Thursday, April 17, 2008

Recent Verifications

KSOP South Salt Lake UT 1370 is a very rare station but came up with a brief "Gold Country AM 1370" ID on Oct 16, 2007 when KXTL was in a fade. Brief but friendly email on Apr 17. Heard on an SDR-IQ. My 18th Utah verie of 19 reported.

WPTX Lexington Park MD 1690 has been a frequent guest here. Swift and brief email received on Apr 16. Heard on an IC-746Pro.

WDWS Champaign IL 1400 is a logging from Oct 2004 but most welcome verie received on Apr 12. Heard on an IC-746Pro.

KHOW Denver CO 630 had a most surprising visit on Feb 26. Email with a WordPerfect attachment from their CE on Apr 11. Heard on my Perseus SDR. My 20th Colorado verie.

XETRA W Radio 690 Tijuana BC is heard every now and then, "then" being Oct 10, 2007 when they dominated over Vancouver on the top of the hour. Brief email confirmation received Apr 9.

KALL North Salt Lake City UT 700 was finally heard with a positive ID amidst Loran C noise on Feb 26 with the Perseus SDR. Brief email Apr 9 confirmed my reception.

WCCW Traverse City MI 1310 sent an email with a Word attachment today to confirm my Nov 3, 2007 reception. I have been chasing WCCW for quite some time, but with little luck as 1310 houses several dominant stations - such as CHLW, CIWW, WDTW and KNOX. Another SDR-IQ log.

AFN Misawa, Japan 1575 had occasionally good signals with local programming on Oct 15, 2007. Friendly email today with the promise of "something more official" later on. Thanks Phil Hunsberger for kind assistance with getting to the station. Usually, Thailand kills everything on 1575, but this was quite early (1000 UTC) which is too early for Thailand. Heard on SDR-IQ.

KBIS Forks WA 1490 had a fair signal once on Oct 14 2007; until then I had only heard them once, and very weak at that. OJS spent a couple of minutes finding what I had spent weeks on not finding - a valid email address - and a friendly response came overnight. Heard on SDR-IQ.

Forks is in the Northwestern Washington rain forest, where it rains 300 days a year. Sounds like Bergen to me. But then they're both on the west coast.... Receiver was SDR-IQ.

WIZZ Greenfield MA 1520 was heard as long back as 2004, when they surfaced amidst heavy attacks from WWKB and Mayak in nearby Zapolnyarny (1521). Friendly response as I was preparing breakfast. Thanks to OJS for contact info. Heard on an Icom IC-746Pro.

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