Travel DX Log: Luray, VA

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  • Log last updated: 6/8/14
  • Log started: 6/8/14
  • 78 FM stations received
  • States received: DC, MD, WV, VA

I took a day trip to the Luray, VA area on June 8, 2014. For me, this was the first time I’ve DXed in the Shenandoah Valley region immediately east of the Appalachian Mountains. My home in Woodbridge, VA is 60 miles east of the range, however, but Luray provided me an interesting opportunity to see how good the mountains are in blocking signals while located immediately beside them. In Luray, most Washington, DC, Richmond, VA and local Harrisonburg, VA signals boomed in with RDS strength at distances upward to 110 miles away.

I’ve DXed in nearby Woodstock, VA (15 miles NW of Luray) for over the past decade. Although very close, Woodstock has a different FM dial due to the blocking characteristics of the mountains. Although Washington, DC and Richmond signals have come in over the years, the majority of non-local signals come from the Hagerstown, MD region.

The logs below are updated as I revisit the area. HD Radio and RDS screenshots are added when received and they may not reflect the initial logging of the stations listed below.

 

Frequency,   CALLS,   city of license,   “Station Name” – format,   date first received,   propagation method,   mileage

88.1   WPRZ   Brandy Staton, VA,   “Praise FM” – religious,   6/8/14 11:12 AM,   tropo,   25 miles
88.3   WOTC   Edinburg, VA,   religious,   6/8/14 11:12 AM,   tropo,   15 miles
88.5   WVTW   Charlottesville, VA,   “WVTF” – public radio,   6/8/14 11:12 AM,   tropo,   47 miles
88.9   WVEP   Martinsburg, WV,   “West Virginia Public Radio” – public radio,   6/8/14   11:13 AM,   tropo,   33 miles

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89.5   WWED   Spotsylvania, VA,   “Classics Radio” – classical,   6/8/14 11:13 AM,   tropo,   59 miles

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89.9   WPER   Culpeper, VA,   “Virginia’s Positive Hits 89-9 & 90-5 PER” – ccm,   6/8/14 11:13 AM,   tropo,   38 miles
90.1   WVRS   Gore, VA,   “Victory Radio” – ccm,   6/8/14 11:13 AM,   tropo,   36 miles

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90.5   WJYJ   Fredericksburg, VA, “Virginia’s Positive Hits 89-9 & 90-5 PER” – ccm,   6/8/14 11:14 AM,   tropo,   77 miles

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90.7   WMRA   Harrisonburg, VA, “WMRA” – public radio,   6/8/14 11:15 AM,   tropo,   26 miles

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90.9   WETA   Washington, DC, “WETA” – classical,   6/8/14 11:15 AM,   tropo,   74 miles

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91.7   WEMC   Harrisonburg, VA,   “WEMC 91.7” – classical,   6/8/14 1:49 PM,   tropo,   25 miles
91.9   WGTS   Takoma Park, MD,   “91.9 WGTS” – ccm,   6/8/14 11:15 AM,   tropo,   74 miles

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92.1   WCDX   Mechanicsville, VA,   “iPower 92-1” – urban,   6/8/14 11:16 AM,   tropo,   93 miles
92.3   WXLK   Roanoke, VA,   “K92” – CHR,   6/8/14 11:17 AM,   tropo,   136 miles

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92.5   WINC   Winchester, VA,   “92.5 Wink FM” – hot AC,   6/8/14 11:18 AM,   tropo,   32 miles
92.9   WDHC   Berkeley, WV,   “Max 92-9” – classic hits,   6/8/14 11:18 AM,   tropo,   67 miles
93.1   WSVO   Staunton, VA,   “Mix 93-1” – AC,   6/8/14 11:18 AM,   tropo,   40 miles

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93.3   WFLS   Fredericksburg, VA,   “93.3 WFLS” – country,   6/8/14 11:19 AM,   tropo
93.7   WAZR   Woodstock, VA,   “93-7 Now” – CHR,   6/8/14 11:19 AM,   tropo,   13 miles

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93.9   WKYS   Washington, DC,   “9-3-9 WKYS” – urban,   6/8/14 11:19 AM,   tropo,   78 miles
94.3   WWXX   Buckland, VA,   “ESPN Radio” – sports,   6/8/14 11:19 AM,   tropo,   35 miles
94.5   WRVQ   Richmond, VA,   “Q94” – CHR,   6/8/14 11:19 AM,   tropo,   108 miles

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94.7   WIAD   Bethesda, MD,   “94-7 Fresh FM” – hot AC,   6/8/14 11:20 AM,   tropo,   77 miles
95.1   WQMZ   Charlottesville, VA,   “Lite Rock Z95.1” – AC,   6/8/14 11:20 AM,   tropo,   43 miles
95.3   WZRV   Front Royal, VA,   “The River 95-3” – classic hits,   6/8/14 11:20 AM,   tropo,   26 miles

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95.5   WPGC   Morningside, MD,   “WPGC 95.5” – urban,   6/8/14 11:21 AM,   tropo,   77 miles
95.5   WBOP   Buffalo Gap, VA,   “95.5 WBOP” – hot AC,   6/8/14 1:52 PM,   tropo,   52 miles

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95.9   WGRQ   Fairview Beach, VA,   “95-9” – classic hits,   6/8/14 11:21 AM,   tropo,   60 miles

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96.1   WJDV   Broadway, VA,   “Fresh 96.1” – AC,   6/8/14 1:53 PM,   tropo,   26 miles
96.3   WHUR   Washington, DC,   “96.3 WHUR” – urban AC,   6/8/14 11:22 AM,   tropo,   78 miles
96.5   WKLR   Fort Lee, VA,    “Classic Rock 96.5” – classic rock,   6/8/14 11:22 AM,   tropo,   102 miles
97.1   WASH   Washington, DC,   “97.1 Wash FM” – AC,   6/8/14 11:22 AM,   tropo,   102 miles
97.5   WLTF   Martinsburg, WV,   “97.5 WLTF” – AC,   6/8/14 11:22 AM,   tropo,   59 miles
97.9   WIYY   Baltimore, MD,   “98 Rock” – rock,   6/8/14 11:23 AM,   tropo,   109 miles
98.1   WTVR   Richmond, VA,   “Lite 98” – AC,   6/8/14 11:23 AM,   tropo,   93 miles
98.3   WKSI   Stephens City, VA,   “98-3 Kiss FM” – CHR,   6/8/14 11:23 AM,   tropo,   37 miles
98.5   WACL   Elkton, VA,   “98 Rock” – rock,   6/8/14   11:23 AM,   tropo,   24 miles
98.7   WMZQ   Washington, DC,   “98.7 WMZQ” – country,   6/8/14 11:23 AM,   tropo,   71 miles

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98.9   WWLB   Midlothian, VA,   “98-9 Liberty” – adult hits,   6/8/14 11:24 AM,   tropo,   90 miles
99.1   WNEW   Bowie, MD,   “All News 99-1” – news,   6/8/14 11:24 AM,   tropo,   97 miles
99.3   WFQX   Front Royal, VA,   “99-3 The Fox” – rock,   6/8/14 11:24 AM,   tropo,   28 miles
99.5   WIHT   Washington, DC,   “Hot 99-5” – CHR,   6/8/14   11:24 AM,   tropo,   77 miles

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99.7   WCYK   Staunton, VA,   “Hit Kicker 99.7” – country,   6/8/14 11:24 AM,   tropo,   45 miles
99.9   WFRE   Frederick, MD,   “99.9 WFRE” – country,   6/8/14 11:24 AM,   tropo,   78 miles
100.3   WBIG   Washington, DC,   “Big 100.3” – classic hits,   6/8/14 11:25 AM,   tropo,   71 miles
100.5   WZEZ   Goochland, VA,   “ESPN 950 and Sports FM 100.5” – sports,   6/8/14 11:25 AM,   tropo,   67 miles
100.5   WDYK   Ridgeley, WV,   “Magic 100.5” – AC,   6/8/14 11:25 AM,   tropo,   74 miles

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100.7   WQPO   Harrisonburg, VA,   “Q101” – CHR,   6/8/14 1:55 PM,   tropo,   27 miles

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100.9   WHTI   Lakeside, VA,   “Easy 100.9” – AC,   6/8/14 11:26 AM,   tropo,   94 miles
101.1   WWDC   Washington, DC,   “DC101” – rock,   6/8/14 11:26 AM,   tropo,   80 miles
101.5   WBQB   Fredericksburg, VA,   “B101.5” – hot AC,   6/8/14 11:26 AM,   tropo,   63 miles
101.7   WELD   Moorefield, WV,   “WELD” – country,   6/8/14 11:26 AM,   tropo,   32 miles

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102.1   WRXL   Richmond, VA,   “XL102” – rock,   6/8/14 11:26 AM,   tropo,   90 miles
102.3   WZGN   Crozet, VA,   “Generations 102-3 and 94-1” – classic hits,   tropo

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102.5   WUSQ   Winchester, VA,   “Q102” – country,   6/8/14 1:55 PM,   tropo,   37 miles
102.9   WLTK   New Market, VA,   “K-Love” – ccm,   6/8/14 11:26 AM,   tropo,   23 miles

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103.1   WJMA   Culpeper, VA,   “103.1 WJMA” – country,   6/8/14 11:27 AM,   tropo,   29 miles
103.3   WTCF   Wardensville, WV,   “Southern Light” – southern gospel,   6/8/14 11:27 AM,   tropo,   36 miles
103.5   WTOP   Washington, DC,   “WTOP” – news,   6/8/14 11:27 AM,   tropo,   77 miles
103.7   WURV   Richmond, VA,   “103.7 Play” – hot AC,   6/8/14 11:27 AM,   tropo,   94 miles
103.9   WYFT   Luray, VA,   “Bible Broadcasting Network” – religious,    6/8/14 11:27 AM,   tropo,   5 miles
104.1   WPRS   Waldorf, MD,   “Praise 104.1” – gospel,   6/8/14 11:27 AM,   tropo,   88 miles
104.3   WKCY   Harrisonburg, VA,   “104-3 KCY” – country,   6/8/14   11:27 AM,   tropo,   40 miles

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104.5   WGRX   Falmouth, VA,   “Thunder 104.5” – country,   6/8/14 11:28 AM,   tropo,   58 miles
104.7   WAYZ   Hagerstown, MD,   “104.7 WAYZ” – country,   6/8/14 11:28 AM,   tropo,   88 miles
104.9   WZFC   Strasburg, VA,   “B105” – country,   6/8/14 11:28 AM,   tropo,   25 miles
105.1   WAVA   Arlington, VA,   “105.1 WAVA” – religious,   6/8/14 11:28 AM,   tropo,   74 miles
105.3   WFRB   Frostburg, MD,   “105-3, 105-7 Today’s Best Country” – country,   6/8/14 11:28 AM,   tropo,   75 miles
105.5   WXBN   Berryville, VA,   “B105” – country,   6/8/14 11:28 AM,   tropo,   42 miles
105.7   WMXH   Luray, VA,   “Stardust 105.7” – standards,   6/8/14 11:29 AM,   tropo,   9 miles

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105.9   WMAL   Woodbridge, VA,   “WMAL” – conservative talk,   6/8/14 11:29 AM,   tropo,   69 miles
106.1   WKGO   Cumberland, MD,   “Go 106” – classic rock,   6/8/14 11:29 AM,   tropo,   67 miles
106.1   WCNR   Keswick, VA,   “106.1 The Corner” – AAA,   6/8/14 11:29 AM,   tropo,   47 miles
106.5   WBTJ   Richmond, VA,   “106-5 The Beat” – urban,   6/8/14 11:30 AM,   tropo,   91 miles

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106.7   WJFK   Manassas, VA,   “106-7 The Fan” – sports,   6/8/14 11:30 AM,   tropo,   63 miles
106.9   WWEG   Myersville, MD,   “106.9 The Eagle” – classic hits,   6/8/14 11:30 AM,   tropo,   74 miles
107.3   WRQX   Washington, DC,   “107.3” – CHR,   6/8/14 11:30 AM,   tropo,   74 miles

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107.7   WWWT   Manassas, VA,   “WTOP” – news,   6/8/14 11:30 AM,   tropo,   35 miles

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