These lists are divided into two categories: pre-1960 and post-1960. On January 1, 1960 the FCC acknowledged the fact that some of these 'small' communities had outgrown the coverage area of their 'local' station. So, they allowed all stations on the six aforementioned frequencies to increase their daytime power to 1000 watts. Then in the early 1980s, authority was granted to allow the stations to operate 24 hours at the higher power. Thinking was, 'they will only interfere with each other', which they do. Canadian and Mexican stations soon followed both plans.
Now, most stations on the six GY frequencies operate with 1000 watts day and night. Just a handful employ directional patterns to suppress interference to another station.
The six frequency lists indicate the DXer who has heard each of the listed stations at the greatest distance. The "Totals" file shows all DXers who have submitted their totals, whether or not they have any individual records. Only National Radio Club members are eligible to be listed in the GYDXA records.
If you have heard any of the Graveyard stations and think your distance bests the one listed, send me the details:
Frequency, Call, State/Province, City, Your Name and Location sorted by frequency, and in the order you see in the lists.
If you DXed a particular station before January 1, 1960 state that fact, as there is a separate list for pre-1960 records.
If you send multiple listings, please sort by frequency, followed by the format outlined above.
I figure all mileages. If you do not know your exact geographic coordinates, include your ZIP code (US only). That usually gets pretty close to your location. Other countries . . . difficult, but usually possible. I can't figure the distance without knowing where you live (or from where you DXed).
Keep in mind the title of the column(s): "Graveyard DX Achievements" and "Graveyard DX Totals", with the emphasis on "DX". Recognition in any of the columns must be REAL DX. DX is defined as hearing a station outside it's normal listening area. Since most stations on the six GY frequencies are Class C stations that are normally protected to the daytime 0.5 mV/m contour and usually use 1000 Watts, the minimum distance for DX, in this instance, as 60 miles. Some may say that's too far; others will say too close. Driving through a town and hearing a station is not DX, and really not much of an achievement. Some folks even count stations heard this way among their GY Totals. That's not the intent of these lists. "Hearing" and "DXing" are two different things, so consider that when submitting future stations for inclusion in Graveyard DX Achievements.Editor Notes
Records Prior to January 1, 1960
Records After January 1, 1960
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|Graveyard DX Totals|