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:

“Dear Hans;
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.




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 21. February 2012, in QSL, Stations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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