DX 5/24/19: First-time RDS decode from 100.9 WAAI Hurlock, MD, and more

During the early morning hours of May 24, signals from the Delmarva Eastern Shore (70-100 miles away) were heard at my home in Northern Virginia.  Signals from this area are an almost everyday occurance at my location during the warmer months.  Although the reception was nowhere as strong as the night before, I managed to get RDS for the first time from 100.9 WAAI Hurlock, MD, a station that I first received on 4/22/01.  All screenshots in this post were added to my RDS/HD Radio Screenshots page.

100.9 WAAI Hurlock, MD, 74 miles

 

The tropo enhancement also brought in a regional signal with a new format change since the last time I heard them.  100.5 WLRB Goochland, VA, a “K-Love” signal at 79 miles away, was heard on May 24 with new callsign WJFN and name “FM 100.5 News Talk.”  WJFN now airs a conservative talk format.

103.7 WURV from Richmond, VA, 82 miles away, is a frequent catch at my home.  I noticed on May 24 that their HD Radio callsign has changed.  It currently reads “WURV.”  Prior to today, it had the “-FM” suffix added to the end, as seen in the two screenshots below.

 

After getting a screenshot from relog 98.5 WUSX Seaford, DE, 90 miles away the previous night, I received them again and got an even better screenshot with the PI code-generated callsign visible:

 

On April 9, I received RDS for the first time from 89.1 WCNV Heathesville, VA, at 67 miles away.  At the time, I noticed on my Sangean HDR-14 radio that the station was broadcasting RDS, but no text was displayed.  The existence of the signal’s blank RDS was confirmed with the new screenshot below that I received using the Airspy R2 radio on May 24.  Note the blank “0000” PI code and lack of text.

 

The following screenshots from various previously-logged signals were also added to my gallery:

87.7 WNDC-LP Salisbury, MD, 83 miles

 

106.3 WCEM-FM Cambridge, MD, 64 miles