w5jo at brightok.net
Tue Dec 2 15:44:32 EST 2008
Normally, I have my HRO 60 set to receive a broadcast station
located about 35 airline miles away. The station actually plays
music. But so much for that. I just got up from my nap and went
out to the shack to align a VFO so I turned on the HRO to listen to
No station heard so I tuned to 1500, which is another all music
station but about 70 miles away. Nothing heard again. Now I live
about 70 miles away from KOKC, the old KOMA. It is a 50 KW station
Here the signal level is way down from normal.
So I dialed around from 1550 up to 1710 and am hearing stations that
I have never heard before. Propagation must be way out there at
2:15 PM CDT. I will bet tonight will be something else on 160 and
75. Last night 160 was quite and signals were good and solid. Not
much fading and I worked a couple of 100 watt stations out 250-350
miles who were using inverted L antennas.
It will be interesting to see what happens tonight.
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