Dave's Crystal Radio DX Log


My location:   N 42 15 3    W 76 57 5, Beaver Dams, NY 14812


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Welcome to my AM logbook. It is October and the leaves are falling. That can only mean one thing. ~ The crystal set dx season is upon us! Below is my listening log.

This log is not for radio comparision. I used whichever set was connected when the dx mood hits me. The distances are in kilometers and the power in kilowatts. My antenna is a 70 foot (later extended to 120 feet long) piece of wire about 15 feet off the ground.

The numbers in the radio column refers to the particular radio that I used when I heard the station. This is my complete list of crystal radios.

The points column is the point value calculated as if it were for the crystal set receiving contest. It is figured at 10 times the distance divided by the log of the power.

The station format is sometimes listed to help me remember what station was doing what on the crowded band. These designations are not usually changed if the station programming format changes.

This is my little bragging page, but I hope this will show what kind of reception can be heard with some good crystal sets. Please take a look at my contest pages for logging's during the competitions.

Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes  
 530  RVC Grand Turk          2306  100.000  02/03/04  35     4612  Spanish   
 540 WLIE Islip, NY            383     .22   02/03/04  35     1365   
 540 CHIC Chicoutimi, QU       716   10      02/08/04  35     1790  French    
 540 WWCS Canonsburg, PA                     10/07/06  63     
 540 CBGA New Carlisle, QU    1113   10      01/17/07  66     2780   
 550  WGR Buffalo, Ny          165    5      02/08/04  35      446  espn  
 560 CFOS Owen Sound, ON       408    1      10/11/03  35     1360  Big Band   
 560 WFIL Philadelphia, PA     278    5      01/14/06  63     7510   
 570 WSYR Syracuse, NY         105    5      01/31/04  35      284   
 570 CMEA Santa Clara, CU     2218   30      02/08/04  35     4954  R. Reloj  
 580 WCHS Charleston, WV       594    5      02/08/04  35     1606   
 580  WHP Harrisburg, PA       217    5      01/28/05  50      587   
 580 CFRA Ottawa, ON           343   50      01/16/06  63      730   
 590 WMBS Uniontown, PA        354    1      02/08/04  35     1180   
 590 WARM Scranton, PA         123    5      01/22/05  50      353   
 590 CKRS Jonquiere, QU        816    5      01/13/06  63     2206 
 
Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes   
 600 WICC Bridgeport, CT       337     .5    12/24/03  35     1248   
 600 CMKA St Germa, Cuba      2410  150      01/31/04  35     4656   
 600 CFCH North Bay, ON        480    5      01/14/06  63     1304   
 610  WIP Philadelphia, PA     307    5      10/11/03  35      830  Sports   
 610 CFLO Mont-Laurier, QU     492    1      02/01/04  35     1640  French   
 610 CHNC New Carlisle, QU     434    5      01/14/07  66     3022   
 620 WSNR Jersey City, NJ      287    7.6    10/11/03  35      740  Russian   
 620 WHEN Syracuse, NY         112    5      10/12/03  35      303  Sports   
 630 WMAL Washington, DC       223    5      09/14/03  20      605   
 630 CFCO Chatham, ON          438   10      01/15/06  63     1095   
 630 CHLT Sherbrooke,QU        531    5      01/14/07  66     1435   
 630 WPRO Providence, RI       468    5      01/12208  70     1265   
 640 WWJZ Philadelphia, PA     313     .95   02/04/04  35     1051  Radio Disney   
 640 WWNZ Westfield, MA        346   50      01/16/06  63      736   
 640 CFMJ Richmond Hill, ON    227   50      01/14/06  63      483   
 650  WSM Nashville, TN       1096   50      01/21/03  17     2333  Grand Old Opry   
 660 WFAN New York, NY         305   50      09/14/03  20      646  Sports   
 670 WSCR Chicago, IL          917   50      01/21/03  17     1953   
 680 WPTF Raleigh, NC          735   50      10/12/03  35     1564  Talk   
 680 WINR Binghamton, NY        92    5      12/22/03  35      249   
 680 WCBM Baltimore, MD        320   20      01/20/07  66      744   
 690 CINF Montreal, QU         435   50      09/18/03  20      928
 
Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes    
 700  WLW Cincinnati, OH       735   50      09/30/03  35     1487   
 710  WOR New York, NY         288   50      09/15/03  20      613   
 710 CJRN Niagara Falls, ON    179    3.5    01/25/05  50      505   
 710 CMLC Victoria Tun, CU    2372   10      01/25/05  50     5930   
 720  WGN Chicago, Il          914   50      12/21/03  35     1944   
 730 CKAC Montreal, QU         434   50      09/30/03  35      923  French   
 730 WKDL Alexandria, VA       501    8      01/16/06  63     1284   
 740 CFZM Toronto, ON          275   50      01/16/09  Loop    587  AM740   
 740 WNYH Huntington, NY       331     .043  01/15/07  66     2026   
 750  WSB Atlanta, GA         1131   50      02/03/04  35     2406   
 760  WJR Detroit MI           516   50      01/19/03  17     1098   
 770 WABC New York, NY         284   50      09/14/03  20      604   
 780 WBBM Chicago, IL          913   50      09/24/03  35     1949  News   
 790 WNIS Norfolk, VA          578    5      02/04/04  35     1563   
 790 WLSV Wellsville, NY        83    1      01/22/05  50      277   
 790 CMBB Guanabocoa, CU      2184   50      01/26/05  50     4648   
 790 CIGM Sudbury, ON          562   50      01/16/06  63     1196 
 
Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes  
 800 CKLW Windsor, ON          499   50      09/18/03  20     1062   
 800 PCB3 Bonaire             3456  500      01/24/05  50     6064   
 810  WGY Schenectady, NY      248   50      09/14/03  20      528   
 820 WWLZ Horseheads, NY        13     .85   09/14/03  20      200  Talk   
 830 WCCO Minneapolis, MN     1355   50      10/13/04  50     2883   
 840 WHAS Louisville, KY       844   50      09/16/03  20     1796   
 850 WYLF Penn Yan, NY          48     .045  09/18/03  20      289  Adult Standards   
 850 WTAR Norfolk, VA          578   25      01/20/07  66     1314   
 850 WKGE Johnstown, PA        281   10      10/10/09  70      702   
 860 CJBC Toronto, ON          276   50      10/04/03  28      587  French   
 870 WHCU Ithaca, NY            31    5      09/25/03  35      200   
 870  WWL New Orleans, LA     1814   50      02/08/04  35     3860   
 870 CMNB Pilon, CU           2487   10      01/22/05  35     5142  Reloj   
 880 WCBS New York, NY         305   50      09/14/03  20      650  News   
 890  WLS Chicago, IL          904   50      01/18/03  17     1925   
 890 CMHB Camquey, CU         2232   30      01/22/05  50     4985  
 
Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes  
 900 CHML Hamilton, ON         285   50      09/30/03  35      607  Old Time Radio   
 910 WSBA York, PA             251    5      02/05/04  35      679   
 910 WLAT New Britan, CT              5      10/10/09  76     
 920 CKNX Wingham, ON          399    1      10/04/03  28     1330   
 920 WKRT Cortland, NY          74    1      01/22/05  50      247   
 920 WPHY Trenton, NJ          282    1      01/14/07  66      940   
 920 WIRD Lake Placid, NY              .087  10/11/09  76     
 930 WBEN Buffalo, NY          183    5      10/04/03  28      494   
 930 WIZR Johnstown, NY        228     .028  01/19/06  63     1575   
 930 WPAT Paterson, NJ                5      11/11/09  76     
 940 CINW Montreal, QU         435   50      09/30/03  35      928   
 950  WWJ Detroit, MI          519   50      02/01/04  35     1104   
 950 WROC Rochester, NY        109    1      01/22/05  35     1104   
 950 CMBE Arroyo Arena, CU    2195    5      01/22/09  Loop   5934   
 950 WCTN Potomac Cabin, MD            .35   10/10/09  76     5934   
 960 WATS Sayre, PA             47     .05   10/03/03  35      276   
 960 WEAV Plattsburgh, NY      383    5      01/20/06  63     1035   
 960 CMJD Stgo De Cuba, CU    2474    1      01/22/09  Loop   8247   
 980 WTEM Washington, DC       366    5      09/20/03  35      989  ESPN   
 980 WILK Wilkes-Berre, PA     141    1      01/13/07  66      470   
 990 CHTX Montreal, QU         426   50      09/19/03  20      907   
 990 WZZD Philadelphia, PA     246   10      02/01/04  35      615  Spanish   
 990 WDCX Rochester, NY        132    2.5    01/23/09  Loop    388 

Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes   
1000 WLNL Horseheads, NY        13    5      09/20/03  20      200  Religous   
1000 WMVP Chicago, IL          912   50      01/19/03  17     1941   
1010 WINS New York, NY         286   50      09/19/03  20      609  News   
1010 CFRB Toronto, ON          259   50      09/30/03  35      551   
1020 KDKA Pittsburgh, PA       313   50      09/24/03  35      666   
1030  WBZ Boston, MA           499   50      09/14/03  20     1064  Talk   
1040  WHO Des Moines, IA      1355   50      02/02/04  35     2884   
1040 WCHR Flemington, NJ       255    4.7    01/18/07  66      694   
1050 WEPN New York, NY         289   50      10/11/09  63      615   
1050 CHUM Toronto, ON          257   50      02/01/04  35      547   
1050 WSEN Baldwinsville, NY    115    2.5    01/01/04  50      547   
1060  KYW Philadelphia, PA     278   50      09/14/03  20      592  News   
1070 CHOK Sardinia, ON         445   10      09/24/03  35     1112   
1070 WKOK Sunbury, PA          153    1      01/16/06  63      510   
1080 WTIC Hartford, CT         364   50      09/20/03  20      737   
1090 WBAL Baltimore, MD        320   50      09/20/03  20      681 

Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes  
1100 WTAM Cleveland, OH        402   50      01/19/03  17      856   
1110  WBT Charlotte, NC        861   50      09/23/03  35     1834   
1110 WSFW Seneca Falls, NY      75    1      12/20/03  35      251   
1120 KMOX St. Louis, MO       1174   50      09/23/03  35     2498   
1120 WBNW Concord, MA          545    1      02/04/04  35     1513   
1120 WPRX Bristol, CT                  .5    10/09/06  63     
1120 WUST Washington, DC       372   20      01/18/07  66      865   
1120 WMSW Hatillo, PR         2811    5      01/19/07  66     7511   
1130 WBBR New York, NY         290   50      09/16/03  20      626  Financial   
1140 WRVA Richmond, VA         539   50      09/22/03  20     1148   
1150 CKOC Hamilton, ON         250   50      01/31/04  41      532   
1150 WMRD Middletown, CT       228     .046  01/19/06  63     1371   
1160 WPIE Trumansburg, NY       38     .31   09/20/03  20      200  ESPN    
1160 WBYN Lehighton, PA        191    1      01/14/06  63      637   
1170 WWVA Wheeling, WV         302   50      09/19/03  20      643  Country   
1180 WHAM Rochester, NY        112   50      09/22/03  20      238  Talk   
1190 WLIB New York, NY         289   30      09/20/03  20      641   
1190 WOWO Ft. Wayne, IN        712   50      01/27/05  50     1515   
1190 WBIS Highland Beach, MD   370   10      02/05/04  35      925   
1200 CFGO Ottawa, ON           351   50      11/20/05          746  Sports  

Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes  
1200 WAGE Leesburg, VA         352    5      01/13/06  63      952   
1200 WCHB Taylor, MI           525   50      01/16/06  63     1117   
1210 WPHT Philadelphia, PA     301   50      09/25/03  35      641  The Big Talker   
1220 WHKW Cleveland, OH        651   50      10/06/06  63     1385  Religous   
1230 WENY Elmira, NY            24    1      09/20/03  20      200   
1250 WEAE Pittsburgh, PA       325    5      12/25/03  35      878  ESPN Radio  
1260 WCHV Charlottesville, VA  477    2.5    02/08/04  35     1404   
1260 WNSS Syracuse, NY         113    5      01/27/05  50      305   
1270 WLBR Lebanon, PA          214    5      02/01/04  35      578   
1280 WADO New York, NY         287    7.2    09/24/03  35      744  Spanish   
1280 WHTK Rochester, NY        108    5      01/27/05  50      292   
1280 WFBS Berwick, PA          143     .164  01/26/05  50      646   
1280 CFMB Montreal, QU               50      10/07/06  63     
1290 WDZY Colonal Hts. VA      556     .041  12/21/03  35     3449  Radio Disney   
1290 CJBK London, ON           357   10      02/01/04  35      892   
1290 WNBF Binghamton, NY        90    5      01/22/05  50      243   

Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes
1300 WILK Wilkes-Barre, PA     141    5      12/20/03  35      470   
1300  WJZ Baltimore, MD        325    5      10/09/09  35      878  ESPN Radio   
1300 WERE Cleveland, OH        410    5      01/15/06  63     1108  Polka Music   
1310 WTZN Troy, PA              53    1      01/22/05  50      200   
1320 WJAS Pittsburgh, PA       320    5      09/20/03  35      865   
1320 WHHO Hornell, NY           60    5      01/21/05  50      200   
1330 WRCA Watertown, MA        468   17      09/22/03  20     1106   
1330 WSPQ Springville, NY      145    1      01/24/05  50      483   
1330 WFNN Erie, PA             255    5      01/14/06  63      689   
1330 WJSS Harve de Grace, MD           .5    06/24/06  63     
1330 WESR Onley, VA                    .051  10/06/06  63     
1330 WWRV New York, NY         285    5      01/21/08  70      770   
1340 WMID Atlantic City, NJ    383     .89   01/26/05  50     1298   
1340 WWLF Auburn, NY            83    1      01/22/05  50      276   
1350 WCBA Corning, NY           16    1      01/19/03  17      200   
1350 WOYK York, PA             258    1      01/24/05  50      860   
1350 WGPL Portsmouth, VA       599    5      01/13/07  66     1619   
1360 WNJC Vineland, NJ         314     .8    10/04/03  28     1082  Religous   
1360 WNNJ Newton, NJ           228     .32   09/29/04  35      910  Oldies   
1360 WYOS Binghamton, NY        89    5      01/24/05  50      860   
1370 WXXI Rochester, NY        107    5      01/31/04  35      289  NPR  
1370 WLTC Gastonia, NC         857     .03   02/04/04  35     5801  gospel   
1370 WKMC Roaring Spr.,PA      294     .038  07/22/06  64     1861  MOYL   
1380 CKPC Brantford, ON        289   25      02/01/04  35      657   
1380 WABH Bath, NY              27    2.5    10/13/03  35      108   
1380 WKDM New York, NY         288    5      01/18/07  66      779   
1390 WFBL Syracuse, NY         118    5      02/04/04  35      319   

Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes
1400 WDNY Dansville, NY         68    1      09/20/03  20      227 
1400 WICK Scranton, PA         141    1      01/13/06  63      470   
1410 WELM Elmira, NY            19    5      09/20/03  20      200  ESPN    
1410 WLSH Lansford, PA         181    5      10/24/05  57      489  Country   
1420  WHK Cleveland, OH        403    5      01/19/06  63     1089   
1420 WKCW Warrenton, VA        409     .06   01/20/06  63     2300   
1420 WCED DuBois, PA                   .5    10/07/06  63     
1430 CKYC Toronto, ON          276   50      01/31/04  35      587   
1430 WENE Endicott, NY          78    5      01/22/05  50      211   
1430 WNSW Newark, NJ           283    5      01/23/05  50      765   
1440 WHKZ Warren, OH           345    5      01/14/06  63      933   
1440 WCDL Carbondale, PA       144    5      01/13/06  63      389   
1450 WENI Corning, NY           17    1      01/13/06  63      200  Talk   
1450 WKXW Atlantic City, NJ    383    1      10/14/04  17     1277  Sports   
1450 WCTC New Brunswick, NJ    285    1      10/07/06  50      950   
1460 WDDY Albany, NY           262    5      10/02/03  35      708  Disney   
1460 WEMR Tunkhannock, PA      112    5      10/09/03  35      303  Cat Country 96   
1460 WIFI Florance, NJ         301     .5    01/24/05  35     1115   
1470 WNYY Ithaca, NY            42    5      10/06/06  63      114  Talk   
1480 WCNS Latrobe, PA          300    1      01/29/05  50     1000   
1480 WSDS Salem Twp, MI        549    3.8    01/29/05  50     1534   
1480 WLEA Hornell, NY           57    2.5    01/30/05  50      200   
1490 WRCE Watkins Glen, NY      13     .4    01/16/09  Loop    200  Country   
1490 WNBT Wellsboro, PA         63    1      01/30/05  50      210  Adult   

Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes 
1500 WTWP Washington, DC       356   50      10/07/06  63      759  News    
1510 WWZN Boston, MA           473   50      12/25/03  35     1006  Sports   
1510 WLAC Nashville, TN       1073   50      01/29/05  50     2283  Talk    
1510 WRNJ Hackettstown, NJ             .23   06/20/06  63           Oldies    
1520 WWKB Buffalo, NY          165   50      09/25/03  35      352  Oldies   
1530 WCKY Cincinnati, OH       735   50      01/14/06  63     1566  Oldies   
1540 WPTR Albany, NY           259   50      01/31/04  41      551  Big Band   
1540 KXEL Waterloo, IA        1262   50      01/27/05  50     2686   
1540 CHIN Toronto, ON          249   50      01/23/05  50      556   
1540 WNWR Philadelphia, PA             .007  10/07/06  63     
1550  CBE Windsor, ON          541   10      12/24/03  35     1352   
1550 WXOL Delaware, OH         553     .029  01/27/05  50     3781   
1560 WQEW NewYork, NY          304   50      09/14/03  20      649  Disney  
1570 WFLR Dundee, NY            32    5      10/03/03  35      200  Country   
1570 WNST Towson, MD                   .237  10/08/09          676  News Talk    
1580 WLIM Patchogue, NY        367   10      01/15/07  66      917  Spanish   
1590 WFBR Glen Burnie, MD      343    1      01/21/06  63     1143  Religious   
1590 WAKR Akron, OH            402    5      12/24/05  50     1087 

Freq Station      Location      Km    Power      Date Radio Points    Notes  
1600 WEHH Horseheads, NY        17    5      09/20/03  20      200  Adult Standards   
1600 WWRL New York, NY         290    5      06/19/04  49      784   
1600 WAAM Ann Arbor, MI               5      02/12/07  Ferrite     
1610 CPAM Montreal, QU         456    1      01/23/05  50     1520   
1620 WWLV South Bend, IN       774    1      01/23/05  50     2580   
1630 KCJJ Iowa City, IA       1204    1      01/23/05  50     4013   
1640 WKSH Sussex, WI           923    1      02/03/04  35     3076  Disney   
1650 WHKT Portsmouth, VA       608   10      09/20/03  20     1520  Disney    
1650 CJRS Sherbrooke, QU       361   10      01/28/08  70      913   
1650 KCNZ Cedar Falls, IA     1271    1      01/23/05  50     4236   
1660 WWRU Jersey City, NJ      288   10      09/20/03  20      720   
1660 WQSN Kalamazoo, MI        710    1      01/19/07  66     2367   
1670           
1680 WTTM Princeton, NJ        279    1      12/24/03  35      930  Mulitcultural   
1680 WDSS Grand Rapids, MI     700     .68   02/08/04  35     2471  R. Disney   
1690 WPTX Lexington Pk,MD      442    1      02/01/04  35     1473  CNN HN   
1690 WRLL Berwyn, IL           889    1      01/23/05  50     2963  Oldies   
1690 CHTO Toronto, ON          250    1      01/24/09  Loop    833