onsdag 25 april 2012
The 7th of November 2010 I had a pile up of Wisconsin stations at sunrise such as WOTE-1380 and WISN-1130. On 1240 I was surprised by the announcement "You listen to CNN news every hour and local news updates weekday afternoons with Ken Denucci - Good friends and Great information AM 12-40 WJMC". Today after a followup I received a nice email from Program Manager Arnie Wheeler confirming my reception.
Rice Lake is a small city with a population of 8000 located in the beutiful Red Cedar River Valley in the northwestern part of the State. The name came primarily from the rich and abundant rice beds that once filled the waterly lowlands near the city.
Although that this multilingual station has a power of 50kW is quite difficult to catch, but if it is open towards NA early in the evening then you have the chance. Their daytime antenna pattern is wide towards the north but the nighttime pattern is slim to the northwest. One night with early signals was New Years Eve when quite a few daytime signals was present. On 1280 I noticed Haitian calypso music dominating the QRG for a while and was lucky to catch an ID. Stn Manager Luigi Valente verified my reception today and writes that they use six antenna towers to get the antenna pattern.
Montréal is the second largest city in Canada with a metropolitan population of 3,8 million. French is the official language spoken by 70% of the people, english by 18% . The city is named after the most prominent geographical feature on the island of Montreal, a three-head hill called Mount Royal, topped at 232 meters above sea level.
måndag 23 april 2012
The QRG is often occupied by the NY stations WDDY R Disney and WHIC Station of the Cross, but the 21st of January both of them were weak and let another thru with a announcements as "Southern New Englands Best, this is 14-60 WXBR Brockton" Richard Muserlian verified my reception today.
Brockton, sometimes referred to as the "City of Champions", mainly due to the success of native boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. With a population of about 90 000 it is the seventh largest city in Massachusetts.
The Community Radiostation is located in the Western Province in the jungle city of Tabuil, about 25km east of the border to Indonesia. Funded and operated by Ok Tedi Mining in the North Fly Region (parts of West Sepik and Western Province), a Gold and Copper mine.
Received a nice letter today from Francis Tekei, Public Relations Officer.
onsdag 11 april 2012
The studios are located in downtown Newburyport but the transmitter site and tower at the banks of Merrimac River one mile from the Atlantic Ocean..
Owner/Op Mgr Peter Falconi thought it was exciting to hear the recording of the signal from across the atlantic
tisdag 10 april 2012
In the early morning of 22nd February I was surprised to find the station dominating the QRG. Had never heard them before so a recording was sent to Daiber Coronado at the station. He swiftly answered and verifying that I had heard their official voiceover ID by Javier Beltran Jr. . The station is part of the Oxígeno network with both FM and AM stations belonging to Caracol Radio and owned by the multinational media company Prisa Radio in Madrid.
Barranquilla is an industrial port city located next to the river delta of the Magdalena River, 8km upstreams from the Caribbean Sea.
Thanks Gert Nilsson for v/s info and address.
Quite a regular guest here and was very strong the 7th of January. Formerly known as Emisora Kennedy. Been on air 61 years now,despite the aged letterhead says 55 años. Carlos Molano Gómez, Gerente, confirmed my reception a few days ago with a nice email.
About a year ago, in April 2011, I found the signals of Rádio Planalto one morning on the offset frequency of 1390,217kHz. Sent them a report that got unanswered, but a followup some days ago resulted in a nice letter and some photos from Laércio Nogueira. Pretty amazing station entrance..!
Ji-Paraná is the second most populous city in the Brazilian state of Rondônia with about 117.000, located in the southwestern part of Brazil. Sadly the city is known for extreme deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. Between 2000 and 2006 Brazil lost nearly 150.000 square kilometers of rain forest, an area larger than that of Grecce!!
The station been on my "wishing list" for some time but I never caught its signals until the 27th of December when they came in with great strengh the last minutes of the daytime power and antenna pattern.
The station is easy to recognize with its Tejano music and ID´s as "Radio Unida 9-20AM". Licensed and located in Quantico,VA, on the bank of Pontomac river but the station serves the metropolitan area of Washington.
V/s Al Hammond welcomed me to the exclusive club of distance listeners among Norweigans, Finnish and Artic Circle visitors..!
Quantico has a population of only 600, but is the site of one of the largest U.S. Marine Corps bases in the world. You also find the Drug Enforcement Admin. training academy, the FBI Academy, FBI Laboratory and the Naval criminal Investigative Service on the base. The famous Marinecorps Memorial monument can be found at the entrance of the base.
The fantastic morning of 7th of January I had several stations on 1470 with strong signals. One that excelled with its offset of 1470,068kHz and religious program was "somos Radio Huellas Internacional HJNT 14-70AM" .
A few days ago I received a beutiful letter from Constanza Coy Sierra verifying my reception.
Radio Huellas company also runs a station on 1550 as "Emisora Revivir en Cristo"
söndag 8 april 2012
The recent years of low solar activity has allowed us here in Southern Scandinavia to receive some Alaskan MW stations. One day with good conditions was the 5th of January 2011 when the signals from quite a few AK´s and HI´s stations were received here in Möklinta.
At noon the signals suddenly breaked thru the noisefloor and on 1020kHz a nice "..on Fox News Talk 10-20 KOAN Eagle River-Anchorage" was heard. No other signals from US was heard at the same time.
I received a confirmation today after a followup. V/s Tom Lambert, Engineer, who also told me that they have trouble at the moment with their main 10kW transmitter so they use the backup tx 1kW now.
Eagle River is a community within the municipality of Anchorage with a population of 35 000.
lördag 7 april 2012
The days between Christmas and New years eve was some very good days for NA-DXing.In the morning of 27th December a Fox sports station caught my interest on 1260 as the ordinary ones here use to be CKHJ or WMKI in my listening cottage. At 7 o´clock came the revealing ID as "Sportsradio 12-60 WNDE AM -WFBQ HD2 in Indianapolis" . The station use to be heard a few times each year, mostly in the expeditions cites up north. V/s Tom Doran, Dir. of Sales confirmed my reception today.
The city is sometimes referred to as "The Circle City" due to the original design of the City. In the centre of
the Monuments Circle you find The Soldiers and Sailors Monument commemorates Indiana´s war heroes who died serving in wars before World War I .
Indianapolis is also the home of "The greatest spectacle in racing " Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor speedway. A huge racing oval that covers 253 acres, big enough to fit Churchill Downs,Yankee Stadium,The Rose Bowl,The Roman Colosseum and Vatican City inside the IndianaMotorSpeedway oval!
måndag 2 april 2012
The 7th of January 2012 presented the seasons best signals from Colombia at sunrise. The whole band was covered with strong signals during approximately 15 minutes. On 1120kHz I catched a ID as "escuhando Oxígeno Bucaramanga 11-20 AM" . The Qxígeno Network often use local identifications at nights which is a nice habit!
I received today a email from the Director Jahuer Leon confirming my reception.
Bucaramanga with a population of approx. 1,2 million is known as the "Ciudad de los Parques" due to the many parks scattered throughout the city and also as "La Ciudad Bonita de Colombia". Located on a plateau in the Cordillera Oriental of the Colombian Andes.