Monday, November 17, 2008

Recent Verifications

WMRN Marion OH 1490 is a station I heard several years ago. No luck with any reports until a friendly email arrived on Nov 17.

KARI Blaine WA 550 was quite a surprise catch on Oct 17 since it had apparently not been heard before on this side of the Pole. Their nighttime power or pattern must have improved quite a bit though, since it has been picked up by several DX-ers this autumn.

KGED Fresno CA 1680 is not an uncommon guest here, but I've had bad luck trying to ID it. At 1300 UTC on Nov 15 KGED finally came clear from the Seattle station, and gave an excellent ID. Thanks Pat Martin for a swift response.

"I consider king crab to be one of Nature's most heavenly treats" - those were the words from the v/s on WSYR Syracuse NY 570, heard on Sept 19. I did not expect this one, but they popped up with a fine ID one half-hour. He really knows what he's talking about!

CFCO Chatham ON 630 has been very high on my wish list, and during a few minutes on Sept 19 they and CHLT totally owned 630, dwarfing NRK Vigra.

WMMB Melbourne FL 1240 is only my second in-band Florida station verified in Kongsfjord - curiously enough both heard on 1240. Heard on the excellent east coast night on Sept 19.

WENE Endicott NY 1430 has amazingly enough not been heard by me before, but put up a superb signal on Sept 19.

Radio Club AM, Sydney NSW 1683 was heard with excellent signals at times during KONG18. They peaked with signal levels I haven't heard before from an Australian x-bander. Exact frequency 1683.23.


Claudio L. said...

Wow, WMMB made it that far! I used to live in Melbourne, FL when I was a kid and used to listen to it every night on my crystal radio kit. It was the only station that came in--all I had was a wire running to the ground plug on a wall outlet. This was in the early 90's when they had a oldies (1940's-ish) format. I don't know what kind of power they ran back then. Too bad they're just another talk station now.

I suppose that if I hadn't had that crystal set and fiddled around with the "antenna" to get at least one station well I probably never would have gotten into MW DX. So seeing WMMB here brought back nice memories. Thanks.

Bjarne Mjelde said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing.