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Author Topic: KXEL 1540 AM Waterloo, IA 0005 UTC 20 NOV 2023  (Read 150 times)

Offline Ct Yankee

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KXEL 1540 AM Waterloo, IA 0005 UTC 20 NOV 2023
« on: November 20, 2023, 0013 UTC »
Excellent reception on the Tecsun 600 with its own antenna - about 1,200 air miles from my qth. I believe my first catch from Iowa.. Correction: I have picked up WHO 1040 from Des Moines.

0005 OM "...it's 51 degrees, here on your voice of eastern Iowa - KXEL."
« Last Edit: November 20, 2023, 0024 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: KXEL 1540 AM Waterloo, IA 0005 UTC 20 NOV 2023
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 0121 UTC »
Nice catch! That station sneaks in underneath semi-local KXPA out here regularly.

This is the nutty thing about U.S. geography. I think most folks would assume Iowa is closer to me on the West Coast than to you in Connecticut. And yet, KXEL is just under 1,500 miles away from me.
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