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Thursday July 31,2014:
FMDX appears to under average for July, unless something happens in the next few hours, hi. AMDX, I'm very, very happy to say, has been noticeably good on quite a few days. I mean if the FM isn't in, might as well go to AM. I know we all have stories of NEW stations logged in the dead of summer, when dx supposedly is shot. You never, never know what you'll hear! FMDX has been limited to very little E skip and less tropo this non summer. Aside, I'm wondering if we'll have another super cold winter. Looking at the jet stream, it seems that dip has been here, in midAMerica, since last November and the debut of the "polar vortex." If I remember one thing about the "summerof 2014, it's not the dx, but cutting the lawn 2 times a week. So much rain! ;)
Statistics? Richard Line-MI sent this in: This year, the month of August will count 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This phenomenon occurs only once every 823 years.
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Saturday July 19,2014:
FMDX. What's that? After a few spurts July 6th....squat! Normal for July is 228.80 HOT TIPS (dx reports) Now, we're at 163 and way off the low of 17, so that's good. Easily 1 more good Es-ession would crank us up over average. It's always nice adding to our totals.
AMDX, I'm happy to say, is above average! Average is 13.4. Now, we're at 2o loggings, besting 2010,11,12+13! My sincere thanks to the reporters who made this possible.
So, when there's no dx in, gotta do something. Added the First Reports Page. When the Target Frequencies (AM and FM) and done, an asterisk gets slapped up for all new reports. What I think is terrific is the fact that these are first reports ever! So this is new, fresh stuff, not only on AM, but FM too. I looked at a few of the entries and think "I logged that." Proud too. The reporters here made these listings possible. My sincere thanks to the current crop of reporters. You are the best and I am appreciative.
Wednesday July 9,2014:
June FMDX was way below normal. Of course, you need Tropo and Es to report. There was nothing-very little heard, and thus, the below average results. AMDX was above last years numbers and above average! I guess if there's no FM/TV DX, gotta go to AMDX, and there's still nice, good, reportable stuff in!FMDX had 56 reports, the worst showing since the non FMDX June of 2004, when only 48 HOT TIPS were reported. Ouch! Still, we've had other bad June FMDX stats: 1982:3, 1983:28, 1984:6, 1985:10, 1986:80, 1987:17, 1999:47. I don't know. Maybe the FMDX just starts later some years! The FMDX average moves from 171.50 to 166.56. AMDX had 25 reports, besting every year back to 2004! Average is 25 logs and 25 were reported. Thanx to all!
Added a new Silent listing showing Canadian/US stations that have gone Silent since 1981. I'm sure there's one or two that might have been missed, but still, this is a pretty accurate listing. Look, seriously, at all the stations that have left the good ol' AM band. Kinda sad, really! Comments/additions are encouraged. The lists' focus is midAMerica and Canada, thought not including the Canadian 40 watt stations/etc. I hope you enjoy going down memory lane.