Monday, January 26, 2015
Nothing new in the log, so, I keep going back to 1070 kc.
Saturday evening, about 2300 UTC, I heard three stations simultaneously on 1070 kc. I identified one as CHOK, but I had no luck identifying the other two. It was very frustrating because one of the two stations was very strong for about 10 minutes (a woman and man were discussing the Boston marathon murder trial).
So with nothing new in the log, I leave you with another item from the WTIC Alumni Site's online museum, a QST cover story about the venerable radio station. By the way, the whole WTIC story from QST is available on the museum's webpage.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The site includes an online museum, which was the source of the WTIC QSL shown here.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
I received the following question from a reader, "Do domestic stations issue QSLs anymore? When I was a kid they did."
Yes, they do, but probably at a diminished rate than in the past.
I had about a 50% success rate with AM radio stations way back when. Today, I don't know for sure because I have not sent a reception report in eons, but I expect that the success rate is poorer due to smaller staffs and automated stations.
The reader also asked, "To whom would I address the reception report?"
Address your reception report to the Chief Engineer of the radio station. Station addresses can be found at Radio-Locator.
Like I wrote above, I have not sought a QSL in a long time, but I think it is time to try again and experience QSLing in the 21st Century.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
(Radio used was the new C.Crane's CC Skywave AM-FM-SW-WX-Air portable receiver.)