Attention all AM DX-ing fans!

Thu Dec 3 17:02:41 EST 2009

WGSF Memphis TN on 1030 runs 50 kW-D, 10 kW-CH, 1 kW-N DA-N (three
towers in-line protecting WBZ). The D and CH operations are ND. The
format is Black Gospel, I believe. The distance between WGSF and WBZ
is 1135 miles. There is a second AM 1030 in TN 165 miles closer to WBZ
but it runs 1 kW-D/250W-N DA-N; no separate CH facilities.

Dan Strassberg (
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Waters" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2009 3:36 PM
Subject: Attention all AM DX-ing fans!

I don't now much about a science book, but there appears to be unusual
propagation today on the medium wave band:
-- All day, at my Connecticut location, a signal has been audible
behind WINS -- never, ever happened here in the daytime in my 24 years
at my location. They were playing Jingle Bell Rock just before noon on
my CC Radio Plus.
-- Starting around 2 p.m., there was a strong "beating" rhythm on top
of WBZ, which had sounded like it was using 50 kW. But even at 10 kW,
I've never heard that before here either, that long before sunset.
Just before 3, they were playing Neil Diamond. The audible went away
right around 3, but there's still some beating -- although less. Later
on, I'm going to check the FCC to see if any stations on 1030 have
reduced critical hours power that might have kicked in at 3.
I already was thinking this winter might be good for DX-ing -- after I
heard KOA in the clear for several minutes a week or two ago at around
6 or 7 p.m. EST. Very rare here in the last couple decades -- very,
very rare.
However, what I heard today seems way beyond anything I'm familiar
with even during a really good late January for DX-ing.

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