CFCW Camrose, AB-790

When propagation favours stations located on the prairie, one of the most common stations is CFCW in Camrose, Alberta. In fact this is one of very few non-east coast stations that I managed to get in the log, when I lived in southernmost Sweden. That was in th 80’s and CFCW, on 790 KHz, is still one of my favourites. The programme format is classic country and from time to time, the station is heard with a tremendeous signal up here. On october 28, out on Cape Skagen, I got a pretty good ID on CFCW and I dropped a report via e-mail with an audio clip to the station. Got a prompt answer, also via e-mail, from Doug Mattice who is the Chief Engineer on CFCW, confirming the report. Doug also promised to drop a QSL via snailmail. It’s always nice to get such an old friend as CFCW confirmed again.

A short audio clip is found here. Note that there is a couple of other “more interesting” stations heard below CFCW. Im still trying to figure out what stations these might be…

Anyway, a pretty interesting day today. North America was heard all over the mediumwave band until about noon local time here. However, stations appeared very fast and disappeared just as fast, hi! After that Asia took over and then Europe, of course. Got a few new ones in the log. More about that tomorrow, or maybe on sunday 🙂




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 18. November 2011, in QSL, Stations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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