Thursday, February 4, 2016
Springfield is less than 40 miles away as the crow flies, so I thought that that TIS was my best shot at logging something on 1710.
I began monitoring 1710 on the car radio during my daily commute to and from work, but did not hear any intelligence.
At home, I did the same with the KX3 switching between antennas to hear what I could hear.
Tuesday evening with the KX3 connected to the C.Crane CC twin coil ferrite antenna, I could hear a station down in the mud, but it was too weak to make any sense of it. Wednesday evening, conditions were better and I heard a woman describing the Armory and giving directions to the Armory from the nearby Interstate highways. Her announcement was on a continuous loop and was repeated every minute or so.
The Springfield Armory is 38 miles to the north-northeast and their TIS is transmitting a maximum of 10 watts. Looking it up on the FCC database, there is nothing listed for this station, so I have no call sign for it, but nevertheless, it is now in my log.