Travel DX Log: Richmond, VA

media-travelI was 10 miles NNW of Richmond on June 23 to 25 and DXed while there.  The location provided me an interesting DX opportunity, since the Richmond FM signals are major pests at my home in Woodbridge, VA.  As expected, Washington, DC stations (at about 95 miles) seemed to be just as a nuisance to the Richmond area, too.  But what surprised me is how some of my local stations (mainly 104.1 and 107.7 as listed below) came in with local-grade signals while Richmond signals, locally, require tropospheric enhancement to attain the same quality.  Typically, the city’s signals are listenable, but staticy mono on any given day while at home.

map-richmondWhile there, I didn’t log HD Radio signals from Richmond’s 92.1 and 99.3 as I had hoped.  But I did log the elusive IBOC signal from 98.1 WTVR Richmond.  WTVR comes in regularly at home, but I haven’t logged their HD Radio signal.  Even strong tropo events which brings in most other Richmond HD Radio signals don’t bring in WTVR’s.  I guess their IBOC signal is very weak.  IBOC from 106.5 WBTJ Richmond was a surprise, as I didn’t know they ran it.

Equipment: Sony XDR-F1HD, supplied dipole antenna

88.1 WRIH Richmond, VA, religious, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 13 miles
88.5 WAMU Washington, DC, “88.5 WAMU” – public radio, 6/23/12 8:57 p.m., 8:53 p.m., 93 miles


88.9 WCVE Richmond, VA, “WCVE” – public radio, 6/23/12 8:45 p.m., 8:53 p.m., 8 miles
89.3 WPFW Washington, DC, “89.3 WPFW” – variety, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 93 miles


89.5 WWED Spotsylvania, VA, religious, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 38 miles
89.5 WAUQ Charles City, VA, religious, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 26 miles
89.9 WPER Culpeper, VA, “Positive Hits 89-9 and 90-5 PER” – ccm, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 72 miles
90.1 WDCE Richmond, VA, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 5 miles
90.3 WHRO Norfolk, VA, classical, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 83 miles
90.5 WJYJ Fredericksburg, VA, “Positive Hits 89-9 and 90-5 PER” – ccm, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 38 miles
90.9 WETA Washington, DC, “Classical 90.9 WETA” – classical, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 93 miles
91.1 WHCE Highland Springs, VA, “Mix 91” – CHR, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m.,16 miles
91.7 W219CX Richmond, VA, religious, 6/23/12 9:09 p.m., 3 miles


92.1 WCDX Mechanicsville, VA, “iPower 92.1” – urban, 6/23/12 8:33 p.m., 11 miles


92.5 W233AZ Richmond, VA public radio, rep|WVTW, 6/23/12 8:45p.m., 3 miles
92.7 WUVA Charlottesville, VA, “Kiss 92.7 FM” – urban AC, 6/23/12 10:45 p.m., 54 miles
93.1 WLFV Ettrick, VA, “93.1 The Wolf” – country, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 26 miles
93.3 WFLS Fredericksburg, VA, “93.3 WFLS” – country, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 47 miles
93.5 WBBC Blackstone, VA, “93-5 The Bobcat” – country, 6/23/12 9:09 p.m., 48 miles
93.7 WNOB Chesapeake, VA, “93-7 Bob FM” – adult hits, 6/23/12 9:09p.m., 108 miles
93.9 WKYS Washington, DC, “93.9 WKYS” – urban, 6/23/12 11:55 a.m., 93 miles
94.1 WVSP Yorktown, VA, “ESPN Radio” – sports, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 64 miles


94.5 WRVQ Richmond, VA, “Q94″ – CHR, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 22 miles
94.9 W235AI Richmond, VA, public radio, rep|WVTW, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 3 miles


95.3 WKHK Colonial Heights, VA, “K95″ – country, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 17 miles
95.7 WFLO Farmville, VA, “Flow FM 95.7” – AC, 6/23/12 9:12 p.m., 49 miles
95.9 WGRQ Fairview Beach, VA, “95.9 WGRQ” – oldies, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 47 miles
96.1 WROX Exmore, VA, “96X” – rock, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 90 miles


96.5 WKLR Fort Lee, VA, “96-5 KLR” – classic rock, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 17 miles


96.9 WWUZ Bowling Green, VA “96-9 The Rock” – classic rock, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 25 miles
97.1 WASH Washington, DC, “Soft Rock 97.1 Wash FM” – AC, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 97 miles
97.3 WRIR-LP, Richmond, VA, independent radio, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 8 miles
97.7 W249CI Bellwood, VA, religious, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 15 miles


98.1 WTVR Richmond, VA, “Lite 98” – AC, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 8 miles
98.7 WMZQ Washington, DC, “98.7 WMZQ” – country, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 88 miles


98.9 WWLB Midlothian, VA, “98-9 Liberty” – adult hits, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 4 miles
99.1 WXGM Gloucester, VA, “Xtra 99” – AC, 6/23/12 9:18 p.m., 59 miles
99.1 WNEW Lanham, MD, “All News 99.1 WNEW” – news, 6/23/12 9:18 p.m., 106 miles
99.3 WKJM Petersburg, VA, “99-3, 105-7 Kiss FM” – urban AC, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 31 miles
99.7 WCYK Staunton, VA, “Country 99.7 WCYK” – country, 6/23/12 9:19 p.m., 73 miles
99.9 WYFJ Ashland, VA, religious, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 8 miles


100.3 WARV Petersburg, VA, classic hits, “Big Oldies 107.3” – oldies rep|WBBT, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 34 miles
100.5 WZEZ Goochland, VA, “EZ 100.5 FM” – AC, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 22 miles


100.9 WHTI Lakeside, VA, “Hot 100.9” – CHR, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 12 miles
101.5 WBQB Fredericksburg, VA, “B101.5” – hot AC, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 48 miles


102.1 WRXL Richmond, VA, “102.1 The X” – rock, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 4 miles
102.5 W273BB Richmond, VA, religious, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 3 miles
102.9 W275BQ Ashland, VA, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 6 miles
103.1 W276BZ Midlothian, VA, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 12 miles


103.7 WURV Richmond, VA, “103-7 The River” – hot AC, 8:53 p.m., 10 miles
104.1 WPRS Waldorf, MD, “Praise 104.1” – gospel, 6/23/12 9:25 p.m., 78 miles
104.5 WGRX Falmouth, VA, “Thunder 104.5” – country, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 43 miles


104.7 WPZZ Crewe, VA, “Praise 104.7” – gospel, 8:53 p.m., 39 miles
104.9 WIGO White Stone, VA, “104-9 WeGo Country” – country, 8:53 p.m., 65 miles
105.1 WAVA Arlington, VA, “105.1 WAVA” – religious, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 89 miles
105.3 WVMA Windsor, VA, “The New 105-3” – CHR, 6/23/12 9:25 p.m., 84 miles
105.5 WRAR Tappahannock, VA, “105.5 WRAR” – AC, 6/23/12 8:54 p.m., 49 miles


105.7 WKJS Crewe, VA, “99-3, 105-7 Kiss FM” – urban AC rep|WKJM, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 39 miles
105.9 WMAL Woodbridge, VA, “105.9 WMAL” – conservative talk, 6/23/12 8:54 p.m., 87 miles


106.5 WBTJ Richmond, VA, “106-5 The Beat” – urban, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 12 miles


106.9 WAFX Suffolk, VA, “106-9 The Fox” – classic rock, 9:28 p.m., 74 miles


107.3 WBBT Chesterfield Courthouse, VA, “Big Oldies 107.3” – oldies, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 12 miles
107.5 WNNT Warsaw, VA, “River Country 107.5 WNNT” – country, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 50 miles
107.7 WWWT Manassas, VA, “WTOP News” – news rep|WTOP, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 77 miles
107.9 WBQK West Point, VA, “W-Bach 107.9” – classical, 6/23/12 8:53 p.m., 44 miles

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