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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

680 News

Sunrise is getting earlier every day now and nearly coincides with the beginning of my morning commute. So I don't know how much longer I will bother chasing AM DX on the way to work. In fact, I almost did not bother to turn on the AM radio this morning because it was so light out when I hit the road, but I did anyway and nabbed a new one: CFTR "680 News" out of Toronto transmitting 50 kW, 360 miles to the west-northwest.

CFTR was up and down throughout my 30-minute commute, but was definitely there until the top of the hour (1200 1100 UTC) when WRKO took over 680 kc with a vengeance. Dunno if WRKO changes antenna patterns at 7 AM or not, but the change was very noticeable. Before 7 AM, I did not hear a peep from RKO, but after 7 AM, that is all I could hear on 680.

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