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Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by k8jd » Sun May 03, 2020 11:13 pm

for ZenithCKLW; , there are a lot of new AM stations operating at night on the old "clear chnnels' and that can block reception from the old AM DX prizes. The FCC rules only give the "clear channel" stations interference proterction out to 750 miles today !



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by innate-in-you » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:04 pm

ZenithCKLW wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:15 pm
I can’t seem to ever receive anything but static on 640, and I consider myself pretty well trained to listen for signals under the static. I feel like KFI is the gold standard for DXing in Metro Detroit. Once I can receive that, I’ll achieve my goal.

So my (rhetorical) question is, what am I doing wrong? Why can’t I get KFI? I’ve received 17 watt stations from Tennessee from Livonia on the transoceanics, but KFI still escapes me.
I haven't heard KFI since WOI lit a two-tower array with 1KW (about 3KW ERP in my direction) at night.
(Exception - when my wife and I were on vacation in NV, UT, AZ and CA).



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:22 pm

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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by WOHO » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:40 am

Thanks for sharing Turkeytop. Didn't know those QSL stamps still existed into the 1960's, thought it was years before that?



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:50 am

WOHO wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:40 am
Thanks for sharing Turkeytop. Didn't know those QSL stamps still existed into the 1960's, thought it was years before that?
Worked with an old guy who had QSL'd KFI back in the 1930s. They had the very same stamp. Maybe they still use it.



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by audiophile » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:15 am

Were you Wiarton Willy? LOL


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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by ftballfan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:02 am

Picked up 95.7 KEZJ from Twin Falls, ID on Thursday night with "Taste of Country Nights". Over 1,400 miles! I also picked up a few Idaho Falls/Pocatello stations at around 1,300 miles (89.5 KLRI, 93.9 KZBQ, 96.1 KWFI, 97.3 KLCE)



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by TVC_DX5678 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:38 pm

An update:

AM: still CBW 990 Winnipeg, MB
FM Tropo: still KEZO 92.3 Omaha, NE
FM E-Skip: KRYS-FM 99.1 Corpus Christi, TX
TV (tropo only): KMEG 32 (PSIP 14) Sioux City, IA

All of these were received in my TC home except for KMEG which I picked up over in Benzie County.



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by hunterw » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 pm

Today while driving in to ludington from Fountain /Freesoil area Lubbock Texas was booming in on my car radio. Was listening to kmmx 100.3



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by ftballfan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:17 am

hunterw wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Today while driving in to ludington from Fountain /Freesoil area Lubbock Texas was booming in on my car radio. Was listening to kmmx 100.3
I would've gotten it (along with several other TX panhandle stations) if I weren't in Grand Rapids, which has a boat load of translators and IBOC



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:36 pm

My new GM radio only searches for the next strong station on the dial. Doesn't allow tuning incrementally, one channel at a time.



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by innate-in-you » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:59 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:36 pm
My new GM radio only searches for the next strong station on the dial. Doesn't allow tuning incrementally, one channel at a time.
OUCH!



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by ZenithCKLW » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:18 pm

This must be a season of intense e-skip. Yesterday WDZH 98.7 was wiped out by KLUV-FM 98.7 from Dallas Ft. Worth - a distance of somewhere between 1,200 and 1,300 miles. This is probably my farthest FM catch. I received this on accident in my truck along I-94 south of Port Huron - no big/high antennas necessary.

In Port Huron, I was also having trouble receiving WDVD, as another pop station was clearly capturing 96.3 (it wasn't adjacent channel interference). Any ideas what that could have been?



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:47 pm

ZenithCKLW wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:18 pm
This must be a season of intense e-skip. Yesterday WDZH 98.7 was wiped out by KLUV-FM 98.7 from Dallas Ft. Worth - a distance of somewhere between 1,200 and 1,300 miles. This is probably my farthest FM catch. I received this on accident in my truck along I-94 south of Port Huron - no big/high antennas necessary.

In Port Huron, I was also having trouble receiving WDVD, as another pop station was clearly capturing 96.3 (it wasn't adjacent channel interference). Any ideas what that could have been?
KNOU “Now 96.3“ St. Louis, Mo., I received it Sunday afternoon in Southgate.



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Re: Most distant AM/FM/TV signal you ever tuned in?

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:10 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:36 pm
My new GM radio only searches for the next strong station on the dial. Doesn't allow tuning incrementally, one channel at a time.

I was wrong about that. Spent some time today with the radio and the user manual. You can tune it incrementally. There isn't a knob, it's just one function on the touch screen. There is also an on screen, virtual keypad for direct frequency entry.



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