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.
Click hereto download the full Excel log of 77 FM stations received in Luray. The gallery below only shows stations from the Excel log that I received RDS and/or HD Radio from.