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Author Topic: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018  (Read 164 times)

Offline Matt_B

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WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« on: September 14, 2018, 0624 UTC »
I'm not one hundred percent certain, but I think I pulled in WFED (from Washington, DC) tonight.  The station was booming into the Tunxis Hill section of Fairfield, CT.  As WFED is a fifty thousand watt station, and there's no other immediate local on 1500, it was probably them.  The only thing that makes me question this is the fact that I received the signal via a car radio. 

The station in question was airing the "Jim Bohannon Show", and the reception quality was very good.  Via Google Maps, I see that WFED's transmitter location is a full two hundred and fifty miles away from Fairfield.  If this indeed was them, I consider this to be one of my more notable recent catches. 

Thoughts?
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Re: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 1520 UTC »
WFED's night signal covers the entire eastern seaboard - every single coastal state. So it had to be them. Here in Denver I can get some 50 kW stations that are further from me than you are from DC in my car so there' no issue with that.

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Re: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 1535 UTC »
A lot of car radios I've used can tend to be more sensitive than a portable radio or any other radio. If i want to dx on am at night, car radio or portable far away from house can work better than anything inside.
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Re: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 1745 UTC »
Agreed.  WFED (I still find myself calling it "WTOP") is a powerhouse signal and can be received nightly roughly 100 miles south of the transmitter site.  During the winter it is receivable on stock car radios into the morning hours without a problem. 

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Re: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2018, 0919 UTC »
Matt -

If you want to try a few more distant stations that are relatively easy to pick up in Connecticut after nightfall:

700am - WLW Cincinnati
760am - WJR  Detroit
900am - CHML Hamilton, Ont.
1020am - KDKA Pittsburgh
1100am - WTAM Cleveland (if the Long Island station sign off as regulated)
1110am - WBT Charlotte, NC
1140am - WRVA Roanoke, VA
1520am - WWKB Buffalo
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Re: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2018, 1753 UTC »
Also try for 1040 WHO out of Des Moines Ia.

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Re: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2018, 1624 UTC »

1140 kHz WRVA is out of Richmond, VA - not Roanoke, VA (both "RVA" I know) :D