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Yet another nice graveyard-station found it’s
way into my QSL collection. KFH-1240, which was heard the very last day of the AIH55-expedition in February. Tony Duesing, the PD for both KFH and KNSS, replied my report with a short e-mail verification.
KJCR was heard February 7, which was the very last day of the AIH55-expedition. A report with a very nice audio clip, containing the station’s legal ID, was sent last week. Yesterday evening, I received a nice e-mail reply from Roy Brown, the Executive Director at the station, who confirmed my reception of this very nice addition to my Graveyard-collection.
Another very welcomed addition to the Graveyard-collection. KEXO-1230 was received in the beginning of February, during the AIH55-expedition. A number of reports and follow up’s was sent to the station, but no response until co-DX:er Ole Forr pointed me in the right direction. Yesterday evening, I received a very nice reply from Ed Chandler at the station, who confirmed my reception of Western Colorado’s Sports Leader. Nice. Colorado-station #16, and USA-station #300!
KXTL-1370 was heard in Komagvær with a good signal
November 2nd last year, and v/s Chris Ackerman
replied with a nice e-mail verification on my follow
up, that was sent two days ago.
“Southwest Montana’s Talk Radio Leader” is a station that has been heard on a number of occasions, both in KOMA and AIH. Montana-station #6 bagged and boxed, and I’m pretty sure there will be more of them to find next time in AIH.
Actualy, WRED is a station that I beleive is a little easier to hear further south along the west coast of Norway, but November 30 last year, “The Big Jab” was heard in Komagvær with a pretty good signal. Today I received a nice e-mail verification from Dave Schumacher. Dave, who among many other things, can be heard in “The Morning Jab with Shoe and Joe” – the program that was promoted in the audio clip that I sent to the station. A really nice catch, as stations from Maine are not that common up here in the northeasternmost part of the Norwegian Arctic.
Got a very quick reply from Mark Ricci at KKBJ, who confirmed my
reception of the station last season in Komagvær. KKBJ, which is running a Talk-format under the brand “Alway’s Right!”, is not the most common station on the frequency, so it was indeed nice to get it verified.
This is a pretty scarce station, a bit difficult to hear because the frequency normally is heavily dominated by KOA in Denver CO. However, on the morning of February 5, the propagation was very selective and favoured stations from the Pacific Northwest in AIH. Actually, not even a bit of a signal was heard from KOA on the 335-degree beverage, and at 07 UTC, I was lucky enough to catch a very nice legal ID from KHHO. Reception report was sent today, and a very rapid answer was received from Rich Moore, the very same Rich who confirmed my reception of KJR-950 already in February this year.
KWG in Stockton, licensed the 7th of December 1921, is one of the oldest stations in the United States, and also considered to be the first commercial radio station west of the Mississippi River. After carrying many different formats during the years, KWG is now carrying a Christian Talk-format, and is owned by Immaculate Heart Radio. The station was heard the 1st of February during the AIH55-expdition. v/s James Tejada, Operation Technician at Immaculate Heart Radio verified my report which was sent a week ago. Nice to grab another scarce graveyarder.
Nice reply this evening from George A. Smith, Chief Affiliate Relations/Public Affairs Officer/Broadcast Operations, who verified my reception of AFN Okinawa with a nice e-mail and a PDF-QSL attached. The station was received already the first day of the AIH55-expedition. Nice one!
One of the better loggings during the AIH55-expdition. KCSJ
was logged the 3rd of February, and a reception report was sent pretty much immedeately after coming home from the expedition. Nothing happened, though, until yesterday afternoon when I sent a follow up. A short, but very fast reply from Jason McCollim at the programming department, who confirmed my reception. A really nice one!