KLIB to KBND Fade at 0315 utc

A Dramatic Reading on KY6R Radio . . .¬† After putting up my KY6R Big Loops – I started receiving AM BCB stations that I never could before. I was very happy to pick up obscure low power stations up and down the West Coast, and even up into Canada, Mexico, and quite a distance Eastward. That is the fade from a station in…

CKFR – Kelowna, British Colombia and COVID-19 in Canada

Tonight I am Hearing a CBC Station from British Colombia Growing up in Northern NJ, I used to love listening to Radio Canada International – it was better than most shortwave radio stations. Tonight – for some reason, either the skip is skipping over KAGO in Klamath Falls – or maybe their power is set lower than normal. CBC station CKFR’s programming is excellent…

Greyline Spooky Christmas Music

Every day, right during the Greyline, Christmas music wafts in and then is replaced by KBND I think I agree with Mike, KJ4Z, that some AM radio stations will transmit what is basically a “placeholder”, for various reasons. I know that KPIG at 1510 AM had periods where they were testing and tuning their transmitter and they did something similar. KPIG also leased their…

KPNW – Eugene, OR – 1120 AM

Clear Channel Station in Eugene – where we have relatives While no one in my extended family listens to this whacko wing nut garbage, its great to use this station as a test for my two antennas because there is no noise and the signal is strong, but not overwhelmingly so like a Bay Area station. The KY6R Big Mag Loop is a consistent…

KAGO – Klamath Falls, OR vs. KEIB – Covina, CA (1150 AM)

Even with no preamp at the KY6R Big Mag Loop, KAGO in Klamath Falls, OR can be heard – night time pattern We drive through Klamath Falls on our way back home from Bend, Oregon, and have stopped there for lunch many times. Their local AM station is only 1000 watts at night, and on 1150, they share the frequency with KEIB in Orange…

Big Mag Loop EZNec Plots

Two Big Mag Loops Phased Using the NCC-2 The KY6R “Big Mag Loop” – 25′ circumference with 8′ diameter¬† With two of the Big Mag Loops pointing in the same direction – we get this pattern: Two Big Mag Loops “In Line” and phased offers a nice pattern – both are pointing North and South Of course, these two aren’t always pointing “in line”…

My 1970’s Era BCB DX QSL Cards

With a wire wrapped around the ferrite bar antenna in my Heathkit SW-717 and out the window to a tree – I picked up WSM from Nashville when I lived in Newton, NJ. I loved this QSL Card – one of all time favorites. This is someone’s QSL card just a few years before I received mine – but I think Des Moines was…