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 Post subject: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the East?
PostPosted: Sep Sat 18, 2021 8:03 am 
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That is, using a normal radio, not a ham rig hooked up to a tower?

I am in NW Pa., and can't seem to ever hear anything past St. Louis.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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Nope.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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Wasn't "west of the rockies" one of the taglines for Art Bell's show along with "in the high desert"?


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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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I'm not in the "east" East, but I'm well east of the Rockies, and I pick up West coast stations all the time, from Vancouver and Seattle regularly. Less regularly, I sometimes pick up stations from San Francisco and Los Angeles.

KOMO 1000kHz, Seattle, blasts in every night, and is strong enough that I can't run my part 15 transmitter on 1000kHz, because KOMO creates too much interference.

CKWX 1130kHz, Vancouver, all news station comes in clear every night.


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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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I used to live in eastern Kentucky and could receive WOAI, KCMO, WCCO, and faintly KOA. Being in Denver now, WLW comes in just barely. You have to find a place with very little background noise. South America will come in when the nights are long. Choose a radio with an RF amp in the front end. Craig


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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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I haven't heard anything that far west from here in northwest FL. Have heard Little Rock, AR, Tulsa,OK, Des Moines, IA, and Pittsburg, KS. Also San Antonio, TX. Nothing even near the Rockies.


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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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Being on the Pacific Coast, I can get some of the 50 kilowatt blowtorches east of the Rockies at times.
Best DX has been WHAS/840/Louisville Ky. Just distance shy of that;
WLS/890 & WGN/720, Chicago
WWL/870/New Orleans, LA.
WHO/1040 Des Moines, IW.
KVOO/1170/Tulsa, OK
WOAI/1200/San Antonio TX
KRLD/1080/Dallas TX.
KSTP/1500/St. Paul, MN
KOMA/1520/Oklahoma City, OK.

I've also gotten two Canadian stations from Vancouver, BC. It's a real treat to be able to receive a C or W prefixed call sign here.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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When I was a kid (some 65 years ago) I put up a 400 foot antenna and coupled it to my parent's AA6 and received western stations. I can't remember the call signs.

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All of my DX was done with internal ferrite core antennas.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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John Bartley wrote:
Wasn't "west of the rockies" one of the taglines for Art Bell's show along with "in the high desert"?

Yes.

Good catch! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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mrutkaus wrote:
Nope.

Mike


Thanks, Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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Dalton wrote:
John Bartley wrote:
Wasn't "west of the rockies" one of the taglines for Art Bell's show along with "in the high desert"?

Yes.

Good catch! :lol:


And so I wonder if you heard a "re-broadcast" from an eastern station?


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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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BobWeaver wrote:
I'm not in the "east" East, but I'm well east of the Rockies, and I pick up West coast stations all the time, from Vancouver and Seattle regularly. Less regularly, I sometimes pick up stations from San Francisco and Los Angeles.

KOMO 1000kHz, Seattle, blasts in every night, and is strong enough that I can't run my part 15 transmitter on 1000kHz, because KOMO creates too much interference.

CKWX 1130kHz, Vancouver, all news station comes in clear every night.


Probably much less electrical noise up there.

I really enjoy listening to the Canadian stations North of me across Lake Erie.

Zoomer in Toronto is what m.w. radio once was here.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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John Bartley wrote:
Dalton wrote:
John Bartley wrote:
Wasn't "west of the rockies" one of the taglines for Art Bell's show along with "in the high desert"?

Yes.

Good catch! :lol:


And so I wonder if you heard a "re-broadcast" from an eastern station?

Misunderstanding.

I am saying I have NEVER heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies over the air, and am asking if anyone in the East ever has.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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analog.tv wrote:
I used to live in eastern Kentucky and could receive WOAI, KCMO, WCCO, and faintly KOA. Being in Denver now, WLW comes in just barely. You have to find a place with very little background noise. South America will come in when the nights are long. Choose a radio with an RF amp in the front end. Craig

Here in NW Pa., I have picked up stuff as far South as Florida, but nothing past the Mississippi.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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fifties wrote:
Being on the Pacific Coast, I can get some of the 50 kilowatt blowtorches east of the Rockies at times.
Best DX has been WHAS/840/Louisville Ky. Just distance shy of that;
WLS/890 & WGN/720, Chicago
WWL/870/New Orleans, LA.
WHO/1040 Des Moines, IW.
KVOO/1170/Tulsa, OK
WOAI/1200/San Antonio TX
KRLD/1080/Dallas TX.
KSTP/1500/St. Paul, MN
KOMA/1520/Oklahoma City, OK.

I've also gotten two Canadian stations from Vancouver, BC. It's a real treat to be able to receive a C or W prefixed call sign here.

I wonder why it doesn't seem to work in the opposite direction?

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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Terry Judkins wrote:
When I was a kid (some 65 years ago) I put up a 400 foot antenna and coupled it to my parent's AA6 and received western stations. I can't remember the call signs.

It must have been a beautiful thing to have the airwaves uncluttered and great propagation!

Thanks for sharing the memory with us!

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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fifties wrote:
All of my DX was done with internal ferrite core antennas.


My Panasonic RF-2200 still amazes me.

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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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Dalton wrote:
And so I wonder if you heard a "re-broadcast" from an eastern station?
Misunderstanding.

I am saying I have NEVER heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies over the air, and am asking if anyone in the East ever has.

10-4. Yes, misunderstanding. I am too far NE to have ever heard anything like that. In my teens I had a CB set and a SW set in the old farm house we no longer lived in (we lived in the new house). I built a directional antenna for the CB and tied the metal roof of the old farmhouse to the antenna of the SW set and heard all sorts of stuff. I used to talk to fishing boats off the east coast of N.A. and down in the Gulf of Mexico. I even had the CQ cards until my mom threw them all some fifty years ago.
Stations west of the rockies? Nope, sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Ever heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies in the Eas
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John Bartley wrote:
Dalton wrote:
And so I wonder if you heard a "re-broadcast" from an eastern station?
Misunderstanding.

I am saying I have NEVER heard a m.w. station West of the Rockies over the air, and am asking if anyone in the East ever has.

10-4. Yes, misunderstanding. I am too far NE to have ever heard anything like that. In my teens I had a CB set and a SW set in the old farm house we no longer lived in (we lived in the new house). I built a directional antenna for the CB and tied the metal roof of the old farmhouse to the antenna of the SW set and heard all sorts of stuff. I used to talk to fishing boats off the east coast of N.A. and down in the Gulf of Mexico. I even had the CQ cards until my mom threw them all some fifty years ago.
Stations west of the rockies? Nope, sorry.


Thanks for sharing the great memories, John!


I hear a lot of great Ontario radio down here!

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