- January 25, 2017 at 12:00 am #11064
As many of you know, I’ve been doing
DXing on the AM BCB.
I tend to use something called
Radio-Locator.Com as a source of what is
I’ve heard there are other lists. I find the
FCC database to be difficult to navigate.
Does anybody know of any other online lists
of BC stations?
Brooce, Part 15 West Hartford CT
- January 25, 2017 at 4:54 am #53038
Best I know of is http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/page?page=states which state by state gives all the stations on the air and Canada is on the site also.
- January 25, 2017 at 4:57 am #53039
There’s the Interactive Pattern Map http://www.nf8m.com/patternmaps.html which is pretty cool. It visually provides the reception pattern of all the station broadcasting on a given frequency you select. Start by clicking either the day or night link. You can also download the entire database for offline use. For example, if your select 1700AM it displays this map:
Only drawback is that it’s only for AM.
- January 25, 2017 at 5:30 am #53040
Nationwide Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations http://www.officialusa.com/stateguides/media/radiostations/
Here’s another for one for only AM, in a long formatted list:
I forgot to mention in my previos post that the Interactive Pattern Map pulls the info from the actuall FCC database, and the pattern plots are aproximent based on ground conductivity readings.
- January 25, 2017 at 10:10 pm #53047
So without getting boring, I will say that
I started AM BCB DXing 50 years ago in
March. March 1, 1967. I was in Mass General
hospital in Boston, 100 miles from home. My
parents could not be there because of logistical
challenges. It was about 11:PM local time. To
keep myself calm before the operation the next
morning, I started listening to the AM BCB. The
first station I heard was on 1470 kHz. They were
already reducing power for the “Monday morning
test period.” I think they were going from 5 kW
down to 500 watts. I do not remember the callsign,
unfortunately. (If you’ve heard this all before,
you can skip this next part.) I was completely
blind, awaiting a retina reattachment operation for
my left eye, which unbeknownst (is that a word?)
to me, would take 5 1/2 hours the next day.
I was 12 years old then.
I am now trying to recover 50 years of notes
of casual AM/FM/TV dxing. I am trying to put
it all back together.
This is really fun. I have never been more than
a casual DXer, but I have heard a few good DX
stations. So far, I have counted 28 states on the
AM BCB, 21 states on FM, and 9 states on terrestrial
TV. Many will laugh at that small amount, but I’m
getting it together anyway. There is some more
to this story. I’ll save it for later.
Very best wishes to you guys.
Brooce, Part 15 Harford CT
- June 9, 2018 at 3:09 pm #98650
They need to update the list of Internet stations; my station has been on the air live streaming since 2007 and its not listed.
Plus the local FM Low-Power station in the adjoining town is not listed and they’ve been on the air for close to two years as well.
I tried to find a link so I could leave them a message, but alas to no avail I could’nt find one.
- January 25, 2017 at 11:17 pm #53048
Great hobby, Brooce!
Do you remember or use White’ Radio Log? It is long gone, but it was the definitive publication for us DXs back in the 50s and 60s. You might be interested in this site: has tons and tons of old radio stuff, including White’s and other useful DX publications.
- January 26, 2017 at 3:29 am #53054
a whole bunch of us!
I think I remember first seeing it in
the back of Elementary Electronics
in 1968 or so.
More odds and ends to follow.
Brooce, Part 15, Hartford CT
- January 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm #53063
I can’t wait to go down into the cellar with
my tablet and spend hours looking at these
maps and links while my wife thinks I’m washing
the car. (Washing the car? In January in Connecticut?)
You guys know what I mean. I don’t know how I
missed all of this stuff. I have seen bits and pieces over
the years, but never knew how to directly connect to
By the way – attempts to transmit on the AM and FM
bands came just a few years later. (Around 1968 or
1969.) I didn’t know what part 15 was. I just knew that
there were some kits available that were supposed to work
and get a signal out then.
Brooce, Part 15, Hartford, CT
- January 29, 2017 at 5:53 am #53093
There are still some! I count 7.
There might be more.
I have mentioned this in the past.
I find it to be quite amusing- so I
thought I would mention this again.
Some or all of them might have gone
I’ll try to make a list.
Brooce, Part 15, Hartford CT
- July 5, 2018 at 1:58 pm #104605
Another great search engine: http://recnet.com/
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