KICY Nome AK-850

When propagation favours signals from Alaska, KICY in Nome is a quite common guest on 850 KHz. I’ve heard the station a couple of times, when KOA Denver CO which dominates the frequency hasn’t been present. It’s easy to distinguish KICY from KOA. While KOA is running a typical news-format, KICY is easily identified due to their religious programming in english and russian. KICY is a 50 KW clear channel, running a westward directional pattern into mosteastern Russia and Siberia.

January 14, I received KICY with quite good signals around 08:00 UTC. I managed to record their station ID, both in english and russian and e-mailed the reception report and audio clip to KICY’s General Manager, Dennis Weidler.  Got the QSL via e-mail yesterday evening. Yet an example of what can be heard up here with simple equipment and modest antennas!

The audio file of KICY-850 is found here. Note the ID in russian, after the ID in english.

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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 24. January 2012, in QSL, Stations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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