96.9 NEW! 1914
103.9 WVOM Howland,ME S.Hannity NEW! 1919
107.3 WBZN Old Town,ME in most of session, strong "Z107.3 Bangor's..." Top40 NEW!1920
107.9 WFFX Skowhegan,ME at 3.. in Augusta NEW! 1922
92.3 WMME Augusta,ME in Winslow Top40 1923
92.9 WEZQ Bangor,ME Sportstalk. Only fit. NEW! 1924
101.3 WVQM Augusta ME "103.9 101.3 103.9 and 1450 in Rockland...." Hannity 1927 NEW!
JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI EDT
Sangean ATS-909X stock
July 21 tropo:
101.7 WHMH St.Cloud,MN morning chatter, Headstrong,Trapt Rockin'101 0558EDT
100.1 WRHN Rhinelander,WI LID, JackFM in passing 0603
102.7 KTIG Pequot Lakes,MN 91.5 & 102.7 the Word 0817
103.5 KUAL Brainerd,MN Cool 103.5 Love Hangover, Dina Ross 0818
107.5 KLIZ Brainerd,MN local,Alexandria MN ments, Power Loon 0819
96.3 KQGO Edina,MN chatter, more chatter, Mpls wx:Hot,humid "Go" 0820

July 2oTH logs reported:
JJR-WI John J Rieger, South Milwaukee,WI CDT
Icom IC-R75 MFJ-959B tuner,preamp Kiwa loop
1580 WHLY IN South Bend 7/20 0425 P -no CKDO. Uptempo SS mx, La Raza JJR-WI
1370 KWRT MO Boonville 7/20 0453 P home of KC Royals, 1370 KWRT Boonville atop. JJR-WI
1510 KMSD SD Milbank 7/20 0508 P calls tween Supertramp, Chicago songs. WLAC nulled. JJR-WI
1240 KBIZ IA Ottumwa 7/20 0536 P, Napa Car Parts in fade up o/other. JJR-WI

July 19TH logs reported:
WED 19 JUL 2017
*WED 19 JUL: Tropo
7.49 ** CBL-FM 94.1 Toronto, ONT - Fair with CBC Radio Two
7.59 ** CBLA-FM-3 100.9 Wingham, ONT - Poor with Ontario Morning on CBC Radio One.
8.01 ** CKNX-FM 101.7 Wingham, ONT - Fair with AC, 'The One,' CKNX nx update
8.07 ** CIMJ-FM 106.1 Guelph, ONT - Poor with Magic 106, nx, ads, wx. Local ments.
8.15 ** CBLA-FM-4 102.5 Shelburne, ONT - Fair then gradually faded out with Ontario Morning on CBC Radio One. New catch! First Canadian on 102.5!
--Eric Berger

July 18TH logs reported:
WED 19 JUL 2017
*TUE 18 JUL: Tropo
7.00 ** WGEL-FM 101.7 Greenville, IL - Very poor with ads, ID, USA Radio nx.
7.15 ** WMBI-FM 90.1 Chicago, IL - Fair with Moody Radio, Chicago ments
7.21 ** WOLW-FM 91.1 Cadillac, MI - Poor with Contemp. Christian, "Life Changing Radio, the Promise FM"
7.34 ** WWKR-FM 94.1 Hart, MI - Very poor in WWDK fade with rock nx, '94 K-Rock,' chatter. New catch!
7.50 ** WMRR-FM 101.7 Muskegon Heights, MI - Poor with Rock 101.7, into Pink Floyd record
8.58 ** W227BY-FM 93.3 Jackson, MI - Fair with sponsor info, ID; Good Shepherd Catholic Radio.
9.04 ** KLJY-FM 99.1 Clayton, MO - Phantom log: HD pilot, audio was a big mess.
9.23 ** KYKY-FM 98.1 St. Louis, MO - Poor with ads, STL area ments.
10.52 ** KEZK-FM 102.5 St. Louis, MO - Faded up with ID, 'Today's Hits Plus Yesterday's Favorites,' ads, lost.
11.51 ** WYMG-FM 100.5 Chatham, IL - Fair with classic rock, local ads.
Posted 7/19 @ 0945CDT as in 94.5 KSTP MN St.Paul,MN
JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI EDT
Sangean ATS-909X stock
July 18 tropo:
102.5 KQIC Willmar, MN AM Family ins ad, Q102 HotAC 2011EDT
97.1 KTCZ Minneapolis MN Cities 97 2012
96.3 KQGO Edina, MN MN Twins baseball flagship 2014
105.3 WRLO Antigo,WI almost wiping out (more Common) CKTG. Rock 105-3 WRLO 2015
94.1 WIAL Eau Claire,WI Chippewa Valley Help Wanted, I94 jingle 2017
95.3 WGMO Spooner WI 95-GMO I Love R&R, Joan Jett 2026
98.5 KTIS Minneapolis MN "on KTIS all day....98.5 KTIS" 2130
100.3 KFAN Minneapolis MN Sports Talk FM 100..3 KFAN the Fan 2132
101.3 KDWB Minneapolis MN, Next hr comm free, 101.3 KDWB sweeper 2136
103.7 WWIB Hallie,WI CCM, 103.7 WWIB jingle 2142
104.1 KZJK St Louis Park,MN JackFM 2144
106.5 WYTE Marshfield WI Y106.5 tween C&W songs 2145
106.7 WATQ Chetek,WI Brewers game, only fit 2147
107.1 KTMY Coon Rapids MN chatter and finally My Talk 107-1 2153
102.9 KMNB Minneapolis MN Dodge of Burnsville I-35, Mpls 2157
104.5 WAXX Eau Claire WI I-94 & Hwy 83 We Care Car repair --Eau Claire 2158
93.9 WDOR Sturgeon Bay WI Brewers game, weak. Only fit. 2159
99.1 WKFX Rice Lake,WI Classic Hits 99-1 WKFX, Hall & Oats song 2204
100.7 WBIZ Eau Claire WI I heart Top9 at 9 countdown. 2216
107.5 WCCN Neillsville WI "late nights on 107-5 the Rock" 2240
93.1 KATO New Ulm MN Minnesota93 jingle. C&W 2255
106.3 WPLT Sarona WI ad:715-68X-XX05 Brewers bbl, King Country 2301
95.5 UNID C&W Trisha Yearwood C&W w/no WIFC. Calls never said in 3 X checking 2309
95.1 WQRB Bloomer WI Hot Country B95 2311
106.1 WACD Antigo WI Real Country WACD Flowers on the Wall, Statler Bros 2314

JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI CDT
Grundig Satellit -Terk AM1000 loop
1320 CJMR ON Oakville 7/18 0416 P -ads w/#905, #416 area codes cutting through others. ETHnic. JJR-MI
870 KJMP CO Pierce 7/18 0446 P Rock Around the Clock, Bill Hailey, "the Big 8-7" Tight WWL null. JJR-MI
1590 KVGB KS Great Bend 7/18 0507 P thru others. "1590 KVGB" into talk. JJR-MI

July 17TH logs reported:
JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI EDT
Sangean ATS-909X stock
July 17 tropo:
106.5 KFMC Fairmont,MN Classic KFMC 0904EDT
93.1 KATO New Ulm,MN 0906
93.9 WTBX Hibbing,MN calls 0906
94.5 KSTP St.Paul,MN hi:90 Eyewitness nx, KS95 o/nulled WRJO 0908
96.3 KQGO Edina,MN #651-XXX-9696 morning chatter 0911
96.9 KMFY Grand Rapids,MN calls, Hibbing ment. In EZL days, "Comfy" 0915
100.9 KOWZ Blooming Prairie,MN like us...CowsFM 0917
92.3 WRLS Hayward WI local nx, calls 0917
92.5 KQRS Golden Valley,MN here on KQ 0919
93.7 KXXR Minneapolis MN 93X radio 0920
96.5 WKLK Cloquet MN #878-8088 Carleton ment, hi:82 time, Weatherology Sun 82 "on WKLK" 0922
104.1 KZJK St.Louis Park, MN JackFM 0932
107.7 KBMX Proctor,MN morning chatter, local ment w/WQMT nulled 0934
98.5 KTIS Minneapolis MN CCM mx, only fit 0938
106.3 WMFG Hibbing MN Hibbing Community College 0941
102.1 KEEY St.Paul MN caller 21 wins at K102 0945
102.9 KMNB Minneapolis Buzzin' 0946
97.5 KNXR Rochester MN at 37XX SW in Rochester 0948
94.1 WIAL Eau Claire WI I-94, 94 days of summer 1026
105.5 KBAJ Deer River,MN Gr.Rapids Classic Rock J105, the Thunder NEW! 1033

JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI EDT
Grundig Satellit -Stock
July 17 tropo:
104.7 KCLD St. Cloud,MN St.Cloud Toyota... 0623
105.1 KKCB Duluth MN CMT after midnight, B1005.1 0631
102.5 KQIC Willmar,MN Your Music-Q102 HotAC 0637
95.7 KKOK Morris MN 95-7 KKOK back to back country Brownfield Ag nx 0642
106.7 WJJY Baxter-Breezy Pt AMerica inthe Morning (at :50), Menards, psas and LID, ABC nx @0600
107.5 KLIZ Brainerd MN ABC nx,, Power Loon nx, t/c 0606
AM was dismal, tho SS on 1000 930 and 1060. FM here was a treat.

July 16TH logs reported:

107.3 KNUJ-FM MN Sleepy Eye 07/16 0940 Fair signals fading up with ID. NEW! (SMA-MB)
91.7 KPPD ND Devils Lake 07/16 1000 Faded up strong for a bit. NEW! (SMA-MB)
COMMENTS: Two more new ones for the season. No complaints.
Shawn Axelrod VE4DX1SMA
Winnipeg MB Canada
Remember on a Clear Day You Can Hear Forever

JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI CDT
Grundig Satellit -Terk AM1000 loop
1580 WJVA IN South Bend 7/16 0428 P slight flutter, no CKDO. La Raza JJR-MI
1260 KWYR SD Winner 7/16 0454 P tho alone. Real Country KWYR on tune in. JJR-MI
1050 KLOH MN Pipestone 7/16 0502 P -LID, (delayed) Fox nx. C&W. Others nulled. JJR-MI
1460 WKAM IN Goshen 7/16 0545 P tho alone, tho after 5 mins got louder. LaRaza SS JJR-MI
1240 WOBT WI Rhinelander 7/16 Vp tho clear LID, "Hodag Classics" OLD C&W. JJR-MI
Nothing great, of course, tho a few regulars (CKDM CKDO KYW) were MIA. Not AU tho.

July 15TH logs reported:
Heard on the Sony XDR-S10HDiP; times EDT
Saturday 15 July: Es
20.54 ** -FM 92.7 - unid with Dick Robinson show, played Standards/Jazz. Lost at TOH!
21.00 ** KDYN-FM 92.7 Coal Hill, AR - Faded up over above with ID, into C&W mx. New catch!
21.03 ** KNOR-FM 93.7 Krum, TX - Fair with SS mx, RDS readout in SS.
21.12 ** KICM-FM 97.7 Healdton, OK - Fair with C&W, "KICM The Big Station" RDS
Mostly teasing spikes; Saturday was supposedly a good day for tropo, but I struck out here on that also, with FWA and GRR the best I could do.
--Eric Berger

JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI CDT
Grundig Satellit -Terk AM1000 loop
1630 KRND WY Fox Farm 7/15 0513 P tho wiping out KCJJ. Only fit. JJR-MI
1270 KNWC SD Sioux Falls 7/15 0553 P alone. Faith Radio. WMKT way more common. Rather unusual. JJR-MI
1240 KICD IA Spencer 7/15 0600 Vp LID, CBS nx. Mess. JJR-MI
1240 WJMC WI Rice Lake 7/15 0606 P "AM 1240 WJMC" Good Morning Starshine, Oliver in mess. JJR-MI
1400 WATW WI Ashland 7/15 0614 Vp Lake Sup. Golf Course 715-373-11XX in mess. JJR-MI

JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI EDT
Grundig Satellit -Stock
101.3 KDWB Richfield, MN calls, Top40 0519
102.9 KMNB Minneapolis MN Buzzin C&W 0521
107.1 KTMY Coon Rapids, MN My Talk (repeat show) 0523
107.9 KQQL Anoka MN Cool 108---MN's greatest hits 0526
92.5 KQRS Golden Valley MN MN's Classic Rock 92 KQRS 0534
95.5 WIFC Wausau,WI "on 95-5 WIFC" upon tune in. A live jock overnights! 0539 (0430CDT)
96.1 WJMC Rice Lake, WI Barron Co. Fair ad, Calls 0540
96.5 WHOH Rhinelander WI SportsRadio 96-5, CBS content 0541
98.3 WCQM Park Falls, WI 98-Q Country -alone 0547
100.7 KIKV Alexandria MN #1 County stn in Lakes Area--100.7 Kik FM, Glenwood Chevy ad 0623
101.5 KCGN Ortonville MN CCM Praise prayer requests NEW! 0638
99.1 WKFX Rice Lake WI Fox99 WKFX after Bon Jovi song. 0643
96.5 WKLK Cloquet MN Talking Heads song, TigerBalm ad, K-96.5 0650
91.3 KUWS Superior,WI LID noted on tune in 0700
90.7 WTIP Grand Marais (on Hwy 51 on Lk Superior loop) 95.3 Gr Marais not in. 0700
102.5 WCMM Gulliver MI Everafter Decorating in Escanaba 0725

July 13TH logs reported:
JJR-MI John J Rieger, L'Anse,MI CDT
Grundig Satellit -Terk AM1000 loop
1070 CHOK ON Sarnia 7/13 0515 P w/calls way u/WTSO. JJR-MI
1600 KPNP MN Watertown 7/13 0528 P -Hmong chanting thru WRPN, KGYM. Assumed. JJR-MI
950 CFAM MB Altona 7/13 0537 0540 P Classical mx. Not in 10 mins earlier. "Community service R." JJR-MI
800 WVAL MN Sauk Rapids 7/13 0543 P "AM 800 WVAL" tween songs, above others. JJR-MI
790 KXXX KS Colby 7/13 0544 P way u/WAYY. "790 - K Triple X" OLD C&W JJR-MI