Winter E-skip December 2015.
Winter E skip finally came back to New England after being away for a few years. This opening happened on December 26th and went to the top of the FM band from around 10:30am to 12:30pm. The reception of WHBF Ch4 in IL lasted off and on for two hours. Decodes only lasted a few seconds at a time, but there were many decodes. I also saw traces of Es on ch3 and ch5 but those were weak. The WHBF photo was taken around 11:30am.
1040 WFPS 92.1 Freeport, IL, Kickin' Country
1040 WIAI 93.9 Mason City, IA with Mason City Cadillac adv.
1050 WOLX 94.9 Baraboo, WI mentioning Madison
1050 KRXL 94.5 Kirksville, MO, calls, weather and Cape Air adv.
1055 WQLZ 97.7 Petersburg, IL with callsign
1056 WMAX-FM96.1 Holland, MI ESPN radio
1056 KQYB 98.3 Springrove, MN RDS 3cb1, country music
1056 WJJO 94.1 Watertown, WI, RDS 6d64 rock..Megadeth...
1057 WPKR 99.5 Omro, WI, NASH FM
1057 KOKX 95.3 Kiakuck, IA, calls
1059 KCVM 93.5 Evansdale, IA, the Mix, callsign
1059 WLKG 96.1 Lake Geneva, WI, calls and Lake Geneva mentioned
1114 WIIL 95.1 Union Grove, WI RDS 6aa3, 95 Will Rock
1114 WZOK 97.5 Rockford, IL, RDS 9822, Radiotext: Today's Best Music 97ZOK
1114 WXMX 98.1 Millington, TN, 98-1 the Max
1114 WXXQ 98.5 Freeport, IL Q98.5 is everywhere
1114 WUSN 99.5 Chicago, IL RDS 8b59, Cabellas Adv.
1114 WDRV 97.1 Chicago, IL The Drive
1115 WXXQ 98.5 Freeport, IL Q98.5, RDS with 93ca PI code
1115 WVIX 93.5 LaMont, IL, Spanish and Chicago mentioned
1115 KCOB 95.9 Newton, IA callsign and weather
1115 KHAK 98.1 Cedar Rapids, IA. calls and country music
1117 KWQW 98.3 Boone, IA, the Vibe, classic hip-hop, RDS with 4bce PI code
1117 KKEZ 94.5 Ft. Dodge, IA RDS 2ae9, Mix 94.5 the Best Variety
1117 KIOA 93.3 Des Moines, IA, RDS 268c, Iowa's Greatest Hits 93.3 KIOA
1117 KIAQ 96.9 Clarion, IA RDS 2530, K97 Country
1118 KOEL 98.5 Cedar Falls, IA, calls, country
1118 KCRR 97.7 Grundy Center, IA, calls, classic rock
1118 KMXG 96.1 Clinton, IA, RDS 320c, Mix 96.1
1120 WRNA 94.1 Iowa City, IA, rock, RDS with PI of 3e36 and "Iowa's alternative"
1130 WDDW 104.7 Sturtvant, WI, Spanish, "LaGrande", mostly men talking
1226 KGGO 94.9 Des Moines, IA, callsign and classic rock
1128 WFMT 98.7 Chicago, IL, classical music program Introducations, RDS with PI of 6327
1133 KLMJ 104.9 Hampton, IA, calls
My receiver: SDRplay RSP with an APS13 yagi on the roof. RG6 coax. My total log stands at 2834 stations.