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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
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Re: WFED 1500 AM 0300 UTC 14 Sep 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 1803 UTC »
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

I've pulled in all of those before, the only exception being WRVA.  Never heard WHO yet....also have tried, on occasion, to hear WLS out of Chicago....no luck.  Perhaps it is too close to WCBS-AM to be heard around here. 
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