Travel DX Log: Hagerstown, MD area

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  • Log last updated: 8/22/16
  • Log started: 1/16/16
  • 109 FM stations received
  • States received: DC, MD, PA, WV, VA

I spent a weekend in Hagerstown, MD area in January 2016.  In August 2016, I returned briefly on the way home from Pittsburgh, PA and got some new RDS screenshots.  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.

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   WYPF   Frederick, MD,   “WYPR” – public radio,   1/16/16 3:20 PM,   tropo,   13 miles

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88.3   WZXQ   Chambersburg, PA,   “Word FM” – religious,   1/16/16 3:20 PM,   tropo,   26 miles

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88.5   WAMU   Washington, DC,   “88.5 WAMU” – public radio,   1/16/16 3:21 PM,   tropo,   58 miles
88.7   WWCF   Mcconnellsburg, PA,  educational,   1/16/16 3:20 PM,   tropo,   23 miles
88.9   WVEP   Martinsburg, WV,   “West Virginia Public Radio” – public radio,   1/16/16 3:21 PM,   tropo,   51 miles

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89.1   WGMS   Hagerstown, MD,   “90.9 WETA” – classical,   1/16/16 3:21 PM,  tropo,   11 miles
89.5   WVDS   Petersburg, WV,   “West Virginia Public Radio” – public radio,   1/16/16 4:39 PM,   tropo,   90 miles
89.7   WSHC   Shepherdstown, WV,   “89.7 WSHC” – AAA,   1/16/16 3:22 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
89.9   WTLR   State College, PA,   “WTLR.org” – religious,   1/16/16 4:09 PM,   tropo,   89 miles

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90.1   WCSP   Washington, DC,   “C-Span Radio” – politics,   1/16/16 3:23 PM,   tropo,   57 miles
90.1   WZXN   Newberg, PA,   “The Point FM” – ccm, 1/17/16 1:00 AM,   tropo,   40 miles
90.3   WJTL   Lancaster, PA,   “FM 90.3 WJTL” – ccm,   1/16/16 4:37 PM,   tropo,   72 miles

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90.5   WCRH   Williamsport, MD,   “90.5 The Compass” – ccm,   1/16/16 3:23 PM,   tropo,   15 miles
90.9   WETA   Washington, DC,   “90.9 WETA” – classical,   1/16/16 3:24 PM,   tropo,   58 miles
91.1   WZBT   Gettysburg, PA,   “91.1 WZBT” – college,   1/16/16 10:42 PM,   tropo,   29 miles
91.3   WTRM   Winchester, VA,   “AFR” – ccm,   1/16/16 3:25 PM, tropo,   48 miles
91.5   WBJC   Baltimore, MD,   “WBJC” – classical,   1/16/16 3:25 PM,   tropo,   54 miles

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91.7   WZXH   Hagerstown, MD,   “Word FM” – religious,   1/16/16 3:25 PM, tropo,   11 miles
91.9   WFWM   Frostburg, MD,   “91.9 WFWM” – public radio,   1/16/16 3:30 PM,   64 miles
91.9   WGTS   Takoma Park, MD,   “91.9 WGTS” – ccm,   1/16/16 6:50 PM,   58 miles

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92.1   WNUZ   Mercersburg, PA,   “Now 92.1” – CHR,   1/16/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   15 miles
92.3   WERQ   Baltimore, MD,   “92Q” – urban,   1/16/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   58 miles

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92.5   WINC   Winchester, VA,   “92.5 Wink FM” – hot AC,   1/16/16 3:32 PM,   tropo,   49 miles
92.7   WONN   Starview, PA,   “ESPN Radio” – sports,   1/16/16 4:13 PM,   tropo,   57 miles
92.9   WDHC   Berkeley Springs, WV,   “Max 92.9” – classic hits,   1/16/16 3:32 PM,   tropo,   28 miles

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93.1   WPOC   Baltimore, MD,   “93.1 WPOC” – country,   1/16/16 4:13 PM,   tropo,   55 miles

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93.3   WYPM   Chambersburg, PA,   “WITF” – public radio,   1/16/16 3:33 PM,   tropo,   30 miles
93.5   W228AB   Paramount, MD,   1/16/16 3:33 PM,   tropo,   4 miles
93.7   WBUS   Boalsburg, PA,   “93.7 The Bus” – classic rock,   1/16/16 6:51 PM,   tropo,   78 miles
93.9   WKYS   Washington, DC,   “93.9 WKYS” – urban,   1/16/16 3:35 PM,   tropo,   57 miles
93.9   W230AX   Shippensburg, PA,   “Country Gold 93 FM WIOO” – country,   1/16/16 3:35 PM,   tropo

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94.1   WQZK   Keyser, WV,   “94-1 QZK” – CHR,   1/16/16 3:35 PM,   tropo,   69 miles

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94.3   WQCM   Greencastle, PA,   “94-3 QCM” – classic rock,   1/16/16 3:35 PM,   tropo,   12 miles
94.5   WDAC   Lancaster, PA,   religious,   1/16/16 3:36 PM,   tropo,   79 miles
94.7   WIAD   Bethesda, MD,   “94-7 Fresh FM” – hot AC,   1/16/16 3:36 PM,   tropo,   55 miles
94.9   WRBT   Harrisburg, PA,   country,   1/17/16 12:58 AM,   tropo,   62 miles

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95.1   WIKZ   Chambersburg, PA,   “Mix 95.1” – hot AC,   1/16/16 3:37 PM,   tropo,   22 miles
95.3   WZRV   Front Royal, VA,   “The River 95.3” – classic hits,   1/16/16 4:16 PM,   tropo,   52 miles
95.5   WFGI   Johnstown, PA,   “Froggy 95” – country,   1/16/16 4:16 PM,   tropo,   86 miles

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95.5   WPGC   Morningside, MD,   “WPGC 95.5” – urban,   1/16/16 6:14 PM,   tropo,   67 miles
95.7   W239BV   Winchester, VA,   “Mix 95-7” – hot AC,   1/16/16 4:19 PM,   tropo,   43 miles

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95.9   WICL   Williamsport, MD,   “95-9 The Big Dawg” – country,   1/16/16 3:39 PM,   tropo,   5 miles

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96.1   WSOX   Red Lion, PA,   “96-1 SOX” – classic hits,   1/16/16 3:39 PM,   tropo,   62 miles
96.3   WHUR   Washington, DC,   “96.3 WHUR” – urban AC,   1/16/16 3:40 PM,   tropo,   56 miles
96.3   W242BY   Chambersburg, PA,   “The New FM 96-3” – oldies,   1/16/16 7:45 PM,   tropo,   22 miles
96.5   WKYE   Johnstown, PA,   “96 Key” – AC,   1/16/16 4:16 PM,   tropo,   81 miles

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96.7   WDLD   Halfway, MD,   “Wild 96-7” – CHR,   1/16/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   3 miles
96.9   WLAN   Lancaster, PA,   “FM 97” – CHR,   1/16/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   72 miles

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97.1   WASH   Washington, DC,   “97.1 Wash FM” – AC,   1/16/16 3:43 PM,   tropo,   56 miles
97.1   WLIC   Frostburg, MD,   religious,   1/16/16 6:14 PM,   tropo,   64 miles
97.3   WRVV   Harrisburg, PA,   “The River 97.3” – classic rock,   1/16/16 6:52 PM,   tropo,  67 miles

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97.5   WLTF   Martinsburg, WV,   “Today’s 97-5”- hot AC,   1/16/16 3:44 PM,   tropo,   23 miles

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

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

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

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

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98.7   WMZQ   Washington, DC,   “98.7 WMZQ” – country,   1/16/16 3:45 PM,   tropo,   54 miles
98.9   W255CP   Hagerstown, MD,   talk,   1/16/16 3:45 PM,   tropo,   1 mile

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99.1   WNEW   Bowie, MD,   “Bloomberg 99.1” – business news,   1/16/16 3:45 PM,   tropo,   70 miles
99.1   WRKW   Ebensburg, PA,   “Rocky 99” – rock,   1/16/16 4:23 PM,   tropo,   79 miles
99.3   WFQX   Front Royal, VA,   “99-3 The Fox” – rock,   1/16/16 3:46 PM,   tropo,   53 miles
99.3   WHKF   Harrisburg, PA,   1/16/16 3:46 PM,   tropo,   59 miles
99.5   WIHT   Washington, DC,   “Hot 99-5” – CHR,   1/16/16 3:47 PM,   tropo,   55 miles

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99.5   WDZN   Midland, MD,   “Z100” – rock,   1/16/16 4:24 PM,   tropo,   68 miles

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

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100.3   WBIG   Washington, DC,   “Big 100.3” – classic hits,   1/16/16 3:49 PM,   tropo,   57 miles
100.5   WDYK   Ridgeley, WV,   “Magic 100.5” – AC,   1/16/16 4:26 PM,   tropo,   55 miles

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100.7   WZBA   Westminster, MD,   “100.7 The Bay” – classic hits,   1/16/16 6:54 PM,   tropo,   50 miles
100.9   WAYC   Bedford, PA,   “100.9 WAYC” – AC,   1/16/16 4:30 PM,   tropo,   53 miles

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101.1   WWDC   Washington, DC,   “DC 101” – rock,   1/16/16 3:49 PM,   tropo,   54 miles
101.1   WFGE   State College, PA,   “Froggy 101” – country,   1/16/16 4:30 PM,   tropo,   91 miles

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101.3   WROZ   Lancaster, PA,   “The New Fun 101.3” – hot AC,   1/16/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   64 miles

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101.5   WBHB   Waynesboro, PA,   “101-5 Bob Rocks” – rock,   1/16/16 3:51 PM,   tropo,   10 miles
101.7   WELD   Moorefield, WV,   “WELD FM 101.7” – country,   1/16/16 9:30 PM,   tropo,   50 miles
101.9   WLIF   Baltimore, MD,   “Today’s 101-9” – AC,   1/16/16 6:54 PM,   tropo,   59 miles

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102.1   W271BV   Hagerstown, MD,   “The New 102.1 More FM” – hot AC,   1/16/16 3:53 PM,   tropo

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102.5   WUSQ   Winchester, VA,   “Q102” – country,   1/16/16 3:54 PM,   tropo,   43 miles
102.7   WQSR   Baltimore, MD,   “102-7 Jack FM” – adult hits,   1/16/16 3:54 PM,   tropo,   54 miles

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102.9   W275BV   Winchester, VA,   “WXVA” – classic hits,   1/16/16 3:56 PM,   tropo
103.1   WAFY   Middletown, MD,   “Key 103” – hot AC,   1/16/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   17 miles
103.3   WTCF   Wardensville, WV,   “K-Love” – ccm,   1/16/16 3:57 PM,   tropo,   48 miles
103.5   WTOP   Washington, DC,   “WTOP” – news,   1/16/16 3:56 PM,   tropo,   57 miles
103.7   WEEO   Mcconnellsburg, PA,   “News Talk 103-7 FM” – talk,   1/16/16 3:56 PM,   tropo,   25 miles

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103.9   WTLP   Braddock Heights, MD,   “WTOP” – news,   1/16/16 3:56 PM,   tropo,   15 miles
104.1   WNNK   Harrisburg, PA,   “Wink 104” – hot AC,   1/16/16 3:56 PM,   tropo,   57 miles
104.1   WVSB   Romney, WV,  “104.1 WVSB” – classic country,  1/17/16 11:22 AM,   tropo,   59 miles
104.3   WSKE   Everett, PA,   country,   1/16/16 10:34 PM,   tropo,   46 miles

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104.7   WAYZ   Hagerstown, MD,   “104.7 WAYZ” – country,   1/16/16 3:58 PM,   tropo,   11 miles
104.9   WZFC   Strasburg, VA,   “B105” – country,   1/16/16 4:34 PM,   tropo,   57 miles
105.1   WIOV   Ephrata, PA,   “The Big I105” – country,   1/16/16 3:58 PM,   tropo,   90 miles
105.1   WAVA   Arlington, VA,   “105.1 WAVA” – religious,   1/16/16 4:37 PM,   tropo,   58 miles

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105.3   WFRB   Frostburg, MD,   “105.3 WFRB” – country,   1/16/16 3:59 PM,   tropo,   68 miles
105.5   WXBN   Berryville, VA,   “B105” – country,   1/16/16 3:59 PM,   tropo,   38 miles

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105.7   WQXA   York, PA,   “105.7 The X” – rock,   1/16/16 4:00 PM,   tropo,   59 miles

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

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106.1   WRQE   Cumberland, MD,   “Rocky 106” – classic rock,   1/16/16 4:00 PM,   tropo,   64 miles
106.1   W291BC   Five Forks, PA,   “The Word” – ccm,   1/16/16 4:00 PM,   tropo,   13 miles
106.5   W293AM   Martinsburg, WV,   sports,   1/16/16 4:01 PM,   tropo,   23 miles
106.5   WWMX   Baltimore, MD,   “Mix 106-5” – hot AC,   1/16/16 4:01 PM,   tropo,   59 miles
106.7   WJFK   Manassas, VA,   “106-7 The Fan” – sports,   1/17/16 1:16 PM,   tropo,   60 miles

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106.9   WWEG   Myersville, MD,   “106.9 The Eagle” – classic hits, 1/16/16 4:02 PM,   tropo,   9 miles

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107.3   WRQX   Washington, DC,   “Mix 107-3” – hot AC,   1/16/16 4:02 PM,   tropo,   56 miles
107.5   WBVE   Bedford, PA,   “Bedford’s B-Rock” – classic rock,   1/16/16 6:20 PM,   tropo,   53 miles
107.7   WGTY   Gettysburg, PA,   “Froggy 107.7” – country,   1/16/16 4:02 PM,   tropo,   43 miles
107.7   WWWT   Manassas, VA,   “WTOP” – news,   1/16/16 6:18 PM,   tropo,   61 miles
107.9   WLZL   College Park, MD,   “El Zol 107.9” – spanish,   1/16/16 6:19 PM,   tropo,   70 miles
107.9   WDTF-LP   Berkeley Springs, WV,   religious,   1/16/16 6:19 PM,   tropo,   28 miles