Sunday, November 23, 2014
Recently, I have received e-mails from some of you asking if I was OK in light off the fact that I have not posted here since October 10. (Thank you for your concern.)
Good news is that I am OK.
Bad news is that there have been a couple of health issues in my immediate family that have required a lot of my attention taking me away from my radios and the blog.
Good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The health issues are finally getting resolved and I will have some free time for my radios and the blog. So stay tuned!
Friday, October 10, 2014
Heard a preacher on 1040 kc last night at 2305 UTC and it turned out to be a new station for the AM log: WCHR in Flemington, New Jersey, transmitting 1500 watts 131 miles to my southwest putting an S0 to S3 signal into my CC Radio 2E and Terk Advantage external antenna.
Also heard a Spanish language station on 1050 kc that I failed to identify. I was pretty sure that it was not WEPN which I already have in the log. Other possibilities were WBQH and WVXX, but what I heard on the air did not match what those stations were streaming on the Internet. I will listen for it again tonight.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
I go to the Hamvention in Dayton every year, so it was cool to log a Dayton AM radio station last evening at 2247 UTC: WONE transmitting 5 kW on 980 kc, 656 miles to my west southwest. Signal was S0 to S2 into the CC Radio 2E and Terk Advantage external antenna. WONE’s transmitter is located in Woodbourne, a suburb south of Dayton, just about one mile from the banquet hall where I attend the TAPR-AMSAT annual banquet each year during Hamvention.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Added two new stations to the AM radio log last night:
At 2300 UTC, I heard WVBF on 1530 kHz transmitting 2 watts 106 miles east-northeast from Middleborough Center, Massachusetts. Signal was S0 to S2 into the CCRadio-SW and CC twin coil ferrite external antenna.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
VHF conditions were usually excellent during the daylight hours of the past two months as indicated by http://aprs.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ However, I was usually sitting at my desk at work during those times drooling over what the propagation map was displaying, but unable to take advantage of the situation.
And so it goes.
Casually tuning the C.Crane CC Radio 2E Enhanced on Labor Day evening, I did add a new FM station to the log, WILI on 98.3 MHz transmitting 1,050 watts 39 miles to my east in Willimantic, Connecticut. WDAQ, 31 miles to my west southwest usually occupies 98.3 from my location, but conditions were such that WDAQ was a no-show and WILI was an S-3.
C’est la vie!