Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction . . .
Mike, KJ4Z wins the big prize for guessing that the radio station I have been hearing – that plays this creepy “generic” repeating Christmas music in a loop is KLIB from Roseville. In fact, I have “tapes”!
This is when I first start hearing the music and station – at about 4:20 PM PST (how appropriate):
Using the new Wellbrook ALA100LN preamps and several settings on the DX Engineering NCC-2, I can pull that really weak signal out of the noise:
This was the moment I realized that the KY6R Big Magnetic Loops was a crushingly good success! However – on 160 and 80M – not on 40M – more on that in a subsequent post. Lets continue down this mysterious creepy Xmas music trail.
This might have been about as loud as it got. Remember – its February 8 now – and this station only pops up into view (ear) between about 4 PM to 5 PM – but really, from 4:20 – 5 PM with any strength.
By 4:39 it starts fading. I heard a station ID – loud and clear. YEP – it was KLIB in Roseville for sure. It fades out completely at 4:45 PM PST – but then makes a comeback:
Yeah – my partner and I are tag teaming this mystery . . .
By 5 PM, it was pretty much gone – and the Bend, Oregon station, KBND started taking over.
I can still hear the stations I have been hearing before I added the ALA100LN preamps – but now I am also hearing the really weird weak stations – like KLIB.
It just so happens that I have a very personal connection to Roseville – but I’ll save that story for another time and place.
Stay tuned . . .