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Author Topic: What does your AM radio look like at night  (Read 1865 times)

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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2018, 07:53:58 PM »

I checked a few other stations WGN, WBBM, WCCO, WLW and WSB were all coming in very strong.

I once picked up WBBM while driving in Denver.  Pretty wild to hear a traffic report from a thousand miles away.
That's crazy. I don't think I've ever been able to pull in KOA in this part of the country. I pulled in WBAP the other night and thought that was a pretty good dx.

Out of Chicago's blowtorches WGN and WBBM are the strongest in my area.
I have picked up KOA a few times around the Chicago/Milwaukee area. My guess is though that is about as far east as it goes.
Yeah I'm pretty sure I'm a little too far east for KOA that would be a great pickup if I ever did get it to come in. I'm about 1,100 miles from the transmitter site so it's a little far. The night I was pulling in WBAP the conditions for skip were very good and just about every 50,000 watt station in between was coming in pretty strong that night. WBAP's transmitter is about 1,000 miles away.

I'll try for KOA again in the future when the skip is rolling good. I don't think I have any interference on 850 so if I do hear anything I'd assume it's KOA. There is a station on 850 in the Muskegon area but I'm far enough away from Muskegon that it wouldn't interfere.
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2018, 09:53:03 AM »

I checked a few other stations WGN, WBBM, WCCO, WLW and WSB were all coming in very strong.

I once picked up WBBM while driving in Denver.  Pretty wild to hear a traffic report from a thousand miles away.
That's crazy. I don't think I've ever been able to pull in KOA in this part of the country. I pulled in WBAP the other night and thought that was a pretty good dx.

Out of Chicago's blowtorches WGN and WBBM are the strongest in my area.
I have picked up KOA a few times around the Chicago/Milwaukee area. My guess is though that is about as far east as it goes.
Yeah I'm pretty sure I'm a little too far east for KOA that would be a great pickup if I ever did get it to come in. I'm about 1,100 miles from the transmitter site so it's a little far. The night I was pulling in WBAP the conditions for skip were very good and just about every 50,000 watt station in between was coming in pretty strong that night. WBAP's transmitter is about 1,000 miles away.

I'll try for KOA again in the future when the skip is rolling good. I don't think I have any interference on 850 so if I do hear anything I'd assume it's KOA. There is a station on 850 in the Muskegon area but I'm far enough away from Muskegon that it wouldn't interfere.
I don't do much on AM, but I've pulled in KOA in Manistee, MI in the past
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