Pat Dyer, WA5IYX, 5315 Silvertip Drive, San Antonio, TX  78228-2744
pjdyer3@juno.com                                  pjdyer@swbell.net
auxiliary site

May 2000
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1979 Realistic TM-1001 tuner (1990 two i.f. mod. w/150-kHz fil.) into  
Allied 426 (1972); 1999 Conrad RDS Manager; 52-ohm step-attenuator box 
used to reduce local intermod/overload when needed; 1977 6-e Archer    
antenna at 20' with rotor;                                             
mm-dd-yyyy format & CST (GMT-6) used - {new} noted - distances in miles
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05-04-2000: Es
 1936 KLGA-   92.7   IA  Algona (ID)                          969 
 1939 WEVE-   97.9   MN  Eveleth (area ad)                   1296 
 1954 KNOW    91.1   MN  St. Paul (RDS ID)                   1116 
 2052 KWWK    96.5   MN  Rochester (local ad; later ID)      1058 
 2054 WRLS    92.3   WI  Hayward (local ad)                  1204 
 2225 WHRM    90.9   WI  Wausau (RDS ID) {new}               1171 

05-13-2000: Es
 1024 WKTI-   94.5   WI  Milwaukee (ID)                      1110 
 1050 WRJO    94.5   WI  Eagle River (local ad)              1257 
 1104 WXRO    95.3   WI  Beaver Dam (local ad)               1106 
 1105 WHBM-   90.3   WI  Park Falls (RDS ID) {new}           1223 
 1109 WMQA-   95.9   WI  Minocqua (Paul Harvey)              1228 
 1117 WJPD    92.3   MI  Ishpeming (RDS)                     1319 
 1128 KOEL-   92.3   IA  Oelwein (ID)                         986 

05-15-2000: tr
 0901 KNFM    92.3   TX  Midland (ID)                         285 
              Es
 0910 KUSU-   91.5   UT  Logan (state ID)                    1141 
 0912 KVFX    94.5   UT  Logan ("V-FX")                      1136 
 0913 KQFC    97.9   ID  Boise (ID)                          1377 
 0920 KKBT    92.3   CA  Los Angeles (rap)                   1187 
 0920 KFOX    93.5   CA  Redondo Beach (Korean)              1199 
 0926 KDB     93.7   CA  Santa Barbara (RDS ID; cx)          1281 
 0929 KRUZ   103.3   CA  Santa Barbara (local-area ads)      1295 
 0931 KMXM   100.7   ID  Gooding (ID) {new}                  1331 
 0938 KCLB-   93.7   CA  Coachella (RDS ID)                  1078 
 0952 KOMP    92.3   NV  Las Vegas (ID)                      1079 
 0953 KQOL-   93.1   NV  Las Vegas (RDS ID)                  1079 
 0959 KILA    90.5   NV  Las Vegas (ID)                      1052 
 1007 KEZJ-   95.7   ID  Twin Falls (ID)                     1267 
              tr
 1012 KODM    97.9   TX  Odessa (ID)                          267 
              Es
 1024 KIZN    92.3   ID  Boise (state ID)                    1377 

05-16-2000: tr
 2200 KAVX    91.9   TX  Lufkin (ID)                          269 
 2233 KQKI-   95.3   LA  Bayou Vista (ID)                     438 

05-17-2000: tr
 0437 KSMB    94.5   LA  Lafayette (ID)                       387 
 0501 WDGL    98.1   LA  Baton Rouge ("Eagle")                446 

05-19-2000: Es
 0907 CBCL    93.5   ON  London (RDS ID)                     1334 
 0935 CIMX    88.7   ON  Windsor ("89-X" RDS ID)             1235 
 1001 WERN    88.7   WI  Madison (RDS ID)                    1064 
 1036 WOZZ    93.5   WI  New London (area ad)                1178 
 1042 WPFF    90.5   WI  Sturgeon Bay (RDS ID)               1229 
 1044 WAQE-   97.7   WI  Rice Lake ("Star 97.7")             1179 
 1045 WDOR-   93.9   WI  Sturgeon Bay (local ad)             1228 
 1054 WGLR-   97.7   WI  Lancaster (local ad)                1021 
 1055 WSPT-   97.9   WI  Stevens Point (ID)                  1150 
 1145 KNBZ    97.7   SD  Redfield ("Z97KNBZ" RDS ID) {new}   1085 
 1148 KXGT    95.5   ND  Jamestown ("KYNU" RDS ID)           1200 
 1154 KSJZ    93.3   ND  Jamestown (ID)                      1197 

05-20-2000: Es
 1054 KBPR    90.7   MN  Brainerd (ID in RDS text) {new}     1190 

05-21-2000: tr
 1038 KNFM    92.3   TX  Midland (ID)                         285 

05-22-2000: tr
 0634 KSJL    97.7   TX  Devine (transmitter spur)             47 
              Es
 1054 WCDR-   90.3   OH  Cedarville ("CDR The Path")         1094 
 1055 WZOW    97.7   IN  Goshen ("Z-97.7"; area ads)         1096 
 1106 KTSD-   91.1   SD  Reliance (RDS ID) {new}             1001 
 1141 KELN    97.1   NE  North Platte (request phone #){new}  820 
 1143 KAML-   96.9   WY  Gillette (ID)                       1092 
 1145 KGWY   100.7   WY  Gillette ("The Fox")                1088 
 1158 KLMP    97.9   SD  Rapid City (ID; "The Light")        1038 
 1210 KWGB    97.9   KS  Colby (RDS ID) {new}                 704 
 1211 KIQK   104.1   SD  Rapid City ("Kick 104")             1038 
 1212 KAAQ   105.9   NE  Alliance (RDS ID)                    891 
 1215 KYDT   103.1   WY  Sundance (area death notices)       1084 
 1219 KRCS    93.1   SD  Sturgis (area ad)                   1061 
 1223 KCSP    90.3   WY  Casper ("PILGRIM" RDS ID)           1012 
 1223 KIGN    97.9   WY  Cheyenne (RDS ID)                    881 
 1226 KWYY    95.5   WY  Casper ("KWY")                      1012 
 1232 KTAG    97.9   WY  Cody (RDS ID)                       1189 
 1238 KCSU-   90.5   CO  Fort Collins (ID) {new}              852 
 1240 KLZY    92.5   WY  Powell (area-local ID; "Z-Rock")    1189 

05-24-2000: Es
 1005 WBEZ    91.5   IL  Chicago (ID)                        1053 
 1009 WBLV    90.3   MI  Twin Lake ("BLUELAKE" RDS ID)       1192 
 1040 WZJM    92.3   OH  Cleveland Heights (area ad)         1265 
 1045 WCOL-   92.3   OH  Columbus (ID)                       1141 
 1055 WKDD    96.5   OH  Akron (ID)                          1254 
 1104 WPIG    95.7   NY  Olean (ID)                          1418 
 1108 WLRD    96.9   OH  Willard (ID) {new}                  1198 
 1126 WHTT-  104.1   NY  Buffalo ("Oldies 104")              1431 

05-25-2000: Es
 1816 WFLO-   95.7   VA  Farmville (RDS ID)                  1282 
 1821 WZJM    92.3   OH  Cleveland Heights ("The Beat")      1265 
 1834 WBTU    93.3   IN  Kendallville (area wx)              1113 
 1838 WYGE    92.3   KY  London (RDS ID)                      995 
 1911 WIAA    88.7   MI  Interlochen (RDS ID)                1241 
 1917 WUPS    98.5   MI  Houghton Lake ("UPS")               1274 
 1926 WKJZ    94.9   MI  Hillman ("B-ROCK" RDS ID)           1338 
 1939 WWSW-   94.5   PA  Pittsburgh ("3WS")                  1294 
 1949 WRRK    96.9   PA  Braddock (area ads)                 1295 

05-28-2000: Es
 1032 WBLV    90.3   MI  Twin Lake ("BLUELAKE" RDS ID)       1192 
 1040 WLAV-   96.9   MI  Grand Rapids (RDS ID)               1182 
 1044 WNIZ-   96.9   IL  Zion (ID; cx)                       1080 
 1046 WJCH    91.9   IL  Joliet (RDS ID) {new}               1007 
 1050 WKTI-   94.5   WI  Milwaukee (ID)                      1110 
 1054 WZEE   104.1   WI  Madison (area ad)                   1064 
 1057 WHAD    90.7   WI  Delafield (RDS ID)                  1093 
 1058 WBGE    92.3   IL  Peoria (ID)                          926 
 1058 WYCA    92.3   IN  Hammond (ID)                        1044 
 1059 KIAQ-   96.9   IA  Clarion (RDS ID)                     943 
 1104 WOZZ    93.5   WI  New London (ID)                     1178 
 1110 WOLX-   94.9   WI  Baraboo (RDS ID)                    1084 
 1112 WOWN    99.3   WI  Shawano (local ad) {new}            1194 
 1132 KITN    93.5   MN  Worthington (ID; k)                  985 
 1152 WDOR-   93.9   WI  Sturgeon Bay (area ad)              1228 
 1154 WGLR-   97.7   WI  Lancaster (ID)                      1021 
 1202 WRLS    92.3   WI  Hayward (ID)                        1204 
 1202 WAQE-   97.7   WI  Rice Lake (ID)                      1179 
 1206 KLGA-   92.7   IA  Algona (RDS ID)                      969 
 1254 WCLQ    89.5   WI  Wausau ("89-Q"; rel.)               1177 
 1524 KQDY    94.5   ND  Bismarck ("K-Love")                 1213 
 1525 KLXS-   95.3   SD  Pierre (area ad)                    1033 
 1526 KBYZ    96.5   ND  Bismarck (local ad; "The Fox")      1189 
 1527 KWYR-   93.7   SD  Winner (local ad)                    957 
 1531 KPLO-   94.5   SD  Reliance (area ad)                  1002 
 1533 KMNE-   90.3   NE  Bassett (RDS ID) {new}               888 
 1533 KTSD-   91.1   SD  Reliance (RDS ID)                   1001 
 1536 KQSD-   91.9   SD  Lowry (RDS ID)                      1093 
 1539 KNBZ    97.7   SD  Redfield ("Z97KNBZ" RDS ID)         1085 
 1552 KBRB-   92.7   NE  Ainsworth (ID)                       906 
 1554 KGFX-   92.7   SD  Pierre (local ad)                   1032 
 1614 KRNE-   91.5   NE  Merriman (RDS ID)                    928 
 1621 KSLT   107.3   SD  Spearfish (xltor list)              1064 
 1622 KIQK   104.1   SD  Rapid City ("Kick 104")             1038 
 1627 KKMK    93.9   SD  Rapid City (area wx; "Magic 93.9")  1039 
 1830 WZJM    92.3   OH  Cleveland Heights ("The Beat")      1265 
 1849 CBCL    93.5   ON  London (RDS ID)                     1334 
 1851 WXKR    94.5   OH  Port Clinton (area ad)              1205 
 1855 CIMX    88.7   ON  Windsor ("89-X"; area ad)           1235 

05-30-2000: Es
 1808 KBPR    90.7   MN  Brainerd (ID in RDS text block)     1190 
 1811 KSTP-   94.5   MN  St. Paul ("KS-95")                  1118 
 1811 KQKQ-   98.5   IA  Council Bluffs ("Sweet 98")          829 
 1813 WHLA    90.3   WI  La Crosse (RDS ID)                  1066 
 1816 KIAQ-   96.9   IA  Clarion (RDS ID)                     943 
 1818 KCML    99.9   MN  St. Joseph (area ad) {new}          1134 
 1819 KZPK    98.9   MN  Paynesville (area ad) {new}         1132 
 1822 KMXK    94.9   MN  Cold Spring (area ad)               1124 
 1834 KZNZ   105.7   MN  Eden Prairie (area ad)              1101 
 1826 KLSS   106.1   IA  Mason City (ID)                      991 
 1830 WQPC    94.3   WI  Prairie du Chien ("Q-94";WI promos) 1025 
 1831 KCMR    97.9   IA  Mason City (local wx)                988 
 1831 KKCK    99.7   MN  Marshall (RDS ID)                   1045 
 1841 KSUX   105.7   NE  Winnebago ("The Super Pig")          896 
 1842 KUSD    89.7   SD  Vermillion (RDS ID)                  942 
 1843 KRLS    92.1   IA  Knoxville (ID; local wx) {new}       878 
 1844 KIAI    93.9   IA  Mason City (area ad)                 989 
 1845 KSEZ    97.9   IA  Sioux City ("Z-98"; town ID)         907 
 1846 KCRR    97.7   IA  Grundy Center (ID; classic rock)     944 
 1852 KELO-   92.5   SD  Sioux Falls (ID; wx)                 976 
 1853 KRVI    95.1   MN  Detroit Lakes (area ad)             1194 
 1853 KNRX   107.3   MO  Lexington (area ad) {new}            711 
 1857 WMZK   104.1   WI  Merrill ("Z-104"; local-area ads)   1184 
 1859 KRKR    95.1   NE  Lincoln (ID)                         801 
 1903 WMT-    96.5   IA  Cedar Rapids (ID; "Mix-96½")         949 
 1906 KLGA-   92.7   IA  Algona (RDS ID)                      969 
 1909 WOLX-   94.9   WI  Baraboo (ID)                        1084 
 1910 KKOK-   95.7   MN  Morris (ID)                         1125 
 1911 KDOM-   94.3   MN  Windom (town ID)                    1012 
 1912 KLGR-   97.7   MN  Redwood Falls (ID)                  1057 
 1914 WJMQ    92.3   WI  Clintonville (area ad; k)           1173 
 1929 KXRA-   92.3   MN  Alexandria ("KX-92")                1150 

05-31-2000: tr
 1305 KNFM    92.3   TX  Midland (ID)                         285 
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   Local 90.9 was off for a few days during the month.                 
   The Conrad RDS Manager certainly got a workout this period!         
It has been most useful in IDing those 88-92 items that are often      
ignored due to their very long, non-local program feeds.  KBPR         
was a bit annoying when the NAME block just displayed "--------"       
and the TEXT block had to be advanced to.  Fading would often not      
permit a full TEXT display if it were verbose (and some ARE!)          
Old reflex habits often had me running the tape recorder while         
waiting for an RDS signal to lock/stabilize.  (Raw 57-kHz is well      
beyond what a 1-7/8 ips unit could capture!)                           
   All in all, it still could induce "jaw dropping" as ID's would      
pop up in fractions of a second - with signals often gone before a     
music selection had ended.  A few stations have been come across       
that use the TEXT block for the currently playing song/artist (and     
even ads!)  If more than perhaps 10% of US stations utilized RDS it    
would revolutionize FM-DXing techniques.  (And I wouldn't accrue       
so many C-90's to plow thru later to figure out ads, slogans, etc.)    

   73, Pat - WA5IYX                                                    

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