e-mail: info@DX-midAMerica.com

Return postage MUST be included with ALL REPORTS.
All times for DX tests are as posted! This is one good way to hear a new one for your logs!

This information was gleaned from information sent to DX-midAMerica. Thanx so much to those who have the heads up! Thanx to Mssrs Richard Line and Wayne Heinen! Changed MONTHLY on the 3rd.

KSEN programming staff accidentally scheduled the test for Monday morning at 1201.


KSEN has been lowered to proper night power and the test will run as schedule just a day late 





Paul Walker

12:01 AM Mountain Daylight Time (0601 UTC) when KSEN, 1150 AM, will be testing on daytime power and pattern. 10,000 watts. Programming will consist of sweep tones, Morse Code IDs, 1 kHz “long duration tones,” etc. The test will last two hours, until 02:00 AM Mountain Time. 


SSTV (Slow-Scan TV) Tests


Both tests will also feature the transmission of Slow-Scan TV images commonly used by amateur radio operators and increasingly by shortwave broadcasters. 


The images are transmitted as audio tones in Scottie 1 format. KDWN recently used this same format in Las Vegas during their signoff DX Tests. SSTV requires computer software to decode. This can be done using an audio connection to your PC or holding a cell phone near your speaker. 


SSTV is straightforward and works great. You can get reasonable images by picking up audio with your laptop without wiring.


Download the free MMSSTV app and try it out:




Another great app for Mac or PC is Fldigi from http://www.w1hkj.com/.


You can also search the App store on your iPhone or Google Play for Android for “SSTV.” Lots of great apps are available. 


Highly recommend you test BEFORE the weekend. The best bet is to tune to 14.233 MHz in USB mode if you have a shortwave receiver. Lots of activity there most of the day. 



++ Note: SSTV is not a weak-signal mode like FT8. If you cannot copy the Morse Code and sweep tones, you will unlikely decode an SSTV image successfully. 


It’s a fun mode, not a miracle mode. 





At the station’s request, the Courtesy Program Committee will be responsible for verifying reception reports and issuing QSLs. All reception reports should be emailed to: 




The new QSL rules for CPC-coordinated tests will be in effect for this test. Please read them carefully. 




A big thank you to Chief Engineer Todd Clark who agreed to include SSTV and allow us to test this mode as an option for future tests. Also to Paul Walker, who arranged for all this. 


And to Rob Keeney who encoded the images into SSTV format and provided technical expertise on incorporating them into our files. 




DX Tests are arranged by the Courtesy Program Committee of the National Radio Club (NRC) and the International Radio Club of America (IRCA.) Both clubs offer low-cost, online-only memberships. It is appropriate that those seeking QSLs should support the clubs financially. Please indicate in your request which club you are a member of. It may improve the response time for your QSL. 

QSL requests for DX Tests where the CPC will issue QSLs must be received within 30 days of the test. 

A brief recording of at least two (2) minutes must be submitted. .MP3, .wav, or .MP4 video formats accepted. No written reports unless accompanied by a recording. 

No remote receivers (Internet-based) will be accepted for QSLs. The exceptions to this rule are as follows:    

A.) If you constructed the remote receiver, maintained it, or contributed money towards those purposes, you may use it to submit reception reports. Examples would be DXers who built remote receivers in low-noise locations but operate from home. 


B.) Internet-based receivers you don’t own are only acceptable if they are more than 500 miles from the transmitter of the test station. You must fully disclose which receiver was used, including its URL. If the owner is known, please provide their name so they may receive credit. Include the distance of the receiver in miles from the transmitter site. 


C.) Only one QSL will be issued per DXer, even if they operate multiple remote receiver sites or use more than one remote receiver at distances of 500 miles to receive the station. 


QSLs will be issued only after the conclusion of the 2022-2023 DX Season. Generally, this will occur in April. We will send out group emails when QSLs are issued. 

Unpaid volunteers perform all work in verifying reports and sending you a QSL. We all have jobs, spouses, kids, and lives. Be patient. Be nice. 





WNJC Lights Out DX Test.png The Courtesy Program Committee (CPC) of the National Radio Club and International Radio Club of America are sad to announce that it appears WNJC 1360 will leave the air for good shortly. This news reaches us from Chief Engineer John “Duke” Hamann. But John is determined to see the test goes out with a proper send-off. He’s going to run a nightly one-hour long DX test with Morse Code, sweep tones, long duration 1 kHz tone, etc. This is your last chance if you still need WNJC for the logbook. It’s unclear how long the tests will continue, so don’t waste time. Test material will run nightly from Midnight Eastern (0500 UTC) until 1 AM (0600 UTC). For the latest information on the DX Tests, John Hamann has established a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wnjc1360dx Listeners who hear the test are asked to submit reception reports to the CPC, who will handle the station's reception reports. Please follow the requirements below: Send an email of your report, along with a two-minute long recording of your reception in .MP3 or .WAV format to: dx@highnoonfilm.com The email should include the following: John Doe, W4DOE 123 Main Street | Contact Information of DXer Anytown, AL 35112 | USA | johndoe@yephoo.com | Email Address of DXer Member of both IRCA & NRC | Please note your membership in our clubs. Drake R8B with a 40’ longwire | Information about the equipment used to receive the station. Remarks | Comments about the station’s audio, interference, frequency stability, or other information you’d like to share. WNJC.mp3 | Attach a copy of the audio you received. All emails should be formatted exactly as above. Start with your contact information, and be sure to include the email where you want the QSL emailed. Reception reports must be received within 30 days of WNJC finally leaving the air for good. The use of remote SDRs to receive the test is discouraged unless it is a receiver location that you have built and maintained specifically for DXing. If a remote SDR is used, you must disclose the location of the receiver and the name of the owner, if known. The remote receiver must be located at least 500 miles from WNJC. One QSL per DXer. The CPC would like to thank station owners and John “Duke” Hamann for working with the DXing community to coordinate the these tests. (I apologize for the delay in posting the test announcement. I contracted COVID-19 on Dec 27, and have been struggling to recover.) 73, Les Rayburn, N1LF