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Author Topic: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019  (Read 1384 times)

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WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« on: June 13, 2019, 1520 UTC »
Haven't checked for them in a while, so I figured I would. Sure enough they are there again, just above the noise floor. Heard what sounded like some Sinatra.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2019, 2001 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Presumed WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 1808 UTC »
Really good reception this afternoon, 14 June 2019 around 1800 UTC. Solid SIO 333, perhaps 444 at times.
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Re: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 2002 UTC »
No more presumed... I've had 1620 on much of the afternoon, and heard several IDs.
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Re: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 1447 UTC »
1447 The usual SIO 222 or so signal, just heard an ID.
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Re: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 2112 UTC »
I've noted changes in the local amers here depending on the rainfall. If it's been a few weeks or so since the last good soaker, the sig levels are down across the board - not much but noticeably so and consistent, if it rained recently sig levels are back at peak levels. I wonder if the ground plane conductivity at the tx site is more to do with this effect than the rx site.
Conveniently located near Vincennes Indiana.

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Re: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 1208 UTC »
I've noted changes in the local amers here depending on the rainfall. If it's been a few weeks or so since the last good soaker, the sig levels are down across the board - not much but noticeably so and consistent, if it rained recently sig levels are back at peak levels. I wonder if the ground plane conductivity at the tx site is more to do with this effect than the rx site.

That could very well be the case. We have been in a pattern of generally lots of rain, but the occasional day or two will go by with no rain. Going to be dry the next few days, I'll check their signal and see how it behaves. My guess is this station is roughly ten miles away, so it is certainly all ground wave propagation. 

As I've mentioned before, it is one of my test case stations / beacons of sorts, for checking out antenna designs and tweaks. I like to use ultra weak / just audible stations for this. I have a pair of AWOS stations on the VHF aircraft band I use the same way, one is about ten miles away and puts in a weak but generally audible signal, the other is maybe 25 or so miles away and is just barely above the noise floor.
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Re: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 1930 UTC »
The usual signal at 1930 UTC 21 June 2019, some summer solstice longest day of the year MW listening.
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Re: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2019, 1912 UTC »
Very nice reception this afternoon (22 June 2019), especially after I did some repair work on one of the coax connectors on the resonant loop. SIO 333 most of the time.
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Re: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2019, 1417 UTC »
22 June 2019:
1416 ID as "Retro Cafe", which I have heard before from this station.
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Re: WEDG 1620 AM 1510 UTC 13 Jun 2019
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019, 1653 UTC »
The usual SIO 222 or so signal at 1653 UTC, heard a Retro Cafe earlier. Using the crossed parallel loop antenna today. Sounds like a mix of oldies today.
1700 The usual WEDG ID by OM
« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 1701 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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