Hagerstown, MD Travel DX Log

Log last updated: 3/13/19

Hagerstown is 72 miles away from my Woodbridge, VA, home, and it is about equally 62 miles away from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. Located close to the panhandle of West Virginia and the Pennsylvania state line, Hagerstown is on the northwestern fringe of my local FM stations’ range. Its position at the northern point of the Shenandoah Valley also allows it to get signals from both sides of the mountains that affect reception at another place I’ve DXed, Woodstock, VA, which is in the same valley but surrounded by mountains to the east and west and suffers severe signal attenuation in those directions.

Although the DC and Baltimore FM signals largely make it into Hagerstown with RDS strength, the signals are riddled with ‘dead spots’ at various places in town which allow other signals on the same frequencies to come in. Case in point: 99.5 FM. On the east end of town, DC’s 99.5 WIHT was blaring in. On the west end–maybe 5 miles away–99.5 WDZN was coming in with RDS, instead.

Radios used: Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Insignia NS-HD01, Sangean HDR-14, Honda car radio

All information below is logged as first received and is not updated on subsequent visits to this area. RDS and HD Radio screenshots are added below as received from each station.

88.1 WYPF Frederick, MD, 1/16/16 3:20 PM, tropo, 13 miles, “WYPR” – public radio
88.3 WXZQ Chambersburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:20 PM, tropo, 26 miles, “Word FM” – reliigous

88.5 WAMU Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:21 PM, tropo, 58 miles, “88.5 WAMU” – public radio

88.7 WWCF McConnellsburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:20 PM, tropo, 23 miles, educational
88.9 WVEP Martinsburg, WV, 1/16/16 3:21 PM, tropo, 51 miles, “West Virginia Public Radio” – public radio
89.1 WGMS Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:21 PM, tropo, 11 miles, “90.9 WETA” – classical

89.3 WVDS Petersburg, WV, 1/16/16 4:39 PM, tropo, 90 miles, “West Virginia Public Radio” – public radio
89.7 WSHC Shepherdstown, WV, 1/16/16 3:22 PM, tropo, 14 miles, “89.7 WSHC” – AAA
89.9 WTLR State College, PA, 1/16/16 4:09 PM, tropo, 89 miles, “WTLR” – religious
90.1 WCSP-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:23 PM, tropo, 57 miles, “C-SPAN Radio” – politics

90.1 WZXN Newberg, PA, 1/17/16 1:00 AM, tropo, 40 miles, “The Point FM” – ccm
90.3 WJTL Lancaster, PA, 1/16/16 4:37 PM, tropo, 72 miles, “FM 90.3 WJTL” – ccm
90.5 WCRH Williamsport, MD, 1/16/16 3:23 PM, tropo, 15 miles, “90.5 The Compass” – ccm

90.9 WETA Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:24 PM, tropo, 58 miles, “90.9 WETA” – classical

91.1 WZBT Gettsburg, PA, 1/16/16 10:42 PM, tropo, 29 miles, “91.1 WZBT” – college
91.3 WTRM Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 3:25 PM, tropo, 48 miles, “AFR” – ccm
91.5 WBJC Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 3:25 PM, tropo, 54 miles, “WBJC” – classical
91.7 WZXH Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:25 PM, tropo, 11 miles, “Word FM” – religious

91.9 WFWM Frostburg, MD, 1/16/16 3:30 PM, tropo, 64 miles, “91.9 WFWM” – public radio
91.9 WGTS Takoma Park, MD, 1/16/16 6:50 PM, tropo, 58 miles, “91.9 WGTS” – ccm
92.1 WNUZ Mercersburg, MD, 1/16/16 3:30 PM, tropo, 16 miles, “Now 92.1” – CHR

92.3 WERQ-FM Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 3:30 PM, tropo, 58 miles, “92Q” – urban
92.5 WINC-FM Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 3:32 PM, tropo, 49 miles, “92.5 Wink FM” – hot AC

92.7 WONN Starview, PA, 1/16/16 4:13 PM, tropo, 57 miles, “ESPN Radio” – sports
92.9 WDHC Berkeley Springs, WV, 1/16/16 3:32 PM, tropo, 28 miles, “Max 92.9” – classic hits
93.1 WPOC Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 4:13 PM, tropo, 55 miles, “93.1 WPOC” – country

93.3 WYPM Chambersburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:33 PM, tropo, 30 miles, “WITF” – public radio

93.5 W228AB Paramount, MD, 1/16/16 3:33 PM, tropo, 4 miles
93.7 WBUS Boalsburg, PA, 1/16/16 6:51 PM, tropo, 78 miles, “93.7 The Bus” – classic rock
93.7 W229CM Martinsburg, WV, 3/10/19 4:52 PM, tropo, 16 miles, talk
93.9 WKYS Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:35 PM, tropo, 57 miles, “9-3-9 WKYS” – urban
93.9 W230AX Shippensburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:35 PM, tropo, 33 miles, “Country Gold 93 FM WIOO” – country
94.1 WQZK-FM Keyser, WV, 1/16/16 3:35 PM, tropo, 69 miles, “94-1 QZK” – CHR

94.3 WQCM Greencastle, PA, 1/16/16 3:35 PM, tropo, 12 miles, “94-3 QCM” – classic rock

94.5 WDAC Lancaster, PA, 1/16/16 3:36 PM, tropo, 79 miles, religious
94.7 WIAD Bethesda, MD, 1/16/16 3:36 PM, tropo, 55 miles, “94-7 Fresh FM” – hot AC

94.9 WRBT Harrisburg, PA, 1/17/16 12:58 AM, tropo, 62 miles, country
95.1 WIKZ Chambersburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:37 PM, tropo, 22 miles, “Mix 95.1” – hot AC

95.3 WZRV Front Royal, VA, 1/16/16 3:37 PM, tropo, 22 miles, “The River 95.3” – classic hits
95.5 WFGI-FM Johnstown, PA, 1/16/16 4:16 PM, tropo, 86 miles, “Froggy 95” – country
95.5 WPGC-FM Morningside, MD, 1/16/16 6:14 PM, tropo, 67 miles, “WPGC 95.5” – urban

95.7 W238BV Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 4:19 PM, tropo, 43 miles, “Mix 95-7” – hot AC
95.9 WICL Williamsport, MD, 1/16/16 3:39 PM, tropo, 5 miles, “95-9 The Big Dawg” – country

96.1 WSOX Red Lion, PA, 1/16/16 3:39 PM, tropo, 62 miles, “96-1 SOX” – classic hits

96.3 WHUR-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:40 PM, tropo, 56 miles, “96.3 WHUR” – urban AC
96.3 W242BY Chambersburg, PA, 1/16/16 7:45 PM, tropo, 22 miles, “The New FM 96-3” – oldies
96.5 WKYE Johnstown, PA, 1/16/16 4:16 PM, tropo, 81 miles, “96 Key” – AC
96.7 WDLD Halfway, MD, 1/16/16 3:41 PM, tropo, 3 miles, “Wild 96-7” – CHR

96.9 WLAN-FM Lancaster, PA, 1/16/16 3:41 PM, tropo, 72 miles, “FM 97” – CHR
97.1 WASH Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:43 PM, tropo, 56 miles, “97.1 Wash FM” – hot AC

97.1 WLIC Frostburg, MD, 1/16/16 6:14 PM, tropo, 64 miles, religious
97.3 WRVV Harrisburg, PA, 1/16/16 6:14 PM, tropo, 67 miles, “The River 97.3” – classic rock
97.5 WLTF Martinsburg, WV, 1/16/16 3:44 PM, tropo, 23 miles, “Today’s 97-5” – hot AC

97.9 WIYY Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 3:44 PM, tropo, 59 miles, “98 Rock” – rock

98.1 WFGY Altoona, PA, 1/16/16 3:44 PM, tropo, 77 miles, “Froggy 98” – country

98.3 WKSI-FM Stephens City, VA, 1/16/16 3:44 PM, tropo, 43 miles, “Kiss 98.3” – CHR

98.5 WYCR York-Hanover, PA, 1/16/16 3:45 PM, tropo, 43 miles, “98-5 The Peak” – classic hits

98.7 WMZQ-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:45 PM, tropo, 54 miles, “98.7 WMZQ” – country

98.9 W255CP Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:45 PM, tropo, 1 mile, talk

99.1 WNEW-FM Bowie, MD, 1/16/16 3:45 PM, tropo, 70 miles, “Bloomberg 99.1” – business news

99.1 WRKW Ebensburg, PA, 1/16/16 4:23 PM, tropo, 79 miles, “Rocky 99” – rock
99.3 WFQX Front Royal, VA, 1/16/16 3:46 PM, tropo, 53 miles, “99-3 The Fox” – rock
99.3 WHKF Harrisburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:46 PM, tropo, 59 miles
99.5 WIHT Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:47 PM, tropo, 55 miles, “Hot 99-5” – CHR
99.5 WDZN Midland, MD, 1/16/16 4:24 PM, tropo, 68 miles, “Z100” – rock

99.9 WFRE Frederick, MD, 1/16/16 3:47 PM, tropo, 13 miles, “Free Country 99.9 WFRE” – country

100.3 WBIG-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:49 PM, tropo, 57 miles, “Big 100.3” – classic hits

100.5 WDYK Ridgeley, WV, 1/16/16 4:26 PM, tropo, 55 miles, “Magic 100.5” – AC

100.7 WZBA Westminster, MD, 1/16/16 6:54 PM, tropo, 50 miles, “100.7 The Bay” – classic hits

100.9 WAYC-FM Bedford, PA, 1/16/16 4:30 PM, tropo, 53 miles, “100.9 WAYC” – classic hits
101.1 WWDC Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:39 PM, tropo, 54 miles, “DC101” – rock

101.1 WFGE State College, PA, 1/16/16 4:30 PM, tropo, 91 miles, “Froggy 101” – country
101.3 WROZ Lancaster, PA, 1/16/16 4:30 PM, tropo, 64 miles, “The New Fun 101.3” – hot AC

101.5 WBHB-FM Waynesboro, PA, 1/16/16 3:51 PM, tropo, 10 miles, “101-5 Bob Rocks” – rock

101.7 WELD-FM Moorefield, WV, 1/16/16 9:30 PM, tropo, 50 miles, “WELD FM 101.7” – country
101.9 WLIF Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 6:54 PM, tropo, 59 miles, “Today’s 101-9” – AC
102.1 W271BV Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:53 PM, tropo, “The New 102.1 More FM” – hot AC

102.5 WUSQ-FM Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 3:54 PM, tropo, 43 miles, “Q102” – country

102.7 WQSR Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 3:54 PM, tropo, 54 miles, “102-7 Jack FM” – adult hits
102.9 W275BV Winchester, VA, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, “WSVA” – religious

103.1 WAFY Middletown, MD, 1/16/16 3:55 PM, tropo, 17 miles, “Key 103” – hot AC

103.3 WTCF Wardensville, WV, 1/16/16 3:57 PM, tropo, 48 miles, “K-Love” – ccm

103.5 WTOP-FM Washington, DC, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, 57 miles, “WTOP” – news
103.7 WEEO-FM McConnellsburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, 25 miles, “News Talk 103-7 FM” – talk
103.9 WTLP Braddock Heights, MD, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, 15 miles, “WTOP” – news

104.1 WNNK-FM Harrisburg, PA, 1/16/16 3:56 PM, tropo, 57 miles, “Wink 104” – hot AC
104.1 WVSB Romney, WV, 1/17/16 11:22 AM, tropo, 59 miles, “104.1 WVRS” – classic country
104.3 WSKE Everett, PA, 1/16/16 10:34 AM, tropo, 46 miles, country
104.7 WAYZ Hagerstown, MD, 1/16/16 3:58 PM, tropo, 11 miles, “104.7 WAYZ” – country

104.9 WZFC Strasburg, VA, 1/16/16 4:34 PM, tropo, 57 miles, “B105” – country
105.1 WIOV-FM Ephrata, PA, 1/16/16 3:58 PM, tropo, 90 miles, “The Big I105” – country
105.1 WAVA-FM Arlington, VA, 1/16/16 4:37 PM, tropo, 58 miles, “105.1 WAVA” – religious
105.3 WFRB-FM Frostburg, MD, 1/16/16 3:59 PM, tropo, 68 miles, “105.3 WFRB” – country

105.5 WXBN Berryville, VA, 1/16/16 3:59 PM, tropo, 38 miles, “B105” – country
105.7 WQXA-FM York, PA, 1/16/16 4:00 PM, tropo, 59 miles, “105.7 The X” – rock

105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge, VA, 1/16/16 4:00 PM, tropo, 57 miles, “105.9 WMAL” – talk

106.1 WRQE Cumberland, MD, 1/16/16 4:00 PM, tropo, 64 miles, “Rocky 106” – classic rock

106.1 W291BC Five Forks, PA, 1/16/16 4:00 PM, tropo, 13 miles, “The Word” – ccm
106.5 W293AM Martinsburg, WV, 1/16/16 4:01 PM, tropo, 23 miles, sports
106.5 WWMX Baltimore, MD, 1/16/16 4:01 PM, tropo, 59 miles, “Mix 106-5” – hot AC
106.7 WJFK-FM Manassas, VA, 1/16/16 1:16 PM, tropo, 60 miles, “106-7 The Fan” – sports
106.9 WWEG Myersville, MD, 1/16/16 4:02 PM, tropo, 9 miles, “106.9 The Eagle” – classic hits

107.3 WRQX Washington, DC, 1/16/16 4:02 PM, tropo, 56 miles, “Mix 107-3” – hot AC

107.5 WBVE Bedford, PA, 1/16/16 6:20 PM, tropo, 53 miles, “Bedford’s B-Rock” – classic rock
107.7 WGTY Gettysburg, PA, 1/16/16 6:18 PM, tropo, 43 miles, “Froggy 107.7” – country
107.7 WWWT Manassas, VA, 1/16/16 6:18 PM, tropo, 61 miles, “WTOP” – news
107.9 WLZL College Park, MD, 1/16/16 6:19 PM, tropo, 70 miles, “El Zol 107.9” – spanish
107.9 WDTF-LP Berkeley Springs, WV, 1/16/16 6:19 PM, tropo, 28 miles, religious