DXing For Canadians


Dec 14 1937

Dxing For Canadians


The following article on logging Canadian broadcast band stations, in conjunction with the official list published last month, should prove extremely helpful in securing some good “catches.” By “AIRFAN”

“Airfan” was the first person to send a correct report to CKCH.

OF ALL the stations of the countries of the continent of America, the Canadians prove the most elusive. The most consistent of these stations are CRCV, Vancouver, on 1100 k.c., who has been heard lately signing off at 7 p.m. N.Z. D.S.T.; CFCN, Calgary, on 1030 k.c., who dxes on Friday evenings till about 7 p.m., and CKY, Winnipeg, on 910 k.c., daily about 4.30 p.m., before XENT comes up in volume.

Many of the lower powered stations transmit regularly on a daylight schedule and the only occasions on which these stations may be heard in New Zealand, are on special DX broadcasts or on frequency checks.

The following is a list of Canadians that test with the Ottawa receiving frequency check station on the mornings of the 19th and 20th of each, month, time is N.Z. D.S.T. :—

6.11 p.m. to 6.19 p.m.—CJCB, Sydney, 1240 k.c.

6.21 p.m. to 6.29 p.m.—CKCW, Moneton, 1370 k.c.

6.31 p.m. to 6.39 p.m.—CHNS, Halifax, 930 k.c.

6.41 p.m. to 6.49 p.m.—CFCY, Charlottestown, 630 k.c.

6.51 p.m. to 6.59 p.m.—CJLS, Yarmouth, 1310 k.c.

7.01 p.m. to 7.09 p.m.—CRCS, Chicoutime, 950 k.c.

7.11 p.m. to 7.19 p.m.—CHSJ, St. Johns, 1120 k.c.

7.21 p.m. to 7.29 p.m.—CFNB, Frederickton, 550 k.c.

7.31 p.m. to 7.39 p.m.—CHRC, Quebec, 580 k.c.

7.41 p.m. to 7.49 p.m.—CFCH, North Bay, 930 k.c.

7.51 p.m. to 7.59 p.m.—CJKL, Kirkland Lake, 1310 k.c.

8.01 p.m. to 8.09 p.m.—CRCY, Toronto, 1420 k.c.

8.11 p.m. to 8.19 p.m.—CKSO, Sudbury, 780 k.c.

8.21 p.m. to 8.29 p.m.—CJIC, Sault St. Marie, 1500 k.c.


Most of the Canadian stations verify, although one or two of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s stations have refused verifications as it is against the principles of the C.B.C. to QSL reports. Prompt verifications have been received from the following stations:—CFCN, CKWX, CKY, CRGS, CKCL, CJCA, CJCJ, CFRN, CJIC, CHSJ, CJCB, CKTB, CKCU, CJRM, CKCH, CRCO, CHRC, CKGB and CFCO.

The following is a list of the best heard Canadians:—

CJRM Moose Jaw (540 k.c., 1000 w.), signs off daily at 6 p.m.

CHRC Quebec (580 k.c., 100 w.), signs off 5 p.m. Owned by CHRC, Ltd.

CKCL Toronto (580 k.c., 100 w.), daily 1 a.m. till 5 p.m. Owned by Dominion Battery Co. Ltd.

CKUA Edmonton (580 k.c., 500 w.), signs off at 4 p.m. Owned by University of Alberta.

CFCF Montreal (600 k.c., 400 w,), daily 1 am, to 5 p.m. Owner: Canadian Marconi Co.

CJOR Vancouver (600 k.c., 500 w.) closes at 6 p.m. and heterodynes KPSD. Owned by G. C. Chandler.

CFCO Chatam (630 k.c., 100 w.), signs off 1.15 p.m. This station greatly appreciates reports and broadcasts regular DX programmes for DX clubs in all parts of the world.

CFRB Toronto (690 k.c., 10,000 w.), daily until 5 p.m. Owned by Rogers Radio Broadcasting Co.

CJCJ Calgary (690 k.c., 100 w.), daily until 6 p.m. Verifies with a very fine letter and card. Owned by Albertan Publishers Ltd.

CJCA Edmonton (730 k.c., 1000 w.), daily till 7 p.m.; is well heard.

CKAC Montreal (730 k.c., 5000 w.) transmits daily until 6 p.m. Owned by La Presse Publishing Co.

CKSO Sudbury (780 k.c., 1000 w.), daily till 5 p.m. Owned by Sudbury Star.

CHWK Chilliwack (780 k.c., 100 w.), daily till 6.15 p.m. Owned by Chilliwack Broadcasting Co. Ltd.

CFQC Saskatoon (840 k.c., 1000 w.), signs off at 6 p.m.; heterodynes XERA.

CRCO Ottawa (880 k.c., 1000 w.), signs off at 5 p.m. Owned by C.B.C.

CJAT Trail (910 k.c., 1000 w.), signs off about 6.30 p.m.

CKY Winnipeg (910 k.c., 15,000 w.), closes at 6 p.m. Owned by Manitoba Telephone Co.

CFAC Calgary (930 k.c., 100 w.), signs off at 6 p.m.

CFCH North Bay (930 K.c., 100 w.), daily till 4 p.m. Owned by Northern Broadcasting Co. Ltd.

CFRN Edmonton (960 k.c., 100 w.), signs off at 6 p.m. Owned by Sunwapta Broadcasting Co.

CKCD Vancouver (1010 Inc.), signs off at 7.30 p.m.

CKWX Vancouver (1010 k.c., 100 w.). This station broadcast regular DX programmes last season

and put in a surprisingly strong signal for a 100 w. station. Usually DX on Sundays between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Owned by Western Broadcasting Co.

CFCN Calgary (1030 k.c., 10,000 w.) is well heard in New Zealand on its Friday night dance broadcasts; closes daily except Friday about 6 p.m

CKLW Windsor (1030 k.c., 5000 w.), daily till 6.30 p.m. Owned by Western Ontario Broadcasting Co.

CRCV Vancouver (1100 k.c., 1000 w.) is at present the best-received Canadian; signs off at 7 p.m. Owned by C.B.C.

CHSJ St. John (1120 k.c., 500 w.), closes at 4 p.m. Owned by New Brunswick Broadcasting Co.

CHAB Moose Jaw (1200 k.c., 100 w.) daily till 5.30 p.m. This station was verified several years ago by a number of N.Z. DXC. members under the call of 1OAB and using the amazingly low power of 25 watts.

CKTB St. Catherines (1200 k.c., 100 w.) signs off at 4.30 p.m. This station has one of the finest letters of verification I have seen.

CKCH Hull (1210 k.c., 100 w.), signs off at 4 p.m.

CJCB Sydney (1240 k.c., 1000 w.), signs off at 4 p.m.

CKCV Quebec (1310 k.c., 100 w.), signs off at 4.30 p.m.

CKGB Timmins (1420 k.c., 100 w.), signs off at 4.30 p.m.

CJIC Sault St. Marie (1500 kc., 100 w.), daylight only.