E-skip opening 6/25/11. 4 new logs.

There were 3 separate, but very weak e-skip openings heard on July 25 in Northern Virginia.  The first one was in FM from 4:50 p.m. to about 5:50 p.m. and brought in stations from Maine, New Brunswick and Ontario.  A second opening bringing in Florida stations came in from 5:30 p.m. to 6:27 p.m., and a third opening bringing in Oklahoma and Arkansas stations was heard from 6:15 p.m. to 7:16 p.m., when Es went out of FM.

Almost all signals heard were very weak; some tropo-like.  This was in contrast to many other DXers on the east coast who reported strong signals up to 107.9 FM.  MUF here for all openings was at 97.5 FM, although signals tended to come in under 94.9 FM.

New logs:

89.5 KOPN Columbia, MO, 803mi, 7:32 p.m. “KOPN” – community

91.7 CICS Sudbury, ON, 573mi, 6:09 p.m. “Kicks 91.7” – country

92.1 CJQQ Timmins, ON, 706mi, 5:58 p.m. “Timmins’ Best Rock, Q92” – rock

93.5 WCTB Fairfield, ME, 572mi, 4:56 p.m. “93.5 True Oldies” – oldies


88.9 WYFE Tarpon Springs, FL, 776mi

89.1 WSMR Sarasota, FL, 852mi, RDS
92.9 CKLE Bathurst, NB, 848mi
92.9 WIKX Charlotte Harbor, FL, 862mi
92.9 WMFQ Ocala, FL, 717mi
93.5 CIKX Grand Falls, NB, 753mi
93.7 KISR Ft. Smith, AR, 967mi
94.1 WLLD Lakeland, FL, 809mi
94.1 unID classic rock, suspect WSOS St. Augustine, FL, 647mi

94.1 KTSO Glenpool, OK, 1053mi, RDS
94.5 unID urban AC, suspect WCFB Daytona Beach, FL
94.9 KYNF Prairie Grove, AR, 960mi
97.5 unID rock, suspect KMOD Tulsa, OK, 1045mi