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Friday, August 23, 2013



Log entry number 162 was a tough one --- not because I could not hear it, but because I could not identify it.

I heard it yesterday at about 1750Z playing continuous 1950s and 1960s oldies without a break between songs for announcements, station identifications, or advertisements.

I waited patiently for 1800Z figuring that there would be an announcement at the top of the hour. I was wrong --- just continuous oldies until I gave up at about 1805Z to return to work.

Today, I found them again at about the same signal strength (S-3) playing continuous oldies, but this time, I was on the radio before 1700Z hoping that I would hear a speaking voice at high noon.

I lucked out and there were a series of speaking voices that definitely identified the station as WALK in Patchogue, Long Island, New York on 1370 KHz transmitting 500 watts 52 miles south-southwest of here. The screen capture above shows the WALK station building and antenna (Source: Bing Maps). By the way, WALK is my fourth logging of a station on 1370 kHz.

Equipment used to receive WALK was the stock radio and antenna in my 2007 Subaru Outback Sport.

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