Category Archives: DX
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!
KVI-570 was heard in AIH in February, and was yet another of the new ones which was logged during one of the excellent openings towards the Pacific Northwest that I experienced during the expedition. Got a very nice reply via e-mail yesterday evening from Rick van Cise, the Program Director at KVI and KOMO. A couple of years ago, Rick verified my Ultralight reception of KOMO-1000, which was the first station from one of the Lower 48 states that I had received with Ultralight equipment (KBRW in Barrow AK was the first North American UL-DX). Anyhow, it was nice to see that Rick is still around and I know that he appreciates reception reports from Scandinavia!
Got a nice verification from Bill Meyer at KMED, who among other things is hosting “The Bill Meyer Show”. KMED was heard in AIH on the 6th of Februar, when I experienced a really good opening towards the Pacific Northwest. No doubt, there’s a lot of interesting stuff to hear on 1440 when CKJR Wetaskiwin AB, which is the station dominiting the frequency, is more or less silent. Bill is, by the way, also a radio amateur with the callsign K7QWN.
February 5 offered somewhat strange conditions on the mediumwave band in AIH. The graveyard frequencies appeared to be totally dead at first, but after very careful (and loooong) listening to the recordings of each frequency, I noticed that stations actually showed up, was audible for a short while, and then disappeared again. One of the stations received using this technique was KLIN in Lincoln, Nebraska on 1400 kHz. Actually, KLIN showed up exactly when they delivered a nice ID and announced the upcoming news from “The Award Winning KLIN Newsroom”. Gotcha! Yesterday evening, I received a nice e-mail verification from Kevin Thomas, Co-Host at the programme LNK Today.
Yesterday, I received a very nice reply from Ben
Davis, Chief Engineer at WGBF. The station was logged in AIH in Februar, but the reception report wasn’t sent until last sunday. Besides that, WGBF has been heard a couple of times also in Komagvær. Ben, who also is a radio amateur with the callsign KC9FLC, tells that WGBF first went on the air Novenber 22nd 1923, which makes it just outside the list with the 100 oldest stations in USA. He also tells that he’s looking forward to receive more reception reports from Scandinavian DXers – so go ahead, folks!