KFNW West Fargo, ND-1200

Yet another QSL arrived via e-mail today. It came from KFNW-1200, signed Gary L. Ellingson, Director of Engineering at KFNW who also is a radio amateur (callsign WAØWHE) and SWL with a particular interest in the mediumwave band. A nice letter in .pdf-format, which also will arrive via snailmail. Thanks, Gary!

Gary writes: “KFNW-AM is our MW service operating on 1200 KHz. The studios and transmitters are located in West Fargo, North Dakota, about 100 miles south of the Canadian border. The station operates with 50,000 watts during the day and 13,000 watts at night. The daytime antenna is a three-tower inline beaming 3.5 degrees north. The nighttime antenna is a four-tower inline beaming 3.5 degrees north. Since upgrading our station several years ago we have received numerous reports from Scandinavian listeners. Apparently our signal goes up and over the Pole quite well!”

You bet, Gary! KFNW-1200 has a very nice signal over here, when propagation is favourable.

The audio file can be monitored here.



About Hans

Male. 50 years young. DX:er since 1980. In September 2011 I moved up to Vardø on Vardøya Island (EU-141) to start working as manager for the Coast Radio station in Vardø. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world - Radio! My main interest is, yeah - you guessed right: Radio. I'm a ham radio operator, holding the callsign LA2MOA. My main radio interests is low power operation and low band DXing on the amateur bands, but also mediumwave and tropical band DX-listening. I'm also interested in angling, fly-fishing and fly-tying. The area around Vardø offers some great opportunities to do all of this. And, since I'm of swedish origin, I'm also madly interested in ice-hockey and since 35 years I'm a hardcore supporter of Rögle BK in Ängelholm - one of the few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.

Posted on 4. November 2011, in QSL. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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