DX-ing Canada

Paul B. Walker, Jr. walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 22:55:11 EDT 2019

When I lived in far NW PA, I could hear CIWW 1310 under/over pauses in
audio of Pittsburgh Pirates games  on WNAE 1310 Warren, PA and I was maybe
3 miles from their tower site.  The station only runs 90 some odd watts at
night but wasn’t terribly well modulated at the time.

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 8:52 PM Garrett Wollman <wollman@bimajority.org>

> <<On Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:31:39 +0000 (UTC), Ed Hennessy <
> ehennessy@verizon.net> said:
> > Yeah, they're the only Canadian station on 1310, but they're not one
> > of those newer stations with the directional nightmare arrays.  A
> > search tells me they've been on the air since 1922, and landed on
> > 1310 in 1941 (presumably as a result of the NARBA shuffle).
> Yes, but CKCO (as it was then) would have been limited to 5 kW under
> According to the Canadian Communications Foundation's database, CKOY
> (as it was in the relevant era) upgraded to 50 kW in the early 1960s.
> Under the bilateral frequency coordination arrangements at the time, I
> believe the FCC would have demanded that CKOY protect the US border at
> the same electric field intensity as the old 5-kW facility (whereas a
> new station on 1310 would only have required contour protection).
> -GAWollman

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