fredag 30 mars 2012
In the morning of 21st of October 2011 the conditions favoured the eastern US coast from NY down to FL and some Cubans too. Suddenly when I passed 1570 I heard a strong station with a announcement as "con la ayuda de dios TGVE Radio Voz Evangélica de América projector en diecinueve horas y medio de programación..." Surprised by the appearence of the strong signal I began too seek other potential signals from the area but with no luck.
The station celibrate 50 years of transmissions as seen in the header and use to be heard a few times each year in Scandinavia, often with strong signals.
Received today two emails verifying my report
Is the most common New York station on the QRG with its talkformat, often referring to itself as "Talk 1300.com" I heard them the 11th of December 2011 with a nice TOH ID as "WGDJ Rensselaer and Talk 13 Hundred" when both WOOD and WJMO were weak enough to let the station slip thru.
Jim Law, Sales Mgr confirmed my report after listening to my enclosed mp3
The town is located on the eastern bank of Hudson River, Albany is on the western riverbank. In 1609 Henry Hudson, the english seaexplorer established a Dutch claim to the river valley and later sold the area to a prosperous diamond mechant from Holland, Mr Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, hence the name of the city.
torsdag 29 mars 2012
torsdag 15 mars 2012
A few times the last months I have heard Radio Programas del Peru -RPP, on this frequency with their talkprograms. At the same time I´ve noticed another signal beneath with a scratchy modulation, at ~919,95kHz. The 22nd of Feb. I catched some audio from the station indicating it to be a Peruvian station. I also heard a weak and difficult to understand ID. Contacted my friend Torolf who also had noticed the signal , and naturally Henrik, our Latino guru. Torolf had also heard a ID that soundet like "Radio Vision" and a program called La voz de la salvación, but had inadvertently erased the recording. Henrik found the audiostream of the station and could identify the anthem together with the ID I heard, and at the same time had Torolf found another recording he had made the 17th of January with a clear "Radio Visión" . Case closed !
|An impressive antenna in Samangay which is located at the altitude of 3000 meters above sea level
Samangay is located between Bambamarca and Chota in the region of Cajamarca,Peru
Pastor Fransisco Córdova Rodriguez kindly confirmed my reception today
onsdag 14 mars 2012
The last days of December 2011 offered quite good conditions towards the midwest US. In the morning of 27th was the predominant WDRC weak and "Fox sports 13-60" from Cincinnati OH could be heard for a few minutes instead.
The city is located north of the Ohio river at the Ohio-Kentucky border with a population of about 340 000.
The station has changed callsigns and formats several times since the start 1923, but is now back with sport since 2007. They then switched network to Fox Sports in 2010.
V/s Justin Tabas, Dir of Marketing confirmed my reception today with a short email
måndag 12 mars 2012
It´s always been considered almost impossible to log pacific AM stations down here in the middle of Sweden. But during the last few seasons with the extended solar flux minimum in combination with SDR receivers and beverageantennas aimed towards the north we could catch quite large number of Alaskan stations followed by some HI stations. I succeded to log KREA two times last season (2010/2011), once with a relay of the KFOX CA 1650 and finally the 6th of december when I catched them with their own ID as "This is KREA Honolulu 15-40 on the AM Dial"
The programs are all in Korean language except the TOH IDs.Owned by The Korea Times Hawaii and Robert Kim at the Editorial Department confirmed my f/up today with a nice email.
Its not easy to pass the big ones on this QRG, and when someone does , it´s often one of the other east coast stations. But the 28th December 2010 when the conditions favoured the Great Lakes area I had the luck of hearing a station that talked about Beaver Dam high school fotball team just before the TOH. As a result of Mr Murphy´s Law, the signal strength decreased towards the TOH but I was able to catch the ID as "Your home for Beaver Dam Sports, 14-30 WBEV"
The station has a antenna pattern toward the north but with only 1kW its not easy to catch them here in the middle of Sweden.
The town is located in Dodge County with a population of 16000 along the lake and river with the same name.
V/s Station Mgr John Moser
torsdag 8 mars 2012
At the same day as KAGV was received I also heard this small station relaying KDLG Dillingham-670, but with own ID at TOH followed by BBCWS news. It acts a repeater for Public Radio in Southwest Alaska with some local programs. Located at Norton Sound of the Bearing Sea the village has about a population of 800, living on fishing and crab harvests. The only way to get here is by plane and Unalakleet airport has become a central hub for outlying villages and Anchorage. Rob Carpenter ,GM at KDLG kindly confirmed my reception report today after listening to my enclosed recording.
Unalakleet Radio Station
tisdag 6 mars 2012
The 5th of January -11 was a fantastic date with low noise and many exotic signals. At local lunchtime the signals was still present and a lot of Alaskan and a few Hawaiians was heard here in Möklinta.
As late as 1400 local time the signal of KAGV came up over the noisefloor with a beutiful ID as " You´re listen to KAGV 11-10 -Alaskas Gospel Voice, broadcasting from Houston, Alaska and licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as KAGV Big Lake" .
Have tried to get the station verified erlier with no sucess, but today I saw my friend Hans Ostnell received a letter from Interim Station Manager, Brian Blair. A email together with my recording was sent and only a few hours later Brian verified my reception after listening to my mp3 recording.
KAGV is a christian station serving the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys with their 10kW transmitter since the summer of 2002. The Cities Houston and Big Lake have about a population of 2500 each. The nearest larger city is Anchorage, about 60 miles away, or about 15 min by plane !
This is one of my favourite frequencys, often bubbling of signals. The 16th of december was a date when conditions favoured the midwest and I noticed the classic country music when scanning thru the band. Between the songs IDs and jingles with a patriotic appearance as "Proud to be an American - we´re 12-90 WIRL"
Peoria with a population of 115 000 has become famous as a representation of the average American city because of its demographics and its perceived mainstream midwestern culture. The question "Will it play in Peoria" has become a metaphor for whether something appeals to the american mainstream public. The saying was popularized by movies with Groucho Marx which I suppose many have seen in the past.
Wayne R Miller, CE and also radioamateur, W9MI, confirmed my report with a nice pdf QSL letter, many thanks for that Wayne!