[AMRadio] STA AM Beacon on 472.500kc

Eddy Swynar deswynar at xplornet.ca
Tue Dec 27 07:14:40 EST 2011

Hi Mike,

Thanks for that tip---I heard it this morning!

I was casually tuning below 500-KHz during a "lull" in my 160-meter work, when suddenly I detected what sounded like modulation overtop of a carrier---I switched off the BFO, & sure enough, there was a male voice announcing the station's presence in, I believe, the State of Virginia...

I'm sure I felt just like one of those shipboard operators at sea must have felt like way back when, as they were tuning around that part of the spectrum expecting to hear code signals---and then suddenly coming across Reginald Fessenden making a voice modulated Christmas transmission...neat!

~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ


On 2011-12-26, at 12:52 PM, Mike Duke, K5XU wrote:

> While the subject line below indicates this was last night, the 
> message says the beacon will continue for a few more nights.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mike-WE0H" <we0h at yahoo.com>
> To: "QRP-L" <qrp-l at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2011 9:57 PM
> Subject: [QRP-L] STA AM Beacon on 472.500kc tonight :)
> One of our WD2XSH guys is running a STA licensed 472.500kc AM 
> broadcast
> beacon tonight and thru the Holidays nights. Christmas music and other
> stuff being played. Not QRP but neat stuff you people may be 
> interested
> in. The beacon is being run by Brian WA1ZMS. He does send out 
> reception
> report cards. His signal will cover North America and just may go 
> across
> the pond :)
> -- 
> Mike-WE0H
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