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Re: Propagation 101

On 25 May 99,  Kaimbridge M. GoldChild wrote:

> With the "skip" and "tropo" season underway, this would be a good time for
> a "brief course" on propagation.
I remember an incident which took place around 1959 or 60, on a Saturday 
morning.  When I woke up, I decided, for some reason, to listen to my FM 
radio.  I found a station where normally there was none, and it was 
broadcasting an NBC news feature.  Since there were a lot of new FM 
stations signing on at that time, I thought I had a new station.  Since 
WEZE was the local NBC affiliate at that time, I assumed that this was a 
new WEZE-FM.   Then I finally caught an ID, and it was WTIC-FM in 
Hartford.  I was in Bedford, Mass.  Hartford stations don't normally come 
in there.  Exploring the dial, I found a couple of New York stations as 
well.  Eventually, they all faded out.  I would estimate that they were 
gone in about a half hour, maybe an hour.  I think the time of the year 
was spring.  The hour was probably around 8 AM or so.

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