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Re: DX'ing?
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2020, 10:59:27 PM »

Back in the Seventies I was scanning the AM band manually here in the Coos Bay area.  Knowing the stations which should be on, when I heard the callsign KDKA out of Pittsburgh, my first thought was that a station had opened up in the California city that uses this name. 

A trip to the library was made.  Information was found on KDKA.  It was located in the Steel City.  Wow, all the way across the continent, a new record for me then and it has yet to be broken on the AM broadcast band.  I sent them a signal report.  KDKA responded with a QSL card, which let me know they were the first commercial broadcast station in the USA.  They went on air back in 1921. Having that factoid added to receiving them made this catch a double wowser DX in my book!

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Re: DX'ing?
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2020, 11:09:53 AM »

Last week, I received 107.9 WEAT "Sunny 107.9" from West Palm Beach, FL, along with 93.1 WFEZ and 96.5 WPOW, in Manistee, MI.

Speaking of Detroit and Chicago sharing frequencies, northeast Wisconsin (93.9, 94.7, 99.5, 100.3, 101.1, 102.7, 104.3, 105.1, 106.7, 107.5) and northern Michigan (92.3, 93.9, 95.5, 96.3 x2, 98.7, 100.3, 101.9, 102.7, 103.5, 105.1, 105.9, 106.7, 107.5) also shares some frequencies with those two.


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Re: DX'ing?
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2020, 11:21:49 AM »

It always bugged me that there was a 92.9 in both Lexington and Dayton. I used to try to listen to 'American Top 40' on 92.9 in Dayton because the Cincinnati affiliate often butchered it, but Lexington kept cutting in on it.

But I regularly listened to 94.5 in Lexington.
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Re: DX'ing?
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2020, 12:04:29 PM »

I believe I usually listen to 92.1 in the Lexington area. I know I listen to 92.5 in Cincinnati and 104.7 in Dayton.


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Re: DX'ing?
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2020, 05:00:05 PM »

So I've caught an E-skip opening to Northern Europe, and I've managed to identify a Danish station (thanks to Radio Data System, RDS :sombrero:), which at just over 1100 miles away is my new personal record. As a fun fact I've crushed my own distance record by a factor of almost 1.609344.
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