CHED Edmonton AB-630
Even before NRK closed the Vigra transmitter on 630 KHz, CHED in Edmonton AB was one of the most common transpolar stations that could be heard on the frequency. There is of course “better” DX lurking on 630, but this is actually one of the north american stations that I have logged from my job, using just my ICF-2010 and a simple wire on the ground. Today I received a very nice e-mail from the Chief Engineer on the station, Tom Davies, who wrote:
I am pleased to confirm your reception of CHED on January 6, 2012. We receive numerous reception reports from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Lapland during the winter months when the Ionosphere is stable in the Northern Hemisphere. Thank you for taking the time to send your reception report!”
Very nice indeed, to get CHED confirmed. It may be a very common station, but that also means that it has becomed almost a good friend on the MW band.
The audio clip is found here.