Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Conditions on the AM band were good overnight.
Turned the Skywave on briefly before going to bed last night (0300 UTC) and CHOK on 1070 kc had a very strong, solid signal broadcasting the Toronto vs. New Jersey hockey game for the 10 minutes or so I had the radio powered up. It was by far the strongest signal I have heard on 1070 since the Skywave freed that frequency from WTIC on 1080.
Forgot my iPod this morning, so I listened to the radio and discovered that conditions on the AM band were still good during my 35-minute commute to work just before sunrise at 1205 UTC. I did not hear anything new on the stock radio in my 2007 Subaru, but what I did hear was loud and clear ― in particular, WIBX on 950 from Utica, NY, and KDKA on 1020 from Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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.