FM E-Skip reception 7/15/06

Garrett Wollman
Sat Jul 15 22:58:06 EDT 2006

<<On Sat, 15 Jul 2006 19:29:09 -0700 (PDT), Matthew Osborne <> said:

> Has anyone else noticed any FM e-skip reception this evening?

How about KZEN (100.3 Central City, Neb., 1345 mi), at about 1745 EDT?

It was a bit weird as we were getting the usual big southerly
hot-weather enhancement this afternoon; I had a strong WLIU, weak
WLNG, and WALK-F just barely audible over the WILD-F IBOC hash (in
addition to all the Cape stuff that blows in this time of year).  I
was checking on all the NYC frequencies and there was nothing; whne I
hit 100.3 there were clearly two or three stations fighting it out,
but I had no idea what they were.  One of them turned out to be
Middletown, R.I., in Spanish (with some English-language commercials
mixed in for good measure), but I couldn't quite make out the other
one.  I stopped my car on a convenient side street and played the
multipath fringe trick until I got the second signal on top, and heard
the tail end of a mic set and a "KZ100 classic country" production
piece.  A Google search backed up by FM Atlas confirms "KZ100" on
100.3 as KZEN.


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